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  1. January in Belize Forest and Reef

  2. Belize Map • Capital: Belmopan • Area: 8,886 sq. miles (22,968 sq. km) • Coastline: 174 miles (386 km) • Population: 266,440 • Official language: English

  3. Belize Climate The drier season is from November to May. Temperatures and humidity are warm, moist, and tropical, except in the higher elevations in the Maya Mountains. Daytime temperatures range from 90 - 100°F (32 - 38°C), with night time temperatures falling as low as 65°F (18° C).

  4. Belize • Currency: 1 US Dollar = 1.7388 Belize Dollar • Languages: English, Spanish, Mayan, Garifuna, Creole • Religions: Roman Catholic (50%), Protestant (27%) • Government type: parliamentary democracy • Literacy: 94% • Industries: Sugar, bananas, fish products, garment production, food processing, timber, tourism, construction

  5. Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary

  6. Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary • Three days • Three meals per day • Two guided tours each day • Wildlife viewing and breath taking views

  7. Cockscomb Lodging

  8. Daily Hikes

  9. Vantage Points

  10. Recreation

  11. Birding

  12. Blue Creek • Seven days at this rainforest station • Three meals per day • River Snorkeling • Rainforest hikes and projects

  13. Lodging at Blue Creek Lush Rainforests Hundreds of bird species Bats, agouties, monkeys, and kinkajous common

  14. Activities at Blue Creek • Caving • River snorkeling • Ethnobotany walk • Jungle hikes • Bird watching • Night walks to see nocturnal animals

  15. Blue Creek • Clear pools and exotic fish • Recreational diving and swimming

  16. Iguana Hike

  17. Hikes and Ethnobotany

  18. Biological Diversity Silky Anteater Howler Monkey Tree Frog

  19. Visits to a Mayan Village • Learn about Mayan culture at Blue Creek Village • Farmers and artisans • We will also visit the Mayan ruin of Lubaantun

  20. Mayan Home Visit

  21. South Water Caye via Dangriga Creole cultural lunch at DangrigaSouth Water Caye is a UNESCO World Heritage SiteReef ecosystems remarkable biological diversity and beautyHabitat for threatened species such as the West Indian manatee and a variety of sea turtles.

  22. South Water Caye • Five days on the island • Three meals per day • Snorkeling each day

  23. South Water Caye Belizean dishes typically consist of corn, rice, beans, chicken, fresh seafood, and fruits. Meals are typically served buffet style

  24. South Water Caye • Coral reef and fish ecology • Research projects

  25. Birds

  26. Margay Education Center (Night Zoo tour) Tapir Kinkajou