Belize | Forest Therapy with Love Thy Nature Journeys

Belize | Forest Therapy with Love Thy Nature Journeys

Do you crave quiet time in nature?

Join Love Thy Nature Journeys on this sensorial exploration of Belize above and below the surface on this 7-day adventure. The eco-paradise of Belize offers the perfect setting for reviving or deepening your connection with the natural world:  lush rainforests, colorful birds, ancient ruins, coral reefs, beaches, sunsets, and serenity. 

Access the wisdom that can only be found in nature

  • Marvel at the wonders of nature while snorkeling at South Water Caye Marine Reserve on the Belize Barrier Reef and while observing the rich biodiversity of the tropical rainforest.
  • Connect with the soul of Belize while exploring an ancient Maya ceremonial site deep within the earth at Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave.
  • Awaken your senses in the Belizean wilderness with immersive walks and kayaking excursions designed to deepen your connection with nature, fellow participants, and yourself.
  • Experience the healing powers of nature during multiple sessions of Forest Therapy, the Japanese practice of mindfully communing with the forest through your senses.
  • Gain insights into your own wellness through meditation, group circles, and a special screening of the film “Love Thy Nature.”
PLEASE NOTE: As safety and security are our highest priority, we have adopted extensive protocols to address COVID-19. Our field leaders are vaccinated and we require our travelers to be vaccinated. We follow strict field hygiene practices which are outlined on our website. If required, we arrange for Covid testing at the end of your program.

Reserve Risk-free - Registrations made for travel departing between now and December 31, 2022 are fully refundable with no cancellation penalties until the final payment deadline (95 days before departure). We strongly recommend purchasing travel protection.

Meet your leaders

Sylvie Rokab, M.A.

Born in Rio and raised by French and Italian parents, Sylvie is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker, mindfulness mentor, and nature therapy guide certified with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy. By blending these disciplines, Sylvie offers simple but powerful techniques that help participants find freedom from anxiety, isolation, and helplessness to access the healing, wisdom, insights and wonder that can only be found in nature.

Narrated by Liam Neeson, her film Love Thy Nature earned 27 film awards and launched over 300 global screening events – helping viewers realize that the modern trance that humans are separate from nature is at the root cause of their discontent. Through Love Thy Nature Journeys, Sylvie helps rekindle a nature-inspired mind and heart - the source of healing, wholeness, motivation, purpose and freedom. 

Fluent in four languages, Sylvie is a warm and engaging guide who is passionate about helping others discover the beauty and power of their inner-and-outer nature, while deepening their relationship with themselves, others, and our spellbinding natural world.

Manuela Siegfried

Manuela was born and raised in Costa Rica and has worked as a naturalist guide all around the country. She has always been passionate about nature. She grew up surrounded by it and found peace and comfort every time she needed it.

In forest therapy, she found a very profound and easy way to deepen her nature connection. As a guide, she helps others connect or reconnect to all beings on this planet in a very intimate way.

Belize City

Oct 30, 2022

Upon arrival at the airport in Belize City, you will be met and transferred to the oceanfront Radisson Fort George Hotel. Please note check-in time is 3 pm. Early evening program orientation with your Belizean group leader followed by a Welcome Dinner at the hotel. After dinner, you are invited to a screening of the "Love thy Nature" film - narrated by Liam Neeson - followed by Q&A with director Sylvie Rokab.

Dinner included
Overnight at Radisson Fort George Hotel

Belmopan

Oct 31, 2022

Early breakfast and check-out of the hotel. Transfer to Guanacaste National Park for hiking in the rainforest then continue to San Ignacio for lunch. After lunch, cross the Mopan River via a hand winched ferry at the Maya village of San Jose Succotz for a visit to Xunantunich, Belize's most accessible Maya site of significance. The site's dominant structure, El Castillo, rises 130 feet above the jungle floor, offering superb views of western Belize with forest stretching out all around and the rest of the ancient city mapped out beneath you. Continue to the lodge, check in and then there will be a late afternoon sense awakening practice, sunset meditation and group circle (deep sharing/deep listening) facilitated by leader(s), followed by dinner.

Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner included
Overnight at Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge

Belmopan

Nov 1, 2022

After breakfast, take a forest bathing (aka nature therapy) walk with leaders and then explore the Maya underworld during a visit to Actun Tunichil Muknal cave. This excursion combines land and river hiking and caving, beginning with a 45 minute hike up the Roaring River Valley and through the rainforest of the Tapir Mountain Nature Reserve to the entrance of the cave. Explore this geologically fascinating cave and also the main attraction, the "Cathedral" chamber, which was a Maya ceremonial and burial ground. Later this afternoon, return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner included
Overnight at Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge

Hopkins

Nov 2, 2022

Following breakfast, visit the very popular St. Herman's Blue Hole National Park which is within the Sibun Water Shed. Explore its forests and unique geological features and then also visit a sunken underground cave that is approximately 300 feet wide and 100 feet deep by tube. There is an onsite changing room so bring your swimsuit! Have lunch at local restaurant then later this afternoon check in at the beachfront Jaguar Reef Lodge. The remainder of the day is at leisure to enjoy the beach. Evening sunset viewing and meditation before dinner.

Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner included
Overnight at Jaguar Reef Lodge

Hopkins

Nov 3, 2022

Enjoy breakfast, then board our boat for a 30-minute ride to the South Water Caye Marine Reserve for snorkeling on the pristine coral reef. Discover the mangroves both above and below the surface. Also cruise along Man O' War Caye reserve to see nesting frigatebirds and the brown booby. Enjoy a picnic on one of the remote islands, then return in time for optional activities at our beach resort or walk into Hopkins. Dinner at a local restaurant.

Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner included
Overnight at Jaguar Reef Lodge

Hopkins

Nov 4, 2022

After breakfast, gather for our excursion to the Sittee River for relaxed kayaking and nature viewing. We hope to see colorful birds, iguana, turtles, and an occasional crocodile. Have lunch at a local restaurant. The afternoon is at leisure. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner/closing ceremony.

Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner included
Overnight at Jaguar Reef Lodge

Depart

Nov 5, 2022

This morning transfer to the airstrip in Dangriga for the domestic flight to Belize International Airport and then international flights back to the U.S. Please book flights back to US after 2:00 pm.

Breakfast- included