2 Nights Canoeing

Overnight-CampingBelize River Expedition

( 2 nights & 3 days)

Get ready to experience one of the most unique expeditions as you paddle down the Belize River.  Two nights and three days and learn about nature as you travel down the river which once the ancient Mayas did to get in the different village to trade.

The adventure starts from the village of Ontario by loading our canoes with our camping equipment and our food supply for the next three days.  Gently paddling down the Belize River and learning about the important of the river in the ancient times, and learning about the different flora and fauna alone the ride.  Since the river was once used as a major trade, shuttling goods between the Mayan cites, the transportation of mahogany is very rich in history.  Camp one is located on a very high side of the river bank, which is the perfect area to enjoy a sun set as the guides set up the tents and the cook prepares the fire for the Bar B Q.  Directly after sun sets the guides starts the camp fire, and gets the canoes ready for the night safari.  If you are on the wild side then get ready to join the guides to paddle on the Belize River at night and encounter the creature of the night.  The fallowing day starts with a hike through the surrounding jungle, followed by a next three hours an half paddling to our next camp.  Our last day paddling I always call it the best day because we don’t paddle as hard as the previous days we relax and enjoy our ride down the river tie our canoes together and spotting wildlife. We sometimes even have a picnic as we float down the river to our pick up point. This trip is designed for does that are ready for an outdoor and a cultural experience.

The canoeing on the Belize Old River begins with a 35 minutes drive from San Ignacio Town to the village of Ontario. The departing time will be discuss at the night when the guide goes and do the briefing about the canoeing. Most of the time the groups decide to depart at around 10:00AM. We will be doing a stop at a super market for the guest to buy their stuff which they are going to take for the trip (Rum, snacks and etc).  Once we arrive at the village we will be diverting towards the Belize river. Depending on the road condition we can reach near the river bank if not then we would have to do a 10 minutes hike. We are going to have Lunch at the river bank while the guide and his assistance prepare the canoes and the equipments for the trip.  We will be paddling for a 2 ½ to 3 hours to reach at our campsite. The camp site is located on a high river bank overlooking the Belize River.  We would set up our tents and relax the rest of the day or have refreshing swim in the Belize Old River.  For dinner the cook is going to prepare chicken Bar B Q. After our delicious dinner you can decide if you want to sit around camp fire, tell stories, sing, drink local rum, or go for a canoe ride to spot crocodile or other nocturnal animals.


On the second Day we could do a morning hour and a half jungle hike through the forest with a knowledgeable guide interpreting the usage of the plants and pointing out the wildlife within the area. After the hike you enjoy your traditional lunch on the banks of the Belize River and swim in the refreshing waters. The canoeing adventures continue down stream for another 3 to 3 ½ hour as the river whines through farm land areas and riverine forest to Banana bank campsite.  For the night activity you can do a  Night canoeing to spot crocodiles depending on the water level or just relax at the campsite and enjoy the stars by telling stories sitting around the camp fire. On this canoeing guests can encounter many species of birds and wildlife that inhabit this area. There are many species of water birds like King fishers, Night Heron, Boat billed Heron, Bare Throated Tiger Herons, Black Bellied Whistling Ducks, American Coot and many species of Raptors just to mention a few. Wildlife like the Black Howler Monkeys can be spotted on the branches of the Ficus trees over hanging the water and on the banks Coati Mundi foraged for food, while Green Iguanas and Morlet Crocodiles bask under the bright sun light. Depending on the time of year and weather conditions guest are sometime lucky enough to have sighting of tapirs crossing the river or even get to see a pack of Peccary rush on down for a drink of water. After the canoeing guests get change into their dry cloths and enjoy some fresh fruits, chips and salsa before an hour drive back to San Ignacio.


Third Day

On the third day we will set a time for departure on the night before. So as guest wake up them will pack their things and guide and assistants as well.  After our breakfast we will paddle downstream for 3 to 3 ½ hours to our pick up point which would be by Saturday Creek.

  • Hiking shoes
  • Change of clothes for hike
  • Clothes for night
  • Personal utility
  • Mosquito repellant
  • Sun screen
  • Head lamp or flashlight
  • Hat
  • Binoculars
  • Optional
    • Bird book
    • Sleeping matt
    • Personal utensils
  • Sleeping bags



  • Canoes
  • Guide
  •  2 dinner
  • 2 break fast
  • Snacks
  • Fresh fruits
  • Transportation
  •  water
  •      Equipments
    • life jacket
    • paddles
    •  tents
    • sleeping mats
    • cups
    • plates
    • kitchen utensils

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Phone: 011 (501) 600-9192  or  011 (501) 670-0746