Bamboo River Rafting
Belize City, Belize
- River rafting: Discover the incredible diversity of the rainforest. See howler monkeys, kinkajou, toucans and king vultures, ocelots, and maybe even a jaguar!
- Local guides: The two of you can sit back and relax as your guide navigates downstream, telling you all about the flora, fauna, and history of the area.
- Rainforest River Camp: You'll stop at this camp six miles from your starting point for a snack of fresh fruit and veggies grown at the camp farm.
About This Belize City Tour
"If only we could get away," you've said. "Just the two of us." And you sigh, thinking about what it would be like to be really, really away. No phones. No work. No email or texts. Nothing to connect to but each other.
Well, an isolated river in the middle of a dense rainforest is about as away as you can get. And while it's not technically just the two of you – an experienced navigator guides your raft and supplies interesting local yarns along the way – the messages here come in chirps and squawks, not characters on a four-inch screen.
In a country half-covered by 4,000 square miles of lush, undisturbed rainforest, this section of Northern Belize bisected by this river is home to its most diverse wildlife. You may share your trip with deer, puma, ocellated turkeys, falcons, crocodiles, and manatees, among other creatures.
As you proceed down the river, you'll pass a number of local farms and stop at a riverside camp for a fresh bite to eat. The only notifications here come from over 500 species of birds, monkeys and reptiles welcoming you on your jungle adventure.
Swimming in the rivers of Belize is fine, except for one day of the year: Good Friday. Many in the country's Christians believe those who enter the water on this holy day will turn into mermaids. Though it's probably a tall tale invented to keep rowdy children in line, most Belizeans still refrain from swimming on Good Friday.
Cruise ship travelers: Please proceed pier side to meet your GoBe Rep. Look for our displayed logo sign. Staying at a hotel? Be sure you specify the name at check out so we can meet you in the lobby.
Take extra precautions to avoid too much exposure to the sun. Even on cloudy days, the UV is stronger than you may think.
This tour involves a minimal amount of walking and ability to enter/exit raft without assistance. Participants are seated on raft while guides are paddling. It is not wheelchair accessible.
Private Tour, Scenic, Family Friendly, Adventure, Wilderness/Wildlife
English, Spanish, German
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated mild. To participate fully, you may be required to walk over primarily even surfaces at a leisurely pace. You may encounter a limited number of steps, cobblestones, or uneven surfaces, and you may have to stand for extended periods of time.
Suitable for all ages.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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