Starts: 8:00AM Ends: 1:00PM
Getting There: The adventure begins with a pick up at your hotel and then a 10 minutes’ drive towards the luxury Chaa Creek Lodge which we’ll be using as our access point to the Macal River.
At the lodge & River: Upon arrival at the lodge, we’ll be walking up to their on-site museum of natural history for an insightful start to our tour. After the museum we’ll be walking over to their butterfly farm for an exciting look at the butterfly life cycle – perfect opportunity for some great pictures.
After the butterfly farm, we’ll be heading down a trail towards the river bank where our canoes will be awaiting us. There, our guide will brief us on safety procedures as we careful board our craft for our downstream adventure. The canoe ride itself offers a close look at the various local flora and fauna as your guide points them out and elaborates on them. Enjoy the peaceful ride until reaching San Ignacio town around 1:00PM where your pick up transportation awaits you.
Departure: At the San Ignacio pick up point, we’ll be onboarding our canoe as we prepare to head back to our hotel. You have the option of staying in town to explore at your leisurely pace or you may head back to the hotel for some delicious lunch. You also have the choice of taking a dip in the river after reaching the pick up point.
Duration: Approximately 5 hours
Difficulty level: Easy
What to bring: Sunscreen, bug repellent, sun glasses, solid athletic shoes, light clothing, camera, a change of clothing if you wish to take a dip in the river in San Ignacio town.
Provided: Lunch and snacks, bottled water & sodas, towels (if you opt to swim).
Note: Let us know in advance if you’re a none-swimmer so as to equip you with life jackets.