Women to Women: A Mayan Immersion IN BELIZE!
Come play in the Belizean jungle!
Meet the women of the traditional Mayan Communities and learn about the culture
Stay in a jungle lodge with organic, whole-food meals prepared by Mayan chefs
Explore and hike the jungle with a Naturalist
Hear the sounds of the Howler Monkey
Swim in natural jungle pools, water falls and hot springs
Taste Chocolate with the Queen of Cacao in a chocolate immersion
Make your own chocolate and share in a Cacao Ceremony
Visit ancient Mayan communities long hidden
Explore a Spice Farm, tantalize your senses and taste flavors of the world
Learn traditional Mayan cooking techniques
Dance a Mayan dance wearing traditional costumes
Learn about medicinal plants and nature’s therapies
Step into a world of cultural history and mystery
Be the change you wish to see in the world
Meet like-minded women
Support the local community schools
Indulge your senses in the scents, flavors, sights, sounds and understandings of the Mayan world past and present
Experience this once-in-a-lifetime immersion into the Mayan world!
Your retreat begins upon arrival!
Day 1... Arrive, short hike (or nap), dinner at lodge
Day 2... Cacao farm including lunch, short afternoon hike, dinner at lodge
Day 3… Mayan crafts and relax day, lunch and dinner at lodge
Day 4… Jungle hike and swim, picnic lunch, dinner at lodge
Day 5… Mayan cooking and dancing including Mayan lunch, dinner at lodge
Day 6.. Spice Farm including lunch, shorter jungle hiking/swimming, dinner at lodge
Day 7… Archeological site visit, farewell dinner at lodge
Day 8… Breakfast and departure travel
** Schedule subject to change if necessary**
DATES AND DETAILS
Reserve early! Space is limited to only 11 women per week!
*February 18-25, 2024
*April 20-27, 2024
Cost: $2095 until September 30, 2023
$2250 After September 30, 2023
Deposit to hold your space… $500
Fully Refundable until 10/31/2023
Nonrefundable after 10/31/2023
Full payment due by 12/1/2023
Cancellation fee $500 after 10/31/2023
Cancellation fee $1000 after 1/17/2024
Double or quad occupancy Lodging.
There are no single occupancy cabanas
All transportation beginning in Belize City airport and ending in Belize City airport
All meals from arrival to departure (21 meals including 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners). Please notify us of food allergies
All tours including: Spice Farm, Cacao farm and archeological sites
All guided hikes and jungle adventures
All Mayan crafting supplies and teachers
All Mayan cooking classes
All Mayan dance classes
Professional Tour Guides
Hammocks, Sights and Sounds
Clean, whole Foods
Peace of Mind
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Gratuities, personal items, souvenirs, alcohol, airfare to and from Belize City, BZE (United, American, Southwest and Delta) and insurance.
Current COVID Protocol:
No vaccinations required for entry into Belize at this time.
Masks are not required.
Passport needed for international travel.
Participants must be physically able to walk stairs and uneven trails.
This is not a handicap accessible tour.
Please, no children under 16.
Travel Insurance is required! To cover all emergency medical and dental, medical transportation, cancellation, interruption, baggage and more.
Join Dawn Nelsen and Concierge Tours of Colorado for an unforgettable adventure into the heart of the Mayan community. This 7-night, all-inclusive tour will take you on a journey of a lifetime.
IXCACAO "Queen of Cacao, Goddess of Fertility and Happiness." IXCACAO is a team of young Maya family bringing to you an original Maya Gold in a Chocolate Bar form. IXCACAO is the only true Maya Chocolatier in the Country of Belize! IXCACAO is prepared to take you on the Chocolate trail, imagining yourself early years of early exploration 1500AD. Using our stone tool that has been passed down from five (5) generations, IXCACAO maintains a cultural heritage that is of it's origin and a tradition you will find to be an unforgettable experience!
Into the jungle you go – to free your mind and find your soul.
Enjoy the tropical jungle with eyes and ears, switch off, recharge, be close to nature, find yourself, discover new perspectives, expand your horizon, watch the stars, experience exciting adventures, experience other cultures, meet interesting people…and so much more. Sun Creek Lodge is an extraordinary destination for naturalists, adventurers and families. Far away from rush and stress, you can gain energy, with an unparalleled abundance of wildlife.
Support the Mayan community by bringing and donating art, school or sports supplies.
English is the official language in Belize with many different dialects.
The Mayan community is mainly cash based and happily accepts USD. No need to exchange US dollars for Belizean dollars.
Any gratuities and local purchases must be in cash.
1 US Dollar = 2 Belize Dollar. USD is acceptable for payment or gratuities. Please bring small denominations.
Dawn Nelsen 303-898-6853