Adventure tours & solo travel | Kayaking adventures: rivers & oceans
This trip is for those looking for an active vacation, and although no experience is required, some guests may find the activities strenuous (particularly the portages on the Caves Branch River).
Each sport is introduced, taught, and guided by expert guides, and each sport is suitable for a complete beginner in good shape. Hundreds of our guests have told us that this was their best kayaking trip vacation ever! Those who are in good physical shape and have a good attitude will do fine.
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"I liked day one in the jungle best – hike to caves and ride on top kayaks on Mopan River. It was a great combination of learning the history of the caves and the thrill of kayaking on the river in this amazing and beautiful setting. On the Island, I really loved the opportunity to make a choice about my activity each morning after breakfast and then after lunch. Then the staff would look at the numbers and assign the number of staff needed to supervise/support. The flexibility was phenomenal."
Chris Richards, Millet, AB
Belize Adventure Week, February 2012
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is located in the Cayo District, the most popular inland destination in Belize. It's the perfect location for our tours because it is accessible, and yet feels quite remote. They are located near several of Belize's greatest natural attractions including well-known Maya Temples, caves, rainforests, and jungle rivers.
Windy Hill Resort's accommodations have all of the modern conveniences in a lush tropical setting. The resort property also features cable television, a restaurant with a bar and lounge, a recreation area and fitness center, a swimming pool, and an equestrian center. There’s also a gift shop and phone and internet are available. For guests who choose to arrive several days early, this is a fantastic place to stay for additional tours.
When we first moved to Glover's Reef in 1992 our goal was to create a facility that feels non-developed. Obviously if you build a building, that’s some level of development. But throughout the Caribbean there are very few facilities that are rustic by design.
On Long Caye, development means sixteen cabanas, a well-stocked kitchen, solar-powered water pumps, a composting toilet, a hammock palapa, a dock just for watching the surfers from, three dozen sea kayaks, a bunch of sailboards, surf boards, and surf kayaks, a kitesurf center, and a dive shop (the only thing not owned by Slickrock).
There is no air conditioning, maid service, email, and no flush toilets (since we are an eco-resort, we flush nothing into the sea.) But there is a fridge permanently loaded with Fantas and Belikin beer. It’s the best in adventure travel — right down to the excellent Garifuna chefs who cook your meal and then sit down with you to dine.
Depending on your experience, our Water Sports Center is either the cushiest camp or the most rustic resort you have seen. We keep the island in as natural a state as possible, and there is no standard electricity or plumbing. Cabanas are perched above the surf, and the ever-present breeze keeps the temperatures well below what they are on the mainland.
Each cabana has single or double beds, a solar-powered light, and a porch with hammocks and lounge chairs (see the island accommodations page for more photos).
Our dining hall features solar and wind-powered lights and music, propane stove and refrigerator (for cold beer and soda!), and our extensive library.
We drink collected rainwater, and we bathe with well water pumped by the sun (not heated, the showers are about 75 degrees). Composting toilets complete this ecologically friendly set-up. Our spacious island (13.5 acres) and rustic facilities ensure your comfort without compromising the adventure of living on an undeveloped and uncrowded island. Best of all, a hammock with your name on it is waiting under the palms. For more details on these and other island amenities visit this web page.
Please visit our Long Caye page to view more photos of the island.
The Biltmore is a full-service hotel located on the outskirts of Belize City, three miles from downtown near the airport. The Biltmore has a business center, beautifully landscaped courtyard, swimming pool, great restaurant, bar, gym, gift shop, tour desk, and internet cafe. It’s perfect for guests who arrive early, stay late, or who have just a few extra hours in the city. You can also visit the Biltmore's web page.
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