CAYO, Belize, May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Adventure travelers who seek the unusual will delight in the All-Inclusive "Maya Cultural Immersion" package offered by Mariposa Jungle Lodge in the San Antonio Village , Cayo District of Belize. This Cultural Immersion package combines Maya archaeology, food and customs, with wildlife and nature. Mariposa Jungle Lodge is a boutique Belize jungle resort that actively promotes local art and culture, as well as the precious natural surrounding environment.
For great Maya archaeology, guests will explore Caracol, the most extensive Maya site in Belize, as well as Cahal Pech and Xunantunich. A unique adventure awaits visitors to Actun Tunichil Muknal, where you hike, traverse a river, climb over rocks and swim into an unforgettable Maya ceremonial cave, replete with magnificent limestone formations and highlighted by Maya pottery relics and human remains.
For wildlife, the Mariposa package includes the frequently-overlooked Howler Monkey Sanctuary, where visitors can experience troops of this rare and playful species in a natural jungle environment, as well as the Belize Zoo, the only place to see all Belize indigenous animals, most of which are nocturnal, wild and elusive. Brave guests can opt to pet a rescued jaguar or witness a jaguar from inside a small cage. And, they can visit the San Ignacio Iguana Hatchery to interact with numerous iguanas that benefit from this conservation program. "Happy Hour with the Butterflies" is a unique opportunity to experience thousands of butterflies engaging in sunset rituals while sipping your choice of Belizean cocktail.
The local cultural immersion experience includes tortilla making lessons, a Belize wine tasting, and an optional dinner at the home of a local Maya family. Mariposa meals feature Mayan and Belizean specialties.
Built on a former Maya site, Mariposa Jungle Lodge is a boutique Belize jungle resort, offering luxury accommodations in private thatched cabanas, each with private screened porch and hammock, situated under the jungle canopy. The site includes a refreshing pool, a hammock palapa, and the "Blue Morpho Cantina" poolside bar. Fine dining and full bar are offered in the main Lodge building. Other onsite amenities include a private jungle birdwatch tower, a nature trail, an orchid garden, and myriad tropical birds.
This 5 days/4-night all-inclusive "Maya Cultural Immersion" experience, normally $2965 per couple, is available through November 15 at a discounted rate of $2525 per couple, based on availability.
SOURCE Mariposa Jungle Lodge, Belize