Learning Vacation in Belize
Where else besides Belize can you absorb so much that nature has to offer? Be inspired by ancient Mayan temples? Learn about many cultures? View spectacular marine life? And that’s just the beginning! A Learning Vacation in Belize will open your mind and your eyes to so much. Let duPlooy Travel arrange an unforgettable itinerary of any length for your class, your family or other group.
Belize is a great place for Educational Travel. Since 1995,
Chatham College from Pittsburgh, Pa. , has been visiting duPlooy’s, combining classwork with fun. This year 24 students led by Professor Sheryl St. Germaine had a fun learning vacation.
Starting with 3 nights on South Water Caye they snorkeled, swam and wrote – and wrote. After a night in Dangriga, it was off to Cayo and duPlooy’s Jungle Lodge. For the next 10 days they visited Barton Creek Cave, the Mountain Pine Ridge, the Community Baboon Sanctuary and Belize Zoo.
Canoeing down the Macal River to San Ignacio they visited the local Saturday market. Also included was a visit to an iguana conservation project at the San Ignacio Hotel.
A Traditional Maya Day at Belize Botanic Gardens included a talk on medicinal plants, making brooms from palm fronds. Later they cooked their lunch of tamales and tortillas on the fogon at duPlooy’s.
Evening talks by a local woman writer and a bird conservation organization. Two overnights in Guatemala and a day off to absorb everything brought them to the end of their duPlooy stay. They left with journals full of writing material for future endeavors.