Venture off the beaten path and experience the fascinating natural history, rich cultural heritage and a host of active adventures in southern Belize. Named one of 50 Tours of a Lifetime by National Geographic Traveler magazine, on this Belize adventure tour, travel offshore to the beautiful white sand beaches of the Turneffe Atoll offering immediate access to the Belize Barrier Reef and the famous Great Blue Hole. Enjoy quality beach time soaking in tropical sea breezes and participate in daily snorkeling trips to discover the dazzling array of marine life easily accessed from this remote outpost. Continue on to the Southern reaches of Belize to investigate the Lubanntun Maya ruins with an expert local guide, visit the homes of several local Mayan families to learn about how they produce traditional arts and crafts and explore the jungle flora and fauna on an easy kayak trip down the Rio Grande river. Check out the amazing array of endemic bird species with early morning birding walk and investigate a local organic cacao plantation to learn about their farming methods and fair-trade product. Celebrate the Garifuna culture with an East Indian dinner and drumming performance. This journey is perfect for adventurous souls who want to combine a visit to an unspoiled part of Belize not frequented by the average traveler with time spent exploring one of the world’s premier barrier reefs.