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Gaia Riverlodge

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Buried in a dense forest bristling with wildlife, the relaxing thatched wooden cabins of Gaia Riverlodge are complemented by  eco-friendly adventures and activities in a peaceful setting.

Gaia Riverlodge is situated in the heart of the beautiful Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve, overlooking the Five Sisters waterfalls. 

The private cabins have traditional bay-leaf thatched roofs and richly varnished mahogany interiors. The lodge offers unrivalled views over and direct access to the surrounding forest via a stairway from the lodge, but if you prefer to conserve energy you can take a hydro-powered tram.

You can swim in the river's clear waters or relax in the sun on the lodge's 'river island retreat'. There's an abundance of wildlife including several species unique to the habitat such as the acorn woodpecker, and a gorgeous display of orchids and other exotic plants.

You can take your pick from zip-lining, cave exploration, horse riding and canoeing; or take a day trip to visit the nearby Xunantunich ruins. After your day in the forest relax with a cocktail and watch the sunset from the lodge's huge veranda, then enjoy a lamp-lit dinner of local Belizean and international dishes created from locally sourced foods.

What our clients say

97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.

Well this a top hotel in an amazing setting. One of the most beautiful I've been to and I've been to quite a few.

MRH, London

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Our specialists have been expertly crafting award-winning tailor-made holidays to Latin America for 40 years. We would be delighted to create a truly personalised trip which perfectly matches your wishes and requirements.

Hannah Waterhouse
Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Expert

Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.

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  • Lina Fuller
    Lina Fuller - Travel Expert

    Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba (Argentina) to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.

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    Mary Anne Nelson - Travel Expert

    Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tour sales team.

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    Sophie Barber - Travel Expert

    Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.

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    Hannah Donaldson - Travel Expert

    Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is a much valued Travel Expert in our Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tours sales team.

  • Hannah Waterhouse
    Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Expert

    Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.

  • Ben Line
    Ben Line - Travel Expert

    Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.

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