DAY 15 - HALF MOON CAYE

Half Moon Caye, Belize

Belize Marine Basecamp - Southwest Caye, Glover's Reef

On the water's edge, with dramatic views over the main reef wall and the open Caribbean Sea, is our dining area, with large raised verandah, lounge and resource library. The enclosed outdoor stoop is where your island guides give their fun and informative talks on the surrounding ecology each morning.

The camp is powered by solar generated electricity with freshwater showers, modern compost toilets and solar powered refrigeration. Guests sleep in comfortable wall-tent cabanas with wooden floors, a wooden night stand with a kerosene lamp, and outfitted with either single or double beds.

Delicious meals featuring Creole and international cuisine are prepared and served buffet style in our open air dining area by our much beloved cooks.

Belize Marine BasecamP - Half moon Caye, Lighthouse Reef

Situated on spectacular Half-moon Caye National Monument, we are extremely lucky to be the only operator to overnight on Belize's first national park. Under a canopy of coconut trees, and next to a fantastic literal forest (unique in the cayes of belize), and red-footed boobie colony, our camp looks south over the endless carribbean sea. Our comfortable basecamp consists of a central pavillion, which acts as the social hub of camp. Here we eat our meals, learn for our island guides with morning talks on the local ecology, and discuss the day's plan. There is also a fully stocked resource library, and an endless supply of drinking water and juices that can be accessed through the day. The camp is powered by small generator in the evening, and there are freshwater showers, modern compost toilets and solar powered refrigeration giving us all the comforts of a well-appointed field camp. Guests sleep in comfortable wall-tent cabanas with wooden floors, a wooden night stand with a kerosene lamp, and outfitted with either single or double beds.

Expedition Camping - On the River

In the jungle, our riverside camps are chosen for their spectacular setting, access to trails and access to further waters-sheds. Often from these field camps we often will travel up stream on a new branch of the river, hike into unexcavated Mayan Ruins, or travel with our Mayan guides for wildlife viewing.

Our expedition camps are designed to be carried with us on the river, and pack down to fit in our boats. Each group travels with a fully outfitted field kitchen, and each site is pre-determined to minimize the impact on the forest floor. Also, comfortable, private bush toilets are setup by the Mayan guides at each camp. Although simpler fare is generally served on the river, the guides fully cater each meal, to rave reviews (Mayan Fire Roasted Chicken is a guest favourite).

Tropical Education Center & Belize Zoo Forest Cabanas

The Tropical Education Center is situated on 89 acres in a beautiful tropical savannah adjacent to the renowned Belize Zoo (see Conservation and Adventure Travel ). Throughout the property are nature trails with raised boardwalks and wildlife observation platforms. The center is equipped with showers, flush toilets, a meeting room, dining area and kitchen. Accommodations are simple yet comfortable with true Belizean character. Your stay at TEC also includes a special night with the wildlife of Belize at the renowned Belize Zoo. Visit the Belize Zoo online here: www.belizezoo.org

The Lodge at Big Falls

The Lodge at Big Falls, close to Punta Gorda, in Toledo, southern Belize, is the district’s premier inland resort. Vacation packages offer guests easy access to our natural wonders, archaeological treasures and a host of adventures. Our packages include eco-tours which will introduce you to the local Mayan people and culture, Mayan archaeology and the natural history of the area.

Crooked tree wildlife Sanctuary

A small family-run lodge offering home-cooked meals, and numerous tour opportunities of the surrounding area.

With over 250 resident or migratory exotic neotropical birds close by, you are bound to add to your personal bird lists and have the opportunity to take many wonderful photos to show your fellow birders and add to your collection. Being centrally located in Northern Belize you'll find it a convenient base to make day trips to nearby attractions, such as the Mayan ruins of Lamanai, Altun Ha, or some of the lesser known sites in Northern Belize. All you have to do is show up at the airport and we will take care of all the details.

TOBACCO CAYE Paradise

Looking north over the Belize Barrier Reef, Paradise Lodge has small private "over the water" beach cabanas on beautiful Tobacco Caye. The small, locally owned lodge is a perfect staging point to explore the many islands, mangrove ranges, and spectacular snorkeling in "Tobacco Cut" just south of the island.

Bocawina Rainforest Resort & Adventures

Bocawina offers a wide range of adventure, cultural and wildlife tours on-site, in the park and around Belize. It is home to the longest zip-line course in the region and a rappel from the top of two spectacular waterfalls (Antelope Falls and Bocawina Falls). For birders, more than 230 species of birds have been identified in the park!

This small 12 room, off the grid resort offers...

Source: www.islandexpeditions.com
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