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Mayan Culture « - the Belize Jungle Lodge - the Belize Jungle Lodge

December 7, 2009


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On December 21, 2012, the ancient Maya calendar ends.  Is it a time of transition, Will the world end? Nothing at all?  No one knows for sure…but no matter what you believe, what better place to see in the new era, than in the land of the Maya!

Spend this exciting time with us at duPlooy’s Jungle Lodge in Cayo.  From here you can see the best of inland Belize and experience Maya sites, caves, waterfalls, jungle horseback trips, canoeing along the On December 21, 2012, the ancient Maya calendar ends.  Is it a time of transition?  Will the world end?

DuPlooy’s is offering a special package with the 22nd of December free.  If you think that we will still be here, this is a bargain.  If you don’t, at least you didn’t have to pay for the 22nd! Start on December 18th and book this all-inclusive 4-night package and get the 5th night (December 22) free.  To celebrate our continued presence on the planet, there will be a special dinner and entertainment on the 22nd.

December 18, 2012… 3 more days!
The countdown begins with your transfer from Belize International Airport to duPlooy’s Jungle Lodge.  If there is time, you can stop at the Belize Zoo enroute.  5pm welcome cocktail party where one name will be drawn from all guests present and the lucky winner will receive a complete rebate on all monies paid to duPlooy’s for this package.  Prize will be paid in cash at the cocktail party in Belize $.

December 19, 2012… 2 more days
Choose from a trip to Barton Creek Cave where guided canoe will weave its way through the sacred space of the Maya amongst incredible limestone formations. Re-enter the light and wend your way into Belize’s Mountain Pine Ridge area where you will picnic and swim at Big Rock Falls. On the way back stop at the San Antonio Women’s co-op to have a look at how some local Maya women make their living.  Tour the farm and get your hands into the culture by trying a bit of potter making or patting out a tortilla to cook on the fire.

December 20, 2012… Tomorrow may be a big day
Or not – but you’d better make the most of today by visiting Ya’xcha Maya site in Guatemala.  An early departure takes you across the border into Guatemala for an hour’s drive to a guided tour of the lake and temples of this amazing site.  Return to duPlooy’s and if you’re still energetic, wander around adjacent Belize Botanic Gardens or head for the beach for a swim or canoeing.

December 21, 2012… This may be it!
Today might be a good day for reflection.  Spend it gently paddling a canoe to San Ignacio or taking in the views by horseback.  If you want to muster your energy for the new age, drift gently downstream by inner tube or do nothing more than indulge your body with a massage treatment or facial at duPlooy’s.

December 22, 2012… That was it!
Are we still here?  If so, let’s celebrate with a choice of any activity duPlooy’s has to offer and a party at Belize Botanic Gardens’ Visitors’ Center.  Local band, craft vendors and a barbecue and gifts for all who joined us for this special time.  No charge for tonight’s stay, so enjoy it!

If we are still in this world that means we might be here for awhile, surrounded by the natural wonders of Belize.  Belize Botanic Gardens is the perfect place to think about what each of us can do to continue to make tomorrow better for
ourselves and generations to come.

RATES:  This package is all-inclusive and starts with dinner on the 18th and ends with breakfast the 23rd. We will take care of your entrance fees, border fees, bar bill and gratuities.  Just Create Your Own Package and pay for a normal 4-night all-inclusive package

Book and pay before December 18, 2011 and receive a 10% discount!

April 9, 2007

Traditional Knowledge Workshop

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mayan-hutRooms at duPlooy’s now include continental breakfast, self-guided tour of Belize Botanic Gardens, **use of innertubes and canoes around the property. **Only if you bring ‘em back yourself. If you’re hanging around duPlooy’s for the day you might want to take a picnic lunch to the beach or garden and just relax a little.

If you have a yen to try your hand at tortilla or tamale making, basket weaving, or other local
food or craft, ask about Belize Botanic Garden’s Traditional Knowledge workshop. This has to be scheduled a day ahead, but it’s lots of fun and very informative. A Traditional Knowledge Workshop can be included as a half day activity on packages. It includes a guided Healer’s Walk in the gardens, along with an activity such as one of those listed above. The activity takes place in the Maya house in the garden and a typical Mayan lunch is served there.

March 29, 2006

A Wonderful Experience!

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Dear Luis, Gina, Fiona and the Duplooy’s team,

birdwatch1-727356Just a note from a rather chilly England to say thank you very much for a superb few days (again) at Duplooy’s. Magical place, great people and fabulous service. All this and a jaguarundi sighting too! (for Chris at least)

And a special thank you to Philip for his most engaging bird walk and archeology days – unforgettable, as was his engaging conversation on the airport transfer trips.

We really do look forward to seeing you again in the future,

Chris and Sue Morris

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