Environmental Tour in Belize

Study Environmental Management in Belize

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Since 2008, the invasive lionfish has caused major havoc to ecosystems and marine habitats throughout the Caribbean. While in Belize, learn more about measures in place to protect indigenous marine life and ways you can help with control efforts during your stay to study environmental management, for instance by participating in a lionfish hunt.

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Sojourn – Gain a better understanding of the community you’re visiting. Learn about different religions or spiritual practices. How do these impact the communities? How does religion or spirituality influence local traditions?

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Savor – Will you choose sweet or savory? Take the time to visit local markets and discover unique local ingredients. Learn how to prepare traditional meals & local favorites.

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Tip of the Tongue – Each morning, take the time to learn a few basic greetings and phrases in the local language. Learn how to write greetings & your name in the local script.

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A Wrinkle in Time – History influences our present. Discover the history of the country you visit. Hear the stories of your guides & their family history. Where do they come from?

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Journal Journeys – Take some time to reflect on the day’s events and document your journey. Spend a moment journaling about the day had & day ahead. These are memories for a lifetime!

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Culture – From local dances, festivals, or simple gestures to communicate – all of these make up a country’s culture. Learn and practice cultural norms & how to show respect in the culture you visit.

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Itinerary

You’ll touch down today in Belize City, the capital of Belize and the location of its international airport. Your tour guide will meet you at the airport and guide you to a tour bus that will transport you about two hours outside of the city to the Cayo District. You’ll stay in San Ignacio for the night, a ideally situated base camp for exploring all that the district has to offer including adventure, wildlife, Mayan ruins, rivers, caves and more.

The group will embark on a wonderful adventure today and head to the Tapir Mountain Nature Reserve to explore the Actun Tunichil Muknal cave. This tour starts with a 45-minute walk through the rainforest to the entrance of the cave. Swimming through the cave is the preferred mode of transportation for our certified divers. Keep your eyes peeled for stalactites and stalagmites, and ancient Mayan artifacts that still litter the cave. The final destination on the tour is a ceremonial chamber deep inside the cave network where the Mayans are thought to have held various ceremonies, even human sacrifices, in ancient times.

Today, your tour guide will deliver you to the rainforest where your group will enjoy a guided tour to learn about local species, how indigenous communities utilize resources from the rainforest and discover past civilizations — like the Mayans!

A short drive from Placencia is the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary. This sanctuary is considered the first of its kind in the world, dedicated to the preservation of the jaguar and other indigenous species. You’ll spend your day exploring, learning more about the country’s wildlife and taking in spectacular waterfalls and sweeping, cliff-top views. The sanctuary is home to many plant and animal species including reptiles, big cats, and colorful birds like toucans. Choose from plenty of activities within the park, including wildlife viewing, hiking, river tubing, birding, swimming and more.

Ambergris Caye is widely considered by those in travel circles to be one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Head north today to the vicinity of Ambergris and Cay Caulker. Each location provides an excellent jumping-off point snorkeling adventures (or scuba diving, if you’re certified!). You can also arrange for a lionfish spear hunting expedition. Part of the Belize lionfish management program is to promote the hunting and eating of the invasive species to visitors.

Choose to spend your final full day in Belize on either Ambergis Caye or Cay Caulker. Arrange for another scuba trip, snorkel just off of the beach, or arrange to venture further out to neighboring small islands. Take in the scenery and enjoy the charms of the Belizean way of life. Have a final dinner, beachside, before turning in for a restful sleep.

The group will wake early this morning to travel south back to Belize City. Your tour guide will deliver you to the airport where you’ll catch your flight home where everyone is likely to be green with envy of your perfect tan and restful demeanor after spending a week in paradise.

Belize was one of the first Caribbean countries to promote ecotourism, and the government dedicates considerable time, effort, and dollars implementing programs to educate visitors on preservation and conservation efforts. Learn all about the country’s strong protection efforts from its baboon sanctuary, to its eco-lodges and lionfish management program. You’ll probably get a great tan too!

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3-6 Day
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7-12 Day
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7-14 Day
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Interested in adding or modifying activities? No problem! All Worldwide Navigator itineraries can be customized to your liking!

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