The Keyes of Belize – Kayaking Central America
For those seeking a nature focused winter vacation, perhaps this is the trip for you.
Discovery Expeditions offers Sea Kayaking vacations to Belize through the months of January to April.
The democratic, English-speaking country of Belize lies west of the Caribbean Sea on the Central American isthmus. Belize hosts a variety of protected areas, including coral reefs and tropical rainforests alive with thousands of bird species, colorful fish, exotic plants and animals.
You can dive the second largest barrier reef in the world, kayak along wild rivers, snorkel the pristine waters of the Caribbean Sea, climb Maya ancient archaeological sites, fly-fish, hike rainforest trails, and bird watch.
Belize has become one of the world’s most biologically diverse nations with the integrity of its natural resources still very much intact. It boasts 93% of its land under forest covers, the largest coral reef in the western hemisphere (second only to Australia’s), the largest cave system in Central America, over 500 species of birds, and the only jaguar reserve in the world.
For years, the people of Belize monitored its rate of economic development, agricultural expansion and tourism growth. A conservation consciousness has emerged that challenges the government, private sector, investors and the public at large to balance development with conservation of its natural resources. Consequently, to date Belize has 42% of its land under some form of legal protected status.
The population density is the lowest in the Central American region and one of the lowest in the world.
Belize is the only country in Central America with English as its official language, and it also boasts a rich mix of ethnicities including Creole, Maya, Mestizo, East Indian, Chinese, Garifuna and Mennonite
Accommodation: Lodge Stay
Activities: Explore seaside village
Description: Land at Belize City; go through customs to Maya Island Air. The Maya flight takes 30-40 minutes to Placencia. A SeaKunga Adventures representative will be waiting for you and will show you to your hotel. The afternoon is yours to settle in and explore. At dinner we’ll get to know our fellow travelers and go over plans for the week ahead
Activities: Transport by powerboat, familiarization with equipment, snorkel
Destinations: Round Caye, Buttonwood Caye
Description: After breakfast, we will head out to the Cayes in a local powerboat. This first day will allow us plenty of time to prepare our kayaks and to cool off in the Caribbean with our first snorkel
Day 3 to 6:
Activities: Island hop by kayak, snorkel, fish, swim, hammock lounge, fresh seafood dinners, windsurfing, scuba diving, bird watching
Destinations: Buttonwood Caye, The Silks, Pompion, Little Water
Description: We will travel amongst some of the most beautiful small islands in the world. There will be ample opportunities to snorkel, fish and swim in addition to kayaking. Alternatively, you can just relax in your hammock and watch the sun go down on the Caribbean Sea
Accommodation: Lodge Stay
Activities: Morning kayak paddle or snorkel, transport by power boat evening dinner and celebration in Placencia
Destinations: Scipio Caye, Placencia
Description: This will be our last day in this peaceful world. We will kayak in the morning and then take a powerboat back to Placencia. After a refreshing shower and a hearty meal, enjoy an evening of music and dancing with our Belizean friends
Activities: Breakfast, transport to airport
Description: After an incredible week of kayaking, we bid farewell. An early or mid-morning flight will take you back to the Belize City airport
Optional scuba rental available
If you join us for our 3-day Jungle Explorer extension, we leave this morning for the mysterious Jaguar Preserve
Trip Cost: $1450 inclusive per person (USD)
Deposit Required: $250 (USD) per person
Start/End: Belize City/Placencia
Group Size: Min 2 ~ Max 8
Included: Seven days of explorations, internal flights, airport, boat and van transport. Accommodations include 2 nights lodge/ 5 nights beach camping in comfy dome tents. Dinner Day One to Breakfast Day Seven.
Note: Accommodations the night before and after trip is not included.