Dreaming of a tropical getaway...Our company, IZE/Belize, has been the pioneer of educational travel to Belize for over 50 years! From hosting high schools, colleges and universities to families and adventure travelers who are looking for a different take on vacation travel.
We’ll help you craft the perfect Rainforest to Reef Adventure for your family or group of friends! Whether it’s exploring the worlds second largest barrier reef system directly from our beaches or discovering the magic of the rainforest and ancient Mayan culture, we’ve got you covered.
South Water Caye
South Water Caye, is a private 12-acre island paradise, situated within Belize's largest marine reserve, which is also a UNESCO world heritage site with our neighboring caye being the Smithsonian Research Station. A spectacular location for some of the most amazing snorkeling, scuba-diving, and kayaking!
Our seaside cabanas are nestled in the mangrove on the eastern shoreline of the island to take advantage of the cooling trade winds. They are so close to the water’s edge that you will awaken to a view of the barrier reef and sound of waves gently lapping the shore beneath you. The charming simplicity of our cabanas with their private bathrooms and hot water showers fit perfectly with the islands laid back vibe. The undisturbed natural conditions, along with the diverse habitats and abundant levels of marine life, make South Water Caye one of the finest vacation spots in the Caribbean.
Blue Creek Rainforest
Nestled on the banks of Blue Creek is IZE’s private rainforest preserve and wildlife sanctuary. It is the only lodge of its kind, located in a true primary rainforest! Inhabited by amazing wildlife, Blue Creek’s biodiversity is incomparable. It is the ideal place to observe and interact with an untouched and complex jungle ecosystem full of Belize’s finest flora and fauna.
Guests staying at our Blue Creek Rainforest Preserve have the unique opportunity to discover the amazing ecology of this remote environment. Beauty and simplicity are what makes this the “ultimate rainforest adventure:. Our rustic lodge and tree houses overlook the tranquil waters of Blue Creek. Although simple and rustic, all have electricity and screened windows and situated in a lush jungle setting.
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If you enjoy nature and are looking for a different kind of vacation this is it! The snorkeling and diving was incredible. Laid back and relaxing! Sam E.
Great family adventure!
Just what we were looking for! The Mayan ruins were so cool and the snorkeling amazing! The staff made us feel like we were part of the family!!!
Sarah & Ron G.