Glover's Reef & River of Caves

Rainforest cave float, nocturnal zoo tour, then out to the island basecamp and white sand cayes of Glover’s Atoll for paddling, snorkeling and reef exploration

Trip Features

Glover’s Reef and River of Caves combines an inland exploration of tropical savannah and Mayan 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, luxury 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...and from time to time we offer special departures with a guest fly fishing guide/instructor! 
  • Venture inland for a Mayan cave hike/float through lush rainforest and a specially arranged nocturnal viewing at the Belize Zoo. 

Itinerary Summary

Day 0 - Welcome to Belize! Meet your group, settle into your forest cabana at the Belize Zoo’s Tropical Education Center. Optional specially arranged nocturnal zoo tour – check out the wildlife of Belize!
Day 1 – Mayan cave hike and float through lush rainforest. Back to the Tropical Education Center to enjoy a leisurely walk on the unique Caribbean Pine Savanna Interpretive Trail.
Days 2-6 – 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 & River of Caves 

Trip Summary

$1739 USD+ $240 Taxes & Fees
$1909 CDN+ $290 Taxes & Fees
Per Person based on Double Occupancy  
(Traveling as a Family?
Duration:     7 Days / 7 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:    Tropical Education Center, Southwest Caye Glover's Basecamp
Activities:    Sea Kayaking (Paddling), Sea Kayak Sailing, Snorkeling, Stand-up Paddle Boarding, Birding, Cave Tubing, Jaguar Encounter, Photography, Natural History Interpretation, Scuba Diving (optional, cost not included in trip price), and now Yoga!
Extensions:   This trip combines well with the  Rainforest Canopy Extension , the  Maya World Extension , Also, visit our  Combining Trips Page  for more suggestions