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Retrace the footsteps of the Maya, wander our extensive trail system and discover the unforgettable flora, fauna and Maya history unique to this tropical paradise. With an unparalleled abundance of wildlife(and the best chance to see the elusive jaguar in its natural habitat) Chan Chich is an extraordinary destination for naturalists, birders and for those seeking an authentic retreat to the jungle.
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Belmopan Airport29 mi
San Ignacio Town Airstrip30 mi
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This was our first trip to Belize and staying at Chan Chich was one of the highlights of our trip. From being collected at Lamanai through to being dropped off to get our flight at Gallon Jug, we were looked after by the experienced, courteous and informative personnel. An
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We loved this beautiful lodge. A real paradise of flora, fauna and wildlife. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff and management and there was a welcoming friendliness and informalness which made it so much more than anywhere else we’ve stayed. Our lodge was fabulous and
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My wife and I travel a lot and would have to rate our stay at Chan Chich among our top experiences. For those who love nature or are seeking serenity, the setting of this lodge in deep jungle, with vibrant tropical birds and other wildlife, is beyond compare. Cabanas are
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Response from chanchichlodge, Manager at Chan Chich Lodge
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing us for your stay at Chan Chich Lodge during your recent trip and for posting such a great review on the Trip Advisor. We are delighted to know that you had a wonderful experience. The stay here at Chan Chich Lodge is definitely unique - it brings you close to the nature without compromising on luxury and comfort. Thank you for your kind and wonderful words of praise for the team who ensured detailed attention to your tours making your trip memorable. I am enthralled to read that the efforts made by the team contributed to your stay with us and that you were able to take back fond memories of your stay. I have conveyed your compliments to my entire team and they are overjoyed to have been of service to you. Your feedback will definitely serve as a great source of inspiration for my team. We hope to serve you again in not too distant future. Best regards
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The best for us was staying at this lodge. First of all the staff is so amazing that makes this place the best to be. The lodge it self is so peaceful, natural and stress-free The prices are expensive but it worth each cent ! We hire the airport transfer by car first and payed
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We visited the lodge during the Christmas break as our first trip to Belize. The stay at Chan Chich Lodge is definitely the highlight of the entire trip. It is a leisurely time in the middle of a jungle. We took all the hikes/drives (morning, night, afternoon) that we could take
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The Cabana at the Chan Chich Lodge
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The Cabana at the Chan Chich Lodge
We sipped wine while taking in the view from this temple mound.
Great balcony around the room 360˚
We always have them pick us up at the airport as we stay for 20+ days and do a great deal of walking. We do purchase the Discovery Package and therefore go for a drive. Other than the night drive you are the only ones going for the drive with a guide. You may contact them and they will always answer your questions. Due to the remoteness we have never driven there. There have been visitors that rent 4x4s and drive out, however, it can become quite muddy when there is a lot of rain. I would strongly encourage you to have a 4x4, not a car.
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I would take the shuttle van so as to see the country side. The driver (who is also a guide for the Lodge) will point out interesting plants, animals and geography. You will miss a lot by flying over it all. The van is quite comfortable.
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Hi there. I thought the same on the Discovery package and didn't do it. Also because we went on a tour of Lamanai one day, so the free tours would be wasted that day. The meals are flat rate and not cheap. $45 per person for dinner and $30 for lunch with free (and great) breakfasts. The guided walks/tours typically are 1.5 to 2 hours, and you don't want to cut those short as they are awesome, so that's what you should plan for on costs for that. This is definitely the place for birds of all kinds. Do the early morning walk around the lodge with the guide for sure. Just walking around yourself during the day you will see alot. We went to the escarpment and saw raptors and very pretty view. It is a 40 minute bumpy ride though. We also went to Laguna Seca which is a nice lake and much closer and saw a good number of great birds as well (must go with a guide to get the most out of it). The night drives also are alot of fun and you can see owls, Northern Potoos which are cool and a few others (small quantity, good quality) as well as interesting animals. If you keep going out to their site under "Birding Experiences", they list the birds that are seen each day if your son wants to look them up and get familiar with them. I think you can pretty much forecast what you're going to do and do the math and that should give you the answer on the Discovery Package. Good luck!
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Hi Melinda Thank you for reaching us. Over 9 miles of groomed trails surround the lodge which is possible to explore on our own as they have clear signage and we also provide a map of the trail system. You may like to do a guided tour if you wish to explore archaeological walk, a medicinal walk or a birding tour. Regarding the meals, we do have a wide choice of vegetarian dishes as well. Breakfast is include in the rate while for lunch & dinner, one can choose different course as we have set menus for lunches & dinners with a wide choice.
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Does the hotel offer massages? Spa services?
Hi Melinda, regretfully we dont have a spa yet.
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"All rooms seemed both quiet and private. Cooling is by ceiling fans."
"Any room is great!"
"Room 9 has the best vantage point for bird spotting"
"We were lucky to stay in their large two bedroom villa which I was told was going to be transformed into a spa in the future!"
"We loved the Luxury Cottage (Villa) but all the rooms looked great."
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