Belize Fitness & Adventure Retreat in the Mayan Jungle and Beach

April 2-9 2016

Join Ariane Hundt of Brooklyn Bridge Boot Camp and Stefanie DiLibero of Gotham Wellness for a magical week of fun, fitness, yoga & adventures in Belize!

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Enjoy boot camp classes surrounded by toucans & hummingbirds. Practice yoga by candlelight as the sun sets behind the mountains & the sea.  Enjoy organic farm to table meals with a Caribbean flair. Snorkel, dive or sea kayak in the world’s second largest coral reef system. Ride horses through lush jungle, explore caves filled with Mayan pottery, float under waterfalls. Swim in the ocean or a spring-fed swimming pool. Hike Mayan ruins, canoe or tube through caves and rivers. Indulge in spa treatments & dance to live Garifuna drumming. Journey to Guatemala for a day & discover the ancient city of Tikal.

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YOUR FITNESS ADVENTURE INCLUDES:

  • 7 nights accommodations (4 in jungle eco-lodge; 3 in beachfront resort with spa)
  • 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Daily boot camp fitness classes
  • Daily relaxing yoga classes
  • 2 onsite jungle adventures of your choice
  • Unlimited use of sea kayaks, snorkel equipment, bikes, & lounge chairs at the beach
  • Fat Burning Nutrition workshop with Ariane
  • Goal setting workshop
  • Vision Board Creating Night
  • Daily meditation, relaxation and stretching
  • Acupuncture Happy Hour with Stefanie
  • All in-country transportation (BZE-jungle-beach-BZE)

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ABOUT YOUR ACCOMMODATIONS:

April 2-6  Cayo District, Belize (Jungle)

 Your first four nights will be spent in a remote & highly rated ecolodge nestled between the Mayan mountains and the Macal River. All meals are organic, farm-to-table, and included. Dinners are a 4-course, candlelit affair. Boot camp classes will be held outdoors in rugged terrain, yoga classes in an open-air riverside palapa. There are hiking trails, horses, over 280 species of birds, nearby caves, waterfalls, and Mayan ruins. For swimming, there is a spring-fed swimming pool, and a sandy beach by the river.

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There are a variety of adventure activities available onsite.  Of these onsite activities (guided river canoeing, river tubing, guided hiking, guided night hiking, guided birding) two are included. Additional on-site activities, and off site activities are available for an additional fee (examples: Tikal, horseback riding, waterfall hikes, caving, Mayan ruins).

Each cabin has one, two or three beds. The rooms with three beds are slightly larger than the rooms with one or two beds.  All cabins have modern bathrooms, ceiling fans and hammocks.

  • If you book “Single Jungle” you will have your own cabin.
  • If you book “Double Jungle” you will share your cabin with one other person & will have your own bed.
  • If you book “Triple Jungle” you will share your cabin with two other people & have your own bed.

Diet: If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know at the time of booking

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April 7-9, Hopkins, Belize (Beach)

Our last three nights will be spent at a small Caribbean resort hotel on the longest & finest stretch of beach in the country, one mile from the small fishing village of Hopkins, considered to be the center of Garifuna culture in Belize.

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Relax in two fresh water swimming pools, a whirlpool, or the onsite spa & restaurant. Enjoy unlimited & complimentary use of kayaks, bicycles, snorkel equipment, beach volleyball, lounge chairs & hammocks. Bike into town to explore local culture. Off-site excursions & spa treatments are available for an additional fee (examples: reef diving, bio-luminescence tour, hot stone massage).

Daily buffet breakfast at the restaurant is included (eggs, fruit, baked goods, juice, coffee). Lunch and dinner can be had at the onsite restaurant for $10-20 or in town for cheaper. You can dine with the group or go off on your own if you prefer. There will be complimentary live drumming and dancing after dinner one night.

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There are two different types of accommodations: cabanas and two bedroom suites. All accommodation types have a/c, ceiling fans, safes, mini-fridges, internet, TV, hair dryers, beach towels, purified water dispensers, and coffee maker

Cabanas are spacious, bright and airy with vaulted ceilings and tiled floors.

  • If you select “Beach Single Cabana”, you will stay in your own cabana with your own bed and private bathroom. Nothing will be shared.

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Two bedrooms suites contain two bedrooms and two bathrooms. One bedroom has one queen bed and a private bathroom; the other bedroom has two twin beds and a private bathroom. The living area and kitchenette is shared between both rooms. Two-bedroom suites are over 1,000 sq ft & have large living areas & kitchenettes, and balconies or patios.

  • If you select “Beach Single Suite” you will have your own private bedroom & private bathroom, sleep on queen bed, & share common areas with two others.
  • If you select “Beach Double Suite” you will share a bedroom & bathroom with one other person, sleep in a twin bed, and share the common areas with one additional person.

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REGISTER NOW & SAVE

Early bird rates available until February 15, 2016

If you come on your own, we are happy to pair you up with another single participant.

How to determine pricing: Choose what jungle room you want and then select your beach accommodation choice. The corresponding rate is listed in the 3rd column.

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In order to secure your spot and guarantee early bird rates, a non-refundable $400 deposit is due by February 15, 2016. Payment in full is due February 16, 2016.

Once you’ve put down your deposit, please contact Stefanie DiLibero of Boston Integrative Wellness at stefanie@gothamwellness.com to secure your room options.

TRANSPORTATIONS & FLIGHTS:

Please fly into Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport (BZE airport code). Make sure your flight is scheduled to arrive in Belize before 3:30pm on Sunday, April 19, 2015 in order to make one of our shuttles. You will bel picked  at the (tiny!) airport and be transferred with other participants to our jungle ecolodge. In order to return with our group shuttle to BZE from Hopkins, your flight must depart after 11am.

If it is not possible to find flights at such times, we can suggest convenient accommodations that suit your budget and also help you arrange private transportation with a van or taxi to and from the airport.  We will send more info about the shuttles once everyone’s flight arrangements have been made.

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TRAVEL INSURANCE & RELEASE FORM:

You are required to carry emergency medical evacuation travel insurance, valid during the retreat’s duration, in order to attend this retreat.  Please make sure you are aware of your carrier’s coverage and policies. Purchase a policy that includes emergency medical evacuation, flight cancellation/delay, international medical coverage, and trip cancellation, at minimum. You are also required to sign a release form prior to your departure from your country of origin. Failure to do so will result in the inability to participate on the retreat, and no refunds will be given.

Sample Schedule: 

7am:  Jungle Boot Camp
8-9am:  
Farm-fresh Breakfast
9-12: Adventure or leisure. Tubing, caving, horseback riding, hiking, canoeing, Mayan ruins, swimming pool, waterfalls, hammock, reading, napping,

12-1pm: Organic Lunch
1-2pm: Fat Burning Nutrition Workshop
2-4pm: Acupuncture Happy Hour
5pm: Yoga
7pm: 4 course organic farm to table dinner by candlelight
Optional night hike or workshops

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By placing your $400 deposit with us, you are agreeing to this policy:

If cancellation takes place more than 50 days prior to your departure date, any payments made, will be refunded minus your deposit. If cancellation takes place between 20-50 days prior to your departure, 50% of the trip price will be forfeited. If cancellation takes place less than 20 days prior to your departure date, 100% of the trip price will be forfeited. All prices are per/person and include a non-refundable deposit.  Final payments for full fee are due on February 15, 2016.

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