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

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
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Aracari (Peter Dunn)Ocellated Turkey (Hugh Tottle)Yucatan Black Howler Monkey (Peter Dunn)White Hawk (Peter Dunn)Summer Tanager (Peter Dunn)Pale Billed Woodpecker (Hugh Tottle)Savannah Vulture (Peter Dunn)Violaceous Trogon (Peter Dunn)Cinnamon Hummingbird (Peter Dunn)Keel-billed Toucan (Peter Dunn)Collared Aracari (Peter Dunn)Boat-billed Heron (Peter Dunn)Black-collered Hawk (Peter Dunn)Yucatan Nightjar (Peter Dunn)Montezuma Oropendula (Hugh Tottle)Purple Crowned Fairy Hummingbird (Hugh Tottle)
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

We offer one main natural history tour to Belize which takes the form of a 15-day bird watching holiday visiting all of Belize’s highlights: undisturbed forests, magnificent Mayan ruins and pristine coral reefs.

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

We also offer tailormade wildlife holiday options in Belize.

What might I see on the 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 & nocturnal birds
  • A marine reserve to look for Nurse Sharks & groupers
  • Rest and relaxation in the Caribbean breeze


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

Mr & Mrs H.
Belize & Tikal

Peter Herrera is a top class leader. He worked exceedingly hard to ensure that we all enjoyed the trip and all saw all of the birds. Excellent accommodation throughout.