8 days
Belize City, Cayo region, Punta Gorda, Southern coast, Tobacco Caye

Experience Belize’s natural beauty as you help preserve it.

Go with the (literal) flow, traveling from the mountains to the ocean to explore the interconnectedness of Belize’s freshwater and marine ecosystems. Contribute to ongoing efforts to decrease erosion through reforestation, check out climate-smart practices used by local farmers, and see the human impact on oceans firsthand during a beach cleanup.
  • Day 1: Fly to Belize

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Travel to the Cayo region

  • Day 2: Cayo region

    Experience the thrill of a ziplining adventure through the Belizean canopy (Participants must weigh less than 275 lbs)

    Visit the rainforest, where you will participate in ecological activities that might include:

    • An ethnobotanical walk along trails through the jungle
    • Learning about soil building processes and captive animal husbandry
    • Watershed quality assessment 
  • Day 3: Cayo region • Punta Gorda

    Visit a local NGO, where you will: 

    • Learn about their work in conservation and community development
    • Participate in a protected areas research and compliance trek

    Take a guided tour of one of the ancient Mayan archaeological sites in the area

    Travel to Punta Gorda

  • Day 4: Punta Gorda

    Visit a sustainable farm, where you will:

    • Discover how agricultural practices are linked to reef health
    • Learn about climate-smart farming practices
    • Participate in activities like planting seeds, pruning cacao trees, or harvesting fruit

    Learn about Mayan culture at a local village, where you will:

    • Make tortillas from scratch (then sample your creations!)
    • See firsthand how chocolate goes from bean to bar
    • Try your hand at traditional basket-weaving and Mayan dances
  • Day 5: Punta Gorda

    Explore the Port Honduras Marine Reserve, where you will: 

    • Visit the Abalone Caye Ranger Station
    • Participate in an underwater transect survey 
    • Get an up-close look at marine life while snorkeling 

    Visit Punta Negra and learn how climate change and coastal erosion are affecting this community

    Help local scientists monitor the manatee population (manatee sightings not guaranteed) 

    Enjoy either Creole or Garifuna drumming lessons and a locally sourced dinner cooked over a traditional fire hearth

  • Day 6: Punta Gorda • Southern coast

    Support biodiversity during a reforestation project, which helps to stabilize riverbanks, decrease erosion, and improve water quality

    Travel to the Southern coast

  • Day 7: Southern coast • Tobacco Caye • Belize City

    Take a day trip to Tobacco Caye, where you will:

    • Snorkel along the longest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere
    • Participate in a reef cleanup activity and record your findings
    • Hear more about the impact of plastic pollution from an expert

    Travel to Belize City

  • Day 8: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly to Belize

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Travel to the Cayo region

  • Day 2: Cayo region

    Experience the thrill of a ziplining adventure through the Belizean canopy (Participants must weigh less than 275 lbs)

    Visit the rainforest, where you will participate in ecological activities that might include:

    • An ethnobotanical walk along trails through the jungle
    • Learning about soil building processes and captive animal husbandry
    • Watershed quality assessment 
  • Day 3: Cayo region • Punta Gorda

    Visit a local NGO, where you will: 

    • Learn about their work in conservation and community development
    • Participate in a protected areas research and compliance trek

    Take a guided tour of one of the ancient Mayan archaeological sites in the area

    Travel to Punta Gorda

  • Day 4: Punta Gorda

    Visit a sustainable farm, where you will:

    • Discover how agricultural practices are linked to reef health
    • Learn about climate-smart farming practices
    • Participate in activities like planting seeds, pruning cacao trees, or harvesting fruit

    Learn about Mayan culture at a local village, where you will:

    • Make tortillas from scratch (then sample your creations!)
    • See firsthand how chocolate goes from bean to bar
    • Try your hand at traditional basket-weaving and Mayan dances
  • Day 5: Punta Gorda

    Explore the Port Honduras Marine Reserve, where you will: 

    • Visit the Abalone Caye Ranger Station
    • Participate in an underwater transect survey 
    • Get an up-close look at marine life while snorkeling 

    Visit Punta Negra and learn how climate change and coastal erosion are affecting this community

    Help local scientists monitor the manatee population (manatee sightings not guaranteed) 

    Enjoy either Creole or Garifuna drumming lessons and a locally sourced dinner cooked over a traditional fire hearth

  • Day 6: Punta Gorda • Southern coast

    Support biodiversity during a reforestation project, which helps to stabilize riverbanks, decrease erosion, and improve water quality

    Travel to the Southern coast

  • Day 7: Southern coast • Tobacco Caye • Belize City

    Take a day trip to Tobacco Caye, where you will:

    • Snorkel along the longest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere
    • Participate in a reef cleanup activity and record your findings
    • Hear more about the impact of plastic pollution from an expert

    Travel to Belize City

  • Day 8: Depart for home

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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Round-trip flights on major carriers

  • Hotels

    7 overnight stays in hotels

  • Regional-style meals

    Breakfast and dinner daily; lunch on Days 2–7

  • Guided sightseeing

    Sightseeing tours led by an expert, licensed local guide

  • Entrances

    Ziplining; ecological activities; conservation fieldwork; Mayan Ruins visit; sustainable farm visit; Mayan cultural visit; Port Honduras Marine Reserve activities; Garifuna drumming lesson, reforestation project; Tobacco Caye activities

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your culturally connected Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all on-tour logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert local guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and global perspective on your sightseeing tours.

  • Personalized Learning Support

    Our personalized learning experience engages students before, during and after tour, with the option to create a final, reflective project for academic credit.

  • Continuous Support

    Your dedicated EF team helps you every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travelers to planning and managing your tour.

  • Worldwide Presence

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide so wherever you go, we're there too.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travelers and their families can count on EF's dedicated emergency service team.

  • Peace of Mind Program

    Feel secure knowing your group can change their destination or travel dates due to unforeseen circumstances. Learn more about your flexible options at eftours.com/peaceofmind.

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Includes airfare, hotels, meals, full-time Tour Director, and more.
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