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The Mayan Civilization was at its apogee one thousand years ago. Belize was one of their most essential territories and, around its mystic rainforests, lays until now the sequel of its emblematic empire. Join us, and let's explore and document its tropical ecosystems and species around the ruins of the Mayas legacy, which today is also one of the most important wildlife corridors in Latin America.

Tour details

Starting date: February 4, 2023.

Main tour (8 nights): $5,982. $2,290 in single room.

Group size: 6–8 people.

Day 1–4 Belize City - Maya Forest
Day 5From Gallon Jug Estate to Cayo District
Day 6–8 Pine Ridge Forest
EndBelize City - Flight back home.

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How to reserve your spot?

1. Read our cancellation policy below.

2. Complete our contact form in the next step to let us know about your interests and so we can check availability and give you further information about the tour.

3. Review and approve the itinerary, invoice, and release of liability form we will send you.

4. Make payment to confirm your booking.

Cancellation policy If you are unable to attend the tour, you are welcome to send someone in your place, apply to another Tropical Herping event, or request a refund less a handling fee of 5% or $200, whichever is more. However, because we pre-pay all local services we can only accept credit or refund requests no less than 60 business days prior to the start of the event.

Important! Read the rules and recommendations

What to bring? Check out our suggested packing list.

What is included?

Package based on two people sharing a room.

All meals, accommodation, and activities as detailed.

All private road transfers.

Domestic airfares.

Local guides and tour leaders.

Park entrance fees.

What is not included?

Additional nights due to flight cancellations.

Alcoholic beverages, bottled water and snacks.

Health insurance.

International airfares.

Laundry.

Phone calls or messages.

Photo equipment.

COVID tests.

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Experts on this tour

Frank Pichardo

Frank Pichardo
Tour leader, photographer, field researcher

Lucas Bustamante

Lucas Bustamante
Tour leader, wildlife conservation photojournalist

Why join?

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Our naturalists and photographers will take you to the best places to admire wildlife, and share our top tips to get the best photos.

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Your visit saves 1 acre of rainforest in the Ecuadorian Chocó region.

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By protecting that acre, you keep 25 tonnes of CO2e from ending up in the atmosphere.

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Maya Forest

A three-hour drive from Belize City will take us to the largest tropical rainforest in Central America, an ideal place to enjoy Belize wildlife in nature hikes and vehicle safaris. This forest has natural and historical importance due to its buried Mayan temples.

Highlights

The Maya forest has recorded more than 360 species of birds. Primates such spider and howler monkeys are relatively abundant in the area. Water ponds are home to red-eyed tree frogs, masked tree frogs, and a wide variety of amphibians and reptiles. They are all surrounded by millenary Mayan ruins and pyramids, which you can explore and walk by.

Pine Ridge Forest

Another three-hour drive will take us to our following location. This higher elevation area offers excellent views from fresh-water creeks and montane forests, where we will look for different wildlife.

Highlights

More than 70 species of reptiles and amphibians can be found here, including rattlesnakes, tree frogs, geckos, and salamanders. Mayan temples are within a short ride; most of them are very important to the local culture.

Agalychnis callidryas
Momotus coeruliceps
Ninia sebae
fungus
Ateles geoffroyi
Ramphastos sulfuratus
Imantodes cenchoa
Atta cephalotes
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Bolitoglossa mexicana
Meleagris ocellata 1
Tlalocohyla loquax
Trachemys venusta
Agalychnis callidryas
Mazama temama
Dendropsophus microcephalus
Spizaetus ornatus
butterfly's clusster
Pyrilia haematotis
Smilisca baudinii
Ortalis vetula
Laemanctus longipes
Urocyon cinereoargenteus
Anolis lemurinus

Frequently asked questions

Am I supposed to pay the tour price at once?

You can confirm your booking by making a 50% deposit and pay the remaining balance at least 60 days before departure.

Can I make a reservation for this tour but on 2023?

Yes, you can confirm your booking now by making a 50% deposit and pay the remaining balance at least 60 days before departure.

Does the tour take place during the nights?

The tour includes both diurnal and nocturnal activities.

How do I book my spot?

The first thing you need to do to reserve your spot in this tour is contact us using our booking form. Second, you will need to review and approve the itinerary, invoice, and release of liability we will send you. Finally, you will have to make a deposit to confirm your booking.

Can you get rubber boots for me?

We suggest you bring your own rubber boots as you should test whether they fit comfortably before arriving in Colombia, where you will used them every night.

Is it possible to join for only part of the trip?

Yes, you can. Just make sure to let us know in advance which parts of the tour are you interested in.

Is there a chance to arrange a private tour?

Yes, most of the tours we offer are private.

Which vaccination certificates do I need?

The three most important vaccines to get before visiting the tropics are against yellow fever, tetanus, and hepatitis. However, you do not need a vaccination certificate to access any reserve or national park during this tour.

Will the guides catch the animals for the participants to take close-up pictures?

Whenever possible, all photography by participants will be done in-situ. Animals will only be handled if they are the focus of a research or conservation project.

Will there be laundry service, electricity, and wifi at all sites?

Yes, there will be.

Will you pick us up at the airport upon arrival?

This tour starts very early on Ferbuary 4. We will pick you up this day at the airport.