Encountering Ancient Cultures on Trips

Interacting with locals is essential to truly experiencing any destination.  And most people realize that, I think.  Especially those within the adventure travel sphere. However, beyond simply interacting, it is also just as important to respect local traditions and knowledge. That, too, may seem common sense. Yet, it can be rather surprising how many people still take this point for granted …

Customized Adventure Travel in Guatemala & Belize

In honour of the final year of the Maya calendar, BikeHike Adventures is serving up a double-dose of Maya adventure by combining the best of Belize adventure trips and Guatemala adventure travel. The union includes inner tubing through Mayan caves and exploring the ancient ruins of Xunantunich in Belize before visiting the ruins of Tikal in Guatemala. Itineraries are personally …

Top Five Double-Dose Destinations

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page. So why not turn as many pages as possible? These days, more and more globetrotters are getting the most from their travels by double dipping with multi-country trips. To help you connect the dots on an epic multi-country voyage, we’ve put together our Top Five …

Ten Trending Adventure Travel Destinations for 2012

1) Brazil Brazil is in the privileged position to excel in almost every active area. Jungle hikes connecting remote fishing villages, sea kayaking in Tropical Fjords, and elaborate zip-lining adventures through forest canopies and waterfalls showcase Brazil’s adventurous side. 2) Guatemala 2012 has finally arrived and all eyes are on the Mayans. Guatemala is the perfect mix of culture, relics …

The Final Mayan New Year amongst the Ruins of Tikal, Guatemala

The highly anticipated end of the Maya calendar is fast approaching. Much debate surrounds the interpretation of this “end of days.” Doomsdayers propel legends that the Earth will be ravaged by a smorgasbord of cataclysmic astronomical events. Maya elders claim that it will bring upon a time of transition from one World Age into another. While many believe that the …