International Adventure Travel trips
in the Land of the Maya. Alot of these trips fall
outside the scope of standard travel
Pack and Menus
you Rachel for all your patience and infinite
understanding with our food pack and trip. It
rivals that of an angel." - Testimonial
from Dave Shu and 15 Canyoneers 03/30/2009
food and ice for any long river trip is a science.
Ceiba will provide your trip wholesome, tasty
food in plentiful quantities. Our menus can easily
accommodate vegetarians, those with special dietary
needs or allergies, and occasions such as birthdays.
Whether we pack the food into Ceiba’s coolers
& boxes or utilize your own, we will organize
it to stay as fresh as possible.
You have several choices when working
with Ceiba and designing your preferred menu.
One is the easy and simple route of picking from
our Ceiba set menus, or you can work with our
food pack guru and put together a customized menu.
We always include the necessary staples and condiments
to prepare your meals, a full snack box, spice
kit, plenty of fresh fruit and tasty veggies,
fresh locally roasted coffee, tea, juice and drink
mixes. Your menu also includes non-edible sundries
such as paper towels, dishwashing supplies, charcoal,
hand soap, Ziploc’s, etc.
food planning is beginning! It doesn’t have
to be a chore! No need to stress! The easiest
fix is simply to look at our preplanned menus
and chose one. Here’s some commentary from
years of river experience, as well as a wealth
of knowledge passed down from all the private
trips we’ve packed in the past!
know that you will probably eat better on your
canyon trip than you ever do at home. How often
do you actually eat 3 square meals a day at home?
Is it likely that at home you will eat leftovers
at least twice a week? Welcome to our Grand restaurant
where all of our menus have healthy, wholesome
ingredients that will keep you well fed, creative
and never going hungry!
menu comes with a full compliment of staples and
sundries. These provide you with all the necessary
condiments & spices for preparing meals. Your
food pack also includes all the non edibles such
as paper towels, Ziplocs, dish & hand soap
etc. Please check out the Staples/Snacks/Sundries
– Although lots of huge,
hot breakfasts sound exciting, we find most people
really don’t want to spend a lot of time
in the kitchen preparing breakfast. They’d
rather be drinking coffee, looking at the view
or getting a head start on rigging their boat
for the day! Having a handful of just cold &
hot cereal mornings is an easy fix!
– Variety is nice, but if you want to do
a lot of hiking it is convenient to be able to
have a pack lunch. Some trips just pull out the
lunch stuff at breakfast and have everyone pack
their own lunch. The beauty of a pack lunch is
that you can eat whenever you want! This saves
time of not having to do the entire lunch set
up midday. Some of our lunches require a little
prep the morning of, for example: hummus &
tabouli, pasta salad, hardboiled eggs. A few need
a bowl at lunch, like tuna, chicken or salmon
veggie and caesar wraps. The 20 mil lunch box
has all the condiments you need and usually all
the lunch items are in one cooler for ease of
finding things. It’s always good to look
at the lunch menu during breakfast to make sure
everything you need will be accessible when you
stop for lunch, such as apples, oranges, lemons,
limes, special ingredients for that lunch. I challenge
you to eat all your fruit! Slicing up apples &
oranges with lunch will encourage eating, or take
a whole piece for a hike!
Box – Heaven forbid you forget
that the snack box exists! These are for anytime,
anyplace! Add some things from the snacks box
to spice up your pack lunch or grab a bite if
you need a little sugar rush before running Hance
Rapid! (In the summer time the chocolates are
usually hiding in the lunch cooler!) Your goal
is to eat it all! Whoever ends up with this box
on their boat will either be really popular or
– There are suggestions with each meal on
how to prepare the food. But on the other hand,
if you are a whiz in the kitchen feel free to
be creative. Don’t be shy with those spices.
