Glover's Reef & Mayan Caves

WHY WE LOVE THIS ADVENTURE

BELIZE IMMERSION

More than a vacation, this trip allows you to experience the Belizean ecology, wildlife, Mayan culture of the mainland, and marine environments on Glover’s Reef.

AT YOUR LEISURE

Choose to spend an afternoon relaxing on a hammock overlooking turquoise water or an exciting day of exploration by sea kayak.

WATER SPORTS

Learn the fundamentals of snorkeling, sea kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, kayak sailing, and fly fish a school of bonefish.

MAYAN LORE

Explore an underground cave with a Mayan guide who will share native legends to spark the imagination as you float downstream through the cave system.

ECO-FRIENDLY ADVENTURE

Travel with an outfitter who is committed to eco-tourism through partnerships with local communities, environmental, and cultural education.

GLOVER’S REEF & MAYAN CAVES

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Your adventure starts at the Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport where your outfitter will meet you and shuttle you to the Tropical Education Center. This evening you will take part in a nocturnal tour of the Belize Zoo. The following day, you will explore a limestone cave with a local guide before a float downstream through the Darknight cave system, followed by an evening bird walk. For the next several days, you will spend your time at the island basecamp in the Glover’s Reef Marine Reserve. Here you will learn the fundamentals of sea kayaking, snorkeling, and sail kayaking around the spectacular marine environments. On your final day, the outfitter will water taxi you back to the mainland and the Dangriga Municipal Airport for your trip home.

Beginnings

This adventure begins in Ladyville, Belize at Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport, where your outfitter will meet you and shuttle you to the Tropical Education Center. You will spend the night in the Forest Cabanas onsite and have the opportunity to take part in a nocturnal tour of the Belize Zoo.

Endings

On your last day of adventure, you will have time to enjoy breakfast and a final sunrise over the atoll before taking a water taxi back to the mainland to catch a flight home from the Dangriga Municipal Airport.

Price Includes

All lodging and meals, all adventure-related equipment, and all transportation (including to/from the airport).

Weather

November through April brings cool breezy days with lots of sunshine and temperatures between 71-85º F. This time of year is also considered the dry season, so little rain is expected.

The Caribbean Ocean

Enjoy warm ocean temperatures around 75º F and mostly calm blue-green water. The protected waters of the reef are relatively shallow and have excellent water clarity and visibility to view the diverse marine life that you will encounter on the trip. Since this adventure takes place on an atoll farther from the mainland, the trip may be affected by weather conditions; luckily, your guides know how to make the best of any weather!

Group Size

The group size is kept intimate with 6-22 participants and 2-6 local guides. This ensures that you will have the ideal size group for instruction and exploration.

Lodging

The first two nights of your trip, you will stay in a Forest Cabana in the heart of the jungle and for the rest of your trip, you will stay at a basecamp amidst the natural environment. At basecamp, your accommodations will be tent walled cabanas with raised wooden floors, beds with all linens provided, and ample headroom to walk around inside the tent. Also available at basecamp are freshwater showers, modern composting toilets, and solar powered refrigeration to create a well-appointed field camp.

Meals

All meals are included and will be an assortment of fresh seafood, grilled meats, tropical fruit, fresh vegetables, and Belizean cuisine. Most diets can be accommodated for during your trip and the outfitter works closely with any other lodges providing meals to assist in menu planning.

Adventurous Spirit

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.

Stay Flexible

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.

Open Ocean

Be prepared to travel over open ocean for your trip to Glover’s Reef. You will travel in a small craft, so if you have never traveled on the open ocean, speak to your doctor about ways to minimize any potential sea sickness.

Adventure Specialists

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.

QUICK FACTS

Length: 7 nights
Price: $1,979 per person
Season: December – April
Min. Age: 8 years
Activity: Multi Activity
Adventure Level: Moderate

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