A Voyage to Belize: Wildlife, Reefs & Rivers

February 23 to March 2, 2020

Discover the tropical wonders of Belize on a voyage along the country’s remote southern coast. Snorkel the colorful corals of the Belize Barrier Reef, explore the lush jungles on foot and cruise coastal rivers in Zodiacs.

Venture to the ancient Maya ruins of Tikal to explore the stories and archaeological sites of the stone temples swathed in the rain forest teeming with wildlife. Nestled in the rain forest, enjoy the many different species of birds while on an optional bird walk with your naturalist or relax on a sunset boat ride on Petén Itza Lake. Hike into the Maya Biosphere Reserve amid giant ceiba trees—the sacred tree of the Mayas—and with the help of experienced naturalists search for 400+ species of birds, howler and spider monkeys, tapirs, tree frogs and more. Stay a little longer and explore the extensive Maya ruins of the Petén region, once the hub of Classic Maya civilization. Spend a full day at Tikal, among extensive well-preserved stone temples, palaces, ceremonial platforms, terraces, and roads cloaked in lush, wildlife-harboring vegetation. And discover seldom-visited Yaxhá, the third largest ruins of the Mayan world, beautifully sited overlooking Yaxhá Lake.

Questions? Contact Donna Coggins via email at travel@wm.edu or call 757-221-1165.

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