Belize: Tropical Wonderland

Belize, previously known as British Honduras, is an English-speaking country in Central America. It is bordered on the east by the Caribbean Sea, Mexico to the north, and Guatemala to the south and west. With a land mass the size of the state of Massachusetts, Belize has a diverse population of 250,000 who speak Spanish in the north and west, Mayan and Garifuna in the south, and Chinese, German, Arabic, or Hindi in other parts of the country.

Belize is known for its natural beauty and friendly people. Many diving enthusiasts consider it to be one of the great diving capitals of the world because of its location along the largest coral reef in the western hemisphere. Although the country is small, it has a unique mixture of mountains, coral islands, silver beaches, Mayan pyramids, and rain forests. The blend of various ethnic groups and diverse geography makes Belize an enchanting tropical paradise for groups interested in exploring the treasures of Central America.

Sample Itinerary - 1 of 3

Depart U.S. in the morning and arrive in Belize in the afternoon. Travel to Dangriga by bus. Dinner included

Day trip to visit the world's only Jaguar Reserve in the rain forest. Experience a tropical rain forest and learn about the flora and fauna of Belize. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Service learning activities. This evening visit a drum maker and learn how the Garifuna People make their drums. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Service learning continues. This evening visit Sabal's Cassava Farm or Hopkins Village. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Complete service learning activities. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Travel to South Water Caye for a day trip. Snorkel on the world's second largest coral reef and sunbathe on the beach. This evening experience the culture of the Garifuna through dance and rhythmic drums in music. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Depart Dangriga and visit the Xunatunich Mayan ruins and the Belize Zoo en route to Belize city. Enjoy dinner and shopping in Belize City. Overnight in Belize City. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Depart Belize for U.S. Breakfast included

This is a sample itinerary only. Groups By Design can customize this trip in any way necessary to meet the needs of your group.

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Belize Facts and Tips

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Belize Tourism Info
Travel Health Information
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Package Includes

Round-trip air from gateway city


All meals as listed

Service learning activities and instructors

Day trips

Gratuities and taxes (excluding departure tax)

International Physicians Program

Optional trip insurance is highly recommended and is available at an additional cost.

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