Belize: Environmental Science

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Length

11 days

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Price

TBD

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Destinations

Belize City, Belmopan, Hopkins, & Caye Caulker

This 11 day program is a fresh take on environmental science with intimate looks into Belize’s tropical ecosystem. It takes science out of the classroom to study flora and fauna in the field.

Students will have the opportunity all throughout the program to interact up close with the exotic wildlife in Belize. They will go on a wildlife tour on the Savana Trail, receive lectures at Belize Zoo, and have a nighttime beach tour to see the stunning bioluminescence.

During their stay at the Belmopan Bird Rescue Center, students will participate in service projects to assist staff in clinic tasks, husbandry duties, weight checks, and more. There will be a mangrove marine biology sea kayaking tour, and at Hol Chan Marine Reserve, students will spend all morning snorkeling amongst the vibrant coral reef and abundant marine life.

The tour is full of recreational activities, such as a canoe excursion, river and cave tubing, hiking and ziplining, a sunset sailboat cruise, and more.

Special activities include a tour of Xunatunich Mayan Ruins, and a Trash Heroes beach garbage cleanup service project.

Program includes

  • 10 Nights of Accommodation
  • Daily Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner
  • All Ground Transportation
  • Full-Time Guide & Assistance
  • All Equipment
  • Day & Nocturnal Tours of Belize Zoo
  • 2 Lectures from Zoo Staff
  • Sibun River Canoe Excursion
  • St. Herman’s Blue Hole National Park
  • Bird Rescue Center Food Preparation Volunteer Project
  • Bird Rescue Center Service Learning Projects
  • Xunatunich Mayan Ruins
  • Mangrove Marine Biology Sea Kayaking Tour
  • Hol Chan Marine Reserve
  • Sunset Sailboat Cruise
  • Nighttime Bioluminescence Tour
  • Trash Heroes Beach Garbage Cleanup Service Project

Itinerary

DAY 01– Tropical Education Center

  • Arrive in Belize City, Belize
  • Transfer to Tropical Education Center
  • Check In, Relax, & Refresh
  • Welcome Dinner & Program Orientation

DAY 02– Tropical Education Center

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Belize Zoo Tour
  • Lunch
  • Zoo Staff Lecture
  • Sibun River Canoe Excursion
  • Group Dinner & Discussions

DAY 03– Tropical Education Center

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Savana Trail Wildlife Tour
  • Lunch
  • Zoo Staff Lecture
  • Free Time
  • Group Dinner & Discussions
  • Belize Zoo Nocturnal Tour

DAY 04– Belmopan Bird Rescue Center

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • St. Herman’s Blue Hole National Park
  • Lunch
  • Transfer to Bird Rescue Center
  • Orientation & Facility Tour
  • River Swimming/Tubing
  • Group Dinner & Discussions

DAY 05– Bird Rescue Center

  • Bird Food Preparation Volunteer Project
  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Bird Center Service Projects: Assist and Observe Clinic Tasks, Husbandry Duties, Weight Checks, etc.
  • Lunch
  • Xunatunich Mayan Ruins
  • Group Dinner
  • Return to Bird Rescue Center
  • Free Time & Cultural Immersion

DAY 06– Hopkins

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Transfer to Hopkins
  • Check In, Relax, Refresh, & Orientation
  • Cave Tubing
  • Group Dinner & Traditional Drumming
  • Free Time & Cultural Immersion

DAY 07–Hopkins

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Mayflower Hiking & Waterfalls
  • Optional Ziplining (not included)
  • Free Time & Cultural Immersion

DAY 08– Hopkins

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Cockscomb River Tubing & Hiking
  • Free Time & Cultural Immersion
  • Evening Bioluminescence Tour

DAY 09– Caye Caulker

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Transfer to Belize City
  • Ferry to Caye Caulker
  • Lunch
  • Check In, Relax, & Refresh
  • Island Orientation Tour
  • Mangrove Marine Biology Sea Kayaking Tour
  • Island Sailboat Cruise
  • Group Dinner

DAY 10– Caye Caulker

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Hol Chan Marine Reserve Snorkeling
  • Lunch on Boat
  • Trash Heroes Beach Garbage Cleanup Service Project
  • Farewell Dinner & Program Closing

DAY 11– Departure

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Water Taxi to Belize City
  • Depart Belize City for Home

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