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Back to Belize

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic is once again sailing to the breathtaking Belize Barrier Reef and venturing inland in search of elusive jaguars and mystical Mayan ruins. Experience this stunning geography aboard the National Geographic Sea Lion, a 62-guest expedition vessel once likened to Jacques Cousteau’s Calypso by National Geographic author Andrew Evans. 

When we silence the engines and pause our excited conversations, a tranquil symphony emerges from the gently swaying canopy and undulating surf. Listen (sound on!) for a preview of your Belizean escape.

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(2) Belize & Guatemala Itineraries

Belize & Guatemala

New Belize to Tikal: Reefs, Rivers & Ruins of The Maya World

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Length

9 days

  1. Jan
  2. Feb

From

$6,060

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Belize & Guatemala

New Belize to Tikal: Reefs, Rivers & Ruins of The Maya World

Length

9 days

  1. Jan
  2. Feb

From

$6,060

Top Highlights

  • Venture into the jungles of Guatemala with local experts to discover the spectacular temples and pyramids of both Tikal and Yaxhá
  • Spot rainbow-colored fish, turtles, and rays while snorkeling or diving the corals of the Belize Barrier Reef, one of the largest barrier reef systems in the world
  • Explore Belize’s coastal rivers by Zodiac, to sight toucans, green iguanas, and other wildlife
  • See dazzling birdlife and monkeys amid a towering forest in the Maya Biosphere Reserve—twice the size of Yellowstone National Park, it is home to over 400 bird species

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$450 AIR CREDIT

Belize & Guatemala

Wild Escapes

Wild Belize Escape: Wildlife, Reefs, and Rivers

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Length

6 days

  1. Jan
  2. Feb

From

$4,110

Prices are per person

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Belize & Guatemala

Wild Escapes

Wild Belize Escape: Wildlife, Reefs, and Rivers

Length

6 days

  1. Jan
  2. Feb

From

$4,110

Top Highlights

  • Paddle a kayak or stand-up paddleboard in turquoise lagoons and board Zodiacs to cruise wildlife-rich coastal rivers
  • Spot turtles, rays, and myriad species of colorful fish while snorkeling or diving the coral gardens of the Belize barrier reef
  • Join a naturalist for a hike in Mayflower Bocawina National Park and learn about the latest research on jaguars
  • Enjoy a festive drumming performance from the internationally acclaimed Garifuna Collective

Special Offers

  • GET THE GROUP ON BOARD! SAVE 10%
  • FREE ROUND-TRIP AIRFARE ON SELECT DATES

Expedition Highlights

Discover temples and forests teeming with life. See remarkable ruins of pre-Columbian Maya civilization. Delve into the mystery and history amid stone temples, palaces, and terraces cut by ancient people. And dive into a wealth of biodiversity in the Northern Hemisphere’s largest reef system at the Belize Barrier Reef. Revel among hundreds of species of fish, marvelous sea turtles, graceful rays, over 90 varieties of coral, and with luck, manatees. As only a small percentage of the reef has been studied, researchers believe hundreds, even thousands more species could be discovered in this protected zone.

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If you asked the average person to describe to you their image of paradise, they would probably paint a picture of Half Moon Caye. Situated amongst a smattering of corals sits an island with white sand beaches, coconut palms, and endless bird nests.

Katie Mills-Orcutt, Naturalist/Expedition Diver, January 28, 2022

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I don’t know if it could get any better than having guides who are super knowledgeable about the way of life today and the way of life 2,000 years ago.

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The geography is really remarkable—with a great diversity of ecosystems and an abundance of land and marine species. On the human side there’s fascinating diversity as well. The region contains many cultures and languages and has a rich history.

Sven-Olof Lindblad

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