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Glover Reef Atoll Sea-kayaking and Diving Adventure

Glover’s Reef and Mayan Caves combines an inland exploration of Mayan ruins and rainforest caves with the opportunity to explore and stay on a remote coral atoll.

Island Camp

Glover’s Reef is part of the world famous Belize Barrier Reef, a protected marine park and designated world heritage site thirty-six miles off the shore of mainland Belize.  Perfect for active families and couples of mixed abilities, this adventure Basecamp offers flexibility and choices in daily guided activities, so traveling companions can do things together or separately.

This trip combines six days at our island Basecamp within spectacular Glover's Reef Atoll (a United Nations' World Heritage Site) with a day of inland discovery. Explore a subterranean river by inner tube float and spend the next part of the day with a behind the scenes view of the Belize Zoo Jaguar Encounter Program, then travel 36 miles offshore to one of Belize's premier kayaking and snorkeling destinations.  Explore this awesome marine environment with our amazing local guides and renowned camp chefs. Come and experience Glover's Reef with the experts! 

HIGHLIGHTS


itinerary

Day 0 :

Arrive at the Belize International Airport, where you will be met by an Island Expeditions' representative and transferred to Cahal Pech Village Resort - a picturesque lodge carved out of the land with a grand vista overlooking the town of San Ignacio and the rolling hills of the Cayo District in Western Belize. This is an ideal starting point for the adventure that awaits.  ‘Day 0’ is the day to get in tune with the rhythms of Belize and acclimatize to your new tropical environment. Transfers from the airport, lodging and dinner are included. 

Accommodation: Cahal Pech Village Resort
Meals: Dinner is included on this Day

Day 1 :

Horseback riding in Pine Ridge ReserveA full day of adventure and exploration. The first mission is the ancient Mayan ruins of Xunantunich. It's a short drive and then you will cross the Mopan River on a hand-cranked ferry. Situated on the banks of the river, you will travel back through the centuries to the world of temples, plazas and the renowned ball courts of this ancient city.  From here, the next adventure is further into the jungle to explore the underground archaeological site of the Actun Chapat Cave system. You'll hike into multi-chambered series of caves rich with geological formations and ancient cermonial altars, Maya artifacts and relics. In the evening you can stroll into San Ignacio, meet the local people, and enjoy dinner on the town.


Accommodation: Cahal Pech Village Resort
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 2 - 6 :

Scuba Diving at Glovers Reef AtollYou’ll depart early in the morning and drive the scenic Hummingbird Highway through the Rainforest to the coastal town of Dangriga. Here you board a charter boat to our remote Basecamp on Southwest Caye. Southwest Caye is located in the Glover’s Reef Marine Reserve. Upon arrival, you’ll receive an introduction to your new environment before settling into your ocean view tent cabana. Our guides will then conduct professional instruction to teach you the fundamentals of sea kayaking, snorkeling, and tropical water safety. After training, enjoy a paddle to a nearby patch reef and start exploring some of the 700 snorkel sites Glover’s Reef Atoll has to offer. 

Glover’s Reef is one of the most spectacular marine environments in Belize and offers the best kayaking, snorkeling, and diving in the Caribbean. Due to its isolation from the mainland, the waters are exceptionally clear with a rich reef ecosystem. 

Our itinerary is flexible in order to accommodate individual and group preferences. Activities include paddling, snorkeling the inner and outer walls of the reef, SUP and learning to sail a kayak. In the mornings and evenings, we host informative sessions on a range of topics. This allows our guides to share their vast knowledge of Belize, its unique marine environments, and the local culture with you. Guests who prefer a more leisurely pace can always take time to kick back in a hammock and relax with a good book!

Accommodation: 'Glamping' in Tent-Walled Cabanas
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7:

Many guests choose to wake up early on this final morning and enjoy a coffee on the dock for the last time. Watch the sunrise over the atoll before enjoying a hearty breakfast. Your boat charter usually departs around midmorning to take you back to the mainland, arriving at approximately noon. Your trip finishes in the Garifuna town of Dangriga, and our helpful staff will assist you with connecting to the next leg of your journey. 

Accommodation: (Hotel - not included)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Important Travel Note:

For travelers who will be leaving Belize on Day 7, international connections out of the country require a departure after 3:00pm. To connect with Sunday afternoon departures from Belize a short domestic flight is required. This flight is from Dangriga to the Belize International Airport - please contact our office for details. For guests who would like to spend an extra night in Belize we offer a Flight & Hotel Package. 

RATES & DEPARTURE DATES 2017/2018

Weekly departures on Sundays from December through April.

Price per Person, bades on double occupancy
US$1739 + US$240 Taxes + Fees


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What's Included...What's Not Included...
  • Departures denoted with * indicate that a Fly-Fishing Instructor will be accompanying the Tour
  • All meals (fully catered) while you are at our Southwest Cay basecamp
  • Selection of chilled wines, beer and rum with dinner and as cocktails
  • Unlimited use of our Equipment and facilities
  • Professional guide and sports instruction services with Belizean and North American leaders
  • All accommodations including lodge on 'Day 0'
  • Glovers Reef Marine Park user fee of $20.00 per person
  • Comprehensive pre-trip information package
  • Financial Support for Conservation and Education programs in Belize
  • Transfer back to Belize City after the trip
  • Gratuities
  • International Flights & Airport Departure Tax
  • Snorkeling or Dive Gear & Scuba Diving fees
  • Extra costs due to late Arrivals and other circumstances beyond our control


Tours run between December and April (dry season). There are no trips departing in May, June, July, August, September, October or November.

For further information or booking inquiries please contact Sacred Earth Travel.