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Voyage to Belize

with optional extension to Mayan Ruins of Tikal

Date: Tue, March 5, 2019 - Tue, March 12, 2019

Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Price: from $5,760

Activity Level: Active

Region: Central America

Arrangements: Lindblad Expeditions

Download the brochure

Belize-only dates: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - Saturday, March 10, 2019

Board the, 50 cabin National Geographic Quest and embark on a unique land-and-sea expedition to explore some of the 65 species of stony coral and 500 species of fish on the Belize Barrier Reef. Snorkel, kayak or paddleboard on colorful reefs over turquoise lagoons. Then, venture to the ancient Mayan ruins of Tikal. See temples overgrown with tropical rain forest and explore the stories and archaeological sites of these stone ruins swathed in rain forest teeming with wildlife. This unique land-and-sea expedition will enable you to:

  • Venture into the jungles of Guatemala with local experts to discover the spectacular temples and pyramids of both Tikal and Yaxha.
  • Spot rainbow-colored fish, turtles, and rays while snorkeling or diving the corals of the Belize Barrier Reef, one of the largest barrier reef systems in the world.
  • Explore Belize’s coastal rivers by Zodiac, to sight toucans, green iguanas and other wildlife.

Discover the largest reef system in the Northern Hemisphere
Snorkel, kayak, stand-up paddleboard, and dive the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System on the only expedition ship exploring the Mesoamerican Reef. Discover wild, beautiful places few will ever have the chance to see.

Explore Tikal over a full day and a half
The Maya ruins of Tikal are expansive. Dedicate enough time to see them, including the little-visited Mayan ruins of Yaxha, the third largest ruin in the Maya world, beautifully situated on a ridge overlooking Yaxha Lake. Sail across a lake to a secluded island and see Topoxte, enveloped in a rain forest teeming with monkeys.

Itinerary:

Day 1

Depart US/Guatemala/Embark National Geographic Quest

Day 2

Monkey River & Laughingbird Caye National Park, Belize

Day 3

Exploring the Belize Barrier Reef

Day 4

Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary & Manatee or Sittee River

Day 5

Lighthouse Reef Atoll

Day 6

Puerto Santo Tomas, Guatemala/Disembark/Flores

Day 7

Tikal, Guatemala

Day 8

Yaxha

Day 9

Flores / Guatemala City / Home

Reservations and Information

To reserve, complete a registration form in the brochure and fax it to (919) 660-0148 or call (919) 684-2988 to reserve conveniently over the phone.

To learn more about our travel program or any of our upcoming trips, please contact us at travel@daa.duke.edu or 919-684-2988

Duke Leaders

Mode of Travel

Ocean Cruise

Land

NG Quest

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