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Belize Rainforests, Ruins & Reefs All-Inclusive Tours Open For 2020
Sherborn, MA, May 21, 2019 – Great Freedom Adventures, an expert provider of active vacations in the USA and Belize, announces the 2020 Belize Rainforests, Ruins and Reefs Adventure Vacation tour dates. The eight-day, seven-night all-inclusive tours depart January 18th and 26th, February 15th and 22nd, April 4th and May 9th. Custom tour dates can be arranged for groups. The tour is priced at $2,995 per person based on double occupancy and includes seven nights lodging, all meals, all domestic flights, all in-country transfers by boat or vehicle, daily guided excursions, use of all sporting equipment, admissions, and Belize country and service taxes.
The Belize Rainforests, Ruins and Reefs Adventure Vacation is unique in that Great Freedom Adventures utilizes exclusive contacts to provide guests with access to private locales in the less-traveled southern part of the country. These include a primary rainforest preserve and wildlife sanctuary, a Mayan ceremonial cave, and a private island located within a U.N.E.S.C.O World Heritage Site and Belize’s largest marine reserve. This stunning caye sits on the world’s second largest barrier reef in a marine zone containing some of the healthiest and most abundant marine and coral life along the reef.
Participants spend three nights in the rainforest at an eco-lodge located within a rainforest preserve and set along the banks of the Moho River. Rustic luxury is provided by handcrafted rosewood and thatch cabanas with private baths and by the delicious meals prepared with fresh ingredients from local farms and from the lodge’s own organic garden.
The tour package includes a range of exciting activities for all interests along with explorations of past Mayan civilizations and contemporary culture. On the first half of the tour, guests can walk rainforest trails learning about medicinal plants and viewing exotic flowers and jungle creatures, float through a cave on an underground river, swim in crystalline pools and kayak jungle rivers. Great Freedom Adventures’ guests visit with Mayan villagers to learn about home life, chocolate making and subsistence farming in the rainforest. A visit to an ancient Mayan archeological site reveals unique carved stone pillars and excavated ruins of plazas and structures from civilizations long gone.
En route to the tropical island portion of the adventure, guests stop at Hopkins, a fishing village with a large Garifuna population and home to some of the world’s best drummers. There, guests try their hand at drumming with guidance from an expert drum master and after, enjoy a traditional Garifuna lunch.
Four nights are spent on South Water Caye, a stunning island that offers the rare opportunity for barrier reef snorkeling just a swim away from the beach. In addition to having unlimited access to swimming, kayaking, paddleboarding and snorkeling, Great Freedom Adventures guests can use the facilities at the island’s marine research field station. From their snorkeling guides, guests learn about the fish, sea mammals and plant life encountered on the reef and once back on the island can extend this knowledge by utilizing the facility’s extensive marine biology research library. Guests may even listen in on a lecture by a visiting marine biologist. “The opportunity to experience and learn about Belize’s tremendous biodiversity, both first hand and through access to the research station, elevates the Rainforests, Ruins & Reefs Adventure from a trip to a transformative experience,” says Jeanne Rummel, Great Freedom Adventures founder.
While on South Water Caye, Great Freedom Adventures’ guests stay in cabanas with private baths that are nestled in the mangroves on the windward side of the island – where cooling trade winds make sleeping comfortable and palm leaves rustle. Each cabana features an oceanside deck from which guests can view the spectacular sight of the sun rising over the barrier reef.
Each morning on the island offers excursions by boat to snorkeling sites teeming with schools of tropical fish and colorful coral gardens. Guests may swim with sea turtles, dolphins, spotted eagle rays, seahorses and more. Additional sightseeing includes a mangrove island that is a critical breeding site for the magnificent frigate bird.
Island afternoons are spent just as each guest prefers and may include kayaking, paddleboarding, swimming, snorkeling, playing volleyball or simply lying on the beach or in a hammock under the coconut palms. As the sun heads toward the horizon, guests head to the waterside bar to enjoy tropical drinks while watching the sea life and the sunset. Expertly prepared meals are taken in the open-air dining room with ocean views.
For more information about the tour, please visit: Belize All Inclusive Adventure Tour – Rainforests, Ruins and Reefs.