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Wildlife holidays in Belize with Naturetrek
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Wildlife holidays in Belize & Tikal

Tell me about Belize…

Situated in Central America, Belize (formerly British Honduras) is bordered by Mexico to the north and its eastern coast is on the Caribbean Sea. It has a very low population density and English is the official language.

Centuries of underdevelopment have today given Belize its greatest resource: its magnificent and well preserved natural history, and the country is now one of the world’s leading ecotourism destinations.

It offers swathes of untouched rainforest, endless savannah and mangrove coasts, and the most splendid coral reef in the western hemisphere – second only in size and grandeur to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

In addition to its superb natural history, Belize has over 900 ancient Mayan ruins, including the magnificent ruined Mayan city of Tikal just over the Guatemalan border.

Our Belize specialits recommends...

"Why not try our ‘Belize’ wildlife holiday where we enjoy the region’s diverse mammals and birds, as well as the impressive Mayan ruins, or perhaps our ‘Belize & Tikal’ tour on which we explore the undisturbed forests, magnificent ruins and coral reefs in the realm of the Maya."

Andy Tucker
Operations Manager

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Featured Tours


Sunrise (Christine George)Howler Monkey (Christine George)Collard Aracari (Christine George)Jungle Lodge (Christine George)Sunset (Christine George)Magnificent Frigatebird (Christine George)Tikal (Christine George)Ambergris Caye (Christine George)Collared Aracari (Peter Dunn)Summer Tanager (Peter Dunn)Central American Spider Monkey (Peter Dunn)Duplooys treewalk (Peter Dunn)Duplooys deck (Peter Dunn)White Hawk (Peter Dunn)Savannah Vulture (Peter Dunn)Lamanai sugar mill (Peter Dunn)

What’s special about its wildlife?

Belize offers excellent, fairly easy, Neotropical bird watching including hummingbirds, trogons and manakins, plus an array of interesting mammal species.

Naturetrek tours to Belize

Naturetrek offers two natural history tours to Belize: a 15-day bird watching holiday visiting undisturbed forests, magnificent Mayan ruins, pristine coral reefs and desert, and a bargain mammal tour in the heart of the Mayan mountains.

The main sites of interest are all located within a pleasantly manageable geographical area and served by comfortable accommodation.

What might I see on a Naturetrek Belize tour?

  • A wonderful variety of wetland birds including specialties such as Sungrebe, Jabiru & Mangrove Vireo
  • A site where over 300 species of birds have been recorded within an 8-mile radius & hummingbirds, tityras, becards & flycatchers can be watched from a comfortable viewing deck
  • Puffbirds, honeycreepers & Guatemalan Howler Monkeys, plus Mayan ruins at Tikal
  • Night-time lagoon spotlight search for Hickatees, Fish-eating Bats & large river turtles
  • A marine reserve to look for Nurse Sharks & groupers
  • Rest & relaxation in the Caribbean breeze


The food throughout the trip was superb, but the food and organisation at Pook's Hill was outstanding!

Mr & Mrs Y.
Belize & Tikal

We enjoyed our holiday and found our tour guide, Andy Smith, a very good organiser and his knowledge of bird life exceptional. Our local guide, Ivar, was equally knowledgeable in all things Belizean and his enthusiasm was infectious. Thanks for a wonderful trip.
Peter Herrera is one of the best bird guides I have ever encountered. He really knows his birds, can see things I can't even pick up with my bins. The mix of birds and Maya ruins was one of the reasons for me picking this holiday and the latter certainly were stunning whilst the birds delivered me 100 plus Lifers.