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Macal River Tent Camp

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Rustic camp offering a wilderness experience within the forested grounds of Chaa Creek.

The simple Macal River Tent Camp is situated in an isolated and peaceful location within the grounds of the more luxurious Lodge at Chaa Creek. Set in a clearing and surrounded by lush lowland forest beside the beautiful Macal River, the camp has ten basic cabañas on raised platforms, each with two to four single beds and a small veranda.While mosquito meshing ensures your comfort, the jungle is visible from all sides. Add to this a lack of electricity (lighting is by oil lamp) and you have a real sense of wild camping within the forest. Facilities include a block with communal bathrooms, and a large thatched eating area. A friendly local couple who live on site do all the cooking, encouraging guests to take part in preparing the meals before serving them up by the light of the nightly camp fire.

Excursions can be organised, including canoeing, horse riding and cycling along miles of well-maintained trails, one of which takes you to the nearby ruins of Xunantunich. Along with an abundance of flora, there is plenty of wildlife and particularly birds, with over 250 species recorded in the area.

What our clients say

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

Wonderful. More facilities than expected. Complimentary use of luxury  infinity pool . Complimentary use of tubing to float back to hotel!

LBM,Woking

Tailor made holiday

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.

Ben Line
Ben Line - Travel Consultant

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 Manager of the Tailor-made Department.