Wildlife River Rafting on the Olde Belize River
Belize City, Belize
River rafting: Discover the incredible diversity of the rainforest; see giant iguanas and crocodiles.
Local guides: Paddle downriver accompanied by experienced rafters in kayaks who will tell 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
There are two things that define Belize: jungle and water. On this particular adventure, you get the best of both.
The Olde Belize River cuts through the tropical rainforest, putting you in the heart of this lush ecosystem. As you enjoy a leisurely voyage on an 8-person raft, you'll see all manner of creatures on land and water andndash; endless varieties of birds, howler monkeys, giant iguanas, maybe even a crocodile or two.
You'll also notice local farms along your route. One of them is found at the Rainforest River Camp, where you'll make a stop to enjoy a fresh snack of the fruit and vegetables grown there. You'll even learn a few things, like the fact that a cashew is actually a seed (not a nut) that grows at the bottom of the cashew apple. And when you see what it looks like in its unprocessed form, you'll think, "That's totally nuts!"
When the Olde Belize River was younger
There was a time when the Olde Belize River was just ... the Belize River. English and Scottish settlers, along with pirates known as the Baymen, established a logging colony here in the 17th century. They frequently clashed with Spaniards who'd claimed the area, culminating in the Battle of St. George's Caye in 1798. The anniversary of their victory is a national holiday in Belize, celebrating the "first Belizeans" and the Baymen.
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.
This tour involves a minimal amount of walking and ability to enter/exit raft without assistance. It is not wheelchair accessible. Guides will be paddling the rafts.
Private Tour, Scenic, Family Friendly, Adventure, Wilderness/Wildlife
Generally, a 15-seat Van
English, Spanish, German
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.
Suitable for travelers 10 years of age and older.
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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