Itinerary Overview

Explore vibrant reefs—the largest in the northern hemisphere—and wildlife-rich rainforests

Belize is home to stunning beaches, lush rainforests, and hundreds of tiny tropical islands; and beneath its Caribbean waters lies one of the most extensive barrier reef systems in the world. Trace the coast aboard the National Geographic Sea Lion, snorkeling the Belize Barrier Reef and paddling among white-sand islands. Go hiking with naturalists in the jungle and cruise a coastal river in a Zodiac, seeking out howler monkeys and toucans in the rainforest canopy.


  • 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 lively drumming performance from the internationally-acclaimed Garifuna Collective.

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