Rainforest and Natural History
Belize is renowned for its amazing rainforest, boasting a huge number of species, many with distinct characteristics.
Many of the rainforest species were utilized in daily life by the ancient Maya - and our guides are prepared to help you identify species and understand their unique properties or uses. In the rainforest, the Mayans made use of estrogen long before Western medicine found it. There are wild cacao trees (chocolate) and vanilla vines. There are trees with poisonous bark and others with curative properties.
This is a land of huge termite colonies suspended from tree branches. Leaf cutter ants cut and gather leaves to support fungal food factories. Many species of colorful butterflies and some with transparent wings flit about the forest.
There is so much to see - and our guides can help you find and understand it all!
Link to Rainforest and Natural History