8 days
Belize City, Belmopan region, Punta Gorda, Placencia, local Maya village
Tucked just below Mexico, the tiny haven of Belize awaits you. More than a quarter of the mere 9,000 square miles that make up this country is under a carefully managed system of reserves—and you'll get to know them well. Just remember to keep your eyes to the sky for over 500 different bird species in Belmopan region, your back straight as you snorkel in the coral cayes and your head down as you explore St. Herman's Blue Hole National park. 
  • Day 1: Fly to Belize • Belmopan region

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Attend an introductory presentation on Belize's history and culture

    Enjoy dinner in the Belmopan region

  • Day 2: Belmopan region

    Take a self-guided cave exploration

    Visit St. Herman's Blue Hole National Park

    Enjoy a hike through the Belizean jungle and take a swim in St. Herman's Blue Hole

    Enjoy lunch in the Belmopan region

    Enjoy dinner in the Belmopan region

  • Day 3: Belmopan region • Punta Gorda

    Participate in early-morning bird-watching with a local guide (optional)

    Attend a presentation on Belize's unique flora and fauna

    See flora and fauna during a day hike

    Enjoy lunch in the Belmopan region

    Travel to Punta Gorda

    Enjoy dinner in Punta Gorda

  • Day 4: Punta Gorda

    Tour an organic garden with an expert local guide

    Test your skills with a jungle survival tour led by a local Maya guide

    Enjoy lunch in Punta Gorda

    Participate in Garifuna drumming lessons

    Enjoy dinner in Punta Gorda

  • Day 5: Punta Gorda • Placencia

    Travel to Placencia

    Visit the Maya archaeological site of Nim Li Punit

    Enjoy lunch in Placencia

    Spend a half day exploring Placencia on your own

  • Day 6: Placencia

    Participate in an introduction to the Reef Eco System

    Enjoy snorkeling in the nearby cayes

    Enjoy lunch in Placencia

    Spend a half day exploring Placencia on your own

  • Day 7: Placencia • Maya village • Belize City

    Travel via a local Maya village to Belize City

    Visit a Maya village and meet members of its community

    Understand the Maya chocolate-making process with a visit to a chocolate bean farm

    Enjoy a traditional Maya lunch

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

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  • Day 1: Fly to Belize • Belmopan region

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Attend an introductory presentation on Belize's history and culture

    Enjoy dinner in the Belmopan region

  • Day 2: Belmopan region

    Take a self-guided cave exploration

    Visit St. Herman's Blue Hole National Park

    Enjoy a hike through the Belizean jungle and take a swim in St. Herman's Blue Hole

    Enjoy lunch in the Belmopan region

    Enjoy dinner in the Belmopan region

  • Day 3: Belmopan region • Punta Gorda

    Participate in early-morning bird-watching with a local guide (optional)

    Attend a presentation on Belize's unique flora and fauna

    See flora and fauna during a day hike

    Enjoy lunch in the Belmopan region

    Travel to Punta Gorda

    Enjoy dinner in Punta Gorda

  • Day 4: Punta Gorda

    Tour an organic garden with an expert local guide

    Test your skills with a jungle survival tour led by a local Maya guide

    Enjoy lunch in Punta Gorda

    Participate in Garifuna drumming lessons

    Enjoy dinner in Punta Gorda

  • Day 5: Punta Gorda • Placencia

    Travel to Placencia

    Visit the Maya archaeological site of Nim Li Punit

    Enjoy lunch in Placencia

    Spend a half day exploring Placencia on your own

  • Day 6: Placencia

    Participate in an introduction to the Reef Eco System

    Enjoy snorkeling in the nearby cayes

    Enjoy lunch in Placencia

    Spend a half day exploring Placencia on your own

  • Day 7: Placencia • Maya village • Belize City

    Travel via a local Maya village to Belize City

    Visit a Maya village and meet members of its community

    Understand the Maya chocolate-making process with a visit to a chocolate bean farm

    Enjoy a traditional Maya lunch

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

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Your experience includes

  • Round-trip airfare

    Your price includes round-trip airfare for your whole group.

  • Accommodations

    7 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms

  • On-tour transportation

    Land transportation

  • Regional-style meals

    Daily breakfasts and select local dinners are included in your program. Generally, we leave lunch up to you so your group has an opportunity to explore its own tastes.

  • 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.

  • Curriculum integration

    Your academic vision remains present wherever you travel. Tell us your ideal study abroad experience, and we'll help connect your curriculum to EF's extensive connections abroad.

  • Full-time Tour Director

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

  • Entrances

    Bird watching; Tropical forest observation; Cave exploration; Maya Center; Organic Garden tour; Nim Li Punit Mayan site; Snorkeling

  • Expert Local Guides

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

  • 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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