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Go Maya Belize Adventures

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Iguana Hatchery W/ Chocolate-Making & Cave Tubing

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*Minimum 2 Adults required to book any tour. 

  • Get up-close with nature at the Green Iguana Conservation Project at the San Ignacio Resort. Bring your camera for some amazing shots with the little critters!

    The Green Iguana Conservation Project is located at the San Ignacio Resort Hotel. This effort aims to conserve and care for the endangered Green Iguana species in Belize. International and local visitors are educated via interactive exhibits and programs at the hatchery. Here, you are given the opportunity mingle with these wonderful reptiles and also, learn about the incubation, hatching, rearing, and releasing process

    Starts: 8:00 – 8:30AM   (depends on your hotel location)

    Ends: 10:00AM (duration depends on your own pace)

    ITINERARY:

    Getting There: The adventure begins with a pick up at your hotel at 8:00 or 8:30AM. You’ll drive up to the San Ignacio Resort where the Green Iguana Conservation Project is situated, just up-hill in San Ignacio Town.

    At the site:  Once there, you’ll check in at the hotel’s concierge desk. Their guide will then escort you along a lush jungle trail to the hatchery along with any other visitors that may have been awaiting the next tourThe guide will brief you on the do’s and don’ts then proceed to elaborate on the hatchery’s history, purpose, and efforts. After listening attentively, you will be given the opportunity to get up-close with the Iguanas. The little juvenile ones are extra friendly. The guide will place them over you if you wish to get creative and take some fun pictures. No need to be scared, they’re pretty tame and harmless. You will be given some leaves to feed them, these are native to the jungle where the Iguanas are released once they’re fully mature. Enjoy this amazing and memorable experience!

    Departing: The tour lasts about an hour or so. Once you’ve had your fill with these amazing little creatures, you’ll head back up to the resort and make your way out to the parking lot where your driver/ guide will be awaiting to take you on your next adventure.

    Duration: Approx. 1 hour (at the hatchery)
    Difficulty level: Easy
    What to Bring: Lightweight/ fresh clothes, Hiking shoes, Water, Camera with lots of memory and battery.
    Provided: Waters, snacks, lunches.

  • Get hands-on with this fun and delicious organic chocolate-making experience. You’ll get to grind your own cacao seeds from scratch, you’ll be taught how to make chocolate drink and take home your hand-made chocolate bar!

     

    Starts: 10:30AM           Ends: 11:30AM (duration depends on your own pace)

    ITINERARY:

    Getting There: The adventure begins shortly after your previous Iguana Tour. This tour is also situated within San Ignacio town, just down-hill from your previous tour. Getting there takes less than 10 minutes.

    At the site:  Once there, the friendly and expert AJAW Chocolate team welcomes you and gives you a run-down of what you’ll be experiencing and accomplishing on this tour. You will be given a thorough historical and cultural insight on cacao and its significance in the Mayan world including how the cacao seeds are grown, harvested, and made into organic chocolate. After a short briefing, the fun part begins. You’ll get to take part in the process of breaking down the cacao beans into pure chocolate with the use of the “metate” granite grinding stone.

    You’ll proceed onto making your own organic chocolate paste which you can sample and take with you, this is followed by a variety of chocolate tasting drinks using the product made in front of you. There is also a variety of finished organic chocolate products which you may purchase as souvenirs to take back to your loved ones. This tour is a MUST if you love dark chocolate!

    Departing: This tour lasts about an hour or so. After you’ve had your chocolate fix, you’ll head over to the vehicle where your driver/ guide will be awaiting you to embark on your next adventure.

    Duration: Approx. 1 hour (at chocolate museum)
    Difficulty level: Easy
    What to Bring: Lightweight/ fresh clothes, Hiking shoes, Water, Camera with lots of memory and battery.
    Provided: Waters, snacks, lunches.

  • TAKE A REAL LIFE JOURNEY THROUGH THE MAYA UNDERWORLD “XIBALBA”.

    Starts: 1:30AM         Ends: 5:30 – 6:00PM

    ITINERARY:

    Getting There: You will embark on your journey, after lunch,  passing through San Ignacio. This is about a 1 hour and 15 minutes’ drive on the George Price Highway (paved road) until arriving at the junction of the Nohoch Che’en Cave Tubing (Caves Branch Outpost). The drive into the site’s parking lot is another 10 minutes or so on paved road.

    At the site: Upon arriving at the parking lot, you guide checks you in with the ranger. Here you can use the expansive restroom complex to change into your swimwear if you haven’t as yet done so. Your guide then walks you over to the tube racks where you’ll pick a tube of your choice. We provide you with life jackets, helmets, and headlamps.

    Once we’re all geared up, we then embark on a 45 minutes’ hike across the clear blue Caves Branch River. At this crossing there’s a rope across the river to assist you crossing. The water is waist-deep, typically. After the river crossing, we start off along a jungle trail heading upstream alongside the river. Your guide will point out interesting aspects of the local flora & fauna as we trek through – perfect time to take out your cameras (preferably water proof).

    Upon arrival at the designated starting point, your guide will brief you on the proper safety techniques for boarding & floating on your tube. If you’re adventurous, you’ll want to dive or splash into the water from a rock at the starting point. From here, your guide will set you afloat through a series of cavers which periodically open up to the sunshine & jungle. When the water current is strong, you’ll be tied up into a cluster (like a train) with ropes so as to avoid anyone straying away. Your guide will occasionally point out various Maya artifacts within the crevices of the caves. Depending on time availability, he may allow you to unboard your tube & walk up for a closer look if you wish.

    Departing: Since you’ll be ending back at the river crossing downstream, you’ll only be needing to get out of the river and head back on a short trek to the parking lot. Here we’ll deposit our tubes and then we’re free to change into our dry clothes. Once everyone is all dried up, we board the vehicle and head back onto the George Price Highway and onto San Ignacio, arriving around 5:30 or 6:00PM depending on individual pace.

    Duration: Approx. 4 hours (at Nohoch Che’en Cave Tubing)
    Difficulty level: Moderate
    What to Bring: Water Shoes (no flip-flops or open toe sandals), lightweight Shorts, Lightweight shirt, change of clothes, Sunscreen, Insect Repellant, Water, Camera (must be water proof).
    Provided: we provide you with helmet, head lamp, life jackets, and towels.

    NOTE: This tour has a Minimum Height Requirement of 14 Inches for kids. 

NOTE:

  • Minimum 2 Adults required to book any tour. Booking for 1 Adult + 1 Child not valid.
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