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Ultimate Belize Nature Safari

An Exclusive Expedition Into the Heart and History of an Untamed Natural Paradise
We’ve created the ultimate nature lover’s trip to what may arguably be the world’s most diverse nature travel destination. It’s hard to comprehend the wealth of wonders tucked inside this tiny country on the edge of the Yucatán Peninsula – and that’s just ashore. Belize also boasts the planet’s second-longest barrier reef beneath the transparent turquoise seas that edge its lush jungles. The screech of parrots and howler monkeys rings out through the rain forest, where jaguars and ocelots slink through a tangle of bromeliads and orchids. And when we tire of exploring – as if we could – the pleasures of the finest ecolodges in the world await.

Trip Highlights

  • Discover the natural and cultural treasures of Belize, including a spectacular array of tropical wildlife, as our Expedition Leader unveils its riches from rain forests to ruins 
  • Track jaguars in a rarely visited private conservation area that boasts the highest sighting rate in Central America
  • Snorkel over the world's second-longest barrier reef off remote South Water Caye, and enter ancient subterranean caves by canoe
Explore More of Belize – Away from Crowds – When You Travel with Nat Hab

The tiny country of Belize is a popular tourist destination – big cruise ships alone bring some 850,000 people here every year. But most of those passengers never see the real beauty of Belize, flocking in large groups only to the closest, best-known points of interest. Our handcrafted itinerary is an impressive contrast, designed to show our small groups the best of wild Belize that others miss.

  1. Our Small Group Won’t Exceed 12!
    With just 12 or fewer travelers, you’ll experience a private and personalized journey into the country’s varied landscapes. And because our groups are so small, we can access places and see wildlife that big cruise ship crowds can’t get to.
  2. Explore a Greater Diversity of Ecosystems
    You won’t find a more comprehensive immersion in Belize’s varied natural habitats. From the barrier reef to interior jungles, rainforest-draped mountains and subterranean limestone caves, we experience as many sides of this small country as there are to discover.
  3. Varied Activities Offer Multiple Perspectives on Nature
    We’re not content to merely drive you around Belize or settle for a few forest walks. Our grand safari includes a jungle kayak excursion, canoeing in Barton Creek Cave, butterfly walks, and a private motorboat cruise to a remote islet on the barrier reef where the Smithsonian conducts research on this important marine ecosystem and its environs. 
  4. Guided Snorkeling on the Belize Barrier Reef
    The spectacular 185-mile-long Mesoamerican Barrier Reef is home to hundreds of species of tropical fish, anemones, corals, sea fans, sponges, sea urchins and more. Most visitors spend an hour or so in the water, hardly time to absorb the wonders. We, however, explore this world-class marine realm on multiple fully guided snorkeling excursions, with instruction for beginners.
  5. Our Nature Adventure is a Cultural Odyssey, Too
    Though nature is front and center on any Nat Hab trip, we don't shortchange culture in a fascinating country like Belize. We’ll spend special time with the local Garifuna residents, whose heritage includes indigenous and Afro-Caribbean roots. And we discover the wonders of ancient Mayan civilization at the dramatic ruins at Xunantunich, with its intricately carved stone temples and pyramid.
  6. Enjoy Outstanding Ecolodges in Natural Areas
    Our chosen accommodations immerse you in the heart of the Belize’s most captivating natural realm. Remote Chan Chich is located in the largest contiguous rain forest north of the Amazon, set amid incredible bird life and habitat for all five Latin American cats: jaguar, jaguarundi, margay, ocelot and puma. The elusive jaguar is spotted here about once a week, a record unmatched anywhere else. And Pelican Beach Resort on South Water Caye may be the Caribbean's most idyllic escape, with powdery white sand, aquamarine water and an inviting hammock just outside your door.
  7. Our Naturalist Expedition Leader is a Belizean Native
    Nat Hab has a well-deserved international reputation for employing the highest-quality guides in the industry. On this trip, your Expedition Leader is Fermin Tzib, a native Belizean of Mayan descent and an avid birder with more than a decade of experience leading natural history tours in his home country. He also has a passion for Mayan history. When you travel with Fermin, you’ll become personally acquainted with the Belize he intimately knows and loves—an opportunity that other travelers certainly miss. Read our Expedition Leader bios and traveler comments regarding the quality of our leaders.
  8. We Put Our Quality-Value Guarantee Behind Your Belize Safari 
    Nat Hab offers an exclusive guarantee that clearly states we will meet the high expectations we set forth in our promotional materials. To our knowledge, this is the most ambitious guarantee made by any adventure travel company. Read our important promise for yourself!
  9. Feel Good About the Way You Travel
    We all care about the planet, and you can travel with us knowing that the emissions from your trip are 100-percent carbon-offset. Natural Habitat Adventures is the world’s first carbon-neutral travel company, a feature that is especially critical when considering the impact of our planet’s warming temperatures on wildlife and their native habitats.
  10. Natural Habitat Adventures Is World Wildlife Fund’s Travel Partner
    Because of our commitment to environmentally friendly travel, as well as the exceptional quality of our small-group nature adventures, World Wildlife Fund, the world’s leading environmental conservation organization, has named Natural Habitat its worldwide travel partner — a designation that makes us exceedingly proud!
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