We launched the inaugural version of Belize Adventure Week in 1996. We were the first outfitter in Belize to offer an adventure trip that combined jungle and sea sports. It was wildly successful and soon every other lodge in Belize chose to flatter us (as the saying goes); within a few years there were copycat versions of our itinerary offered all over the country.
This adventure vacation has evolved over the years… as we learn more or certain places get too crowded we tweak it a bit to improve it. The current version of this fabulous multi-sport trip includes whitewater kayaking on the Macal River in the Maya Mountains, underground rafting and kayaking on the Caves Branch river, caving into Che Chem Ha Mayan pottery cave, and an exploration of Tikal Mayan ruins in nearby Guatemala, the premier ruin in the region. After these first three action-packed days inland, we venture out to our private island for sea kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, kitesurfing, windsurfing, kayak surfing, sport fishing, kayak fishing, paddleboarding, and board surfing on our private wave. That’s 15 sports in one week! Despite all of the imitations, no on can match that we are proud to say. This is the most active vacation offered in Belize.
This season we are improving it once again with a new jungle lodge for our inland base. We will now be accessing the rainforest areas of Belize from Crystal Paradise Resort, located just outside of a small village in Western Belize called Cristo Rey. Located on the Macal River, and hand-built by the Tut family of Belize, we are thrilled to boast that this is one of the few lodges in the Cayo region actually owned and operated by a Belizean family. Please visit their website to learn more about their remote Belize jungle lodge. They specialize in Belize birding tours with their own tour company, so this will be a new emphasis for us. We might have to start claiming it’s now 16 sports in one week and add birding to the list!