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Rainforest and pine forest, abundant wildlife and Mayan sites make this an exciting and adventurous destination. The main areas of interest are the Cayo District, Mountain Pine Ridge and Orange Walk. Some of the best, more remote rainforest lodges can be found in the Orange Walk district with wonderful wildlife spotting opportunities in the jungle scenery as well as on the various river excursions. The Mayan site of Lamanai is found in this region too.

Pine forest are not normally associated with Caribbean countries but Belize has several hundred square miles of pines. The 300 square mile Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve can be explored on foot, by mountain bike or on horseback, following the extensive network of forest trails. The reserve contains diverse environments that are home to iguanas, howler monkeys, and numerous species of birds and butterflies.

The landscapes of the Cayo District range from lush rainforest to rolling farmland hills with rivers and caves dotted all over. Adventure sports abound; cave trips, biking, canoeing, horse-riding and close enough to visit Maya Sites such as Caracol, Xunantunich & Cahal Pech.

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A Note on Price

It’s not possible to fly directly to Belize in a day, so a stop-over is necessary (USA, Guatemala or Mexico, usually). Flights range from £600 - £1,000. Travelling within the country is relatively inexpensive, and a two week trip to Belize starts from £2,500 per person.