Rainforest Canopy Extension Arrival and Departure Notes
On Arrival in Belize
The Belize International Airport (Phillip Goldson International Airport—airport code BZE) is small and easy to navigate. You will disembark your plane directly onto the airport tarmac and will be directed to the terminal building and Immigration. After your passport is stamped, you collect your bags and move through the customs area. The whole process can take up to an hour, but is usually much quicker than that. After completing your check-in, porters are standing in clear view and are ready to assist you with your bags if you wish. Please be aware the porters are not employed by the Airport Authority, they can be pushy and they charge $1US for each bag - you are not obligated to use their services.
If you are joining the Rainforest Canopy Extension from independent travel, please contact our Dangriga office at 522-3328 the day before you are scheduled to meet up with us. The pick up for the extension will be coordinated from our Dangriga Operations Base between 10:00-11:00 am on Day 1 of the trip. If this Extension coincides with the end of the Paradise Islands, Coral Islands SUP or our Glover’s Reef & Mayan Caves trip, our office will coordinate your pick-up with the end of your trip on your behalf.
Departure from Belize
For those of you that are traveling on in Belize, we will coordinate a driver to bring you back to our Dangriga office or to the Dangriga airstrip in conjunction with other arrangements. We will be departing the lodge at approximately 11:00am, but this time can be adjusted based on your plans. You may also be dropped off at the Bus Depot in Dangriga by the driver. However, if you have extra luggage stored at our operations base that you did not have with you, you will be dropped off at the office, and the bus depot is a short walk away. For those of you who will be ending your Belize vacation with the Rainforest Canopy Extension, the driver will drop you off at the Dangriga Airstrip at a time coordinated with your flight departure time. Please make sure that any flight arrangements from Dangriga to Belize City are coordinated with our Canadian office.