Belize Birding & Culture Tour

Ladyville, Belize

1 review
Dec 9 - 16, 2023
Group size: 6 - 10
Belize Birding & Culture Tour
Ladyville, Belize

1 review

Dec 9 - 16, 2023
Group size: 6 - 10

About this trip

The Central American country of Belize, located on the Yucatan Peninsula, is an emerging destination for North American birders because of its close proximity to the U.S., diverse cultures and food, and nearly 600 species of birds in an area the size of New Jersey. It also helps that Belize is an English-speaking country with the friendliest and most genuine people you will ever meet. Belize is such a magical place, and we want to share it with you. We’ve arranged the best local guides and tours, mixing birding trips to different habitats with cultural tours and boat trips. Check out the itinerary to get a day-by-day understanding of this amazing adventure! 


One of the beautiful aspects of this trip is the variety of accommodations we use, particularly when it comes to each place's setting. We will spend the first night at Black Orchid Resort, located near the airport and a great place to rejuvenate after a day of travel. We will then spend 3 nights at Black Rock Lodge, an eco-lodge along the Macal River at the edge of the jungle. Our next stop is for one night at Bird's Eye View Lodge in the village of Crooked Tree, before visiting Lamanai Outpost Lodge for our final two nights. At each place we will eat well, see beautiful birds, and relax in beautiful surroundings with comfortable accommodations.  


Because we are traveling as a group, we require that anyone participating in this tour is up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters. We also encourage everyone to get their annual flu shots. All lodges that we stay at are Tourism Gold Standard for health and safety.

What’s included

  • Tours
    Boat trips, bird walks, Mayan Archaeological Sites, the Belize Zoo, Chocolate-making demo, plus the Green Hills Butterfly Ranch.
  • Guides
    Some of the best birding guides in Belize! Plus David travels with the group serving as tour organizer and assistant guide.
  • Lodging
    Accommodations at eco-lodges and similar hotels.
  • Transportation
    Ride in comfortable buses and vans.
  • Tips
    Let us do the tipping.
  • Flights
    Tour begins in the Belize airport. You are responsible for booking your own flights, but we will give recommended arrival and departure times for the BZE airport.
  • Drinks
    You'll need to pay for alcoholic beverages and extra drinks at lodges.
  • Trip Insurance
    Highly recommended. We can make some suggestions.
  • Souvenirs
  • Laundry Service
    Available at a couple of the lodges.
  • Massages
    Can be scheduled 24 hours in advance at Black Rock Lodge.

Available Packages

Double occupancy
Available until November 9, 2023Sold Out

You will share a room with spouse, partner, or friend. You will be able to enter your roommate's info later in the booking process. 

Deposit: $650
Single Occupancy
Available until November 9, 2023Sold Out

A limited number of single occupancy rooms are available on this trip at an extra cost. If you would like a roommate but don't have one, please register as double occupancy (one person) and I will try to find a roommate for you. If no one is available when the trip is full, you will have the choice to withdraw or pay the single occupancy rate.

Deposit: $1,000


Day 1
Arrival in Belize

Our meeting spot is in the connections lobby of the Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport (BZE) in Ladyville, Belize, preferably before 2:00 p.m. A driver from Black Orchid Resort will be there to transport us to the resort, where we will check in to the Garden View Rooms. For those wanting to get out and explore, an optional guided boat trip on the Belize River will be available. If you would prefer relaxing and watching the Black-crowned Tityra (pictured above), orioles, and warblers on the resort grounds, that is also an option. We will enjoy dinner in the resort restaurant, then get to bed to rest up for the big days ahead. 

Your Organizer

IndiGo Birding Nature Tours
1 review
IndiGo Birding Nature Tours is a birding & kayaking guide service for Indiana, Chicago, & Central America. David Rupp started the business in 2013 with the goal of connecting people with nature through birding. He welcomes all levels of nature enthusiasts for relaxed and personalized tours designed for creating memorable birding experiences.


A good time in a new area for me. Lots of birds and a variety of habitats. Early morning birding followed by a hearty breakfast at our B&B was brilliant. Convivial conversation over breakfast was a bonus. I also particularly enjoyed the opportunity to bird while kayaking. At this point in the season we had some good opportunities to observe nesting/ feeding behavior. As always David was great helping us locate birds and very attuned to group preferences.
By Kathy R for Noble County Birding & Kayaking Tour on Jun 25, 2023