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Paradise Islands Arrival & Departure Information

Essential Information that you need to review prior to your departure

Essential Information that you need to review prior to your departure

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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.

Rendezvous
"I will be arriving into the Belize International on the scheduled Day 1 of my Paradise Islands  Tour"

Once you clear customs, proceed to the departures terminal of the airport and locate the Maya Island Air desk.  Provide them with your passport for identification and they'll get you on to your domestic flight to Dangriga. Here you are met by an IE representative and shuttle you to your first night's accommodation. If you have any problems with the domestic flight, please call our Dangriga office collect at 522-3328 or 522-0078. For those arriving after 4pm, you may need to consider coming in a day before.

“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 contact our office for assistance with confirming your Day 1 rendezvous.  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 rendezvousing on Day 1 as arranged with our Canadian office.

Departure from Belize

You will stay on the cayes for the last night of your trip. The following morning after breakfast, our charter boat will bring you back to the mainland - usually arriving around 9:00 am.  On your return to Dangriga the group will be taken to our Operations Base.  Here you can pick up your luggage, change, and then make your connections for further travel in Belize or your international flight home.  

Travel note:  For those making connections home on this day, international connections departing Belize should be booked after 1 PM.  You will require a 20 minute flight from Dangriga to the International Airport at a cost of approx. $110US per person and we are happy to make this reservation for you in advance. We will have a vehicle waiting to take you to the Dangriga airstrip.