Glover's Reef & Mayan Caves

Xunantunich Ruins, Archeological Mayan Cave, then out to the island Basecamp and white sand cayes of Glover’s Atoll for paddling, snorkeling and reef exploration

Glover's Reef and River of Caves

Trip Features

Glover’s Reef and Mayan Caves combines an inland exploration of Mayan ruins and rainforest caves with the opportunity to explore and stay on a remote coral atoll.  

Glover’s Reef is part of the world famous Belize Barrier Reef, a protected marine park and designated world heritage site thirty-six miles off the shore of mainland Belize.  Perfect for active families and couples of mixed abilities, this adventure Basecamp offers flexibility and choices in daily guided activities, so traveling companions can do things together or separately.
  • Stay at a unique, Adventure Basecamp on Southwest Caye, a remote 13 acre island. Sleep in comfortable tent-walled cabanas and dine on fresh seafood, tropical fruit and local fare
  • Kayak or SUP around this pristine group of tropical islands set within a turquoise lagoon
  • Snorkel some of Glover’s 700 patch reefs in its thriving coral reef system 
  • Fly fish for bonefish or tarpon on the saltwater flats and adjoining deep waters
  • Venture inland for a Mayan ruin and cave exploration through lush rainforest

Itinerary Summary

Day 1  - Welcome to Belize! Meet your group, settle into your accommodations at Cahal Pech Village Resort
Day 2 – Xunantunich ruins and Mayan cave hike in the lush rainforest. Back to San Ignacio to enjoy a leisurely stroll through this quaint Belizean town
Days 3-6 – Travel the scenic Hummingbird Highway and transfer to your waiting boat. Set off mid-morning to our island Basecamp at Glover's Atoll and spend the next few days paddling, snorkeling and exploring this rich reef system
Day 7 – Enjoy one last early morning swim or beach walk before heading back on the boat to mainland Belize

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A very well organized vacation; great suggestions to use Continental airlines - flights down and back were on time and good connections; guides adapted to weather, provided lots of options for activities each day, allowed us to make decisions about what we wanted to do, and provided alternatives each day; staff throughout the trip were very pleasant, and skilled at their jobs. I really appreciated their understanding of the information they shared with us and their obvious enthusiasm for their job. Nancy Robinson and Andrew Tucker, Glover's Reef

Trip Summary


$1589 USD + $210 TAXES & FEES

$1739 CDN + $260 TAXES & FEES

Per Person based on Double Occupancy  
(Traveling as a Family?
Duration:     7 Days / 6 Nights 
When:      Weekly, December through April - Contact our office for details
Starts:     Belize City   
Finishes:     Dangriga
Dates & Prices:   Click Here for Dates & Prices
Group Size:     6-22  
Guides:     2-6 Leaders
Accommodations:    Cahal Pech Village Resort, Southwest Caye Glover's Basecamp
Activities:    Sea Kayaking (Paddling), Sea Kayak Sailing, Snorkeling, Stand-up Paddleboarding, Birding, Xunantunich ruins, archeological cave, Photography, Natural History Interpretation, Scuba Diving (optional, cost not included in trip price), and now Yoga on select departures!
Extensions:   This trip combines well with the Rainforest Canopy Extension, the Maya World Extension, Also, visit our Combining Trips Page for more suggestions