7 or 8 days
Belize City, San Ignacio, Tikal, Ambergris Caye

Adventurers, take notice: Jungle hikes, Mayan ruins, zip-lining and all-out discovery ahead.

From rolling green hills to the ocean floor, Belize’s rich biodiversity will be all around you. Learn how humans have interacted with this natural beauty by trekking to the ruins of Lamanai and Tikal, and feel closer to our animal ancestors as you snorkel in Shark Ray Alley and Hol Chan marine reserve .
  • Day 1: Fly to Belize

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Enjoy dinner in the Belize City region

  • Day 2: Belize City

    Travel by boat to the New River Lagoon, Belize’s largest body of fresh water which supports exotic birds, colorful fish and crocodiles

    With an expert guide, tour the Lamanai Ruins; Its name means “submerged crocodile," a fact you won’t forget as you discover crocodile artwork dating back to 1500 B.C. 

    Visit the Old Sugar Mill, which was actually imported from New Orleans and has become almost entirely intertwined with the jungle

    Enjoy lunch in Lamanai

    Enjoy dinner in the Belize City region

  • Day 3: Belize City • San Ignacio

    Travel via Peccary Hills, and its 10,000 acres of preserved rainforest, and Caves Branch Outpost to San Ignacio

    Participate in a jungle survival tour, with expert Maya survivalists at your side to teach you the techniques that kept their ancestors alive in the jungle

    Soar through the air on a zip-line tour after your hike up to the jungle canopy

    Enjoy cave tubing and enjoy the cool waters within one of Belize’s many astounding cave systems

    Enjoy lunch at the Caves Branch Outpost

    Enjoy dinner in San Ignacio

  • Day 4: San Ignacio • Tikal, Guatemala

    Cross into Guatemala and visit the ancient Maya site of Tikal 

    With an expert local guide, tour Tikal, one of the largest Maya UNESCO World Heritage archaeological sites and noteworthy in its evidence of the decline of the Maya state

    Enjoy lunch

    Enjoy dinner in San Ignacio

  • Day 5: San Ignacio • Belize City • Ambergris Caye

    Travel via Belize City to Ambergris Caye

    Participate in a traditional cultural Maya activity and try your hand at cooking local delicacies and crafting traditional pottery wares

    Visit the Belize Zoo, a sustainably-minded zoo and research center, and home to over 150 native Belizean animals

    Enjoy lunch in Belize City

    Travel by ferry to idyllic Ambergris Caye, located just off the tip of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula

    Enjoy dinner in Ambergris Caye

  • Day 6: Ambergris Caye

    Enjoy snorkeling at Hol Chan marine reserve, Central America’s first marine reserve

    Enjoy snorkeling at Shark Ray Alley and discover colors you didn’t even know existed in the warm waters of the “little channel”  

    Enjoy lunch in Ambergris Caye

    Spend time exploring Ambergris Caye on your own

    Enjoy dinner in Ambergris Caye

  • Day 7: Return to Belize City and depart for home

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  • Day 7: Ambergris Caye

    Spend the morning exploring Ambergris Caye on your own

    Enjoy lunch in Ambergris Caye

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Snorkeling in Coral Gardens

    Snorkeling in Coral Gardens

    See one of the world’s most diverse ecosystems up close when you explore parts of the Belize Barrier Reef with an expert local guide. Board a boat bound for Caye Caulker, and snorkel through the stunning Coral Gardens. Depending on the season, you could observe manta rays, tarpon fish, and nurse sharks. You may even spot the magnificent West Indian manatee—a protected species that can grow up to 13 feet long and weigh upwards of 1,000 pounds. 

    Enjoy dinner in Ambergris Caye

  • Day 8: Return to Belize City and depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly to Belize

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Enjoy dinner in the Belize City region

  • Day 2: Belize City

    Travel by boat to the New River Lagoon, Belize’s largest body of fresh water which supports exotic birds, colorful fish and crocodiles

    With an expert guide, tour the Lamanai Ruins; Its name means “submerged crocodile," a fact you won’t forget as you discover crocodile artwork dating back to 1500 B.C. 

