The duPlooy's Low Impact Group Package
Feeling guilty and want to exchange some carbon? Take a look at this one. 10% of the cost of your trip will be donated to Belize
Botanic Garden and used to help reforestation projects at the Golden Stream Conservation area in Belize's Toledo District or Runaway Creek in the Belize District. You will be issued a certificate showing the location and numbers of trees planted in your name. These trees will be left to mature in the forest for a minimum of 30 years, replacing some of the carbon created by your travel.
This trip, in an attempt to be as low impact as possible, includes as little travel by vehicle as possible - bring good hiking shoes!
duPlooy's is the perfect place to bring or send a group of any type. With our expert
staff guides there is no need to bring an additional guide. Our efficient, friendly office staff will cater to your requests, and with vehicles to suit any size group, you can just relax and leave everything to us. You will be met at the Belize City Airport and accompanied by your guide/s throughout the trip.
The itinerary listed below is for 8 nights, 9 days. Need a custom itinerary? No problem, just contact us.
"Low Impact" Package Itinerary:
(B=Breakfast included; L=Lunch included; D=Dinner included)
Day 1 – Road transfer to duPlooy's Jungle Lodge with a stop at the Belize Zoo enroute if time permits, settle in and orientation. D
Day 2 - Traditional Knowledge Workshop at Belize Botanic Gardens. Learn how to make a traditional food item, experience the Healers' Walk in the Plants of the Maya area and enjoy a local lunch served at the Maya house in the gardens. After lunch try your hand at a local craft such as thatching, plastering with white lime, broom making, basket weaving, etc. After the workshop, there should still be some time left for swimming, tubing or canoeing in the Macal River in front of duPlooy's. BLD
Day 3 – Join your guide on the deck for morning coffee and easy bird watching. After breakfast, get on a horse or take a short ride in the back of a truck upstream to a trail from where you will hike about 45 minutes to Flour Camp Cave. After a picnic lunch, return to duPlooy's by innertube. (You may be exercising some little-used muscles today, so we have included a yoga class before dinner if you wish) BLD
Day 4 - Morning bird walk this morning – 6am sharp! Come back, enjoy a leisurely
breakfast and spend the rest of the day and exploring duPlooy's and the gardens, swimming in the river or just relaxing in your hammock. Because this is all about sustainability, there will be a lecture tonight at the Garden Room at BBG. BLD
Day 5 - Optional morning walk, breakfast at 8 and then travel 6 miles to the Xunantunich Maya Site because, after all, you can't come to this part of the world and not see a ruin. Tour the ruins and then go across the road to Tropical Wings where you will have lunch and a tour of their butterfly house and small museum. After lunch, Kayak down the Mopan River to Clarissa Falls. Night Walk tonight to see what prowls and have an uninterrupted view of the stars. BLD
Day 6 - It's always good to have a look at your surroundings so today, we're going to head in to San Ignacio. You can do this by canoe or road, your choice. Walk around town, see what's going on in everyday life for Belizean people, have lunch in a local restaurant. If you want to see another Maya site, Cahal Pech is located right up the hill or you can visit the Green Iguana project at the San Ignacio Hotel. BLD
Day 7 - After breakfast, head back toward Belize City with a stop for a hike in Runaway Creek, a conservation reserve where trees may be planted in your name. Eat lunch at a local restaurant. Arrive at the Marine Terminal for a short (45 minutes) boat ride to Caye Caulker where you will spend the next two nights and your days on the shores of the beautiful blue Caribbean. The first night includes a presentation on reef ecology. BL
Day 8 – Explore the island, lounge around on the beach, go snorkeling, just enjoy the day. A snorkel trip is included, but meals are not on this day. No Meals
Day 9 - Your final day. Take the water taxi (included) back to Belize City where you
will be transferred back to the airport for your trip home. No Meals
How much does the "Low Impact" Package cost?
|Low Impact Package
|Comps for group leaders
(set package itineraries only)
IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ...
- Rates effective until May
- All prices are in US $ and are PER PERSON
- Add 10% to cover both tax and service charge *
- Entrance fees are not included in the price of packages
- Entrance fees and taxes are not
controlled by duPlooy's and are therefore
subject to change without notice
- Prices are based on double occupancy. Persons wishing a single room, add $50 per night
- Persons traveling alone, add 50% to package price
- Children under the age of 6 DO NOT PAY for packages. Children from 6-12 PAY HALF PRICE for packages, with 2 paying adults in the same room
- A non-refundable deposit of $150 per person is requied to confirm a package
- Balance is due 45 days prior to arrival
- Payment may be made by Visa, Mastercard or check