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Belize: Research & Conservation Experience

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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
8 days
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Overview

Highlights

  • Volunteering directly with manatees to monitor conservation efforts
  • Taking a boat to a remote island off the coast of Belize
  • Exploring pristine beaches and rainforests scouting for wildlife
  • Uncovering waterfalls tucked deep in the jungle & exploring mystical caves
  • Snorkeling over colorful reefs in the crystal blue Caribbean waters
  • Visiting ancient Mayan ruins tucked deep in the rainforest
  • Enjoying the laidback tropical rhythms of the country

Short Description

Coral fringed islands, the world’s second largest barrier reef and some of the most pristine rainforests in the world – this is Belize.

Under this natural beauty lies a growing problem. A combination of habitat loss and human impact have affected Belize’s endangered manatee population. Spend part of the time monitoring the health of the manatee population, taking measurements of the environment and counting the population of the West Indian Manatee. This information is crucial for the people you’ll work with who track these gentle creatures.

You’ll also have a chance to explore the reefs and jungles, meet with the friendly locals, uncover the ancient Mayan past and take in Belize’s laidback Caribbean rhythms.

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
Off the beaten track trips will stretch your comfort zone. They don't always feature tourist highlights, but dive deeper into local life and culture.
Itinerary Focus Off the Beaten Path
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Belize
End City Belize

Trip Includes

  • All activities: snorkelling, boat rides, tubing adventure, waterfall visit, Mayan ruin excursion, jungle treks and more.
  • All meals included: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Home Base lodging in the rainforest and along the coast
  • Volunteer project with a manatee conservation organization
  • Airport transfers and all ground transportation
  • Expert local guides that are there to support, inform and guide you throughout the trip
  • Admissions and entrance fees to national parks, historic sites and other scheduled events throughout the trip
  • All gratuities for hotels, meals, baggage & transportation
  • $50,000 emergency medical evacuation insurance
  • Trip literature

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Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Belize City and drive to Hopkins, stopping at a baboon sanctuary along the way

Punta Gorda

Day 2

Explore Mayan ruins at Nim Li Punit, visit with a local family, and tour the city

Payne’s Creek

Day 3

Meet conservationists monitoring manatees in Payne’s Creek National Park

Day 4

Help to monitor manatee populations, visit the small town of Punta Negra for a coconut oil making class, and experience a night lagoon ride

Punta Gorda

Day 5

Snorkel and visit West Snake Caye beach, free afternoon

Day 6

Early morning kayak before a free day or the optional zip-lining. Creole drum lesson by night Drive to Belize City

Drive to Belize City

Day 7

Explore the natural beauty of Rio Blanco National Park

Day 8

Travel back to Belize City for your flight home

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Oct-20-2019Oct-27-2019$ 3,295$ 3,590Limited Reserve
Nov-24-2019Dec-01-2019$ 3,295$ 3,590Limited Reserve
Dec-26-2019Jan-02-2020$ 3,295$ 3,590Limited Reserve
Feb-23-2020Mar-01-2020$ 3,295$ 3,590Limited Reserve
Mar-29-2020Apr-05-2020$ 3,295$ 3,590Limited Reserve
Apr-26-2020May-03-2020$ 3,295$ 3,590Limited Reserve
  • Single Supplement (Single Occupancy): $ 295

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It was fabulous

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I went on their Kenya Safari trip and it was fabulous. They took great care in choosing the most perfect accommodations for the trip to Kenya. Ol’ Pejeta was fabulous and plentiful with animals. The Sweetwater camp inside the conservancy is true glamping with 5 Star service and food. Sweetwater is located on a watering hole where you can sit and watch Elephants, Rhino, Zebra, Warthogs, birds and Giraffes come and drink. Inside the Masai Mara we stayed at Asilia again another 5 star establishment. The animal sightings in the Mara are just amazing, breakfast is provided out on the open plains of the Mara while watching zebra and wildebeest stroll by. Then happy hour with cocktails are provided on the open plains while watching the incredible African sunset (unlike anything you have ever seen). The service provided at both locations was top notch. Discover Corps chose amazing places and designed a fabulous itinerary for our days in Africa. I would recommend this trip to anyone.
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It was an amazing trip

