MACAL RIVER CANOEING - The Macal River originates in the Maya Mountains of Belize and flows down to the town of San Ignacio. In San Ignacio, the Macal and Mopan River conjoin to form the Old Belize River that flows to Belize City and empties into the Caribbean. We begin the canoe trip at Negroman Farm about 14 miles upstream from San Ignacio. The trip is all downstream and therefore is not a very strenuous paddle. Along the way you will see huge iguanas and many species of birds. You may even see a troop or two of howler monkeys. A stop at the Rainforest Medicine Trail will give you a chance to stretch your legs and get an introduction to many of the medicinal plants of the Belize rain forest. The canoe trip ends at San Ignacio. The tour requires 4-5 hours.