Things can you do in Belize that you can’t do in the U.S.?

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• See more than a dozen major Maya Ruin, including Caracol, which rivaled Tikal in its time in the first millennium CE. Belize was part of the heart of the Mayan empire during the Preclassic and Classic periods.

• Dive or snorkel the Belize Barrier Reef, part of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the longest in the Northern and Western Hemispheres.

• Dive, fish or snorkel around three of the four atolls in the Western Hemisphere (the fourth is off Mexico).

• Go cave tubing in underground rivers.

• Experience and get to know people in an unusual multicultural society with groups of Maya, Garifuna, Mestizos, Creoles, Chinese, Indian and European-heritage people living together in relative harmony. • Visit the Blue Hole, an amazing undersea cenote first popularized by Jacques Cousteau.

• See a jaguar (Panthera onca) in the wild (if you’re lucky).

• Enjoy Belizean cuisine, a mix of foods that derive from the Caribbean, Latino, Garifuna, Mayan, European, African, American, and other food traditions.

• Go wildlife spotting and birding in tropical and semi-tropical dry and wet rainforests.

• Swim, snorkel, or dive with sharks and stingrays.


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