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Frommers Travel Guide - Belize Wet and Wild ...
Belize is one of those countries that most people have heard of but few people have actually visited. Nestled between Mexico and Guatemala on the Caribbean coastline, Belize offers a unique mix of tropical jungles, diverse wildlife, majestic mountains, Mayan temples, and some of the best scuba diving and fishing in the Caribbean. Belize is a paradise for those travelers seeking outdoor adventures on land or in the water.
www.greendragonbelize.com offers a number of adventure vacations based at the Belize Jungle Dome, a lodge located in the center of the Belize........more
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Thursday, December 15, 2005
Al and Johns Belize Adventure......
Oh where, oh where do I begin…..
I wanted to write a summary, now that we have some more time, of our wonderful experience at your Jungle Paradise. John and I chose your 8 day/9 night Jungle package which we changed the Zoo for the Black Hole Drop. Before I give some summaries of our trips, we want to thank Karen, Andy and Simone from the bottom of our hearts for being so warm and courteous during our stay. The wonderful conversations in your Treetop Lounge were memories that will stay with us for a lifetime. The Food! The food that Nora, Tella and Wani prepare is fit for a King…. the fry jacks in the morning are a wonderful start to a long day.
The Guides that you use from “River Rat” (Gonzo, Brainard) are incredibly knowledgeable and have a passion for what they do, they respect the culture of the Maya and know so much from a personal level about each site and adventure that it is truly amazing and you listen to every word they say.
The eight days that we spent at your Jungle Dome started nice and easy with Horseback Riding in the jungle to see and hear the wonderful sights and sounds that your nearby area has to offer followed by a relaxing trip down the river before dusk to see the Iguana’s sunning themselves in the evening setting sun.
River Kayaking was incredibly fun, 14 miles on the Belize River with Henry was a great experience. There are just enough rapids to keep you on your toes while enjoying the sites of the river and what it has to offer.
Cave Tubing was something that we had never experienced; Brainard is very passionate for the caves and knows every crevice that they have to offer. To float thru a cave with crystal walls and natural stalactites was breath taking.
Our trip to Caracol was our very first experience to a Mayan temple site. Our group was a lot of fun and it was a great experience to see these massive structures that the Mayas once lived in. Caracol is so desolate and quiet that we felt like nothing else in the world existed!
Actun Tunichil Muknal was an experience of a lifetime for John and me. It was truly inspiring and amazing to swim, climb, and crawl thru the caves of ATM. To see vessels of the Maya from thousands of years and skeletal remains in the cave was mind blowing. We left there truly inspired!
The Black Hole Drop…WOW! I definitely countered some personal demons on that trip. After a very long hike thru the jungle and spotting panther tracks we came to the sink hole which was breath taking. To repel down from above and thru the jungle canopy was an experience that we will never forget….This is definitely one of the most exciting yet exhilarating trips that is offered. The guides are very professional and really know what they are doing and are patient and trusting, John and I left there feeling like we just accomplished a life long dream.
Tikal is massive, something that is difficult to accomplish in a day. The site is filled with tons of structures and to witness the temple peaks thru the jungle canopy is something that is beyond words. One of the longest days for our trip, but definitely worth checking out.
Some suggestions that we noticed while in Belize, especially for first timers like ourselves. Definitely come prepared with some cash. Whether it is in American currency or in Belize currency. We found traveler’s checks difficult at times to use, I definitely suggest exchanging your checks into some cash for tips and the like. Also, wearing white shirts is something that you should not do- they will get very dirty LOL.
Once again, thank you so much for sharing this piece of paradise with us. You can count on us coming back to Belize and the Jungle Dome in 2006!
Al & John
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Monday, December 12, 2005
Sunset 4 at Tikal Mayan Temples
Sunset 5 at Tikal Mayan Temples
Thursday, December 08, 2005
Guest Comments from Al Romao and John Lenaerts
Thank you so much for a truly amazing experience. That is what it really was…..an experience, not just a trip or vacation. Everyone here helped take the vacation we planned and turned it into so much more. We leave here filled with incredible memories of sights, sounds, emotions and memorable conversations.
It was truly wonderful to spend the day doing activities filled with adventure and then return to a place that felt warm, safe and welcoming. It was like having our own little home and family in the jungle.
You have a very special place here with beautiful land and beautiful people.
John Lenaerts & Al Romao (New Jersey, USA) - December 2005
Sunday, December 04, 2005
Guest Comments from Anne Marie Purcell and Connor
Hello all at the Jungle Dome
Thank you so much for taking such good care of us during our trip to Belize. We had a wonderful 4 night stay at the Jungle Dome. We really enjoyed the day trips that you organized for us. The trip to Tikal was an adventure and the highlight of our whole holiday. Our guide Daniel Rodriguez was a wealth of knowlege and was able to connect the ancient temples at Tikal to the historical sites at Newgrange, Stonehenge and Peru. The guides on the Black Hole drop were fantastic too - they put me right at ease as I was a little nervous about that 300 foot drop! The Chechem Ha cave trip was excellent too. The guide and the group that joined us kept us entertained throughout our adventure through the dry cave. Finally the horseriding on our last morning was the perfect ending to our stay in the Jungle. A special thanks to the wonderful cooks at the Jungle Dome and to Karen who made special efforts to make our stay so enjoyable
The new Belize Jungle Dome Website
We are proud to announce the release of the new Belize Jungle Dome Website
2 months in the making the site has been totally upgraded with Slideshows of all our Belize Tours and packed with information about the Jungle Dome and all the packages we offer.
Highlights include our Belize Vacation Packages
2 Night: Jungle Express3 Night: Explorer
4 Night: Mayan Adventure
5 Night: Surf & Turf
6 Night: Ultimate Adventure
7 Night: Reefs & Ruins
7 Night: Horseback Riding
8 Night: Jungle Safari
11 Night: Jungle Multisport
14 Night: Reefs & Rainforest
Scuba Diving Packages
Tropical Island Extension
Belize Honeymoon Packages
And the Belize Tours
Jungle Horseback Riding
Belize River Boat Tours
Cayo Two Temple Tour
Caracol Temples & Waterfalls
Tikal Temples, Guatemala
Belize Zoo Tour
Actun Tunichil Muknal Caving
CheChem Ha Caving Tour
Barton Creek Cave Kayaking
Black Hole Drop Abseiling
Kayaking Adventure Trip
Our Tour Group at the Summit of Caracol in Belize
Visiting Caracol - Ancient Mayan Site
Al Romao from New Jersey, USA viewing the site at Caracol.
Caracol is an Great Archaeological trip plus a fantastic way to see the wildlife in Belize including Spider Monkeys, Howler Monkeys, Toucans, Parrots and this rather poisonous spider.
Day Trip to Caracol Mayan Temples
Caracol Mayan Temples are located in the Chiquibul Rain Forest. A very secluded site, set high in the mountains of Belize and close to the Guatemalan border. Our guests Maya, Al and John spent the day exploring Caracol with our Tour Guide Gonzo.
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