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 - 2 of 3

Depart U.S. in the morning and arrive in Belize in the afternoon. Enjoy shopping in Belize City this evening. Overnight in Belize City. Dinner included

Depart Belize City in the morning for visits to the Howler Monkey Park, Belize Zoo and Xunantunich Mayan ruins. Overnight in San Ignacio. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Morning - caving in San Ignacio. Tour and learn about the cave system in the Cayo District. Afternoon - River rafting. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Morning - travel to Dangriga and begin service learning activities. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Service learning continues. Late Afternoon - Overview of the Garifuna Culture. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Complete service learning activities. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Depart Dangriga for an overnight trip to South Water Caye, an small coral island in the coral reef of Belize. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Afternoon - depart South Water Caye for return trip to Dangriga. This evening enjoy a performance by the Garifuna drummers and dancers. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Depart Dangriga for the airport in Belize City and return flight to the 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

Clothing and Luggage Recommendations
Belize Tourism Info
Travel Health Information
Currency Exchange

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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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