Maya World Extension

Crooked Tree Wetlands, The New River and the Ruins of Lamanai

Trip Features

The Maya World Extension is a three day inland adventure to Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary, home to some of the best birding and wildlife viewing in Belize.

By boat we explore Spanish Creek, Revenge Lagoon and the surrounding wetlands where we can see many birds including northern jacanas, white ibis, wood storks and the huge jabiru stork. We visit one of Belize’s oldest Creole settlements, then journey into the world of the ancient Maya. This extension combines easily with other IE trips, and is an great way to experience Belize’ astounding diversity of birds and wildlife, as well as its ancient Mayan culture.
  • Stay two nights in Crooked Tree, a wildlife sanctuary managed by the Audubon Society. 
  • Visit the Mayan ruin of Altun Ha, known for the impressive temple of the Sun God. 
  • Tour the ancient city of Lamanai, returning by boat along New River lagoon, with opportunities to spot parrots, toucan and even Morelet’s Crocodile along the way. 

Itinerary Summary

Day 1 – Welcome to Belize. You will be met at Belize International Airport and transferred to your lodge at Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary. Relax, meet your fellow travelers, explore Crooked Tree Village.
Day 2 – Tour the ancient city of Lamanai. Return by boat along New River Lagoon, with tremendous birding and wildlife viewing along the shores.
Day 3 - Enjoy the waking wilderness and hundreds of birds feeding along the lagoon shore. Morning lagoon boat tour. Afternoon visit to the Mayan site of Altun Ha, returning to Belize City approximately 4pm.

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Beautiful view from Birds Eye view! Lovely location on the lagoon. 
The Guides were very passionate, and helpful, as well as knowledgable 
Outstanding trip experience! 

Bob & Donna Klaput - Maya World Extension 

Trip Details

$589 USD+ $110 Taxes & Fees 
$669 CDN+ $130 Taxes & Fees 
Per Person based on Double Occupancy   
(Traveling as a Family?)
Duration:        3 Days     
When:     Any date, any time of year  
Starts:     Belize City    
Finishes:      Belize City
Dates & Prices:   Click Here for Dates & Prices
Group Size:     Independent     
Guides:      2-3 Leaders
Accommodations:   Bird's Eye View Lodge at Crooked Tree
Activities:     Mayan Ruins Exploration, Hiking, Birding, Photography, Natural History Interpretation.