Chan Chich Lodge

One of the first wildlife lodges in Belize, dating back to 1988 and cited by Gerald Durrell as the model on which all such lodges should be based. A truly special place, set in its own Maya plaza surrounded by 130,000 acres of private lowland rainforest reserve. Getting there is an adventure in itself: you fly to a remote airstrip by light aircraft, then transfer by vehicle along miles of jungle track – even crossing a real suspension bridge – before arriving at the magical lodge.


12 luxury detached cabanas plus one two-bedroom cabana, ideal for families. Fully screened-in jungle pool with Jacuzzi, restaurant, bar, huge private reserve with nearly 10 miles of trails, Maya ruins,
lake for canoeing, riding stables.

Claire Pote
Area Specialist

Book early to bag the two-bedroom villa if you are a family – it’s very popular. Otherwise, if your children are old enough, opt for two villas side by side, to give some privacy yet staying close by.

If you have any queries about this accommodation please feel free to call me directly on +44 (0)1803 866965 or...

Local Wildlife

Chan Chich offers perhaps the best general wildlife viewing in Belize. More than 350 bird species including keel-billed toucan and various parrots, howler monkey, spider monkey, white tailed deer, kinkajou, ocelot and jaguarundi. Puma and jaguar are sometimes seen, especially at dawn or dusk or at night, mainly along the old logging trails: indeed, this is where these cats are most seen by visitors to Belize.

Optional Activities

Guided and independent nature walks, night wildlife walks, swimming, canoeing, archaeology walks, medicinal plant walks, bird watching, horse riding, night drives and some full day excursions off site, including to Lamanai.

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Brilliant Tour. The balance was just what we hoped for. Every location provided a new adventure. Hidden Valley Inn stood out as out favourite place – the Butterfly falls were spectacular . [Your consultant] was very informed and helpful on our numerous questions.

Mrs V W - London