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Lodge at Big Falls Packages
Season 2007-2008

Mayan Footprints (3 nights/4 days) | Toledo Explorer (4 nights/5 days)
Rivers and Reef (4 nights/5 days) | Birds of Southern Belize (3 nights/4 days)
Birds of Southern Belize II (4 nights/5 days
Mayan Heritage | Honeymoon Package |
7 Nights Mountain to Mangroves Birding Package

Toledo Explorer
Highlights: Lubaantun Mayan ruin; visit a local Mayan harpist and instrument maker; Rio Blanco National park; Blue Creek cave; jungle hiking; birding, kayaking and tubing at the Lodge.
The 4-night Toledo Explorer package includes:
Day 1
Arrival at the Lodge in time for cocktails and orientation before you dine in the softly lit ambience of the Lodge’s restaurant
Day 2
Begins with an early morning guided bird walk along the river bank and through the orchard and meadows around the Lodge. After breakfast you will betaken to visit the home of Mr Florencio Mes a Kek’chi Mayan harpist and instrument maker.  Visit his workshop, hear him play and tour his kitchen garden.  Then on to Lubaantun Mayan site where the Crystal Skull was discovered in 1926 followed by a visit to Rio Blanco National Park for lunch and a swim beneath the waterfall and to explore the natural history of the riverside with a local Mayan guide.
Day 3
Half day hiking and canoeing tour to the trails and  lagoons at the Aguacaliente Wildlife Sanctuary near Laguna village.  The tour also includes a visit to one of the pilot gibnut (paca) breeding units where local villagers are learning to rear and grow gibnut for meat in order to reduce hunting pressure on the sanctuary.  Hike the mile-long boardwalk through the forest to find your canoe which will take you through the lagoons with your guide.  Marvel at the flocks of wading birds, like Wood storks, Jabiru and Roseate Spoonbill as well as Black-bellied Whistling ducks, herons, kingfishers, jacamars and puffbirds.  Back at the Lodge after lunch take a kayak on the Rio Grande, tube the river around the lodge or relax by the best jungle swimming pool in Belize.
Day 4

After breakfast you will be driven the thirteen miles to Blue Creek village where you will spend the day with very experienced local guides with a deep knowledge of rainforest medicinal plants and of the caves system in the hills and mountainsides around Blue Creek.  Blue Creek offers variety of activities to suit the seasons including swimming into the cave where Blue Creek emerges from the mountainside, hiking through a dry cave higher up in the mountainside, exploring a medicinal plant trail or visiting your Mayan guide’s home and learning how to grind corn and make tortillas.  For the very energetic there is also the option of climbing the steep side of the valley to the peak where you can gain magnificent views of the forest between Blue Creek and the coast twenty miles away.

Day 5
Breakfast at the Lodge and opportunity to have a last walk around the Lodge or dip in the pool.  If your flight departure from Punta Gorda allows we will drop your luggage off at the air terminal and then leave you on Front Street to explore PG and its market (Saturday, Monday, Wednesday & Friday) before boarding your onward flight.






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