Overview

Embark on an environmentally-conscious adventure in Belize, where you’ll trek through the world’s only jaguar preserve, snorkel the largest living reef, visit ancient Mayan ruins and much more – all while supporting progressive conservation.

Highlights

  • Hike the Maya Mountains and learn about the many uses of all the trees and plants

  • Go river tubing through the jungle and slide down natural waterslides at Ben’s Bluff

  • Trek through Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, the world’s first and only jaguar preserve

  • Climb ancient Mayan ruins and see the forest from above

  • Hand-pick cacao and grind it on traditional Mayan stone

  • Snorkel the world’s largest living reef; glimpse tropical fish, rays, eels, lobster, nurse sharks, and the invasive lionfish

About Our Partner

Conservation Careers has teamed up with an organisation specialising in trips for environmentally-conscious adventurers. They focus on progressive conservation – the idea of doing more with less, rather than simply doing less, to tackle the problem of overconsumption. They accomplish this through environmental education, outreach, community development, and protected area funding.

“Many people hear the word conservation and think that we must conserve, or, in other words, use and do less. Overconsumption is a growing problem and there is a huge benefit in using less. This is something that our expeditions naturally highlight. However, our philosophy is that there is a big problem with doing less. We need to travel more, explore more, learn more, go faster, go farther, and push our limits. The solution then becomes not doing less, but rather doing more while using less. This is progressive conservation.”

Our partner explores all of these possibilities and more through interactive discussions and hands-on demonstrations. They talk about carbon sequestration and then see it in practice. They discuss wilderness preserves and explore their boundaries with rangers. They talk about water management and assist in river monitoring. Education and exploration go hand in hand.

As a guest you’ll take an active role in conservation, directly contributing to tropical rainforest conservation efforts. Every site you visit is part of a protected area or is affiliated with environmental research. This means that the money you pay for lodging, food, transportation, ranger guidance and excursions goes towards supporting protected areas. These areas then use the funding they receive for monitoring and patrolling within their boundaries, as well as for community development, outreach, and training.

Conservation initiatives you’ll help support in Belize include:

  • The world’s first and only jaguar preserve

  • Coral restoration
  • Lionfish mitigation

If you register your interest below, we’ll put you in touch with our partner to take the booking and to plan your trip!

Conservation Impact

Conservation Careers has partnered with Terra Incognita to bring you tours and adventures that meet an Ethical Code of Conduct for Ecotourism, assuring you of their commitment to wildlife and local communities.

Conservation Careers is a Founding Partner of the Ethical Ecotourism Code of Conduct, which has been generated by a global community that includes over 80 ecotourism operators, industry experts, media representatives, local and Indigenous people and tourists.

Our Conservation Travel opportunities are for people who want their travel choices to have a net positive contribution to conservation. Explore all our Conservation Travel opportunities.

Nature

  • Marvel at the Tiger Fern double waterfall and overnight at the Tiger Fern peak in a tent or under the stars

  • Learn about the trees, plants, corals, animals, and ecological connections of Belize’s biodiversity rich rainforests and reefs

  • Explore tropical fruit gardens, complete with tangerines, sugarcane, bananas, cacao, breadfruit, oranges, and more

Culture

  • Experience the real contemporary culture of the Mestizo, Creole, and Garifuna, plus learn about some Mayan traditions that have survived until present day

  • Kick back in a hammock and enjoy the Belizean way of life, both while in the jungle and on an island caye

  • Enjoy the Belizean staple of rice & beans, stew chicken, potato salad, and plantains; also feast on fry jacks, fresh caught fish, salbutes, garnaches, and fresh tortillas

Impact

  • Support local sustainable businesses

  • Protected Areas Conservation Trust

  • Cockscomb Reserve contribution

  • Maya Center village contribution

  • Hol-Chan reserve contribution

  • Sustainable practice snorkeling

  • Locally-sourced food

Necessities

ACCOMMODATIONS: 

  • Cayo – Parrot Nest Lodge

  • Caye Caulker – Seaside Cabanas

IN-COUNTRY TRANSPORT:

  • TREE van

  • High-speed ferry boat

Dates & Costs

January 9 – 14, 2022

2 cost options:

$999

  • Includes all in-country transport, lodging, expert guides
  • Excludes meals and excursions

$1750

  • Includes all in-country transport, lodging, expert guides, meals and excursions

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