Includes Airfare ● Itinerary can be customized to fit within your time frame or budgetary needs

At Appleseed Expeditions we believe that student travel combined with service can change our global communities in a positive way. Our educational trips to Belize are meant to inspire students to use their gifts and talents to make a difference in this global community. On this educational class trip to Belize students are immersed into a Central American culture that has a rich afro-caribbean culture and amazing Mayan history. It is our hope to shape the lives of students while on this school trip to Belize to become future leaders who fight against social injustice and promote global conservation.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrive in Belize City and Aid Local Children

Your Appleseed Expeditions guide will meet you upon arrival in Belize City. After a brief introduction, you will dive right in and volunteer at Liberty Children’s Home, a sanctuary for children in need. They provide a natural environment of love, nurturing, and a high standard of education. Your group will help with the needs around the center and also play and interact with the children. Dinner and a program orientation will top off the day.

Day 2 – Cave Tubing & Zip-line at Caves Branch Outpost

Explore the Caves Branch River and its winding waterway through the ancient caves via inner tubes. Thousands of years ago these caves were inhabited by the Maya. Become a “Zip Rider” today as you connect to a series of overhead cables crisscrossing the rainforest canopy. Hike through the rainforest with a naturalist who will discuss symbiotic relationships and ecological diversity.

 Day 3 – Visit the Xunantunich Ruins

Its name means “Stone Woman” in the Mayan language, and like many names given to Maya archeological sites, is a modern name; the ancient name is currently unknown. The “Stone Woman” refers to the ghost of a woman claimed by several people to inhabit the site beginning in 1892. Xunantunich offers impressive views from the top of the structure.

Day 4 – Visit The Community Baboon Sanctuary

The Black Howler Monkey Sanctuary is located 35 miles northwest of Belize City and is a unique conservation effort bringing together 8 villages to protect the population and habitat of Belize’s Black Howler Monkey. The sanctuary consists of approximately 20 square miles along the Belize River and embodies a combination of dense jungle, farmland, pasture and small village life. Students will spend the morning on a guided tour exploring and hiking areas of the sanctuary looking for groups of the Howler monkeys. Late in the afternoon the group will transfer to the island of San Pedro via water taxi.

 Day 5 – Swallow Caye Adventure

This will be an unforgettable day of exploring manatee habitats and snorkeling through thriving sub-aquatic gardens. Students will discuss the West Indian Manatees and may get to view them and get pictures of the gentle giants. After an amazing “Bar-B-Cue” lunch on the beach, the group will continue to snorkel and enjoy viewing and swimming with a multitude of marine creatures as you explore this area’s underwater wonderland.

 Day 6 – Snorkel Hol Chan and Shark Ray Alley

Take a boat trip to snorkel the reefs at Hol Chan Reserve and Shark Ray Alley. Explore coral gardens with brightly colored parrotfish or drift over 60 ft. of Caribbean Sea outside the reef and marvel at the whole other world this marine paradise presents. This dive/snorkel site has been selected as one of the seven best “animal dives” in the Caribbean. Enjoy the excitement and novelty of swimming with large numbers of nurse sharks and stingrays. Dinner and a time of reflection will close out your day.

Day 7 – Visit The Belize Zoo

Following breakfast, your group will take the water taxi back to Belize City. After lunch your group will visit the Belize Zoo. The zoo is settled on 29 acres and is home to 150 native animals. The Belize Zoo and Tropical Education Center believes that by bringing the people of Belize closer to the animals which are their natural heritage, they will feel proud of these special resources, and want to protect them for future generations. Dinner will be followed by one last look back on the trip.

Day 8 – The Journey Home

After breakfast the group will get packed up and prepare for the flight home.

Itinerary subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control including availability with vendors, weather conditions and flight schedules.


  • Explore remote coral islands with a marine naturalist
  • Swim with sea turtles and nurse sharks at Hol Chan Reef
  • Interact with wild manatee near Caye Caulker
  • Kayak mangrove inlets and tributaries
  • Explore ancient Mayan temples
  • Journey through rivers that flow through caves
  • Zip line through a jungle canopy


Qualified trip leader – Accompanying each expedition is a diverse team of experts from naturalists to regional specialists who will share their knowledge and insights on the wildlife, landscapes and local culture. Your guide is with the group 24/7 and also staying with you at the same hotel
Daily reflections lead by your tour leader
Overnight stays are in hotels with private bathrooms rated 4 star or more on Trip Advisor
All Meals are included but please note: On arrival day only dinner is provided; on departure day, only breakfast is provided
Tour Journal, T-shirt and Luggage tag
Note: Tour cost does not include airline-imposed baggage fees, or fees for any required passport or visa.