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It was an amazing trip, I was nervous at first because I was not really familiar with Discover Corp. Now, I won't hesitate in the future to sign on for another adventure. I loved the experience of working with the elephants and especially enjoyed meeting Leslie (the elephant guru from Minnesota ) who lives and volunteers with the elephants, He had a wealth of knowledge regarding the elephants, Buddhism and Thai customs The rest of your staff EEM, AVN and Thay (I know I am butchering their names) were wonderful, very helpful, friendly and conscientious and I very much enjoyed meeting each of them,

The Chiang Mai Hotel was great but it took me a while to figure out how to get in and out of the neighborhood. The surrounding streets were like a maze, quite narrow and difficult to find my way, I expected to have a hotel on a main thoroughfare. The massage instead of the zip line was a perfect trade off and the chat with the monk was most enlightening and another good trade off for the river rafting.

8/29/19 Discover Corps #2 Kenya Safari and Conservation
Just back from my second Discover Corps trip, this time to Kenya. Had a wonderful time, enjoyed my 5 fellow travelers, we had lots of laughs together during game drives and over cocktails. We saw one zillion animals and birds and learned about their habitat and behaviors from our excellent, very patient, guides.

Our first camp was at Ol Pejeta Conservancy which was a well manicured camp with great views of a variety of animals rhinos, zebras, elephants and a marabou stork (who often watched us eat through the window of our dining area). The variety and quality of the food was outstanding. One of our excursions was to a search/rescue/bomb sniffing dog training facility. Very interesting to watch the dogs in action, they were all looked very well cared for and loved our attention.

After 4 days at Ol Pejeta, we spent 2 days at the old Brackenhurst Hotel located on a huge oasis of gorgeous indigenous plants.

The last 4 days were spent in Mara and Naboisho Camp which I felt was more "the real Africa". The camp was less manicured than the Ol Pejeta Sweetwater Tented camp and I enjoyed the fabulous game views of the lions and cheetahs. Of course, for me, the warthogs are a real favorite with their huge head/snout/tusks contrasted by their dainty walk with their long tails raised high. Delightful!
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It was an incredible experience

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My family (me, my husband, and 3 kids ages 17, 14, and 11) took a 2-week trip to Peru in August and used Discover Corps to organize several days of service while we were there. It was an incredible experience that we will never forget, and one of the highlights of our entire trip. Miguel, our host and guide, was so informative and kind and made us feel like family. We loved spending time with him and the children in the community -- doing arts and crafts, flying kites, eating meals, and teaching them English. We also got to visit an orphanage and a local NGO where women produce dolls that are sold around the world. It gave us an incredible perspective on the country and our lives as well. When my daughter sprained her ankle, Miguel took us to the clinic in the main city, and we got excellent and expeditious care. We couldn't have asked for a better experience. It was just what we wanted, and I highly recommend this trip and the organization.
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It was absolutely wonderful

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We just came back from a family reunion in the Dominican Republic of 28 ages 5 to 77. It was absolutely wonderful. The food was excellent and the staff and people were delightful. Being part of a service project with the whole family created a memory that will be enjoyed in the years to come. I highly recommend this organization.
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Trip was truly spectacular

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The Kenya Safari & Conservation trip was truly spectacular. We learned so many fun facts about wildlife, saw some amazing stuff like a male lion climbing a tree and got a great first-hand look at whats involved in wildlife conservation. The guides were incredibly knowledgable, they answered all my strange animal and cultural questions with ease. They were committed to providing an amazing experience for all of us. The accommodations were beyond what I could have imagined. The luxury tents were so comfortable and kept out all bugs. Plus the service and food were outstanding. If you love animals, and have safari on your bucket list then this trip is a must!
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By far the best trip I've taken!

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The guides were fun, friendly and so knowledgable. The luxury tents were so cool; bug proof, comfy beds and hot showers! The food and fresh juices were delicious. I learned so much about wildlife and conservation efforts. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming, plus English is very prominent there. Kenya is such a great place to go on safari. In addition to seeing every animal you could imagine, this trip really offers a great look into the Kenyan culture, different tribes, art, music and way of life. Loved every minute of this trip!
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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Private - your group only

Trip ID#:

BelCarManDis

Trip Excludes

  • International airfare
  • All alcoholic beverages
  • $160 adventure supplement (zip-lining and river tubing)
  • Tips for Discover Corps guide and driver
  • Laundry, phone, and Internet services

Meals Included:

7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches and 7 Dinners

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