I brought 9 students and one other teacher out to Belize for an educational experience of a lifetime. Having been to Belize 3 times previously I knew this country would be the perfect destination for our students studying wildlife, animal management, conservation and environmental studies. Students were aged between 17 and 27 and a mixture of boys and girls. Our college runs an annual trip out to South Africa for our students but I was keen to offer a contrasting experience with completely different ecosystems to explore.
Andy and Simone took complete care of us and removed all stress usually associated with shipping students around abroad. Accommodation was fantastic and we very comfortably fit 3 students to a room. Food was great and our vegetarian was left very satisfied every day!
The Jungle Dome itself is a very special place- truly beautiful surroundings with all the amenities you could need. Everyone will miss waking up to the sounds of the jungle.
We spent the first 7 days in the Jungle Dome and had activities planned for each day. Unfortunately due to extremely heavy rain and flooding some of our activities were cancelled. This did not dampen our spirits as Andy and Simone went out of their way to rearrange relevant alternative activities for us. Brilliant!
Our guide, David was amazing and with us every day. He has so much knowledge and the students all felt very comfortable around him and were constantly asking questions. He also very kindly took us out on night walks despite the very deep mud- a real adventure for all!
We had booked a package which had 4 days on Ambergris Caye following on from our time at the Jungle Dome. Every last detail was taken care of and the whole experience was very well organised as well as being quite flexible. The accommodation Andy had sorted for us was amazing and very spacious.
Things we recommend include the Zoo, Baboon Community Project, Horse Back safari, Iguana sanctuary, hiking up to the blue hole, night walks, "a day at the Fosters", snorkelling on the island, Cahal Pech.....everything was fab!
Everybody absolutely loved their trip to Belize and we have Andy and Simone to thank for that. We WILL be back!
I cannot recommend this place highly enough. The students all learned so much and had the time of their lives.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Unique Jungle Lodge in the heart of Belize with Tree-Top Cafe and Swimming Pool. Set in Jungle surroundings offering Day Trips including Horseback Riding, Mayan Temples Tours, Caving, Cave Tubing, River Trips, Kayaking, Swimming with Sharks, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Manatee Watching. Family Adventure Vacations and highly recommended All Inclusive Packages. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Belize Jungle Dome Hotel Belmopan
- Belize Jungle Dome Belmopan