Belize explorer holiday

Travel Team

If you'd like to chat about this holiday or need help finding one we're very happy to help. The Travel Team.

01273 823 700 Calling from outside the UK?

Check dates

2020: 26 May, 27 May, 28 May, 29 May, 30 May, 31 May, 1 Jun, 2 Jun, 3 Jun, 4 Jun, 5 Jun, 6 Jun, 7 Jun, 8 Jun, 9 Jun, 10 Jun, 11 Jun, 12 Jun, 13 Jun, 14 Jun, 15 Jun, 16 Jun, 17 Jun, 18 Jun, 19 Jun, 20 Jun, 21 Jun, 22 Jun, 23 Jun, 24 Jun, 25 Jun, 26 Jun, 27 Jun, 28 Jun, 29 Jun, 30 Jun, 1 Jul, 2 Jul, 3 Jul, 4 Jul, 5 Jul, 6 Jul, 7 Jul, 8 Jul, 9 Jul, 10 Jul, 11 Jul, 12 Jul, 13 Jul, 14 Jul, 15 Jul, 16 Jul, 17 Jul, 18 Jul, 19 Jul, 20 Jul ...
Vouchers
Accepted

Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your holiday will help support conservation and local people.

Environment
This itinerary is predicated wholly on reverence for Belize's robust ecosystems and the cultural heritage that they bring with them. We delight in the opportunity to connect travelers with local guides eager to share the rich history of their homes with visitors. We choose our local partners carefully based on their connection with place and their enthusiasm for educating travelers. Pooks Hill Lodge, for instance, provides a milieu for discovery, conservation, comfort and culture, all while maintaining an intentionally minimal footprint. The private wildlife reserve offers giant Mahogany, Cedar, Strangling Fig and Ceiba. The forest is the home of Belizean mammals such as the tapir, jaguar, coati mundi, gibnut.

Operations for this trip are verified by the Rainforest Alliance via their program, Tour Operators Promoting Sustainability (TOPS). TOPS is a community of tour operators that have come together to help conserve threatened landscapes and provide sustainable livelihoods for the local communities where they work. By joining TOPS, tour operators commit to improving the sustainability of their own practices as well as the sustainability of their suppliers in various tourism destinations. The result: sustainability ripples down the supply chain. Hotels are inspired to operate responsibly, TOPS participants are motivated to promote sustainable tourism businesses and consumers are encouraged to visit eco-friendly destinations. We are one of a handful of North America tour operators who belong to TOPS.
Community

The Impacts of this Trip

Throughout this trip, you are accommodated by local naturalist guides from the Belizean communities you will be visiting. Our escorted trips use local guides and support staff exclusively. Guides’ training and background varies throughout our tours, but one thing remains consistent: their enthusiasm, professionalism, friendliness and knowledge of the regions. Many of the local guides we use hold degrees in their region's history, biology, archaeology or a related field. Certification programs are required; many also participate in an apprenticeship before they are allowed to lead tours on their own. All guides are thoroughly researched and hand-picked by our staff or a trusted affiliate. Both our guides and our travelers are all versed in and practice “Leave No Trace” principles.

Travalers in Belize have the opportunity to see some of the work our partners at Rainforest Alliance are doing at nearby banana farms. We have worked closely with Rainforest Alliance for years, focusing on our current project, "Conservation Alliances for Economic Viability," which emphasizes the reduction of negative impacts associated with tourism and promotes responsible practice.

As briefly mentioned above, we base our hotel selection on the following criteria: being locally owned and operated, built in a sustainable manner, having a desirable location, safety, cleanliness, and ranging in size from 12-20 rooms where possible. This helps to ensure small group size, which in turn helps minimize local impact. Lodges that use innovative practices to improve upon their sustainability and mitigate any environmental impacts are given special preference.

Climate

Popular similar holidays

Mexico, Belize & Guatemala tour, Mayan encounter

Mexico, Belize & Guatemala tour, Mayan encounter

Travel through paradise between the Yucatan & Guatemalan

From £1070 - £1225 17 days excluding flights

Belize holiday, discover Belize

Belize holiday, discover Belize

Discover a naturalist's pradise

From £2785 - £3450 13 days including UK flights

Belize sea kayaking holiday

Belize sea kayaking holiday

7 day sea kayaking discovering tropical islands and reefs

From £2095 7 days excluding flights

Belize holidays, tailor made

Belize holidays, tailor made

Explore the rainforests, rivers & coral reefs of Belize

From £3650 14 days including UK flights

Convert currencies