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Eco Tourism Belize

Punta Gorda, Belize
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About Eco Tourism Belize
EcoTourism Belize is helping to keep wild places and wildlife amazing in southern Belize. We provide guided adventures into the secret world of tropical forests, rivers and reef and the culture and traditions of the Maya people. Taking a tour with us will directly support biodiversity conservation, community development and sustainable tourism in southern Belize as 100% of our profits go to Ya'axché Conservation Trust to manage its forest reserves and work with neighbouring communities.
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William D wrote a review Nov 2019
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The river patrol tour was beautiful and super educational too. What a treat to float gently down golden stream and learn about the wildlife and ecosystem of the area with such a knowledgeable person. I also have to commend Marciella for all her help in coordinating the tour for me (travelling solo, it's hard to find groups to join sometimes, but she was super helpful in this) and her clear and prompt communication about everything before the tour started. First rate experience and first rate organization. Definitely look into a tour with them. You'll have a fantastic time and will be supporting a great cause!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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christinebraganza wrote a review Apr 2018
Merida, Mexico87 contributions65 helpful votes
Enhance your visit to Toledo, Southern Belize by getting first-hand experience of hiking in a protected area with a local Ranger. We have spent a decent amount of time in Toledo and perhaps this should have been at the top of the list of things to do to orient oneself in the way of life in this part of the country. Hiking in a forest in the region provides a perspective of the flora and fauna that abound here and the challenges that the country and its people face in working towards its sustainability. The rangers are hugely knowledgeable and are happy to share their knowledge with visitors as one walks the forest, logging tracks and activity en-route. The trail used is not a challenging one - if the terrain is dry - and is an easy hike. Humidity is high as are chances of a rain-shower while trekking. Make sure you protect yourself against biting insects (although they were minimal in March, when we did the hike), with long pants and a long-sleeved top. Take head gear to protect against the sun (when you are not in the rain-forest) and enough water to keep yourself hydrated. The tour ends with a visit to one of the Mayan villages, where lunch is prepared by one of the numerous Women's Groups, who are happy to interact and share their life-style and culture. Lunch is simple, usually accompanied by corn tortillas and fresh fruit drinks.
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Date of experience: March 2018
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Laura A wrote a review Mar 2018
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I went with my university. We had a great time with everyone and we able to experience the culture in many ways. I would most certainly be going back!!
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Date of experience: January 2018
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Becky T wrote a review Jan 2018
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Our group loved interacting with the rangers and with Brenda. Everyone went above and beyond to help us feel welcome. Thank you for facilitating such a meaningful learning experience for our group from Slippery Rock University. Our trip had the perfect mix of time for R&R, learning, and a variety of activities. The food was delicious too, and the students will be telling stories about this trip for years to come. Excellent value as well.
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Date of experience: January 2018
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Response from EcoTourismBelize, Manager at Eco Tourism Belize
Responded Feb 2, 2018
Thank you for the opportunity to help organize this trip for you. You and the group were great to work with. We are so glad that you enjoyed it and got so much out of it! We look forward to working with you again in the future.
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SabalBeach wrote a review Apr 2015
Punta Negra155 contributions46 helpful votes
I had the opportunity to do both the land and river versions of Eco Tourism Belize's 'Ranger for a Day'. Both tours were great and highlighted the important work that is being done to conserve the natural beauty of Belize and protect its wildlife. The rangers are truly impressive with the amount of knowledge they bring to identification of wildlife and tracks. The tapir tracks were HUGE and the amount of birds we saw would have made the trips worthwhile for the birding alone. One of the great things about these tours is that every penny charged goes to support the rangers and the research being done at the Field Station in Golden Stream. Bring appropriate shoes, bug spray, a small pair of binoculars if you can, a snack, some water and lose yourself in the jungle for a day!
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Date of experience: February 2015
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