Jungle Onsite Activities
Jungle Onsite Activities
At the Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant, there are countless activities that simply require stepping out of your suite. Hike our best known trail to visit the gazebo and take in stunning views of the Sleeping Giant. Grab a complimentary kayak for a scenic paddle down the river. Explore the rope bridges hidden in the rainforest or visit the orchard for fresh fruit. Yearning for more? Take a Mayan Cooking Class or explore the 600 acres via horse and buggy. Discovering Belize calls for nothing but sturdy shoes and a sense of adventure at The Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant.
The Gazebo Hike is our most popular hike. It takes about 20 to 25-minutes and leads you straight up to the gazebo. Combine adventure with relaxation on this moderate hike that allows you to soak up everything around you. Don’t worry about the rustling of the foliage – that’s just someone letting you know they’re there. The path is a little steep as you climb up with the help of ropes and cement steps to get you to the top, but the reward is priceless: a view of the 650 acres of our property and more. You’ll be able to see the Hummingbird Highway snaking down below, the river, the orchards, and the giant himself.
Grab a complimentary kayak and paddle down the lazy Sibun River. Keep your eyes peeled for birds, critters, and creatures in the water and trees around you. You’ll likely spot iguanas lounging in the trees, herons slowly strolling on the banks, and maybe even a toucan if you’re lucky.
Four rope bridges can be found on the property, nestled within the trees in the rainforest with the river streaming below. As you start your journey, these bridges will take you over the river to continue your hike up the Maya Mountains.
The Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant began as an orchard. It’s only fitting that the orchards remain a huge part of the property today. The source of freshly squeezed juice, the zest added to meals at the Grove House, and a hand-picked treat, the orchards provide nourishment and a place to explore. You can simply walk through the orchards or visit them via other onsite tours like horse and buggy or horseback riding.
An adult’s treehouse, the Nest is two levels built directly into a tree. Enjoy the view from the lower deck or climb up to the netted level above as sunrays cascade onto the mountains before you. You can even arrange to have a private picnic on the Nest or use it as a vantage point for bird watching.
$25.00 USD plus tax
horse & buggy
Perfect for families and all visitors, our horse and buggy ride will take you through the orchards, past the yoga deck, and to the rope bridges where you’ll stop off to take a swim in the cool, refreshing creek. We offer endless ways to explore the property and the horse and buggy ride is definitely a family favorite.
$49.00 USD plus tax
Explore the trails with your newest companion who’s rearing and ready to go. Horseback riding is excellent for riders of all ages and experience levels. Let your guide know what you’re comfortable with, and he’ll be sure to teach you how to have a steady and safe ride. Your horse is already familiar with the jungle trails that she’ll take you through so just hold tight and look forward to the ride. You’ll cross two creeks so your horse can stop and take a drink and enter a clearing where you can walk, trot, or canter – whatever your preference may be.
$95.00 USD plus tax
mayan ceremonial cave
The Mayan Ceremonial Cave is an intense adventure that starts with a hike and leads you to the underworld of the ancient Maya. Located behind the Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant, the cave is reserved exclusively for guests of The Belize Collection. You’ll get an intimate look into the past lives of the Maya civilization through the pottery, tools, and even skeletal remains left behind by the Maya who used the cave for religious ceremonies. The cave is a haven of geological finds, filled with stalactites, stalagmites, and crystal curtains formed thousands of years ago. Enter the cave believed to be the portal to the underworld for a life-changing experience.
$75.00 USD plus tax (4pax)
mayan cooking class
Immerse yourself in culture and learn how to make a classic Mayan dish. You’ll be taught techniques from direct descendants of the ancient Maya using fresh, local ingredients. Be prepared to use some elbow grease as you knead tortillas the way we still do today. After you’ve worked up an appetite, enjoy your meal with a refreshing glass of horchata, a sweet drink made with rice and cinnamon.
$100.00 USD plus tax (4pax)
The Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant is filled with breathtaking views. The most breathtaking of all, however, can be found up on the Cliff. Currently, the Cliff can be reserved for intimate breakfasts and dinners. Take in the entirety of our property with a 360° view. Mountains rolling beneath you, endless greenery and foliage, the meandering river and the giant himself, gently asleep before you.
$45.00 USD plus tax (4pax) I $30.00 USD plus tax for kids
paint & sip
Relax with a glass of wine (or hot chocolate) on the River Deck at the Rainforest Lodge at Sleeping Giant. Our artist Jean will take you through this class and you can choose to stay within the lines or take your own creative direction. Whether a first-time painter or an avid artist, Jean’s designs will help you take inspiration from the nature surrounding you to create your own masterpiece. As an added bonus, you can either roll up your canvas once the paint has dried and take it home, or you can donate it to Marla’s House of Hope, a safe haven for children who have been removed from abusive environments. Once donated, your art will be put up for sale and proceeds will go directly towards Marla’s House of Hope.