Lighthouse Reef Arrival & Departure Information
On Arrival in Belize
The Belize International Airport (BZE) is easy to navigate. After immigration, you collect your bags and move through the customs area. The whole process can take up to an hour. Porters are standing in clear view, but it is a very short distance to where we meet you. Please be aware porters are not employed by the Airport Authority, they can be pushy and they will charge $2 to $4 for each bag - you are not obligated to use their services.
"I will be arriving into the Belize International on the scheduled Day 1 of my Lighthouse Reef Tour"
After passing through Customs, immediately exit the Airport building to your right. An Island Expeditions’ representative from Birds Eye View Lodge will be here to meet you on Day 1 at the time confirmed with our Canadian head office. As guests are arriving on different flights please be patient as we connect with all the travellers on your transfer. The drive time to the lodge is approximately one hour. If you do not see our driver within twenty minutes, please contact our Dangriga office at 522-3328 or 522-0078 to let us know your status.
“I will be arriving into Belize earlier than Day 1”
Whether traveling independently before your trip or arriving by any port other than the International Airport, please be at the Biltmore Plaza Hotel (Mile 2 ½ Northern Highway, Tel 223-2302) by 4pm on Day 1 of your tour. Our representative and vehicle will be arriving from an International Airport pickup sometime between 4-5pm. It is difficult to give an exact time, so please be patient as late arrivals of international flights may cause delays. If you are traveling in Belize in advance of your trip we recommend you call our office in Dangriga prior to Day 1 to confirm you have in fact arrived and will be at the Biltmore Hotel on Day 1.
Departure from Belize
Your trip finishes at the Belize Biltmore Plaza, 2 1/2 miles north of Belize City where we stay on the last night of the trip. Dinner on this evening and any subsequent meals are not included in your itinerary. We usually arrive in from the cayes late in the afternoon. The Biltmore is a comfortable and convenient location to end the trip as you are only 15 minutes from the International Airport. You can arrange with the hotel front desk for a taxi to take you to the airport the next day at your convenience.