| Belize, Wondrous and Unusual, is a unique destination for the traveler seeking to experience vibrant culture and explore exotic environments |
An English-speaking, democratic nation, Belize is blessed with an amazing variety of biogeographic regions, including the longest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere, hundreds of tiny cayes (as the Belizeans call their islands, pronounced 'keys'), and miles of unexplored beaches. It offers world-class diving, snorkeling, and fishing.
Stretching 165 miles from the Yucatan Peninsula to the Bay of Honduras, the Belize Barrier Reef is renowned as one of the most pristine in the world. A fantastic diversity of habitat is found here: hundreds of islands, extensive shallow water flats, mangrove ranges, and innumerable coral reefs.
Belize is much more than a water sports destination - in a matter of a few hours you can travel from the coral reefs to the largest remaining tracts of undisturbed rainforest in all of Central America. Wildlife abounds; the rainforests are home to jaguar, Baird's tapir, tayra, agouti, and howler monkey. The bird life is world-famous - this is a land where it is still possible to see the legendary harpy eagle in the wild and where colorful tropical birds like toucans, trogons, and orependolas are seen daily.
Belize was once the heart of the Mayan civilization. With a cultural vista that stretches back over forty centuries to the beginning of the Maya, we can trace this ancient civilization through Belize's more than 600 archaeological sites.
Since the decline of the Mayan empire, beginning around 900 AD, and the later arrival of Europeans, Belize has continued to evolve. Spanish explorers, Garifuna settlement, Scottish buccaneers, and a hundred years as a colony of Great Britain all contribute to the cultural mosaic we find in Belize today.
The primary languages of Belize are English, Creole, and Spanish. Unlike many other countries in Central America, Belize has a relatively modernized infrastructure with safe food and clean drinking water. Looking towards the future, Belizeans recognize the incomparable value of their abundant wildlife, rainforests, and coral reefs and in the last decade have moved to protect them. Over 36% of the country has been designated as marine reserves, parks, and wildlife sanctuaries.
In Belize, our trips take you to the most spectacular locations on sea and land and introduce you to an exciting variety of adventure activities. Group size is limited to 8-20 participants, providing a genuine and personalized travel experience.
We invite you to join us as we explore the most diverse and exciting adventure travel destination in the Americas.