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.
- Our Small Group Won’t Exceed 10!
With just 10 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.
- 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.
- 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, organic cacao plantation tour, butterfly walks and a private motorboat cruise to a remote islet on the barrier reef.
- All-Day 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, spend a full day exploring this world-class marine realm on a fully guided snorkeling adventure, with instruction for beginners.
- 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.
- Enjoy Outstanding Ecolodges in Natural Areas
Our chosen accommodations immerse you in the heart of the Belize’s most captivating natural realm. Belcampo lies at the heart of an enormous jungle preserve, while remote Chan Chich is located in the largest contiguous rainforest north of the Amazon, amidst 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.
- 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.
- We Put Our Quality 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!
- 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.
- 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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