Location of Adventure
Group Size Limit
Approximately 8 Travelers
An important feature of our Belize adventure is the very small group size, as nature expeditions are best experienced with fewer travelers, for a less intrusive and more meaningful immersion in nature.
Specialized 4x4 Land Rovers and Land Cruisers
Our Private Leaders
Internal flights as described within the itinerary, accommodations, meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on final day, purified drinking water, services of NHA Expedition Leader, local guides and lodge staff, most gratuities, airport transfers on Day 1 and final day, most gratuities, all permits, entrance fees and taxes.
Travel to and from start and end point of trip, alcoholic beverages, some gratuities, passport and visa fees, optional activities, items of a personal nature phone calls, laundry, etc.), airline baggage fees, airport and departure taxes, optional travel insurance.
Easy to Moderate
This adventure does not require a high degree of physical fitness, though our days in Belize generally start early and are very full with activities. In order to participate in all activities, you must be able to walk unassisted for a minimum of one mile, as our itinerary includes a number of short- to medium-length walks/hikes over gravel, pavement, boardwalks and maintained dirt trails that can be slippery and uneven with roots and rocks. (Note that all walks can be more difficult to navigate during inclement weather.) Additionally, there are optional snorkeling excursions and an opportunity to climb Mayan ruins. We stress that all activities are optional. Travelers should be aware that the heat and humidity may be very high. Some drives can be up to three hours long and roads may be very bumpy. Travelers who are susceptible to motion sickness or who have back problems or other health issues that could be exacerbated by such conditions should take this into consideration.
Important Information About This Trip
On this adventure we delve into the natural treasures of Belize, including dense rainforests, secluded beaches and colorful reefs, revealing an astounding diversity of life that includes hundreds of species of birds and fish. It is also possible to see big cats like jaguar, puma and ocelots, though these encounters are rare. As Belize is a developing country and we visit remote areas, guests should be prepared for some long drives on bumpy roads.
Since the areas we travel to on this extension are remote and wild (that's why we go there!), we require medical evacuation insurance for this program. If you decline the medical evacuation insurance coverage offered by Natural Habitat, we require that you send us documentation of the independent coverage you have selected. We recommend that your chosen independent insurance plan includes at least $250,000 in medical evacuation coverage. Please note that we will add the cost of Natural Habitat’s medical evacuation policy to your tour invoice until you provide our office with proof of coverage including your insurance company's name, phone number and your individual policy number. Thank you for understanding that our policy exists exclusively in the interest of our guests' safety.
To protect your investment and to provide peace of mind while you travel, we also strongly recommend purchasing comprehensive travel insurance. Plans may cover everything from medical treatment to trip cancellations and delays, to lost luggage. Please contact our office if you would like more information about the medical evacuation or comprehensive travel insurance policies we offer through Travelex by calling 800-543-8917.
Getting There & Getting Home
You will need to arrive in Belize City by 3:30 pm on Day 1, with a suggested arrival time of around 12 pm. You may depart Belize City after 12pm on the final day. We can best serve you if our Natural Habitat Adventures Travel Desk makes your reservations, as our staff is intimately familiar with the special requirements of this program and can arrange the most efficient travel. Please call us at 800-543-8917. Note that while we offer you the best possible rates available to us on airfare and additional nights' accommodations, you may find special web rates or better fares online.