Belize Field Course

8 days / 7 nights


Day 1: Arrival and Overnight Stay at The Belize Zoo and Tropical Education Center
  • Arrive in Belize 
  • Orientation Session on the Belize Field Course 
  • Presentation on the history, people and geography of Belize
  • Overnight at Tropical Education Center
Day 2: Birding, Tour of TEC, Zoo (day and night) and Canoe Float on Sibun River
  • Birding at sunrise on the grounds of the Tropical Education Center
  • Tour the Tropical Education Center, which is situated on 84 acres of tropical pine savannah habitat.
  • Visit the ‘The Best Little Zoo In the world’. The Zoo has over 125 animal species on display, all of which are native to Belize.
  • Travel to the “Jaguar Paw Area” for cave tubing adventure.
  • Return to the Tropical Education Center for dinner and overnight.
  • Following dinner, the group will return to the Zoo and observe some of the nocturnal animals of Belize. Overnight Tropical Education Center.
Day 3: Chaa Creek and Xunantunich
  • Visit Chaa Creek’s Natural History Center & Butterly Farm, a guided tour here teaches about the life-cycle of the butterfly and their ecological significance.
  • Lunch will be in San Ignacio Town at a local restaurant
  • Following lunch, our group will depart for the Maya site of Xunantunich, the site is accessible only by a 19th century, hand-cranked ferry, which will take us across the Mopan River.
  • The group will then hike for a mile into the heart of this remarkable site.
  • Return to the Tropical Education Center for dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary & Jaguar Reserve Night Hike
  • After breakfast, the group will depart to Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary and Jaguar Reserve.
  • Hike and visit swimming holds in the reserve.
  • After dinner, participants will have the opportunity to take a night hike in the rainforest
  • Overnight at the reserve
Day 5: Dangriga and Tobacco Caye
  • After breakfast, our group will have the opportunity to hike another one of the trail systems in the Cockscomb Basin
  • After lunch, we will then travel to the Town of Dangriga, this community is dubbed the Cultural Capital of Belize, it is predominantly inhabited by the Garifuna people.
  • Take a short boat ride from Dangriga to Tobacco Caye
  • Dinner and overnight South Water Caye.
Day 6: Presentation on Sea Grass, Mangrove Ecology and Snorkeling
  • Following an early breakfast, the group will begin today with a presentation on the importance of sea-grass and mangrove communities found in the South Water Caye Marine Reserve System.
  • Snorkel the sea-grass beds, patch reefs and, numerous mangrove islands.
  • Late in the afternoon, we will return to Tobacco Caye for dinner.
  • Participants will have a chance to do a night-snorkel near the shores and off the boat dock at Tobacco Caye.
Day 7: Tobacco Caye, Blue Hole and TEC
  • After breakfast, our group will depart Tobacco Caye for our final night at the Tropical Education Center.
  • Visit Saint Herman’s Blue Hole National Park, The Blue Hole, a 25 ft deep pool provides a great opportunity for swimming and relaxation after your jungle hike.
  • Arrive at the TEC in the late evening for Dinner and Overnight.
Day 8: Departure

After breakfast transfer to the Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport, for your return flight home.


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