|CHAN CHICH LODGE
|In the heart of the Belizean Rainforests of Northern Belize
A small eco-tourist jungle lodge located in the lower plaza of an ancient
Maya city set in the midst of 130,00 acres of private nature reserve.
Chan Chich (pronounced "chan cheech") is Mayan for "little bird", and the vast number of species found in the surrounding
forests make this a birder's and naturalist's paradise.
With the highest Christmas bird count in Belize (and fifth highest in Central America), Chan Chich has been recognized as "Wilderness Retreat of the Year" by Andrew Harper's prestigious "Hideaway Report" and has been featured in recent issues of both Condé Nast and National Geographic Traveler magazines.
The twelve thatched-roof cabanas surround two central buildings that contain the reception desk, restaurant, bar, gift shop, and library.
Each cabana is fully screened and has two queen-size beds, ceiling fan, private bath with hot and cold water, 24 hour electricity and a wrap-around veranda complete with hammocks.
The cabanas are beautifully finished inside with local exotic hardwoods.
After an exciting day of discovery and exploration, you can relax at the Lodge with a refreshing cold drink from our well stocked bar (aptly named "The Looters Trench").
Why not enjoy a cooling dip in the pool and watch the sun go down while sipping a margarita in the spa.
Later, enjoy a candlelit dinner sampling a variety of native and international cuisines.
Maya sites are scattered throughout the forests surrounding Gallon Jug, including Chan Chich Lodge itself, which is situated, with the Archaeology Department's blessing, in the lower plaza of one. Most of these sites are not yet named and undoubtedly, there are many others waiting to be discovered.
Activities are geared to the naturalist/eco-tourist who wishes to explore wild tropical rainforest and yet return to the comfortable, modern facilities of the Lodge.
There are over nine miles of well tended and properly marked trails in the immediate vicinity. These can be enjoyed alone or in the company of one of the naturalist guides.
Horseback riding on trails nearby and canoeing on a natural lake are also available.
Chan Chich Lodge can be reached by air from Belize City (30 minutes) or by road (about 4 hours on all weather roads).
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|Fax Number: 01268 541363
|Telephone from the United Kingdom: 01268 541732.
|Telephone from the United States or Canada: 011 44 1268 541732
|Telephone from the Europe, Central or South America: 00 44 1268 541732
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