Chocolate began in Mesoamerica, and was a sacred drink of the ancient peoples. Some historians trace the origins of chocolate to Belize, and call the country the “Cradle of Chocolate.” The word “chocolate” is derived from the Maya world “Xocoatl” and was revered as the favored food of the Mayan gods. Cacao was believed toExplore More
International Zoological Expeditions, Inc
An organization dedicated to education, conservation, research & enlightened travel for over 40 years! IZE specializes in expeditions that reveal the magnificence and beauty of our planet's most rare and unique habitats. We have been the pioneer of educational expeditions in Belize since 1970, focusing on the biology of the rainforest and coral reefs. IZE has hosted thousands of visitors, universities, colleges, high schools, natural history organizations, families and adventure travelers alike. With such a wide variety of tropical habitats to explore and some of the most experienced people in the business, it's time for you to stop imagining and start living the educational adventure of a lifetime!