Belize – Wildlife Volunteer Adventure

Work along scientists to protect the gentle manatee. Visit remote nature reserves, pristine beaches, and world-class reefs.

The Place and The People

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.


What You'll Do

Lend a hand to the experts who are dedicating their careers to preserving the endangered manatee population. Venture out to three different ecosystems including calm lagoons, the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea and along jungle rivers to see these beautiful creatures in the wild. Help to measure the salinity of the water and currents, collect the size, weight and number of manatees as well as other wildlife and observe their overall health. Learn about the conservation initiatives underway in Belize to save these marine animals.

During this time, you’ll experience the natural beauty of Belize. Live amongst mangroves where colorful parrots take to the sky for the first part of the trip. Then venture to a quaint seaside town that puts the world famous Port Honduras Marine Reserve at your footsteps for the second half of the trip.

What You'll See

Spend your days exploring the sandy beaches, colorful reefs and verdant jungles of this Central American country. Venture to a 20 ft. high waterfall that leads into a clear blue swimming hole one afternoon and learn to make coconut oil the next. Take a boat to the white sand beaches of a tropical caye and kayak through the mangroves scouting for wildlife. Hike deep into the jungle to a system of caves that offer cool swimming pools and unforgettable views. Uncover the ancient Maya past of Belize by visiting a Maya ruin site and spending an afternoon with with a Maya family making tortillas and cocoa as well as trying local instruments.





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Itinerary Overview

Rise early and explore one of Belize’s unique ecosystems by boat scouting for manatees and collecting data along the way. We’ll return to land for breakfast and inputting the monitoring data along with our hosts, who have dedicated their lives to protecting the Belizean manatee population.


In the afternoon, we’ll explore Belize’s natural treasures. Snorkel off a coral-fringed island, uncover a rushing waterfall, explore caves tucked into the rainforest or relax on the white sand beaches Belize is famous for. Sample a variety of local dishes for dinner each night and take in the laid-back rhythms of Caribbean life.

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Where You'll Stay

Lisa S.

Oneonta, NY

Traveler's Journal

“I’ll never forget watching my kids’ eyes light up as we pulled the boat over and watched a group of manatees swim by. They are such majestic creatures! My family loved the service and felt like it was balanced perfectly with truly fun activities around the coast, reefs and on shore.”

Dates and Fees

We offer several Family Friendly dates, to help families book travel around common school vacation times

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8 days / 7 nights

Program Cost: $2,995 Adult* / $2,495 Child*


March 18-25, 2018

April 1-8, 2018

June 3-10, 2018

June 17-24, 2018

July 1-8, 2018

July 8-15, 2018

July 22-29, 2018

Aug 5-12, 2018

Aug 19-26, 2018

Nov 18-25, 2018

Dec 26, 2018-Jan 2, 2019

Feb 23-Mar 2, 2019

Mar 23-30, 2019

Apr 20-27, 2019


What's Included?

Our trips are inclusive of all activities, lodging, transport and meals to make your experience hassle-free.  Here’s a sample of what’s included:

  • All activities: snorkeling, 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

What’s not included:

  • Tips for Discover Corps Host
  • International Airfare

Alumni & Family Discounts

Repeat travelers and groups are eligible for discounts and special deals.

Customized Private Trips

Let us create a custom trip for your group. Learn more about custom group travel.

This is only available as an 8 day trip.


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