If you are the type of person who looks for the road less traveled, you’ll want to take the river. San Ignacio lies between two rivers, the Mopan and the Macal. On either of these two rivers, you’ll see the occasional monkey, bats, birds, giant iguanas and any number of other exotic creatures. Essentially where there is water, there is life; and Belize has plenty of both.
Mayan Heart World Adventure Tours uses inflatable kayaks those are great for beginners and adventure seekers. The river guides are well trained in guiding and water rescue; they’re also happy to show beginners the ropes. If you have never kayaked or canoed before, this surely is the place to start. Mayan Heart World Adventure Tours offers both half day and full day tours.
This tour is an excellent combination of sights and experiences. It all starts with a 20min driving out to Chaa Creek, one of San Ignacio’s premier Eco-friendly resorts. At the resort you’ll be taken through the Chaa Creek Butterfly Farm, where you’ll get to see some of Belize’s more rare and exotic butterflies. After the Butterfly farm, you’ll travel down the medicinal trail, and learn about some of Belize’s medicinal plants. Then it’s off to the canoes.
It’s a 15min walk from the visitor’s center to the Macal River, where you get in. On the 2hr trip from Chaa Creek back into San Ignacio, you will pass through the habitat of a variety of birds, giant iguanas and other wildlife. Your final destination… the Hawks-worth Bridge.
KAYAKING MOPAN RIVER
This tour starts in the border of Benque Viejo Town. As you wind your way down the Mopan, through seven miles of lush rainforest, you’ll observe a healthy collection of turtles, iguanas, and wild orchids. Along the way your guides will constantly be pointing out plants and animals that the untrained eye might miss. Our guides are also well trained in natural history and the intricacies of the ecosystem.
Full Day Tour
The Paslow falls tour begins with the Clarissa Falls tour, but instead of finishing up at Clarissa falls you’ll just stop there for lunch. The next 8 miles is a gentle, relaxing float through some of the deepest shades of green you’ll ever see. Towards the end of the tour, you’ll pass through Paslow Falls Rapids big enough to be fun, small enough to enjoy.
Things to Bring: Extra set of dry clothing.