Belize - Wildlife Safari – Volunteer Vacations | Discover Corps

Belize – Wildlife Safari

Begin your journey exploring the teeming wildlife and ancient ruins in the jungle. End the trip relaxing on the postcard perfect beaches and enjoying the kaleidoscope of marine life that lives in the world’s second-largest barrier reef.


The Place and The People

Discover the extraordinary diversity of this small country.From the dense jungles that hold hundreds of colorful bird species to the world’s second largest barrier reef, Belize is truly a nature-lover’s paradise. A wealth of wonders is tucked within its compact borders – from the extensive network of wildlife sanctuaries that are home to monkeys, tapirs and toucans to the rivers and lagoons that dot its vast jungle – and that’s just ashore.

Wade into the warm waters off Belize’s tropical coastline and uncover a kaleidoscope of fish, coral and even sea turtles. Snorkel through the azure sea and relax along palm-lined beaches that seem almost too picturesque.

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What You'll Do

This 7-day journey encompasses the best of Belize’s natural world. Start in the town of San Ignacio in the vibrant heart of the jungle region. Along with a naturalist guide, lend a hand at a butterfly farm raising the colorful Blue Morpho butterfly. Experience the lifecycle of a butterfly and learn about the symbiotic relationship between the jungles plants and animals. Continue towards the coast to an iguana breeding project where you can feed and bathe these threatened creatures. Visit a baboon sanctuary and get up close to howler monkeys in their natural habitat before flying out to Ambergris Caye to snorkel along the world’s second largest barrier reef.

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What You'll See

Along the way, explore the vast Central American jungles and azure Caribbean waters just offshore. Take a guided hike through the Mayan underworld at the Barton Creek Caves. Kayak through a meandering river flowing through beautiful cathedral-like chambers and wide passages before stopping for a swim at the waterfall. Spend an evening with our naturalist guide uncovering the creatures of the night inside the lush rainforest landscape.

When we reach the turquoise waters of Ambergris Caye, board a private boat and snorkel at two of Belize’s most famous spots: Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley. Swim amongst schools fish and rays and spend your days relaxing on some of the world’s finest beaches. Extend the journey to the ruins of Tikal in Guatemala with a 3 day/2 night extension.

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Itinerary Overview

Arrive in Belize City and head directly into San Ignacio in the heart of the jungle region and unwind at our exquisite eco-lodge. Spend two days uncovering the rainforest including visits to the Blue Morpho butterfly sanctuary and the Barton Creek Caves. Along the way, our naturalist guide will point out the beautiful plants and animals that inhabit the jungles.

On Day 4, we’ll head towards the coast stopping at an iguana breeding project and baboon sanctuary along the way. After a short flight to Ambergris Caye, spend two full days soaking in the sun, snorkeling over the colorful reefs and enjoying a private BBQ in the sand. Return home on Day 7 or continue on to the post-trip extension to Tikal.

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Where You'll Stay

While in the jungle, enjoy one of the region’s top eco-lodges that illuminates an exquisite blend of natural beauty & man-made comforts. Whether you enjoy walking thru lush forest or relaxing poolside, there’s something for everyone. Rooms are double occupancy and contain a safe, bath robes, hairdryers and all the amenities you would expect in a deluxe eco-lodge.

While in Ambergris Caye, enjoy a beachfront hotel with pool and restaurant. There are double rooms as well as larger suites for families. Rooms contain a safe, hairdryers, and pool towels. The hotel offers on-site child care for an additional fee.

Tiffany B.

Arcadia, CA

Traveler's Journal

I wanted to take my family somewhere unique on our yearly vacation. As Belize is only a short flight away, we took the leap and joined what would be some of the most memorable 7 days we’ve ever had together. My two children were absolutely stunned by the nature and our guide was wonderful at keeping them entertained. The beaches, the food, the truly amazing accommodations that we came home to each night – this is why I travel with Discover Corps.

Dates and Fees

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

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7 days/6 nights

Program Cost: $3,595 Adult* / $2,995 Child*

2018 Dates

Nov 18-24, 2018

2019 Dates

Jan 13-19, 2019

Feb 10-16, 2019

Mar 31-Apr 6, 2019

May 19-25, 2019

June 9-15, 2019

July 7-13, 2019

August 4-10, 2019

October 6-12, 2019

December 22-28, 2019

  • * Double Occupancy Price. Children’s pricing applies to travelers 16 years old and younger at the time of travel sharing a room with an adult
  • Single Room Supplement = $895. For this trip, you are required to pay the SRS if we cannot find a suitable roommate. 
  • For more information on the post-trip extension to Tikal, click here

What's Included

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

  • Lodging in a luxurious eco-lodge and beachfront hotel
  • Most meals and non-alcoholic beverages (with the exception of one lunch on your own)
  • Domestic flight to Ambergris Caye
  • Expert local guides that are there to support, inform and guide you throughout the trip
  • Reliable in-country transportation with experienced drivers
  • Admissions and entrance fees to national parks, historic sites and other scheduled events throughout the trip
  • An active daily itinerary including lectures, day trips and volunteering alongside local conservationists
  • All gratuities for hotels, meals, baggage & transportation
  • All land transportation during the trip with licensed drivers
  • $50,000 emergency medical evacuation insurance
  • Trip literature
  • Turnkey customer support from preparing for your trip to arrival back home

What’s Not Included:

  • Tips for your Discover Corps guide
  • 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.

Add a 4 day/3 night post-trip extension to Tikal to any Belize departure. Click here to learn more.

  • Explore the Maya ruins of Tikal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Uncover Ixpanpajul Nature Park, home to an array of birds, animals & plants
  • Relax in a stunning eco-lodge nestled amongst the jungle landscape

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