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  If you are interested in LEARNING MORE about this trip please email us at Debi@JungleEncounters.org.

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  Here are some TESTIMONIALS from previous trip goers:


      Danielle from CA says "This trip is amazing! You get a chance to really experience Belize. I loved being deep in the       jungle, hearing the howler monkeys every day, looking for evidence of animals nearby and even seeing new animals or   listening to them scurry in the bushes and trees. Hiking into the jungle to place camera traps was veryy interesting as   well. It wasn’t all play, but the work was very interesting. I loved every minute of this trip and can’t wait to go back to   Belize!"


      Christina from PA says "Attending the research trip with Jungle Encounters was a truly rewarding experience. I   learned valuable field research skills while also having fun! The wildlife and even just the ecosystem were amazing to   be immersed in and learn about."

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  If you would like to CONTACT A PREVIOUS TRIP GOER to ask them questions about their experience, please CLICK HERE.


Want to get involved?

Parent Company: Jungle Encounters
                   501(c)3   EIN #82-2129994

The work we do in Belize is invaluable and extremely satisfying. If you are interested in volunteering your time to assist us with this project, we invite you to join us on one of our future research trips!


Our next  scheduled group trip is January 17-24, 2020.



Here is the itinerary for this 2020 trip. Please keep in mind that individual items may change due to unforeseen circumstances..



DAY 1 – FRIDAY  JANUARY 17, 2020
Overnight accommodation – Belize Zoo’s Tropical Education Center (TEC)
Meals included – Lunch, Dinner
     • Arrive at Belize International Airport around noontime
     • Transfer to TEC, Lunch
     • TEC Orientation and tour 
     • Jungle Encounters research program overview and discussion
     • Explore TEC nature trails
     • Dinner at TEC
     • Night hike at Belize Zoo
     • Overnight at TEC

DAY 2 – SATURDAY  JANUARY 18, 2020
Overnight accommodation – Belize Zoo’s Tropical Education Center (TEC)
Meals included – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     • Breakfast at TEC
     • Visit Belize Zoo for the morning
     • Lunch at Belize Zoo cafe
     • Explore TEC nature trails, relax at TEC
     • Dinner at TEC
     • Evening Belize Zoo TEC lecture on local wildlife
     • Overnight at TEC

DAY 3 – SUNDAY  JANUARY 19, 2020
Overnight accommodation – Belize Foundation for Research & Environmental Education (BFREE)
Meals included – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     • Breakfast at TEC
     • TEC transfer to BFREE’s entrance road, packed lunch on road
     • Hike 6 mile dirt road through transitioning ecosystems into BFREE’s research station
     • BFREE Orientation and tour of facility
     • Lunch at BFREE
     • Relax or enjoy BFREEs surroundings and a refreshing swim in the jungle’s Bladen River
     • Dinner at BFREE
     • Trail camera workshop: learn how they work, how to program them, how to find ideal locations to set them out and  how to troubleshoot
     • Get cameras ready to be put out the next morning

DAY 4 – MONDAY  JANUARY 20, 2020
Overnight accommodation – Belize Foundation for Research & Environmental Education (BFREE)
Meals included – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     • Breakfast at BFREE
     • Spend morning hiking jungle trails and setting cameras out
     • Lunch at BFREE
     • Relax or enjoy BFREEs surroundings or join us for a lazy innertube ride down the Bladen River
     • Dinner at BFREE
     • Guided jungle night hike

DAY 5 – TUESDAY  JANUARY 21, 2020
Overnight accommodation – Belize Foundation for Research & Environmental Education (BFREE)
Meals included – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     • Breakfast at BFREE
     • Combined tour and presentation of BFREE’s Hicatee Turtle Conservation & Research Center and Cacao Discovery Center
     • Lunch at BFREE
     • Assist with building Jungle Encounter’s camera project site
     • Dinner at BFREE
     • Trail camera data review and research analysis
     • Relax in Center’s hammocks for evening

DAY 6 – WEDNESDAY  JANUARY 22, 2020
Overnight accommodation – Belize Foundation for Research & Environmental Education (BFREE)
Meals included – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     • Early morning hike up BFREE’s tower to watch the jungle wake up in the morning and see the tropical birds flying overhead
     • Breakfast at BFREE
     • Assist with building Jungle Encounter’s camera project site or help BFREE with their expansion
     • Lunch at BFREE
     • Assist with building Jungle Encounter’s camera project site or BFREEs expansion or relax for the afternoon
     • Dinner at BFREE
     • Wildcat Project Final Review and Discuss Future Project’s Plans
     • Guided jungle night hike

DAY 7 – THURSDAY  JANUARY 23, 2020
Overnight accommodation – Best Western near airport
Meals included – Breakfast, Lunch
     • Breakfast at BFREE
     • Early morning transfer out of BFREE
     • Meet Tec Tour Guide and transfer to Red Bank to hike trails looking for scarlet macaws feeding on Red Bank’s clay
     • Transfer to Maya King Waterfall Site
     • Picnic lunch at Maya King’s stone lunch area
     • Swim in mountain swimming hole under waterfall and explore rock wall dwellings
     • Afternoon transfer to Best Western Hotel
     • Dinner on own at hotel
     • Evening to relax at hotel

DAY 8 – FRIDAY  JANUARY 24, 2020
Meals included – Breakfast
     • Breakfast at Best Western Hotel
     • Morning transfer to International Airport to catch flight home



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The cost for this research trip is $1,160.00 per person plus your airfare to/from Belize. 

    This price includes:

              -all meals noted in above itinerary

             - all lodging

             - all in-country transportation

             - a licensed tour guide to teach us all about Belize

             - all entrance fees

             - all trail camera research training

    Plus Debi will stay with you during the entire trip.


​    This price does NOT include airfare to get to and from Belize or personal expenses.



TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT:

    If you are interested in joining us on this trip, a $400.00 nonrefundable deposit is required to reserve your spot. Then the      balance is due by November 1, 2019. Please email Debi@JungleEncounters.org if you are interested in reserving your            spot and get details on how to make your deposit. To provide you with the best experience that we can, the trip is limited to 6 people so don't wait to reserve your spot!