Experience the beauty while you help preserve it!
EcoTourism Belize is connecting nature, wildlife, and communities for a more sustainable world.
Our primary objective is to be an exemplary model for sustainable tourism and community development in the Toledo district by creating transformative experiences. These experiences have been carefully designed to provide an authentic experience through local guidance, while minimizing our impact on the natural environment and reinvesting in conservation.
EcoTourism Belize provides an opportunity for local and international guests to come and experience our one of a kind ecotours in the Golden Stream Corridor Preserve – where they get to learn about the wildlife that are thriving in the pristine forests, surrounded by breath-taking views of natural fresh water.
EcoTourism Belize offers rare opportunities of visiting a nature reserve and learning about all conservation efforts for its preservation, interacting with Maya families who are stewards of their environment, indulging in hand making of chocolate, and gaining life changing experiences through the conservation activities of its parent organization-Ya’axché Conservation Trust.
By booking a tour or a stay with us, you are directly supporting conservation in southern Belize!
Our Popular Experiences
Patrol the Golden Stream Corridor Preserve alongside a local Maya Ranger guide for an unparalleled experience in a Belize protected area with amazing forests and river. You will be part of an official Ya’axché ranger patrol in an important forest corridor. Enjoy connecting to the wilderness and appreciate nature!
Spend quality time with a Maya farmer and learn about the Inga Alley Cropping farming system. Engage in an eco-friendly, climate-smart agriculture practice that is being pioneered in the Maya Golden Landscape of southern Belize. You can sample the fruits in season, participate in Inga pruning or lend a helping hand on the farm.
Immerse yourself in the Maya Culture and get a deeper connection with one of Belize’s unique cultures. Learn and experience the historical roots through spirituality, traditional culinary, cacao bean chocolate making, creativity and artistic quality of arts, crafts, music, and dances of this indigenous group.
Our deep roots in conservation
Ya’axché Institute for Conservation Education (YICE) is the sustainable financing initiative legally represented and owned by Ya’axché Conservation Trust. Under the YICE initiative are two components. The first component, EcoTourism Belize, is our brand name to promote ecotours that include land-nature tours, river tours, cultural tours, sustainable farm tours, experiential learning programs, accommodations, and transportation services. The second component is Ya’axché nursery that is promoting the organic propagation of seeds. The seedlings are sold to the general public and to support reforestation efforts of degraded lands in Belize. We are more than providing ecotourism services, we support conservation and improve community livelihoods. We hope to facilitate income generating opportunities for our community partners, encourage sustainable production and cultivation of organic plants or crops; and promote the importance of protecting nature and wildlife. Get this amazing learning experience and leave knowing that 100% of profits are directly supporting Ya’axché’s conservation goals in the Maya Golden Landscape.
Ya’axché has had a long-lasting impact in the Maya Golden Landscape and Belize. Ya’axché continues to grow as an organization, expanding its reach and increasing its impact.