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January in Belize Forest and Reef. Belize Map  Capital: Belmopan  Area: 8,886 sq. miles (22,968 sq. km)  Coastline: 174 miles (386 km)  Population:

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1 January in Belize Forest and Reef

2 Belize Map  Capital: Belmopan  Area: 8,886 sq. miles (22,968 sq. km)  Coastline: 174 miles (386 km)  Population: 266,440  Official language: English

3  The drier season is from November to May.  Temperatures and humidity are warm, moist, and tropical, except in the higher elevations in the Maya Mountains.  Daytime temperatures range from °F ( °C), with night time temperatures falling as low as 65°F (18° C). Belize Climate

4 Belize  Currency: 1 US Dollar = Belize Dollar  Languages: English, Spanish, Mayan, Garifuna, Creole  Religions: Roman Catholic (50%), Protestant (27%)  Government type: parliamentary democracy  Literacy: 94%  Industries: Sugar, bananas, fish products, garment production, food processing, timber, tourism, construction

5 Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary

6  Three days  Three meals per day  Two guided tours each day  Wildlife viewing and breath taking views

7 Cockscomb Lodging

8 Daily Hikes

9 Vantage Points

10 Recreation

11 Birding

12 Blue Creek  Seven days at this rainforest station  Three meals per day  River Snorkeling  Rainforest hikes and projects

13 Lodging at Blue Creek Lush Rainforests Hundreds of bird species Bats, agouties, monkeys, and kinkajous common

14 Activities at Blue Creek  Caving  River snorkeling  Ethnobotany walk  Jungle hikes  Bird watching  Night walks to see nocturnal animals

15 Blue Creek  Clear pools and exotic fish  Recreational diving and swimming

16 Iguana Hike

17 Hikes and Ethnobotany

18 Silky Anteater Tree Frog Biological Diversity Howler Monkey

19 Visits to a Mayan Village  Learn about Mayan culture at Blue Creek Village  Farmers and artisans  We will also visit the Mayan ruin of Lubaantun

20 Mayan Home Visit

21 Creole cultural lunch at Dangriga South Water Caye is a UNESCO World Heritage Site Reef ecosystems remarkable biological diversity and beauty Habitat for threatened species such as the West Indian manatee and a variety of sea turtles. South Water Caye via Dangriga

22 South Water Caye  Five days on the island  Three meals per day  Snorkeling each day

23 South Water Caye Belizean dishes typically consist of corn, rice, beans, chicken, fresh seafood, and fruits. Meals are typically served buffet style

24 South Water Caye  Coral reef and fish ecology  Research projects

25 Birds

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27 Education Center (Night Zoo tour) Kinkajou Margay Tapir


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