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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.

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  • Mary Anne Nelson
    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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    A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.

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    Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.

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    Having caught the travel bug as a child, Millie has travelled all over Latin America before making her home in Buenos Aires for 3 years.

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    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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    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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