Study Abroad Educational Tours to Belize

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About Travel Learning

duPlooy's has over 20 years of Experience in Educational Travel

duPlooy Travel Learning can accommodate students, seniors, families and gatherings of friends from 6 to 20 or more. We can arrange learning itineraries from 7 days to an entire semester. Just let us know what your group's interests are and we'll be glad to assist you in planning a learning experience that is certain to exceed your expectations.


We invite you to use the Belize Botanic Gardens as the center for your travel learning experience. The Garden is located adjacent to duPlooy’s Jungle Lodge and offers unique educational opportunities, thanks in part, to a species-rich tropical environment, along with a close proximity to numerous Maya Archaeological Sites.

Additionally, the 45-acre garden is home to collections of hundreds of native and exotic plant species, including native orchids, tropical fruits, palms, medicinal and other flora.


La Casona is located on 5 acres overlooking the Macal River, less than 5 minutes walking distance from both the Botanic Gardens and the Lodge. This spacious 6 bedroom / 4 bath house can accommodate up to 16 people; with plenty of space to hold class, work, socialize and just chill.

Visitors centerNeed More Space?

  • For class sizes over 20, the Visitors’ Center
    at the Botanic Garden is available for your use.
  • If you need more rooms, additional housing is
    available at the duPlooy's Belize River house.

Travel Learning Itineraries

The sample Itineraries listed below can be used as guidelines to help you plan your own Travel Learning experience in Belize …. or bring your students and use our facilities for an intensive course-for-credit for your own learning institution.

Tropical Classroom

In Cayo District, the Macal and Mopan Rivers, Maya archaeological sites and villages, along with the Belize Botanic Gardens provide a Living Classroom for related subjects, such as Archaeology, Anthropology, Horticulture and Ornithology studies, to name a few.

This Itinerary is for 10 or more people, for a minimum of 6 nights (Sun- Sat) and introduces you to the plants and wildlife of Belize. The Tropical Classroom part takes place within the Belize Botanic Gardens, and includes local field trips ... read more

Learning Vacation

This popular All-Inclusive itinerary has been used successfully for a number of years by colleges who bring their own professors to conduct an interim studies course.

This itinerary will introduce you to some of the many experiences available inland and on the coast, including a short excursion into Guatemala; providing students with lots of material to write their journals and papers ... read more

Mostly Maya

Immerse Yourselves in Mayan History & Culture. With your Mayan guide you'll visit some of the most important Maya sites in both Belize and Guatemala; learn about medicinal plants and their uses and how they are prepared; visit a traditional Maya thatch house and participate in preparing tortillas; travel to a Mopan Mayan village women’s co-op and take in a tour of their organic farm; afterwards enjoy a presentation of traditional dances; you can even try your hand at the pottery wheel ... read more

For the Birds

Whether you're a seasoned "twitcher" or a beginning Birder, we can help you identify and learn about the more than 500 migratory and resident birds that live in or visit Belize. If you don’t already know, we will teach you the basics from learning how to use your binoculars to the best ways to spot birds in the bush.

If you are already a seasoned birder, this is an opportunity to expand your knowledge of tropical birds and visit habitats that you may not be familiar with ... read more

Yoga Retreat

Are you a Yoga Instructor or do you practice yoga regularly?  
If so, we invite you to bring your Yoga Class to Belize or bring a group of friends and let us provide the instructor.

duPlooy’s Jungle Lodge is the perfect tropical setting for interspersing your daily yoga practice to include bird watching, swims in pristine waters, climbing Mayan temples & pyramids and hiking in tropical forests; Enjoy a spa treatment by the river and leave your worldly worries behind ... read more

A Little Bit of Everything

Learn a bit about the flora of Belize and about Maya history & culture (modern and ancient); visit Maya ruins; explore the Maya underworld by canoe and on foot; visit a butterfly rearing facility and go swimming at a waterfall; enjoy horseback riding through the Cayo country-side; canoe down the Macal River to San Ignacio and learn to spot some of Belize's many bird species and other indigenous wildlife
... read more

Some Schools That Have Recently Visited Us

Chatham College, Castleton College, Hanover College, University of Indianapolis, Northeastern University, University of Michigan Business School and
Alumni Groups from such Universities as the University of Virginia and Yale.

duPlooy Travel Learning - Students and visitors relaxing after hours on the "Bird Deck" at
duPlooy's Jungle Lodge
; Early morning scenes from the adjacent Belize Botanic Gardens;
Northeastern students leaving duPlooy's for a community service project.

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