Cayo District Journals

3 Days in the Jungles of Belize

A July 2003 trip to Cayo District by ext212

Ian Andersons Cave Branch Expeditions Photo, Cayo District, Belize More Photos
Quote: In a jungle cabana for two nights in the middle of a 58,0000-acre estate--what's more perfect than that?

3 Days in the Jungles of Belize

Overview

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The setting is like being far, far away from civilization, with only ample, clean, hot water for drinking and bathing.

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From Belize City, grab a cab and negotiate your drive to Ian Anderson's Caves Branch at the Cayo District. It is nicer to be in the back of a car than in a public bus for double the time. We paid about US, but have heard other people agreeing to US.
Ian Andersons Cave Branch Expeditions Photo, Cayo District, Belize
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We rented a jungle cabana for two nights for $68 per night. Buffet-style meals are included. Caves Branch sits on a privately-owned 58,000-acre estate that's in the middle of the jungle. Showers and toilets are a few yards from your cabana, but hot water and clean drinking water are ample. There is maid service and you can pay to have your laundry done. Check out the website here for the tours they offer.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 26, 2003

Ian Andersons Cave Branch Expeditions
Mile 41 1/2 Hummingbird Highway
Cayo District, Belize

Hiking the Cayo District

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Hiking the Cayo District Photo, Cayo District, Belize
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The hike to the top of the cliff was about two hours, with a lot of steep climbing. I could only imagine how much more difficult it would have been if the boy did not carry all of our water. We were sweating buckets! Four guides join us to assist with the actual drop. They turn our attention away from the heat, sweat, and exhaustion by pointing out the different kinds of plants and trees in the jungle. There was the big tree the Mayans consider the tree of life. There were trees with poisonous roots we were warned not to grab onto while we were hiking. There was the thorny tree called Give and Take, aptly named because the thorns will give you pain but only its sap can take the pain away. Our g...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 27, 2003

Hiking the Cayo District
Ian Anderson's Caves Branch
Cayo District, Belize