Belize may be one of the world's smallest countries, but it's huge when it comes to natural treasures—and you'll see more of them on our diverse itinerary. A wealth of wonders lies within Belize's compact borders...and that's just ashore. Belize also boasts the planet’s second-longest barrier reef beneath turquoise seas dotted with dreamy cayes—an underwater Eden we explore from a private island. Beyond the palms and powder-sand beaches, snorkel with sea turtles, rays and huge schools of tropical fish. In the rain forest, the calls of parrots and howler monkeys ring across the canopy, while stealthy jungle cats slink unseen through a tangle of bromeliads and orchids. Beneath the verdant surface lies a maze of limestone caves and underground rivers to explore. And at the end of each day of discovery, relax at the finest ecolodges in Belize.
Scout for Rain Forest WildlifeLook for an array of birds, monkeys and other tropical wildlife, and search for signs of elusive jaguars on a private conservation reserve
Stay on an Idyllic Private CayeStay on a dreamy small island, and snorkel among healthy coral and colorful marine life over the world's second-longest barrier reef
Explore Maya Myth & RuinsCanoe subterranean caves filled with Maya artifacts, wander the pyramids of Xunanatunich, and watch how cacao is turned into chocolate
Explore More of Belize—Away from Crowds—When You Travel with Nat Hab
The tiny country of Belize is a popular tourist destination, with many visitors arriving via large cruise ships or for package resort stays. But most of those never discover the wilder 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 Belize that others miss.
Our Small Group Is Capped at Just 10! With 10 or fewer travelers, you’ll experience a private, personalized journey into the country’s varied landscapes. And because our groups are so small, we can access places and look for wildlife in areas that big cruise ship crowds can’t get to.
Explore a Greater Diversity of Ecosystems You won’t find a more comprehensive immersion in the varied natural habitats of Belize. From the barrier reef to interior jungles, rain forest-draped mountains and subterranean limestone caves, we experience as many dimensions 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 snorkeling, hiking, ocean kayak excursions, canoeing in Barton Creek Cave, a butterfly walk and a private motorboat cruise to a pair of remote islets in the heart of a protected marine sanctuary on the barrier reef.
Guided Snorkeling on the Belize Barrier Reef The spectacular 185-mile-long Belize 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. But you'll explore this world-class marine realm on multiple guided snorkeling excursions, 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 country that's as rich in history as Belize. Discover the wonders of the ancient Maya civilization, including the dramatic ruins at Xunantunich, with its intricately carved stone temples and pyramid.
Stay at Premier Ecolodges We carefully choose accommodations that immerse you in nature. Remote Chan Chich is located in the largest contiguous rain forest north of the Amazon, amid incredible bird life and habitat for all five Latin American cats: jaguar, jaguarundi, margay, ocelot and puma, although they are rarely seen. The elusive jaguar is spotted here about once a week, however, a record unmatched anywhere else in Central America. Private Ray Caye is an idyllic escape, with powdery white sand, aquamarine water and access just offshore to the world's second longest barrier reef.
Our Naturalist Expedition Leaders Are Belizean Natives Nat Hab has a well-deserved international reputation for employing the highest-quality guides in the industry. On this trip, our Expedition Leaders are native Belizeans and avid birders with more than 10 years' experience leading natural history tours in their home country. They also have a passion for Mayan history. When you travel with our native guides, you’ll become personally acquainted with the Belize they intimately know and love. Read our Expedition Leader bios and traveler comments regarding the quality of our leaders.
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!
Feel Good About Your Carbon-Neutral Journey We care deeply about our planet, as we know you do. When you travel with us, the carbon emissions from your trip are 100% offset—including your round-trip flights from home. Natural Habitat Adventures has been the world’s first carbon-neutral travel company since 2007.
Natural Habitat Adventures Is WWF’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 Adventures its worldwide travel partner—a designation that makes us exceedingly proud!