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JUNGLE EXCURSIONS

 

On foot or our well maintained, name-brand mountain bikes, there’s much to see and enjoy in the pristine Toledo rainforest: a limitless and varied tree canopy and the incredible stillness, punctuated only by the sounds of our forest denizens. On the verdant hillsides throughout our reserve, there’s every opportunity to enjoy long vistas across the Maya Mountains and the Seven Hills and evenings surrounded by jungle sounds and the scent of rainforest greenery. As always, our trustworthy guides give perspective and knowledge to all you’ll see and hear.

Caving Adventures lead guests on exciting subterranean treks to dramatic underground caverns. Frequently visited caves include Yok Balum, Santa Cruz and the impressive Hokeb Ha cavern, where stalactites loom overhead and stalagmites rise from the floor. The cavern at Blue Creek awaits those with a yen for cave swimming.

After dark jungle drives and hikes offer Machaca guests an opportunity to head out into the tropical night. Our guides equipped with high quality night-vision aids and low impact red filtered spotlights in search of the reserve’s seldom-seen nocturnal animals, including; jaguar, ocelot, coati, peccary, kinkajou, tapir and fox. Night time in the rain forest presents an opportunity to explore our unique environment in a way experienced by relatively few travelers.

Full exposure to the many special attributes of the Machaca Hill environment is best achieved through the highly personalized, guided tour experiences offered within our Optional Collection. Available on a complimentary basis to our All-Inclusive Plan guests and on a supplementary basis to all Machaca guests, these activities are geared to smaller groups of 6 to 8 guests, insuring everyone has a window or waterside seats in our modern fleet of land vehicles and water craft.

Optional collection tours typically entail a full day of land and/or water-based activities, punctuated with a sumptuous and nutritious signature lunch in an adjacent, scenic location. Prior to the beginning of each tour, our guides will familiarize guests with pertinent details, promising a meaningful and fully enjoyable day; guests are encouraged to identify their preferences and interests at this time, to maximize their full engagement. In our fragile environment, we stress the importance of low-impact travel; our customized open-cab Land Cruisers, Polaris Rangers and motorized water craft possess the latest low-emission and noise pollutant technologies available.