Scientific Research Trip in Belize

Starting Price $2750 per person
Trip Duration 8 Days
Availibility All Year
Activity Level Very High level of fitness
Highlights
  • Participate in meaningful multi- day biological scientific research
    • Study coral competition
    • Algae farming by damselfish
    • Hermit crab competition for shell homes
    • Gas exchanges on marine gas
    • Flotsam and jetsam studies
    • Cleaning station observations
    • Mangrove nurseries
    • And More
  • Additional activities available at research station include:
    • Tour around the Smithsonian’s research station
    • Mangrove snorkel
    • Whale Shoal
    • Swim with stingrays
    • Night Snorkeling
    • And More!
  • Visit to the Mayan ruins of Caracol which is surrounded by lush rainforest
  • Hike to swim in the pools at the bottom of rainforest waterfalls
What To Expect

Contribute to local scientific knowledge participating in hands on biological research. Simultaneously explore & enjoy the beauty, history, and culture of Belize.

Educational Benefits

Belize is a small country with high biodiversity, allowing you to conduct meaningful biological research in a world-renowned diversity of flora and fauna

Customization

Student trip itineraries are completely customizable for your group, desires, and needs.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 - Travel to Belize

Transfer to our jungle lodge. The eco lodge is located 33 miles from the Mayan ruins of Caracol and is surrounded by lush rain forest. The cottages are large native-style freestanding cottages, built with materials gathered from the forest, including thatched roofs. Orientation for trip.

Day 2 - Caracol

Mayan Ruins of Caracol, which at one time in history had a population of about 185,000, covering an area of 75 square miles. Afternoon back to the lodge and a short hike to swim in the pools at the bottom of the Big Rock Falls.

Day 3 - Wildlife Sanctuary

Arrive to a wildlife sanctuary for greeting and orientation tour of the campus and facilities. Enjoy lunch, followed by 1 km hike to river for mid-afternoon swim in the Sibun. Evening after-hours guided night tour at Belize Zoo to interact with Belize’s unique fauna when they are most active – after dark – in their natural surroundings.

Days 4 - 7 - Science Field Station

Launch the scientific research component of the trip. We will be based at our field station, perched on the second longest barrier reef in the world in the South Water Caye. Scientific research projects will be created based on school preferences and curriculum- with the oversight and guidance of our local staff.

In addition to daily meaningful, hands-on research, other activities available include:

  • Fore Reef – A leisurely drift snorkel adventure along Belize’s Great Barrier Reef
  • Carrie Bow Caye – A guided tour around the Smithsonian’s research station
  • Twin Cayes – A mangrove snorkel!
  • Tobacco Cut – swim with stingrays, spotted eagle rays and sometimes even manta rays
  • Night Snorkeling

Day 8 - Homeward Bound

Begin our journey home after an incredible trip to Belize.

Transportation
  • Airfare
    Roundtrip group airfare to Belize
  • Bus
    Private coach bus as needed for duration of tour
Accommodation
  • Eco Lodge
    Evolve works with eco-lodges which promote sustainable living practices
  • Dorm
    Centrally located, student friendly dorm accomodations
Food

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included daily in Belize. Meals at locally owned and run restaurants and accommodations serving authentic cuisine sufficient for all appetites.

Meet Our Leaders
Elie Landesberg
Did you know?

Belize is the only Central American country where English is the official language.

Places You’ll Visit

Belize City

Welcome to Belize!

Caracol Ruins

One time in history had a population of about 185,000.

Belize Zoo

Special after-hours guided night tour to interact with Belize’s unique fauna.

Barrier reef

Boat ride to an isolated Caye.

Research Station

Enjoy multiple days at our fully equipped scientific research station!