Belize Adventure Week – First Half Week

Jungle Tours of Belize – 4 days in Belize

EXPLORE BELIZEAN JUNGLES by kayak, caves, and more! Belize Adventure Week — our ever-popular, action-packed tour — explores this fascinating country using a multi-sport format. You can now join us just for the first 4 days in the Belize Adventure Week 8 day trip. This trend-setting active vacation package is based on over 30 years of Belize exploration.

xunantunich mayan ruin

Atop The Castillo at Xunantunich Mayan ruin
Kris Baird

Your adventure starts at a jungle resort in Western Belize where we spend three days venturing into the Actun Tunichil Muknal cave, learning to kayak on the Mopan River, exploring the Mayan Ruins of Xunantunich, and cave kayaking underground before finishing up in Belize City.

Actun Tunichil Muknal in Belize

Exploring Actun Tunichill Muknal
Henry Georgi

During this adventure-packed itinerary, we visit four protected areas, and all entrance fees are covered, as are all transport, sports instruction, and kayaks and accessories.

Belize Adventure Week van

On the way to run the Caves Branch River
Rob Brown

No Experience Needed

This trip is designed for those looking for an active vacation, and although no experience is required, some guests may find the activities strenuous (particularly elements of the Actun Tunichil Muknal cave tour and 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. People who are in good physical shape and have a good attitude will do fine.

[photo credit at top of page: Triina Trei]

JUNGLE-ISLAND COMBO OVERVIEW

Belize Adventure Week – First Half

REGION: Jungle 
TRIP LENGTH: First Half Week – 4 nights (3 at a jungle lodge, 1 in Belize City)
PER PERSON: $1595 US 
DAYS OF WEEK: Sat – Wed
SEASON: December – April
DEPOSIT: $450 per person
GROUP SIZE: Minimum 4, Maximum 12

 

2019:
Dec. 21, 28

2020:
Jan. 18
Feb. 15
Mar. 7, 14, 21. 28

We will add any Saturday not listed for a group of 4 or more (December – April only).

We are closed May – November due to rainy season, followed by hurricane season.

To create a seamless, longer Belize trip, visit our Belize Itineraries page.

 

Meets: Belize Biltmore Hotel, Belize City, Belize How to Get There: 15 minute taxi ride from the Belize International Airport. Guests are responsible for their own transportation to the Biltmore Hotel. Schedule for Arrival: We meet at 5 pm on Day 1 of your trip. Your international flight should land in Belize City no later than 4:00 pm to ensure you will be able to catch the Slickrock van to Western Belize. If you are late you will have to use a cab to catch up with the group (1.5 hour drive, approx. $200 US).

 

 

We do not offer individual days purchased separately. If you book two trips back-to-back (trips with overlapping overnight accommodations with Slickrock), you will receive an additional discount. Visit our extended stay deals page.

Min: 10*; max:70; no exceptions permitted to age limits

*Children ages 10 and 11 may not be able to participate in all activities. The guide will assess the child’s physical capabilities for each activity. If the guide decides that it is unsafe for the child to participate, a parent will either have to sit the activity out with the child, or hire a Belizean babysitter at a cost to the parent of $25 US/day. This assessment is weather-dependent (high water due to rain can drastically alter the difficulty.)

Weight Limits: Sometimes prospective guests ask if we have boats that can hold a person of 240 lbs, for example. This is difficult to answer because it depends on the fitness of the individual. In general, persons over 220 lbs will not be able to do every sport we offer, unless they are young and very active already. Here are our best estimates for weight limits for our river kayaks: 225 lbs. Height Limits Our gear does not extend to accommodate every single height. In general, persons over 6’4” may not be able to do every sport we offer.

 

 

ALL-INCLUSIVE PACKAGE OVERVIEW

What’s Included?

  • Accommodations listed in itinerary (booked double occupancy if possible); includes all bedding
  • All transport and meals in itinerary
  • Cold beer, soda, juice, and water (other alcoholic beverages are available in Belize)
  • Guides and support staff
  • All kayaks, ropes, helmets and kayak accessories
  • Sports instruction & guided activities
  • 2-3 staff, depends on group size
  • Park entrance fees
  • Sales and hotel taxes, all other fees associated with travel package
  • Slickrock T-shirt

 

 

  • Flights to and from Belize
  • Taxis from and to Belize International Airport
  • The last night’s dinner in Belize City for both First Half and Full Week guests
  • Alcoholic beverages in restaurants, and any alcohol except for beer
  • Any services not listed in itinerary
  • Tips for staff (see Note on Tipping)
  • Any extra expenses due to late arrivals or delays
  • Belize int’l departure tax: approx. $40

 

caves branch river belize

“It’s a VERY hard pill to swallow stepping back into reality after such a wonderful 2 week experience in Belize. We feel so fortunate to have stumbled into the whole Slickrock experience and really feel that our guides made the experience so memorable and remarkable for us. We are talking about returning next season and have labeled our suitcases Slickrock 2017!”

Michelle Jones-Hughes

Cedar Falls IA, Belize Adventure Week, January 2016

Outdoor Trips for Active People

Re-entering after the portage on the Caves Branch River
Kris Baird

Hiking to the top of Xunantunich
 
Henry Georgi

Jungle Activities
(3 full days):

  • Kayak the Mopan River
  • Explore the mesmerizing Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave and see Mayan artifacts firsthand.
  • Climb the Mayan ruins of Xunantunich
  • Go cave kayaking in Belize, finding your way by headlamp

Related Blog Post: Actun Tunichil Muknal

Swimming into Actun Tunichil Muknal
 
Henry Georgi

Learn to whitewater kayak on your Belize vacation!
 
Henry Georgi

Jungle Accommodations

Cassia Hill Resort, Belize
 
Cassia Hill Resort

Cassia Hill Resort grounds
 
Cassia Hill Resort

Cassia Hill Resort

3 nights

Cassia Hill Resort (formerly known as Windy Hill) is located in the Cayo District of Western Belize, the most popular inland area in the country. Cassia Hill is the perfect location for our base for adventure because it is quite accessible, and yet feels very remote. This quaint jungle lodge is located near several of Belize’s greatest natural attractions including well-known Maya temples, caves, rain forest reserves, and several rivers.

Cassia Hill’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, and a swimming pool. There’s also a gift shop, and phone and internet are available.

To locate just where Cassia Hill is located, we have created a Belize jungle map of all rainforest resorts in Belize.

Related Blog Post: Windy Hill Resort Belize

Belize Biltmore Plaza Hotel

2 nights

The Belize Biltmore Plaza Hotel is a full-service hotel located in the suburbs 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.

Belize Biltmore Plaza Hotel
Allen Gurney