I really enjoyed this trip. Our tour director was great and made an effort to make us one inclusive group rather than 3 separate schools. We voted on a group name at our first dinner. I loved all of the activities even in the humid heat. The first 2 hotels were beautiful and the staff were very friendly. The 3rd hotel left much to be desired. Two of our rooms had a variety of issues and the staff seemed unconcerned. We were able to switch to new rooms but an apology would have been appropriate and was never given. Ambergris Caye was described as a beautiful island and we did not see that. We saw dirty facilities and crazy golf cart traffic. There was only one meal that was remotely unsatisfactory and the hotel offered us a different option for our next breakfast. I love that EF takes care of everything and really makes an effort to fix any problems that come up.
TeacherKelly / Adult traveller Camden, NY / Posted on July 16, 2019
The food was the worst I ever had.
Karma62 / Adult traveller Virginia Beach Virginia / Posted on July 16, 2019
While there were some enjoyable activities on this tour (Mayan ruins, Belize Zoo, zip lining) and I learned a lot about Belize, the overall experience was disappointing. On past tours, the lodging and food offered have definitely been superior to this tour. Our final hotel was terribly run down and unclean. Although it was located on the Mediterranean Sea, the ocean and beach were unusable due to the seagrass problem in Belize. I would not recommend this tour as it is currently structured.
debbie34 / Adult traveller Utica, NY / Posted on July 16, 2019
Best. Trip. Ever.
This is the second time I took a group of high school students on this trip to Belize. This is an amazing experience, with action packed days that brought us through the jungle and ending up at the beach. Each activity was just as good as the last. The kids love this trip! I HIGHLY recommend it!
GTraveler / Adult traveller Downingtown, PA / Posted on July 16, 2019
NOT WHAT I EXPECTED
As I look back over ym planning documents, several things about this trip was NOT to my liking. I love to travel internationally, but hesitant to do so again with EF. The amenities were far less than what I am accustomed to. Hotels in disrepair, the meals were insufficient, and the "scammish attitude" of some of the hotel staffs we encountered
TR63 / Adult traveller Virginia Beach, VA / Posted on July 15, 2019
Super Fun Trip
Everything was great with incredible tour guides and some of the best experiences of my life. The only reason why I can't give it 5 stars is because of the amount of chicken and rice we ate. We had chicken and rice everyday which became old very quick. Other than that it was a great trip.
scout517 / Student traveller Posted on July 04, 2019
This tour was one of the best experiences of my life. The coordination and guide (Ricky) made it easy. The variety of experiences (history, culture, fun), and time with my daughter made it amazing. Thank you!
GP12 / Adult traveller Richmond, VA / Posted on July 01, 2019
Great Experiences but Questionable Value
There were very positive experiences and really wonderful activities. I think my child gained a lot from this trip and it helped his confidence, helped him meet new kids, and was educational. Guide was very knowledgeable and made sure we were all happy.
Negatives: 1) we had one nice hotel, one average hotel, and one sub-standard hotel. This trip was very costly so the sub-standard hotel (cockroaches, no hot water, insufficient bedding, etc) is unacceptable for what we paid. The staff here were also unhelpful and sketchy. Screen hotels as they should be at least average. 2) Food was hit and miss but more miss than hit. It could have been better and a bit more filling for the kids. They were always hungry. 3) You need to provide support to help the teacher when travel plans go out the window due to airline problems. 4) There were more unplanned, extra fee activities than I would have expected and the fee was too high for what the children actually gained from the experience. It seems maybe the tour guide was helping his local acquaintances make extra $.
I still rate it “Good” because our child enjoyed the trip overall.
EDH916Ca / Adult traveller El Dorado Hills, CA / Posted on July 01, 2019
My son had a great time with his teachers and peers. Everything was included so he was able to enjoy the daily excursions with his group, even though he only had $100 cash for the trip.
We were able to pay for his trip over 2 years with small, manageable payments. The only difficult part of the process was the passport-start early!
Overall, he had a wonderful learning and relaxing journey.
JBSVI / Student traveller Virginia / Posted on June 30, 2019
The best trip I’ve taken with ef so fat
Belize is full of fun and educational experiences for all.
/ Group leader Frankton, in / Posted on June 29, 2019