Global Travel Club
Central American Travel Specialists
( 5 nights / 6 days )
Departs Daily with a Minimum of 2 people
This fascinating tour will appeal to animal lovers and combines the
wildlife of the rainforest with the living treasures of the sea.
You will "Buy an Acre of Rainforest", "Adopt" an Iguana, and help to save endangered wildlife. Don't just take a break, make a difference!
|DAY 1 - ARRIVAL IN BELIZE - (D)
Meet & Greet on arrival at Belize International and transfer to the La Milpa Field Station in the Rio Bravo Conservation and Management Area of North-Western Belize. The Programme for Belize invites eco-tourists to visit and view first-hand the efforts of conservation and research in action.
As all profits from tourism are directed back towards the conservation effort you can be assured that your visit contributes directly to the conservation of a rich, biologically diverse, ecosystem which otherwise could be destined for destruction.
A three night stay in a private cabana (complete with hot showers) provides relative comfort whilst experiencing all the wonders the wilderness has to offer. Three meals are provided daily, consisting of hearty Belizean fare, tastefully prepared with local products.
|DAY 2 - IN SEARCH OF THE PAST - (B,L,D)
Deep in the jungle lie the ruins of one of the largest cities of the ancient Maya. La Milpa, which covers over 30 square miles.
This site gained some recent attention following the discovery of a previously undisturbed Tomb of a Maya King, believed to be named "Bird Jaguar," or his successor, who lived around 450 AD. Although most of the effects buried with the king were relatively ordinary, the most exciting aspect of this discovery was the magnificent jade necklace which lay across the king's chest.
A visit will be made to La Milpa accompanied by one of PfB's excellent naturalist guides.
|Photo courtesy of National Geographic Society
|DAY 3 - SAVE THE RAINFOREST - (B,L,D)
You have seen the placards many times - today you will be doing something really positive and put words into action. All of the PfB lands are held in perpetual trust for the people of Belize. Two large parcels of land were donated by Coca-Cola Foods and the remaining lands have been purchased with the help of thousands of British and American citizens in their "Adopt an Acre of Rainforest" schemes.
Included in your tour is the cost of "adopting" an acre of rainforest and you will be taken on a nature walk with an expert guide who will show you the land you are helping to preserve. This will be followed by a visit to one of the neighbouring communities for a stroll through the village for a chat with the villagers.
This evening, after a delicious farewell dinner, you will be presented with your certificate for the acre of land which is being preserved in your name.
|DAY 4 - NIGHT OF THE IGUANA! - (B,L,D)
After breakfast transfer to the lovely Pook's Hill Lodge, with a stop along the way at the small and informal Belize Zoo. Even those who feel strongly about animals being kept in zoos will agree that this is no "ordinary" zoo!
Pook's Hill is a 300 acre Private Nature Reserve of pristine jungle set in the foothills of the Maya Mountains.
The Lodge is bordered by the Roaring River amd the Tapir Mountain Nature Reserve, a 6,800 acre reserve managed by the Belize Audubon Society.
The Lodge surrounds a small Maya plaza with lawns leading to the creek and the jungle. Accommodations are screened, detached cabanas with private bathrooms (hot showers). Excellent bar/restaurant serving European cuisine with a flavour of the Caribbean.
|DAY 5 - ADOPT AN IGUANA! - (B,L,D)
After breakfast you will learn all about the Pook's Hill Iguana Rearing and Release Program which was set up in 1996. In March 1997, one hundred Green Iguanas were released in the Pook's Hill Reserve and Tapir Mountain Nature Reserve with a further release in March 1998.
To fund the project an "Adoption Option" was set up and included in the tour cost a donation has been made to Pook's Hill so that you can Adopt and Name your own Iguana. You will receive an "Adoption Option" T-shirt plus information about the program.
This afternoon is free to walk the many trails, go tubing or swimming in the river or go on an optional horseback riding trip.
DAY 6 - DEPARTURE - (B)
After breakfast transfer back to Belize International Airport to connect with homebound flights or the Belize Municipal Airport for onward arrangements in Belize.
|Take A Walk on the Wild Side Tour - 2005 Rates
All rates are per person in US dollars.
Guaranteed departures on any day of the week with a Minimum number 2 people.
International flights and departure taxes are not included.
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