Belize has long enjoyed a reputation for unsurpassed natural beauty, with 570 bird species documented in a country just the size of Massachusetts. Two-thirds of Belize is covered in tropical forest, half of which is old growth primary forest, and home to howler monkeys, tapirs, anteaters, and the occasional lurking jaguar. The country is also full of mangrove communities, riparian lagoons, coral reefs, and outlying islands, home to bustling seabird colonies.

An Independent Birding Venture (IBV) to Belize is like a “mini-tour” — guides are available during your stay at delightful, small eco-lodges. With Caligo Ventures’ IBVs, you pick the start date, the length, and the activity level. Designed for two or more people, travel with that special someone, a family member, or a group of friends. IBVs are great for photographers and for couples or friends with varied interest in birding.

Caligo makes it easy! Call a travel planner today to design your Belize IBV. The chart below gives example pricing.

Next steps? It’s as easy as 1-2-3. Feel free to contact us with questions.
1. Choose your dates; we check availability.
2. Choose your lodges.
3. Call (800) 426-7781 or email

Independent Birding Ventures

Details Pricing
Choose from a 7- or 8-night IBV.
7-Night / 8-Day IBV
3 nights at Lamanai Outpost & 4 nights at Chan Chich Lodge.
$2650 - $2895 per person
8-Night / 9-Day IBV
4 nights at Lamanai Outpost & 4 nights at Chan Chich Lodge.
Please inquire.
A 7-night tour with the option to add on a third lodge: Blackrock Lodge, Chaa Creek, or Pook's Hill ... ask us for details.
7-Night / 8-Day Tour
4 nights at Chan Chich Lodge & 3 nights at South Water Caye.
$2695 - $2995 per person

Relaxing Lodge Stays

Details Pricing
6-Night / 7-Day Stay $2390 - $2650 per person
Please inquire.

For Premium Custom Independent Planning in Belize, for longer stays, or other lodges (such as Pook’s Hill, Lodge at Big Falls, or Blackrock), please talk with our Travel Planners. Pricing is per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplement available upon request.

For Guided Group Tours to Belize and more, please visit our partner, Naturalist Journeys.

Photo credits: Banner: Pale-billed Woodpecker, Narca Moore-Craig; Mennonite Traffic, Peg Abbott; Greenhill Butterfly Farm Feeder Tray, Peg Abbott; Keel-billed Toucan, Narca Moore-Craig; Black Orchid, Narca Moore-Craig; Black-headed Trogon Preening, Peg Abbott; Tody Motmot, Peg Abbott.