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Rainforest & Reef Explorer Arrival & Departure Notes

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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, but it is a very short distance to where we meet you.  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.


Your Rainforest & Reef Explorer begins and ends in the town of Dangriga.  If you need assistance planning your transport to and from Dangriga, please contact our office and one of our Trip Planners will be happy to help you make those arrangements.  We can arrange a pick-up for you at the Dangriga airstrip, bus station, or one of the resorts in town.   In order to arrange your pick-up in Dangriga, we will need to know where and when to meet you so please do be sure to let us know your pick-up location and time. If you are arranging your own transport to Bocawina or renting a car you are welcome to begin the trip at Bocawina Rainforest Resort.  If that is your plan, please do inform us on how and when you’ll be arriving.  For directions to the resort, ask one of our Trip Planners.

Departure from Belize 

You will return from Tobacco Caye to Dangriga by motor boat after breakfast.  Depending on your plans from Dangriga, we are happy to help you arrange for a taxi, domestic flights, or any other transport you may be looking for.  If you need assistance planning your departure from Dangriga, please speak to our Trip Planners and they will be happy to help you make those arrangements.