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Glover's Reef & Maya Mountains

Glover's Reef & Maya Mountains

Venture into Belize's wild south, then out to the white sand cayes of Glover’s Atoll for paddling, snorkeling and reef exploration

Venture into Belize's wild south, then out to the white sand cayes of Glover’s Atoll for paddling, snorkeling and reef exploration

Overview

8 Days / 7 Nights
$2099 USD or $2625 CAD
When: Weekly, November through April
Starts: Belize International Airport
Ends: Dangriga
Activities: Swimming Stand-up Paddle Boarding Snorkeling Sea Kayaking (Paddling) Sea Kayak Sailing Scuba Diving Rappelling Mayan Ruins Hiking Fishing Birding Zip Line Yoga

Trip Highlights

  • Rainforest adventure, waterfalls & wildlife from the comforts of our boutique jungle lodge located in the heart of a 7000 acre National Park
  • Five perfect days exploring the stunning beauty and extraordinary underwater world of Glover's Reef Atoll National Marine Reserve
  • Sea kayaking, snorkeling, paddle-boarding and a full range of activities led by Belize's finest guides
  • Delicious, fresh caught seafood, tropical fruits and and local cuisine.
  • Stay at a unique Adventure Basecamp on Southwest Caye in the middle of a protected Marine Reserve
  • Select departures feature certified yoga teachers. Yoga Schedule

 

 

Trip Itinerary

Day 1
Stay: Bocawina Rainforest Lodge
Meals: Dinner is included on this night

Upon arriving at the International Airport, connect for a scenic 20 minute flight to the coastal town of Dangriga and then by road to Bocawina Rainforest Lodge, the only lodge situated within a 7000 acre National Park. Tonight, we dine in the rainforest at the acclaimed Wild Fig restaurant.

Days 2-3
Stay: Bocawina Rainforest Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The rainforests of the Maya Mountains are a stunning backdrop for two days of incomparable adventure. This is your home now, we’ll take care of your every need!

Stepping out your front door you have a kaleidoscope of adventures awaiting within what feels like our private 7000 acre National Park. We’ll hike to the top of Antelope Falls and take in majestic views of pristine rainforest stretching to the Caribbean Sea, zipline through the jungle canopy, rappel down a waterfall, visit a Spice Farm, or venture out on the jungle trails with our resident naturalists. We return to Bocawina for sunset, happy hour and a delicious dinner.

Days 4-7
Stay: Glover's Reef Basecamp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Bid farewell to the rainforest and welcome the turquoise waters of the Caribbean. Our motorboat charter takes us 36 miles offshore to the sun-drenched cayes of Glovers Reef Atoll.

We settle into our tent cabanas, then after lunch, guides provide professional instruction - teaching sea kayaking, snorkeling, and safety in tropical seas before heading out on the water. Each day is packed with activity choices. You can expect to be pampered by our staff with delicious food and perfect days of sun, turquoise clear waters, coral reefs and a full range of adventure sports to choose from each day.

 

Day 8
Stay: n/a
Meals: Breakfast, Packed Lunch

Our boat charter departs mid morning to take you back to the mainland. Your trip finishes in the Garifuna town of Dangriga, where our logistics and support staff will coordinate your land or air connections.

The Places We Stay

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Glover's Reef Basecamp
Glover's Reef Marine Basecamp

On the water's edge, with dramatic views over the main reef wall and the open Caribbean Sea, is our dining area, with large raised verandah, lounge and resource library. The enclosed outdoor stoop is where your island guides give their fun and informative talks on the surrounding ecology each morning.

The camp is powered by solar generated electricity with freshwater showers, modern compost toilets and solar powered refrigeration. Guests sleep in comfortable wall-tent cabanas with beds, wooden floors, a night stand, lighting and can be outfitted for singles, doubles and  familiy sizes.

Delicious meals featuring Creole and international cuisine are prepared and served buffet style in our open air dining area by our much beloved cooks.

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Bocawina Rainforest Lodge & Adventures
Bocawina Rainforest Lodge & Adventures

This boutique lodge in the midst of a 700 acre Bocawina National Park offers guests a quintessential tropical rainforest experience. Over 150 species of birds, howler monkey, wild peccary, jaguars and ocelots have been recorded in close proximity to the lodge.  Enjoy the beautiful tropical landscaping on the property and dine in style at the acclaimed Wild Fig restaurant.

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$2099 USD
$2625 CAD
Includes taxes and fees. Per person based on double occupancy.
8 Days / 7 Nights
Family Pricing
$200 Deposit to secure your space

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Basecamp Yoga in Belize

Yoga By The Sea - Awaken your mind, body, and spirit in Belize through the gentle practice of yoga in stunning natural surroundings.  

For the early risers and the stiff-legged, this one's for you. We have been offering guided yoga sessions on select Basecamp departures for over a decade now, and our only regret is that we didn’t do it sooner! Yoga and Caribbean sunrises are a match made in heaven. Moving through a restorative yoga session is a perfect way to unlock the body for the day of paddling and snorkeling that lays ahead. For the serious yoga practitioners, we're offering a dedicated yoga retreat on Southwater Caye for the very first time in collaboration with Shawna Zylstra of Gypsy Souls Yoga.

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Basecamp Yoga

Basecamp Yoga
Trip Length Varies
We offer yoga instruction on many of our basecamp departures. Guided practice before breakfast is the ultimate way to prepare for a day on the water. To find out if your itinerary has a yoga teacher attached to it, click through for more information.
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