Belize Adventure Week – First Half Week

Experience 5 sports on our 4-day active Belize adventure

EXPLORE BELIZEAN JUNGLES by paddle, hiking shoe, zipline, 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 half of our longer adventure. This trend-setting active vacation package is based on 32 years of Belize exploration.

xunantunich mayan ruin

Atop The Castillo at Xunantunich Mayan ruin
Kris Baird

We meet at a beach lodge in the coastal town of Dangriga, transferring to the jungle early the next morning for waterfall rappelling in the morning and ziplining in the afternoon. From there we drive the beautiful Hummingbird Highway to western Belize where we spend two days learning to kayak on the Mopan River, exploring the Mayan Ruins of Xunantunich, and kayaking the Caves Branch River underground before finishing up in Belize City.

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Zipping down the line at Bocawina
Lucy Wallingford

During this action-packed itinerary, we visit 3 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

We stay in three different lodges on this four night adventure. This is the way to see Belize! In only four days you will experience three different regions of jungle wilderness areas in this fascinating country.

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 the hike to the rappel 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: Max Nohel]

JUNGLE-ISLAND COMBO OVERVIEW

Belize Adventure Week – First Half

REGION: Jungle 
TRIP LENGTH: First Half Week – 4 nights (1 at a beach lodge, 2 at a jungle lodge, 1 in Belize City)
PER PERSON: $1575 US (2017-2018 rates)
DAYS OF WEEK: Sat – Wed
SEASON: December – April
DEPOSIT: $450 per person
GROUP SIZE: Minimum 4, Maximum 12

2018: Dec. 22, 29
2019: Jan. 26
Feb. 16
Mar. 2, 16, 23, 30

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.

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.)

Meets: Pelican Beach Resort, Dangriga, Belize

How to Get There: 15 minute local flight from Belize International Airport.

Guests are responsible for their own transportation to Dangriga. Contact the airline directly to reserve: Tropic Air – tropicair.com, reservations@tropicair.com, 011-501-226-2012. Maya Island Air – mayaislandair.com, info@mayaislandair.com, 011-501-223-1140.

Schedule for Arrival: We meet at 6 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 last flight to Dangriga; check local flights before confirming international flights. If you are late you will have to use a cab to catch up with the group (3 hour drive, approx. $200 US).

Participants should be able to perform two hours of exercise without becoming overly fatigued.

If you have questions about a particular activity and whether it will be appropriate for you, please give us a call.

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.

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
  • Flights to Dangriga, Belize on Day 1 see Domestic Flight Reservations
  • Taxis to airport at end of trip
  • 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

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“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
A VERY refreshing swim after a steep hike through the jungle
Lucy Wallingford

Jungle Activities
(3 full days):

  • Kayak a whitewater river
  • Rappel a 200 foot waterfall
  • Hike up a jungle mountain to a refreshing spring-fed pool
  • Fly on Central America’s longest zipline
  • Climb the Mayan ruins of Xunantunich
  • Descend an underground river by kayak, finding our way with headlamps
Rappelling Antelope Falls at Bocawina National Park
Lucy Wallingford
Learn to whitewater kayak on your Belize vacation!
Henry Georgi

Accommodations

Pelican Beach Resort

1 Night

You will fly directly from Belize International to Dangriga upon arrival in the country (unless you arrive a day or more before Day 1 of the trip.) From the airstrip you walk one block to Pelican Beach, located right along the Belize coast. This charming two-story lodge will remind you of the Florida Keys in the 1950s. This is a great way to start your trip… you’ll be enjoying a cool drink on the edge of the Caribbean Sea in just over an hour from landing in the country!

Pelican Beach Resort, where we start our trip
Tony Rath
Windy Hill Resort, Belize
Windy Hill Resort
Windy Hill Resort grounds
Windy Hill Resort

Windy Hill Resort

2 nights

Windy Hill Resort is located in the Cayo District of Western Belize, the most popular inland area in the country. Windy 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, rainforest reserves, and several rivers.

Windy 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.

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