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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on March 1, 2013

Fun things to do in Belize in early March

If you are heading to Belize in early March, your trip coincides with Baron Bliss Day which has developed into a national festival. So if you are going to be in the neighborhood, why not plan to spend an extra day or two taking in BBD! In recent years the festivities have included a multi-day canoe race, the La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge. The route runs west to east along the Macal and Be

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on January 23, 2012

La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge

La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge  is a grueling multi-day canoe race traveling a perilous river route across the country of Belize. The route runs West to East along the Macal and Belize Rivers, once the only link between beautiful San Ignacio, in the foothills of the Maya Mountains, and the bustling port of Belize City. This is a race for everyone (not just professional racers)! There are

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on October 4, 2011

Exploring the Caves Branch River, Belize

When we first thought about venturing down the Caves Branch River, Belize, in the mid 1980’s. We had some basic information about the run from a friend in Moab who had actually been on the first exploratory trip through the caves a few years before. That group of cavers had explored the river cave system from the bottom end up before taking their first trip downstream on inner tubes. So, we knew

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on January 25, 2011

Macal River History: A Lost River in Belize

The Macal River, which we run a section of on our Belize Adventure Week trip, has a long history as part of Slickrock’s past trips and itineraries. Slickrock’s founder Cully Erdman led a team on the first complete kayak descent of the river’s stunning canyon around 1990, with only 2-3 portages around the bigger Class VI drops. An earlier expedition had traveled down the gorge with inflatable

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