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The annual Belize Tourism Board (BTB) Media familiarization tour took media house representatives on a trip filled with adventure and excitement from Friday, October 11th to Monday, October 14th. Focusing on the southeast coast of Belize, the tour featured adrenaline-filled activities, cultural experiences, and even a spectacular caye getaway. Sixteen members of the media spent four days and three nights immersing themselves in the Belizean experience, learning more about its tourism attractions to better share with their audience.

The weekend of adventure began on Friday, October 11th, at Ian Andersonís Cave Branch Jungle Lodge located on the Hummingbird Highway, with an expedition to their Waterfall Cave. The tour began with a vigorous 30-minute hike (three kilometers) through the jungle followed by 45 minutes of trekking through an enormous cave. From there, itís up, up, and away until reaching the top of the waterfalls is reached, and the true fun began, including a well-deserved plunge into the refreshing pools below. Media corps spent more than four hours viewing spectacular crystal formations found inside ancient Maya ceremonial centers hidden within the chambers as they explored the mist-shrouded kingdom. At the end of the day, some opted to jump off each waterfall into the pools below, while the less adventurous were lowered down by ropes.

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