Introducing the Coral Atoll & Maya Rainforest Belize Adventure

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Island Expeditions, Belize adventure specialists, have announced their new all-inclusive Belize vacation, the Coral Atoll and Maya Rainforest Adventure.

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Island Expeditions, Belize adventure specialists, have announced their new all-inclusive Belize vacation, the Coral Atoll and Maya Rainforest Adventure. This classic Belize trip combines a remote reef experience on Lighthouse Reef Atoll and then ventures inland through the Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary, the New River, and the ancient Mayan ruins of Lamanai.

Lighthouse Reef is Belize’s oldest protected marine reserve, renowned for its abundant marine life and thriving coral reefs. It is home to the Great Blue Hole, an underwater cave and sinkhole made famous by legendary underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau. Half Moon Caye lies in the southeast corner of Lighthouse Reef, a national monument with white sandy beaches and a fascinating Red-Footed Booby Colony of 4000 breeding birds. Island Expeditions, in partnership with the Belize Audubon Society, has established a unique Adventure Basecamp where guests are led on daily sea kayaking trips, are taken on a snorkeling excursion to the Blue Hole, and have access to the viewing platform for the Red-Footed Boobies.

The trip then ventures inland to the Mayan ruins of Lamanai, traveling by boat through the wetlands of the New River to Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary. Crooked Tree is home to an astounding diversity of indigenous birds and wildlife, including northern Jacanas and the huge Jabiru stork.

Coral Atoll and Maya Rainforest - 8 days/8 nights, $2129. The renowned coral reefs of Lighthouse Atoll, then a journey back in time to the world of the ancient Maya.

Five days of kayaking, snorkeling, and Stand Up Paddleboarding at Lighthouse Reef Atoll, an excursion to the Blue Hole and an inland journey to Crooked Tree Wetlands, the New River, and the ruins of Lamanai and Altun Ha. Trip includes accommodations, transfers, equipment, delicious meals, professional guided instruction, and daily activities.

View Island Expeditions’ new Belize video which features Lighthouse Reef, Crooked Tree, and Lamanai. For more information on Island Expeditions’ Belize small group adventures and to request a free 36 page Belize Adventure Guide call 1-800-667-1630 or visit

About Island Expeditions - Leading the way to Adventure for 27 years

Island Expeditions specializes in Belize and Yucatan adventure travel, offering small group trips to special places - remote coral reefs, tropical rainforests, and rich indigenous cultures. Trips include guided instruction in outdoor activities and are suitable for all levels.

Island Expeditions is committed to responsible tourism, conservation, and local education and actively supports the Belize Zoo, the Belize Audubon Society, and other local conservation initiatives. For student groups, Island Expeditions has been operating specialized programs for high schools, colleges, and universities for over 20 years. Rated "Best Trips" by Outside Magazine.

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