Belize Routes and Roots Tours, a premier tour and transfer company, was created in March of 2016 with the official launching of the business in November of 2016. We pride ourselves in top-notch customer service from the time you contact us to the time we drop you back at Belize’s international airport. We value the importance of details and making you feel at home during your vacation. You will be greeted by a friendly driver at the airport with fresh, coconut water. For all of our tours, your thirst will be quenched with locally-made, natural juice. Belize is a beauty and her people are a gem and we love boasting about her uniqueness.
Belize Routes and Roots Tours is owned by Elizabeth Lathrop and Roy “Shaka” Noralez. Elizabeth grew up in New Jersey and moved to Belize in 2000 after graduating from college; the same college that brought her to Belize to earn credit! She came for a worldly experience, never knowing that she would find her new home. Since then Elizabeth has worked for and managed several resorts in Hopkins Village gaining a plethora of experience in Belize’s tourism industry.
Shaka’s family is from Hopkins Village but he grew up throughout Belize. When he was in his twenties he lived in various cities in the US giving him great international exposure and experience. Shaka has worked in several different industries and is a “jack-of-all-trades”; most recently he’s fallen in love with working within the tourism industry via his private taxi. After a few years, Shaka and Liz decided it was time to start their own family business offering transfers and adventure and culture tours; they want to share Belize with you and allow you to experience the real Belize.
Kirk “KJ” Rodriguez Jr, our licensed tour guide, joined our team from the inception of Belize Routes and Roots Tours. KJ has assisted his family with the growth of their own business, Hopkins Auto Rental, and recently took the steps to be a Belize ambassador by becoming a licensed tour guide. KJ is a sharp young man, ready to share his knowledge and show off Belize to you!
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