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Glover's Reef & Mayan Caves Belize

Glover's Reef & Mayan Caves

Mayan Ruins, Ancient Ceremonial Caves, then out to the white sand cayes of Glover’s Atoll for paddling, snorkeling and reef exploration

Mayan Ruins, Ancient Ceremonial Caves, then out to the white sand cayes of Glover’s Atoll for paddling, snorkeling and reef exploration


7 Days / 6 Nights
$1899 USD or $2199 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 Archaeology Mayan Ruins Hiking Fishing Caving Birding Yoga

Trip Highlights

  • A private tour of  an ancient Mayan ceremonial cave filled with thousand year old pottery and artefacts.
  • Mayan ruins  of Xunantunich and discover San Ignacio, western Belize's most colorful and friendly town.
  • Five perfect days exploring the stunning beauty and extraordinary underwater world of Glover's Reef Atoll National Marine Reserve.
  • Sea kayaking, snorkeling, paddleboarding and a full range of activities led by Belize's finest guides. 
  • World class flyfishing and excellent Belizean style handline fishing fun for the whole family.
  • 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: Cahal Pech Village Resort
Meals: Dinner is included on this night

Arrive at the Belize International Airport, where you will be met by an Island Expeditions' representative and transferred to Cahal Pech Village Resort. Airport transfer, lodging and dinner are included.

Day 2
Stay: Cahal Pech Village Resort
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, (Dinner On Own in San Ignacio)

A full day of adventure and exploration as we hike through rainforest to the Chech’Em Ha Cave system, a multi-chambered series of caves rich with  ceremonial altars and Mayan artifacts. After a  lunch and a swim we head to the ancient Mayan city of Xunantunich. (shoo- nan- tunich)  Here, we travel back through centuries to the world of ancient kings, temples, plazas and the renowned ball courts. In the evening stroll into San Ignacio, meet the local people, and choose where to enjoy dinner in town.

Days 3-6
Stay: Glover's Reef Basecamp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive the scenic Hummingbird Highway through the Maya Mountains to the coast and then by water taxi 36 miles offshore to our basecamp on Glover’s Reef Atoll. When we arrive, enjoy lunch al fresco, then guides provide professional instruction - teaching sea kayaking, snorkeling, and safety in tropical seas before heading out on the water. From here, 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 7
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

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.

Cahal Pech Village Resort
Cahal Pech Village Resort

For two nights we stay at Cahal Pech in the heart of the Mayan world, this award-winning hillside resort has stunning views over the town of San Ignacio and the surrounding countryside.  Amenities at the resort include a casual restaurant and bar, as well as a day spa and 3 outdoor pools.


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$1899 USD
$2199 CAD
Includes taxes and fees. Per person based on double occupancy.
7 Days / 6 Nights
Family Pricing
$200 Deposit to secure your space


Add to your trip experience with these trip extensions

Maya World

Maya World Extension

3 Days - 2 Nights    
A three day inland adventure into the Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary,the New River and Mayan ruins of Lamanai.

Rainforest Canopy Extension Zipline

Rainforest Canopy Extension

3 Days - 2 Nights
Fly through the rainforest canopy, descend a jungle waterfall, and explore he wonders of Mayflower Bocawina National Park.

Cayo Caves & Temples Extension

Cayo Caves & Temples Extension

3 Days - 2 Nights
Descend ancient ceremonial caves, and climb towering Mayan temples, combined with exploring the beautiful town of San Ignacio and it's vibrant market.  

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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.

Basecamp Yoga

Belize Yoga and Kayak Retreat
4 Days - 3 Nights
Unplug and unwind in Belize on a 4-day yoga and kayaking retreat on Southwest Caye. Island Expeditions and Gypsy Souls Yoga have partnered to offer the perfect balance of activity and relaxation on this island getaway.
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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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