The many rivers and tributaries of Belize offer an enchanting mixture of jungle scenery and peaceful village life to experienced veterans, novice paddlers, or competitive racers.
Guided tours, adventure packages, day trips, overnight expeditions, and annual races take advantage of the ceaseless movement of the rivers and are easily accessible. Although not all rivers lend themselves to easy travel, certain waterways have established themselves as the premier routes for paddling travelers.
Absorb the enchanting mix of jungle scenery and peaceful village life as you canoe the rivers and tributaries of Belize. Awaken your senses with an authentic journey that helps you become one with Belize.
Choose from guided tours, adventure packages, day trips, overnight expeditions and annual canoe races that take advantage of the ceaseless movement of the rivers, which are easily accessible throughout Belize. Although not all rivers lend themselves to easy travel, certain waterways have established themselves as the premier routes for paddling travelers – anyone interested in canoeing in Belize.
For instance, the La Ruta Maya River Challenge is a grueling, multiday canoe race that traverses a perilous river route across Belize. The route runs west to east along the Macal and Belize Rivers, once the only link between beautiful San Ignacio, in the foothills of the Maya Mountains, and the bustling port of Belize City. Everyone races – couples, individuals, families and others – not just professionals.
Combine canoeing in Belize with a rainforest hike, cave exploration or a trip to a mystical Maya site – just a sample of what to do in Belize that creates a state of being, not just a vacation. Be one with nature … canoe in Belize.