Nine Belize Eco Cultural Tours is a tour operator company that was founded by Joe Awe. For those who do not know, Joe Awe is a Belizean activist, entrepreneur, anthropologist, mayanist, tourism lecturer at a local junior college, and also one of Belize’s top tour guides.
“Nine’s philosophy is people. People are at the center at what we do. There is no protection of the environment or historical or cultural sites if we don’t care for people’s lives. Our contribution to sustainable development, unlike many companies who make an effort in environmentalism first, is we are making an effort in people first then they will take care of everything that needs the stewardship of the masses. Its deeply ecotourism but its powerfully holistic. We see Nine Belize Ecocultural Tours as a moral obligation to the world, which is by far more important that the basic, important sustainable development concept”, says Joe when I asked him what his company is doing for Belize and the world.
Awe also sent me the following photos of tours his company offers:
“My passion is spirituality, culture change, poverty, inequality and justice. I have always been in search of a more holistic existence and anthropology has been the candle light toward this path. I am a very lucky man”, he added when asked why he chose to study Anthropology.
Visit his website www.ninebelize.com for more information on the things he is doing to change Belize and the world!