Belize Photos

Have a closer look at the people, wildlife, scenery and accommodations you will enjoy on your JOURNEYS trip. Most of these pictures have been take by the JOURNEYS staff, but we welcome the submissions of JOURNEYS travelers.

The Heliconia species, attractive to hummingbirds, is both an ornamental and wild element of the local flora of Belize.
The Heliconia species, attractive to hummingbirds, is both an ornamental and wild element of the local flora of Belize.

Exploring the Mayan Temples of Tikal, and other sites in Belize, at dawn always evokes the mystery of the Mayan past.
Exploring the Mayan Temples of Tikal, and other sites in Belize, at dawn always evokes the mystery of the Mayan past.

Tikal is the most famous Mayan site. It is actually in Guatemala, but easily accessible from the Maya Mountains area of Belize.
Tikal is the most famous Mayan site. It is actually in Guatemala, but easily accessible from the Maya Mountains area of Belize.


Restored Mayan ruins at Xunantunich invite climbing and speculation about ceremonial uses.
Restored Mayan ruins at Xunantunich invite climbing and speculation about ceremonial uses.

JOURNEYS travelers fall in love with the peaceful ambience at Maya Moountain Lodge. You will enjoy  tropical gardens, pool, surrounding rain forest, and wonderful food.
JOURNEYS travelers fall in love with the peaceful ambience at Maya Moountain Lodge. You will enjoy tropical gardens, pool, surrounding rain forest, and wonderful food.

Delightful Caribbean cuisine is the norm throughout Belize. Jane Mackie enjoys one of our favorite restaurants in Belize City.
Delightful Caribbean cuisine is the norm throughout Belize. Jane Mackie enjoys one of our favorite restaurants in Belize City.


Find your private tropical waterfall in Belize.This secluded pool is in Cockscomb Jaguar Sanctuary, a great place for birding and hiking.
Find your private tropical waterfall in Belize.This secluded pool is in Cockscomb Jaguar Sanctuary, a great place for birding and hiking.

Much heralded guide Luis Gudoy is a superbly knowledgeable naturalist and cultural historian who traces his own ancestry to Mayan roots.
Much heralded guide Luis Gudoy is a superbly knowledgeable naturalist and cultural historian who traces his own ancestry to Mayan roots.

Jaguars are quite common, though seldom seen in Belize.
Jaguars are quite common, though seldom seen in Belize.


Mayan Mountain Lodge is a great place for birds and birders. Numerous species of hummingbirds, toucans, tanagers, and other songbirds abound in the gardens.
Mayan Mountain Lodge is a great place for birds and birders. Numerous species of hummingbirds, toucans, tanagers, and other songbirds abound in the gardens.

The beautiful blue morpho butterfly occurs in many of the forests of Belize.
The beautiful blue morpho butterfly occurs in many of the forests of Belize.

The Maya Mountains are riddled with caves, many sacred to the Mayans who have lived here for hundreds of years. This one is on the Rio Frio River.
The Maya Mountains are riddled with caves, many sacred to the Mayans who have lived here for hundreds of years. This one is on the Rio Frio River.


Exploring Barton Creek Cave by canoe is a uniquely Belizean experience.
Exploring Barton Creek Cave by canoe is a uniquely Belizean experience.

Tikal, in Guatemala, is an easy and recommended side trip from Belize.
Tikal, in Guatemala, is an easy and recommended side trip from Belize.

Wild Ocelated Turkeys wander the forest paths around Tikal. Birders are often amazed by the tameness and abundance of infrequently observed rainforest species in the Tikal ruins area.
Wild Ocelated Turkeys wander the forest paths around Tikal. Birders are often amazed by the tameness and abundance of infrequently observed rainforest species in the Tikal ruins area.


Southwater Caye is everyone's idea of tropical paradise. It is great for relaxing and snorkelling.
Southwater Caye is everyone's idea of tropical paradise. It is great for relaxing and snorkelling.

Even waiting for the boat to Southwater Caye is a pleasant experience for the Herrendeen Family.
Even waiting for the boat to Southwater Caye is a pleasant experience for the Herrendeen Family.


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