Pay no attention to its size; BELIZE is bulging at the seams with Mayan ruins, hundreds of off-shore islands, thousands of wildlife species and an incredibly diverse cultural makeup within its mere 180 mile length. Belize is home to national parks (40% of the land is protected), the world's only jaguar reserve, and the second largest barrier reef on the planet. Its culture is as diverse as its surroundings, with over six major languages spoken, a clear indigenous presence, and a unique modern flare. A country of historical significance and scientific intrigue, Belize will educate and entertain.
SAGE OFFERS a stimulating adventure into the cultural, biological and historical gem that is Belize. Snorkel amidst 400 species of fish, fly through the rainforest canopy on a zip line and travel into the depths of underground caves on an inner tube or canoe. Explore ancient Mayan ruins by horseback, or venture to the famous Mayan ruins of Tikal in neighboring Guatemala. Experience indigenous culture firsthand by chatting with a Mayan drummer and instrument maker, and contribute to conservation efforts with service projects on the beach and in the jungle.