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ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
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ashley brill Jan 28, 2016 at 03:30 PM

I am flying in a day early to Belize city and am looking for recommendations of things to see/do/eat before the adventure begins. (Also posted on the main board)Thanks!

Simone Smith Jan 18, 2016 at 05:50 PM

I'm interested in this program, but unsure because of my age and I'm not so limber any more. Did anyone do the "less challenging " activities. Did anyone sit out the two day and if so, what did they do?
Frank Ernst Jan 18, 2016 at 06:14 PM

I was 68 going on 69 when I went on this trip. I am in good shape for my age but forwent climbing up the pyramids. They had a sustitute activity for those that did not want to do the 300 foot rope repel. The guides are very flexible for us seniors.but it is a very active tour.
Sharon H Jan 18, 2016 at 06:23 PM

Simone, I did the trip in Dec., 2014 (hi, Ruth!). I did all the activities except rappelling, which I chose not to do due to a fear of heights. Another lady and I did the cave tube float instead and had a good time. As Ruth noted below, those who went said the trek up the hill was the worst part, and they returned muddy and tired, including my husband. This activity and the ATM cave, which I loved, could be issues of you have physical issues. The cave required swimming, climbing several rock structures, and squeezing through several places. It was an amazing, but physical experience. The rest of the trip shouldn't be a problem. Our guide, Rene August, did a great job gauging our abilities and helping us decide what we could do.
Jane Kovel Jan 29, 2016 at 08:04 AM

Totally agree with Sharon H. If you have physical challenges, don't do the ATM cave. It's rocky, slippery and at times, vertical. Terrific, if you aren't physically limited. The folks who went tubing reported having a great time. Don't know what the alternative was to the ATM cave. However, the place we stayed at to go the the cave was my favorite of the trip.

Jo Riddhagni Feb 16, 2015 at 02:07 PM

A friend and I are going on the March 3 trip. Any advice from those who have gone? Any info that would be helpful that is not in Road Scholar's booklet. How difficult was the rappelling into the sink hole? How difficult was the hike/swim to the cave? I do not plan to take my hiking poles or my hiking boots, unless they really will be needed. I'd prefer to just take carryon luggage. Thoughts on any of that by previous travelers? Thanks, Jo
Ruth Stewart Feb 16, 2015 at 07:37 PM

I went on the trip in Dec 2014 and loved it. It was too strenuous for a couple of people on the trip but I was pleased that I did fine. The hard part about the rappelling was the muddy hike up. Definitely take your hiking poles and hiking shoes- it was quite slippery. And don't do the rappeling if you have a problem with heights. Also the hike out od the sinkhole had a 25 foot ladder up a cliff face- that could be daunting to some. Going into the cave we had to chain across the creeks- they were high, but the swimming part in was fairly short. So take your hiking shoes or shoes with really good traction and you can pull apart your walking stick/s to fit in a m edumn suitcase. I brought both sticks but only needed one and the person I loaned the other one to was really gratefu
Ruth Stewart Feb 16, 2015 at 07:38 PM

Jane Kovel Feb 17, 2015 at 08:11 AM

It really depends on you. The hike to and from the rappelling was more challenging than the rappelling. I didn't take poles, but I'm in pretty good shape. There are railings on the rappelling hike at all the difficult bits. The cave hike was challenging for the oldest in our group whose condition was too delicate for hiking over rocks in water. I didn't bring hiking boots, but sneakers with good tread and was absolutely fine.

Roxanne Murner Feb 05, 2015 at 04:30 PM

My friend and I are considering this trip in 2016. Has anyone contacted a TRAVEL CLINIC to determine what inoculations, pills, etc. are needed for the terrain and activities included in this trip? If so, please advise aside from malaria pills and tetanus.
Roxanne Murner
Susan Sorrells Feb 14, 2015 at 08:49 AM

The CDC recommends, Hepatits A vaccine, Typhoid and malaria pills. I already had Hep a ND took the oral typhoid before going and malaria pills while there. However, very few of my group took anything.
Jane Kovel Feb 17, 2015 at 08:06 AM

I took nothing. Our guide also said it was unnecessary.

Catheriine Murphy Jan 30, 2015 at 11:41 PM

Anyone signed up for the Belize trip Mar 3? I'll be leaving from Houston,
Jo Riddhagni Feb 16, 2015 at 02:04 PM

A friend and I will be coming from Indiana, flying out of Atlanta.

Jane Kovel Jan 06, 2015 at 07:58 AM

I'm going to Belize on the Feb 3 trip. Is anyone else traveling from CT to JFK airport?

Gerald Pagac Dec 14, 2014 at 07:17 PM

Hi to anyone attending the Feb 3 2015 trip. Hope to find out who is going!
Susan Sorrells Jan 28, 2015 at 09:25 PM

I am going!

Gerald Pagac Nov 24, 2014 at 12:13 AM

This will be my first RS trip. I'm really looking forward to it. Any advice from previous participants? I'd also love to know who my fellow travelers are...Feb 3rd trip.
Sari Oxman Nov 24, 2014 at 08:25 AM

This was my first trip also and it was amazing. I recommend a pair of hiking shoes/boots - trails were very wet and slippery when we were there. Also take a pair of heavy socks for when you have to take your water shoes off at ATM. Enjoy!

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