Posts Tagged ‘Belize Adventure’
We got to work with some very talented friends who came down from New York to check out Ka’ana’s version of Belize – and capture it on video.
From making clay pots with local Maya women, horseback riding through rivers, hanging out in private pool villas, swimming into – and exploring Maya caves (Including human remains!) to helicoptering over rivers and waterfalls… The list goes on, so let’s leave it to the photos!
Arriving In Style!
The View From The Helicopter, No Big Deal.
Chasing An Airboat On The Way To Lamanai!
Breaking-In The New Villas…
Luxury Tent At A Maya Ruin.
Our Genetically-Blessed Friends:
Spelunking The Maya Underworld!
Meeting The Locals At The Zoo.
Venture off the beaten path and explore the remnants of a civilization that once was.
Enjoy 3 nights at Ka’ana – your exclusive out-post for adventure, culture and history – as you dine on Belizean gourmet cuisine while reliving colorful periods in Maya tradition as seen by an animated Maya Chiclero Storyteller. Horseback ride across open pastures and rivers to Actun Can: a Maya Ruin which has since been reclaimed by nature. As the adventure continues, tour Guatemala’s excavated “City Of Echoes” – Tikal – one of the most impressive Maya Cities in Central America!
For more information visit: Belize Specials – Spring Offer.
Actress Kathryn Felicia Day highlights her visit to the epicenter of inland touring – Belize’s Cayo District – having utilized Ka’ana as her exclusive outpost. From grazing pastures to diverse eco-tours, she depicts her journey to Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) Cave and Xunantunich Maya City – two of the region’s most impressive and popular attractions.
Tucked into a limestone ridge in the Upper Macal River Valley of the Maya Mountains in Belize’s Cayo District is Che Chem Ha (Poisonwood Water). This quarter-mile dry cave was first discovered by William Playtez, ranch owner and tour guide, while harvesting Xate leaves in the 1980s.
Accessing the cave involves a 40-minute drive on an unpaved road and a 35-minute hike along jungle-lined trails. Once in the cave, journey into the underworld – Xibalba – through nine levels using ladders and ropes. View ancient altars and undisturbed artifacts, including the largest ceramic vessels recorded in caverns, some of which are set high above the floor level and are accessible only by ladders. The descent into the ceremonial chamber is worthwhile as it displays the silhouette of a woman carrying a pot carved into its stone wall.
Upon exiting the cave, continue hiking for approximately ten minutes through farmland to a 214 feet waterfall. Climb down a steep incline and take a refreshing dip after a half day of hiking, climbing and even crawling in one of Belize’s leading caves.
A number of terms come to mind when we think of Road Warrior Lily Girma’s overnight adventure at Caracol: awe-inspiring, life-altering, once-in-a-lifetime – and the list goes on. Step into her shoes and imagine being seated at a table for two atop a centuries-old stone plaza, on the edges of an almost untouched rainforest filled with the sounds of nocturnal wildlife, as she wines and dines in what was once the center of the Maya Empire.
Lebawit Lily Girma – a published travel photographer and writer – is Belize’s newest and second Road Warrior for the Belize Tourism Board and the Matador Travel Network. Her time in Belize will focus on adventure travel so be sure to follow her on Twitter at @sunandstilettos, like her on Facebook at Lily Lily Images, and read her Blog at Sun[Shine] And Stilettos.
We are proud to announce our partnership with Tara Tours Inc., an online source for personalized, quality and sensitive itineraries to Central and South America. Founded in 1980 by Daniel and Hermine Taramona, the company’s purpose is to bring its clientele well-rounded journeys through exotic countries. Belize, recently listed to their popular destinations, will continue adding flavor to the mix through its diverse attractions, namely archaeological sites, caves, coral reefs, and – of course – its eclectic people. Experience “The Best Of Belize” with Ka’ana and Tara Tours! For more information click here: Tara Tours Introduces New Belize Program.