If you are the type of person who looks for the road less traveled, you’ll want to take the river. San Ignacio lies between two rivers, the Mopan and the Macal. On either of these two rivers, you’ll see the occasional monkey, bats, birds, giant iguanas and any number of other exotic creatures. Essentially where there is water, there is life; and Belize has plenty of both.
This tour is an excellent combination of sights and experiences. It all starts with a 20min drive out to Chaa Creek, one of San Ignacio’s premier Eco-friendly resorts. At the resort you’ll be taken through the Chaa Creek Butterfly Farm, where you’ll get to see some of Belize’s more rare and exotic butterflies. After the Butterfly farm, you’ll travel down the medicinal trail, and learn about some of Belize’s medicinal plants. Then it’s off to the canoes.
It’s a 15min walk from the visitor’s center to the Macal River, where you get in. On the 2hr trip from Chaa Creek back into San Ignacio, you will pass through the habitat of a variety of birds, giant iguanas and other wildlife. Your final destination… the Hawksworth Bridge.