Keep an eye on your produce. If something is ripe
and needs to be used, by all means use it. Don’t
wait for it to rot so you can throw it away. You
won’t starve down the way, I promise!
your leftovers! – Toasted bagels
or english muffins leftover from breakfast give
great variety at lunch or provide a good mid morning
snack. If breakfast doesn’t call for bagels
but you know you have extras from a previous meal,
pull them out!!! If your boat with lunch bread
flips and gets soggy think about enforcing the
open face sandwich rule, or use tortillas. We
rarely see a trip that uses every single tortilla.
– You are responsible for knowing
what is on your boat! Keep your cooler neat and
drained. Check your milk crates with fruit &
veggies to make sure they are in good shape. Pull
out anything that is going bad so it doesn’t
affect everything else.
per person/per day – This cost
will vary from $16 - $20 person/day for most set
Ceiba menus depending on how many people are on
your trip and the number of days.
Please feel free to call us with any questions
about any food menus or issues! In addition to
this cost is the service fee for planning/shopping/packing
your food. Please call for details.
Ceiba's Custom Food Pack Facility
Ceiba offers a variety of set menus
to make the food planning process simple and stress-free.
Choose from these set menus for good healthy eating!
Any menu can be shortened or lengthened for your
» Talk to us about supplementing any menu
for vegetarians and specific food allergies!
* the "ready made" menu features
premade dinner entrees in boilbags. All you have
to prepare are the sides. The rest of the menu
is very similar to the "I wanna hike menu".
Feel free to call for more details.
With our customized Menu plan we
work with you and your group to fine-tune a menu
of your desire. You choose from the many options
of breakfast, lunch, hors d’oeuvres, dinner
and dessert. If you have your own recipe for Grandma’s
special “dutch oven delight” we can
easily add that in. With our experience of how
food lasts we will arrange your menu and send
you an overview to approve. From here we can finalize
the details and give you a per person/per day
cost. Menu options must be submitted 60 days before
How We Pack Your Food
Dry goods are organized in 20mm
boxes by day; each day box contains dry goods
for that night’s hors d’oeuvres &
dinner, the next day’s breakfast and resupply
of lunch items. That day box becomes the camp’s
trash receptacle. A staples box is full of all
the necessary cooking condiments and a lunch box
makes for easy organization of the next days lunch.
Overflow items such as bread, chips, cereals and
resupplies of other goods are stored in our aluminum
Depending on how many coolers we have to work
with, we typically divide them by content, for
example: meat, dairy, veggies, lunch, etc. We
use only high quality, solid block ice, that when
coupled with our Galaxy coolers, ensures your
trip has the best in ice preservation technology!
your own containers & coolers – We can
also pack into your own boxes & coolers, but
we do need those containers delivered to Ceiba
1 week prior to your launch.
Ceiba's foodpack in our awesome "Canyon
Food Pack Prices: Ceiba
Includes the menu, complete food & sundries
shop, and packing all the boxes and coolers.
Includes working with you to plan your menu, customizing
it to your needs and desires. Then we do all the
food purchase, organizing and packing. Your menu
choices are due 8 weeks before your launch. We
will finalize your menu & shopping list 1
month before your launch.
person, per day food cost will depend on your
menu choice, and the actual number of people and
number of days. This cost usually ranges from
$16/person/day to $20/person/day.
& boxes are not included in the food pack
need ice? We
have great quality solid block ice for $2/block.
Please let us know at least 2 weeks in advance
of your ice needs!
you use Ceiba’s food pack service, you can
dispose of & recycle your trip trash for free.
If not, there is a $40 fee for trash disposal
you use Ceiba's food boxes and coolers for your
food pack we will dispose of your trash &
recycling for free. If you choose to use your
own food boxes and still would like us to dispose
of your trash & recycling there will be a
$40 dollar fee.
it was such a great trip. You guys were great!
The food was yummy
and there were many compliments on the food and
recipes...the food and snacks were very
high quality and we were very pleased. The shuttle
service was also great - they were there
when expected and we were loaded and on the road
in no time."
- L. Saavedra 09/2009