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Day 0 is your day to arrive before the trip starts, meet your fellow guests, and acclimatize to your new tropical environment. The domestic flight from Belize International to Dangriga is included, as well as a casual dinner and orientation with your fellow adventurers.
You will leave Dangriga at 8 am and travel by boat to your Adventure Basecamp on Glover’s Reef. Glover’s is one of only four atolls in the Caribbean Sea and is truly one of the most spectacular marine environments in Belize. Due to its isolation from the mainland the waters are exceptionally clear with an incredibly rich reef system that offers some of the best kayaking, snorkeling, and diving in the Caribbean. After your sea kayak and snorkel introduction in the warm waters, venture out to explore the atoll.
You will spend the day exploring the atoll, snorkeling the inner lagoons or outer reef walls; practicing some SUP moves (the guides are certified sea kayak and SUP instructors); trying your hand at Belizean-style hand-line fishing for Barracuda, snapper or grouper; or just taking in the awesome beauty of this remote tropical marine wilderness.
For your last morning on the reef, the choice of activity is yours. You may want to cast a fly on the reef flats for bonefish, snorkel the outside walls, or sea kayak, or develop your SUP technique with a downwind paddle. The motorboat charter will arrive after lunch to transport you back to the mainland. Your next destination is Bocawina Resort in the wild rainforests of the southern Maya Mountains. This is an intimate eco-lodge situated in the heart of a protected National Park. After settling in, you’ll walk a trail to nearby Mayan Ruins and begin your immersion in the tropical rainforest.
Waking up to the sounds of the tropical rainforest is a pure delight, with the chatter of parrots and parakeets flying overhead, the fresh morning air scented with tropical blossoms, and the expectation of an exciting adventure-filled day ahead. Your journey will take you to hidden waterfalls with astounding views all the way to the Caribbean Sea…if you choose, you can rappel 250 feet down the waterfalls! Swim in emerald green pools and learn about the jungle ecology from our guides.
One of the special attractions of Bocawina Lodge is a thrilling two-and-a-half-mile rainforest canopy zipline course which for many is the highlight of their stay. In the evening, it’s time to relax and recount the day’s adventures over a pre-dinner drink in the bar.
Today, you will travel south to a region of isolated Mayan villages lying amongst an unspoiled tropical wilderness. Once on the river, your guides will conduct an orientation on the inflatable kayaks and moving water so you can navigate the rapids and pour-overs.
For two days, you will break contact completely with the outside world and become a part of the mist shrouded rainforest. You’ll follow the Moho River through spectacular canyons and lush rainforest. Each bend of the river reveals the wonder of the rainforest as we navigate stretches of rapids, pour-overs, and waterfalls on your descent from the Maya Mountains to the sea.
Your Mayan guides share their deep knowledge of the rainforest and connect you with their timeless insights of Mayan folklore intertwined with the river and land.
As you continue your journey you will leave the Maya Mountains and enter the coastal plains, the nature of the river changes to calm meandering waters reflecting the intense green of the jungle. Once off the river you will connect with a domestic flight to Belize City and the Biltmore Plaza Hotel for your last night.
Connect with your return flight home.
This is an active trip and your willingness to try new activities will be rewarded with lasting memories. Your trip leader will ensure that each day is full of excitement, all you need to bring is your curiosity and sense of adventure.
This trip visits remote locations within Belize and may have to be altered based on weather and river conditions or fluctuations. Each trip is unique and the itinerary is only the launching point for this adventure to unfold. The outfitter keeps the trip flexible, so that each day is outstanding. Small group sizes allow guests to help shape the trip.
We’ve been connecting our clients to water adventures around the world since 1987. We partner with select outfitters who share our values and are pros at creating exceptional experiences. There is no fee for our service; we earn our commission from the outfitters we represent, and the cost of your expedition is the same as booking direct.
This adventure begins at the Dangriga Municipal Airport, where your outfitter will meet and shuttle you to the Bonefish Hotel for a casual dinner and orientation with your fellow adventures.
After finishing up your river trip through the Maya Mountains, you will catch a domestic flight to Belize City and your final night’s stay at the Belize Biltmore Hotel.
All lodging and meals, all adventure-related equipment, and all transportation (including to/from the airport). Trip price also includes your airfare to and from the Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport to the Dangriga Municipal Airport.
January through April brings cool windy days with lots of sunshine and temperatures between 71-85°F. This time of year is also considered the dry season, so little rain is expected.
Enjoy warm water on this trip! Both the Caribbean ocean and the Moho River are around 75ºF. The calm, protected waters of the reef are relatively shallow and have excellent water clarity and visibility to view the diverse marine life and the Moho river has an abundance of waterfalls and wildlife.
The group size is kept intimate with 6-12 participants and 2-3 local guides. This ensures that you will have the ideal conditions for instruction and exploration.
On the first evening, you will stay at the Bonefish Hotel in Dangriga before transferring to the Glover’s Reef Basecamp, where you will stay in tent walled cabanas with raised wooden floors, beds with all linens provided and ample headroom to walk around inside the tent. Next, you will spend two nights at the Bocawina Rainforest Resort before embarking on your river trip. Spend one night camping in the heart of the jungle at a comfortable campsite before your last night in Belize City at the Belize Biltmore Hotel.
All meals are included and will include an assortment of fresh seafood, grilled meats, tropical fruits, fresh vegetables, and Belizean cuisine. Most diets can be accommodated during your trip, and the outfitter works closely with the lodges who are providing the meals to assist in menu planning. On your river trip, expect simple but wonderful fare, such as the guest favorite Mayan Fire Roasted Chicken.
Length: 8 nights
Price: $2,699 per person
Season: January – April
Min. Age: 16 years
Activity: Multi Activity
Adventure Level: Strong
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