We run the Mopan River as part of our Belize Adventure Week multi-day trip. This full-week adventure tour includes this whitewater trip.
Of all of the all inclusive Belize trips available, this adventure activity is a must do! It is also available as a one-day trip for groups of 8+, maximum 14.
When available: Wednesday, Thursday or Friday only, Dec - May.
Cost: $195 US pp, includes pick up and drop off in Belize City and lunch. No group discounts available.
Deposit: $75 deposit pp (8 minimum) is due to confirm your space. This deposit is non-refundable. You may make your reservation by telephone, fax, mail, or e-mail. Checks, money orders, VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are accepted for all payments. The balance is due 60 days prior to departure.
Minimum and maximum ages to participate: 10 and 70
For families: If members of your group are younger than 10, we can make it work by taking a raft. There have to be 3 adult guest paddlers in the raft (the guide will be the 4th paddler) to carry the kids in the raft. We use whitewater, sit-on-top kayaks for everyone else. The youngest person who may paddle themselves in a kayak is a 10 year old.
If the water is too high to run the Mopan, we reserve the right to substitute another river of our choice on the day of the trip.
What to bring:
-dry clothes to leave in the van to change in to after the trip is over
-2 quarts capacity water bottles for each person
-clothes on that can get wet
-good river shoes with high traction soles and ankle support
After a reservation is made: A Registration and Waiver of Liability Form is sent. The completely filled out form and the final balance is due 60 days prior to departure.
If you are looking for more tours run as day trips in Belize, visit our Caves Branch River page.
Slickrock Adventures has specialized in whitewater kayak trips since its inception as a kayak school in 1977. Today that tradition continues with our kayak trip down the Mopan River in western Belize.
The Mopan and Macal Rivers flow together to form the Belize River, one of Belize's major rivers. Draining the west slope of the Maya Mountains.
Our run down the Mopan consists of 5 miles of the river as it passes through the end of the gorge into the valley below the mountains. The river’s warm, 70 degree water is a beautiful clear green color and the channel is surrounded by huge trees teeming with parrots and iguanas. The rapids we encounter are an easy level with large pools at the end of each drop.
Using modern sit on top kayaks designed for whitewater, our groups begin the trip with a thorough instructional class in kayak technique. This covers basic strokes, familiarization with balance and recovery methods, reading the river currents, and getting comfortable in moving water. No experience is necessary, but you do need an adventurous spirit. This is a great way to get to know the rivers of Belize!
Once underway down the river, we encounter numerous, easy rapids (Class I and II) with large pools between drops. Passing several villages, we continue to run beginner-level rapids which are exciting in our highly maneuverable kayaks. We learn to surf waves, make eddy turns, and even try some ‘pop-ups’ in the bigger drops. Abundant birdlife is seen along the lush river banks, and huge iguanas perch in the tree branches that overhang the river.
-After a reservation is made: A Registration and Waiver of Liability Form is sent. The completely filled out form and the final balance is due 60 days prior to departure.
-Cancellation policy: No exceptions are made to our cancellation policy for any reason. Your deposit of $75 pp x 8 persons is non-refundable. If we receive notice of cancellation 59-30 days prior to departure, 50% of total group trip cost will be retained. If we receive notice of cancellation 29-11 days, 75% of total group trip cost will be retained.; if notice is received within 10 days of departure, no refund will be given.
-Unused services: No partial refunds or credits will be given for unused services such as meals or transport. Our trips are quoted as a package; credits are not given for services not used. No refunds will be given for any reason once the trip has begun.
-Slickrock reserves the right to sell additional seats up to the 14 maximum to others who might want to join this tour.
-Late arrival or departure: Any conditions out of our control that delay your arrival or departure may add to your cost; all extra charges caused by delays (catching up with a trip in progress) or any variations from the itinerary (early departure, evacuation) will be at the customer’s expense.
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