A Little About Us

S&L Travel and Tours Company started in the 1950’s when Lascelle Tillett was a cab driver. He took tourists, who visited Belize, sightseeing. The term tour guide was not used in Belize, because tourism had not yet grown into the industry it is today.

In the late 1970’s with his wife Sarita Tillett, he started to do itineraries which included tour packages and hotel reservations in their home. They both did guided tours for their clients.

.In the early 1990’s, as they watched the tourism industry grow, they decided that it was time for them to expand their horizons. They moved the business to an office in the heart of downtown Belize City. On February 1, 1991, S&L Travel and Tours was opened on 91 North Front Street (where the office is still located today). S&L Travel specializes in birding and natural history tours.


S&L Travel and Tours has since then attended countless trade shows promoting Belize. Some notable trade shows which S&L attended are WTM in London, ITB in Germany and FITUR in Spain. The company has also attended trade shows in Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, El Salvador and Costa Rica.

The Belize Tourism Board awarded S&L Travel and Tours with the Tour Operator of the Year award in 1998. In 2007, Lascelle Tillett received the National Tourism Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Tourism Industry. Mr. Tillett has also been featured in several international television documentary shows for example ‘The Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous’.

After 35 years and being one of the pioneers in the tourism industry, S&L Travel and Tours continues to provide excellent tourism packages and overall customer service and satisfaction.


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Dear Nayla,

Thank you very much for all of your hard working on my delegation.
I have a short talked with my boss, he gave highly praise to your works,your guides arranged for us,and your company.
You did bring my delegation a great impression,and also a good experience of the journey.
Thank you so much,and please convey my gratitude to Mr.& Mrs Tillett.

King Regards

I am not sure that my words can express the appreciation I have for the work that Nayla did on putting together our family vacation to Belize this past May/June! She did a great job, took all of my considerations, and provided an amazingly adventurous, once in a lifetime trip.

Belize is beautiful and we enjoyed every minute of our 11 day trip. I’m not sure what was my favorite part: Lamania, Caracol, Rio on Pools, Tikal, Jaguar Paw or Placencia because each stop and tour offered something amazing and breathtaking!

When it came time to leave we were actually sad because with as much as we did, I felt that I was not finished enjoying the country. I hope to return one day and when I do, I’ll reach out to you again for your expertise.

Thank you also to Lascelle for driving us around as much as you did. It was nice meeting you and Sarita. Also, I want to comment on how great each of the tour guides were. I wish I could remember each of their names because they all deserve recognition but I can only recall Phillip, who took us to Caracol and Rio on Pools, and Santiago, who was most entertaining on our horseback riding adventure. Just wanted to make sure you knew that each one was helpful, welcoming, informative and very polite.


Melisa Morris

Hi Elvira,

I hope you had nice vacations!

I got a feedback from customers Grötzinger. They were having wonderful vacations in Belize.

First of all they said that Lascelle was an amazing and very lovely guide who was keen to fulfill their expectations and showed them lots of things. The hotels were good, especially Windy Hill and the lodge in Tikal. The guide in Tikal was very good and spoke English clearly which was very important to them. They also liked the driver very much.

Mr Grötzinger mentioned that Yaxhá was very beautiful and that he thinks we should include it more often in our itineraries.

What they did not like very much was their stay on Ambergris Caye. Mr Groetzinger says that the island equals a big dump… Moreover loads of seagrass was on the beach and in the sea everyday that it was nearly impossible to go for a swim. Perhaps we should keep that in mind for future customers. The Hotel Banyan Bay however was good, especially their suite.

Overall he gave me a very good feedback and I want to thank you for the great organisation!


Katharina Mueller
Lascelle was our personal tour guide in Belize and Guatemala 20 years ago this month. It was a life-changing trip thanks to him. We added more than 100 birds to our life list, and we had three days in Tikal that were among the most amazing of our lives. In fact, this fall we will celebrate our 30th anniversary, and we plan to go to the rain forests of Costa Rica, a trip we would never have considered trying if we hadn’t had such an amazing experience with Lascelle. We are delighted to read that he is still impacting so many lives — he is a true national treasure for Belize!
Cynde Sears-McGeehin

My family and I had the opportunity to visit Belize and schedule a shore excursion with S & L Tours. What a great pleasure – the van was comfortable and nicely air conditioned. The guide and driver were very knowledgeable and friendly and the tour was a great experience. The tour was of the Xunantunich ruins near the Guatemalan border. Great time and well worth the money. The lunch was a hit too. Thank you very much for m making the day a great success.

Mike W.