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Interested in Camping in Belize? Try Glamping!

23 November 2011 9 Comments

Have you ever been convinced to visit an abandoned section of a city or taken a hiking trip to a nearby nature trail, and through that experience found a whole new you?

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If you can’t relate to the above statement, let me explain something to you. Travel has the effect of getting you outside of yourself and there is something especially grand and unexplainable about nature, and how it refreshes your body and soul the closer you get to it. One easy way to get close to nature is through outdoor camping. Fortunately, now even individuals who don’t want to sacrifice certain comforts can do it. The question is, can you be convinced to take on glamping for your next vacation?

Glamping is a new trend receiving lots of attention in the US, the UK and now in Belize. Derived from the words glamour and camping, glamping is most easily described as luxury camping. Families and couples who originally would take regular camping vacations to get in touch with the natural world have switched to glamping as an alternative since they are seeking better comfort and safety.

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What has made this new form of vacationing become so popular is the fact that all the attributes of regular outdoor recreational camping can still be attained via glamping. Individuals are able to enjoy nature and wildlife at its best in a casual rustic manner and still be able to have necessary amenities such as hot showers, home cooked meals and environmentally friendly flush toilets.

Chaa Creek has been able to attract and accommodate this new trend of campers since the Macal River Camp was constructed in 1995, and it has deliberately offered these amenities, even way before the term glamping was coined.

Staying at the Macal River Camp offers visitors a chance to experience a true Belize jungle episode without surrendering comfort and safety. The ten bungalows are set on a 365 acre private reserve nearby the meandering Macal River which allows for an authentic rainforest ambience. With your stay you can enjoy a complimentary Belizean dinner and breakfast, tons of hiking trails including the Maya Rainforest Medicine Trail, and guided visits of Chaa Creek’s Butterfly Farm and Natural History Center.

You can also schedule day tours available in the Cayo District, such horseback riding, trekking the Maya pyramids of Xunantunich and Caracol or the increasingly popular Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave and Barton Creek Cave to mention a few.

So if you are looking an exotic camping locale such as Belize, but want to take it easy and still enjoy the natural environment at its best, try Chaa Creek’s style of glamping! Previous guests have commented that they loved the gorgeous jungle setting and were surprised with all the wildlife in the surrounding area. They easily spotted iguanas, tarantulas, motmots, toucans, aracaris, and parrots from their hammocks. Click here to find out more.

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