The Belize Expedition
BELIZE / July 6-9 2018
The Jungle and Ocean Expedition. With one foot in the Central American jungles and the other in the Caribbean Sea, Belize may be small but it's packed with adventure and culture.
Inland, a vast (by Belizean standards) network of national parks and wildlife sanctuaries offers a safe haven for wildlife, which ranges from the industrious parades of cutter ants to the national animal of Belize, Baird's tapir, or the shy jaguar. Birders aim their binoculars at some 570 species, which roost along the rivers and lagoons and in the broadleaf forest. Keen-eyed visitors who take the time to hike can easily spot spider monkeys and howler monkeys, peccaries, coatimundis, gibnuts and green iguanas. Even the showy keel-billed toucan – the national bird of Belize – occasionally makes an appearance in public.
In the Land of the Maya
Belize is home to one of the world's most mysterious civilizations – the ancient Maya. The Cayo District and Toledo's Deep South in particular are peppered with archaeological sites that date to the Maya heyday (AD 250–1000), where enormous steps lead to the tops of tall stone temples, often yielding 360-degree jungle views. Explore excavated tombs and examine intricate hieroglyphs, or descend deep into natural caves to see where the Maya kings performed rituals and made sacrifices to the gods of their underworld. You can appreciate the culture today by staying in village guesthouses and by learning the art of chocolate-making.
Action & Adventure
Whether you're scuba diving the Blue Hole, zip-lining through the jungle canopy, rappelling down waterfalls or crawling through ancient cave systems, Belize is a genuine adventure. Head to Cayo District where you can tube or canoe through darkened river systems or hard-core spelunk in renowned Actun Tunichil Muknal cave. Zip-lining is virtually an art form in Cayo and Southern Belize where you can sail through the jungle at half a dozen locations. Horseback riding is well organised and hiking is superb in national parks, such as Mayflower Bocawina National Park, Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, Shipstern Nature Reserve and Río Bravo.
Current Spots Available for this Expedition. Once all spots have been filled we will close registration for this expedition.
- 1 Makeup Artist / 1 Hair Stylist
- 2 Photographers / Videographers
- 2 Models
- 1 Wardrobe Stylist
This expedition includes group high-end lodging for the members of the expedition.
What is a Shamayim Photo Shoot Expedition? Fashion photographer Shamayim has hosted photo shoot expeditions for over a decade. Shamayim has taken models, image makers, and creatives all over the planet to build dynamic images and raise their level of professional work. From his Expeditions careers are shaped and life changing experiences are made. An Expedition is essentially a collaborative project with the purpose of organizing fashion and beauty professionals together to enhance their body of work in exotic and diverse locations. Dynamic locations add impact to a professional portfolio. Strong images in awe-inspiring locations give a competitive edge to your professional body of work. The Expeditions are organized to provide an inclusive experience. Through collaboration; productions are more affordable, efficient, and creative. All divisions of fashion / beauty creatives are invited to join the Expeditions
Photo Shoots are the primary focus of every expedition. Dynamic locations that inspire creativity and range are the backbone to every Expedition. Shamayim's team works to organize local collaborations and networking whenever possible. Shamayim has many relationships with publications and often organizes editorials during expeditions for publication submission. When registering let us know if you'd like to prioritize your shoots for submission.
Each individual is responsible for their own flights to the Expedition destination. We recommend websites like http://momondo.com for affordable airfare.
Airport is Belize City
Expeditions provide an affordable and safe way for creatives to not only build stronger work but also great life experiences. Travel the world with other individuals who share a mutual interest as you and build friendships and networking relationships.
Expedition Rate is $300 if booked before April 9 and $550 after April 9 while spots remain.
THIS EXPEDITION WILL BOOK OUT VERY QUICKLY.
There are no payment plans for thie expedition.
Once spots have filled the expedition registration will be closed.
Joining a SHAMAYIM Photo Shoot Expedition is a personal career investment. The expedition rates are always priced affordably so that most people can afford to take advantage of the opportunity to travel and build a stronger professional body of work.
All Expedition Rates include:
- Your lodging for duration of the Expedition.
- Group Transportation to the lodging
- Production Fees*
- Project Manager Fees**
* Production Fees include the cost associated with organizing the expedition and the individual photo shoots. This may include additional equipment that needs to be rented. Photo Editing. Agent fees. Shipping fees.
** Project Manager Fees include the commission of a designated person who is responsible for all of the project details and organization. A person who's total responsibility is making certain that this project runs effortlessly for the team so that each person can focus on their primary goal, elevating their body of work.
Not included in your Expedition Rate.
Flights are not included in your expedition rate. The Project manager can assist you with purchasing discounted airline flights for an additional fee. Personal Transportation is not included (This includes taxis, bus, train, etc). Food, Tourism Expenses, Location Admissions and Personal Expenses are also not included in this rate. We will try our best to give you an estimated quote of how much you should prepare for additional expenses.
Your Expedition Rate is due at time of booking to secure your placement on this expedition. Once your registration form has been submitted and approved by Shamayim's project manager we will provide you with a custom payment link.