    Visit the Old Sugar Mill, which was actually imported from New Orleans and has become almost entirely intertwined with the jungle

    Enjoy lunch in Lamanai

    Enjoy dinner in the Belize City region

  • Day 3: Belize City • San Ignacio

    Travel via Peccary Hills, and its 10,000 acres of preserved rainforest, and Caves Branch Outpost to San Ignacio

    Participate in a jungle survival tour, with expert Maya survivalists at your side to teach you the techniques that kept their ancestors alive in the jungle

    Soar through the air on a zip-line tour after your hike up to the jungle canopy

    Enjoy cave tubing and enjoy the cool waters within one of Belize’s many astounding cave systems

    Enjoy lunch at the Caves Branch Outpost

    Enjoy dinner in San Ignacio

  • Day 4: San Ignacio • Tikal, Guatemala

    Cross into Guatemala and visit the ancient Maya site of Tikal 

    With an expert local guide, tour Tikal, one of the largest Maya UNESCO World Heritage archaeological sites and noteworthy in its evidence of the decline of the Maya state

    Enjoy lunch

    Enjoy dinner in San Ignacio

  • Day 5: San Ignacio • Belize City • Ambergris Caye

    Travel via Belize City to Ambergris Caye

    Participate in a traditional cultural Maya activity and try your hand at cooking local delicacies and crafting traditional pottery wares

    Visit the Belize Zoo, a sustainably-minded zoo and research center, and home to over 150 native Belizean animals

    Enjoy lunch in Belize City

    Travel by ferry to idyllic Ambergris Caye, located just off the tip of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula

    Enjoy dinner in Ambergris Caye

  • Day 6: Ambergris Caye

    Enjoy snorkeling at Hol Chan marine reserve, Central America’s first marine reserve

    Enjoy snorkeling at Shark Ray Alley and discover colors you didn’t even know existed in the warm waters of the “little channel”  

    Enjoy lunch in Ambergris Caye

    Spend time exploring Ambergris Caye on your own

    Enjoy dinner in Ambergris Caye

  • Day 7: Return to Belize City and depart for home

Add more days

  • Day 7: Ambergris Caye

    Spend the morning exploring Ambergris Caye on your own

    Enjoy lunch in Ambergris Caye

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Snorkeling in Coral Gardens

    Snorkeling in Coral Gardens

    See one of the world’s most diverse ecosystems up close when you explore parts of the Belize Barrier Reef with an expert local guide. Board a boat bound for Caye Caulker, and snorkel through the stunning Coral Gardens. Depending on the season, you could observe manta rays, tarpon fish, and nurse sharks. You may even spot the magnificent West Indian manatee—a protected species that can grow up to 13 feet long and weigh upwards of 1,000 pounds. 

    Enjoy dinner in Ambergris Caye

  • Day 8: Return to Belize City and depart for home

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Learning outcomes on this program

Confidence • Curiosity • Global perspective • Empathy • Adaptability • Relatability • Self-Awareness


EF Global Learning Model Post-Study Abroad Learning Resources
Academic resources

With this program, you get access to our Global Learning Resources, which include:

  • Discussion questions
  • Sample assignments
  • Journal prompts
  • Webinars
  • EF's Global Competency Assessment, a pre- and post-program assessment to measure competency development
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EF Global Learning Model Post-Study Abroad Learning Resources
Academic resources


With this program, you get access to our Global Learning Resources, which include:

  • Discussion questions
  • Sample assignments
  • Journal prompts
  • Webinars
  • EF's Global Competency Assessment, a pre- and post-program assessment to measure competency development

See the resources you get



Your experience includes

  • Round-trip airfare

    Your price includes round-trip airfare for your whole group

  • Accommodations

    Safe, comfortable hotels with private bathrooms will be waiting for you at your destination.

  • On-tour transportation

    Land and water transportation

  • Regional-style meals

    Daily breakfasts, lunches and dinners are included in your program.

  • End-to-end support

    Your team helps to secure administrative approval and academic credit, provides recruiting tools and helps establish your program's ongoing presence on campus.

  • EF Global Learning Toolkit

    To capitalize on moments for building empathy, awareness, and adaptability in a global environment, we offer a number of different tools designed to help educators facilitate student growth abroad and on campus, including academically enriched travel programs, industry engagement opportunities, global learning resources, and a Global Competencies Assessment tool.

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all program logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert Local Guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and enhancing teaching moments wherever your curriculum takes you.

  • Guided sightseeing

    Gain insider knowledge and cultural perspective from licensed local guides who join your group for select experiences on tour.

  • Entrances

    Lamanai ruins, Old Sugar Mill, Zipline tour, Tikal ruins, cave tubing, Belize Zoo, Snorkeling

  • Worldwide support, safety and security

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide. We provide 24-hour emergency support service along with a comprehensive $50 million liability policy that covers you and your institution while abroad.

  • Flexible payment options

    Give more students the opportunity to study abroad by offering them two different payment plan options, along with our TripFunder website to help fundraise for the program.


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