- Prices between £1399 - £1649
- 5 days
4 nights’ accommodation based on sharing twin-rooms
4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners, including a waterfall picnic
All activities included, from waterfall hike to Barrier Reef snorkelling
Max 14 Flashpackers
2 internal flights to and from Dangriga
All internal transfers, including motorboat to South Water Caye
Bocawina Rainforest Resort, Belize
Unique rainforest eco-lodge at the foot of the Mayan Mountains
This vibrant eco-lodge captures the colourful spirit of Belize, with decor taking a cue from its jungle surroundings, and verandahs offering breathtaking views.
Why we stay here
Surrounded by verdant rainforest, the lodge is the perfect base for hiking jungle waterfalls and zip-lining through the canopy. Gather in the bar come evening for delicious rum cocktails at sunset, and delicious Central American cuisine at the ‘farm to table’ restaurant.
Ize Belize Lodge, South Water Caye
A clutch of seaside cabanas nestled on the shoreline of South Water Caye
The simple life at its most idyllic, these seaside cabanas come with sand sprinkled verandahs overlooking the Belize Barrier Reef and lush island mangroves.
Why we stay here
Directly overlooking a lively slice of the Caribbean ocean, the lodge is ripe for epic snorkelling sessions over the Belize Barrier Reef. A cosy fire pit offers the perfect place to stargaze, sip rum and toast marshmallows come sunset.
The Flash Pack Promise
Here at Flash Pack, we’re committed to unique adventures that deliver great value for money. We pack our trips with epic experiences (unlike other companies, all activities are included), hand-pick stylish hotels and match you with like-minded people.
Touchdown in Belize
Flashpackers, welcome to Belize! Home to lively green rainforests and idyllic island cayes, you’ve just touched down in a slice of Central American heaven. After landing at Belize City International Airport, catch your 15-minute domestic flight to the town of Dangriga in Southern Belize (we’ll send you the details of your flight booking ahead of time), where a transfer will be waiting to whisk you away to your rainforest resort at the foothills of the Maya Mountains. Settle in with a welcome drink, adjust to your new tropical surroundings in Mayflower Bocawina National Park, and get ready to meet your full Flashpack gang. Come evening, we’ll head to the resort’s much lauded restaurant to fork peppery bowls of ceviche or tuck into your first bite of Belizean seafood, before clinking glasses filled with belly-warming local rum to the epic adventure ahead. Expect idyllic views stretching over the canopied hills, plus plenty of excellent company.Read more
Waterfall hiking and zipline thrills
Breakfast can be a hearty affair in Belize; think Mayan omelettes stuffed with chaya (tasty jungle greens), and fry jacks topped with scrambled eggs, so take advantage of this morning’s feast, as you’ll need plenty of fuel today. We’ll kick things off with a two-hour waterfall hike that’ll take us into the jungle towards the roaring waters of Antelope Falls. Work up a sweat on the 1,000-foot climb to the top, then cool down with a swim in the jungle’s emerald green pools. If you’re feeling adventurous, now’s your chance to rappel down a 250-foot waterfall drop. After lunch, it’s time to fly along the longest zipline course in all of Belize. Speed through 2.5 miles of canopy-topping cables, taking in epic rainforest views. Finish the day with a delicious group dinner and toast well-earned sundowners.Read more
Escape to South Water Caye
Rise to the sounds of the jungle’s morning chorus, and enjoy one last breakfast in Bocawina. Today we’ll be swapping rainforest tropics for the idyllic golden sands of Belize’s South Water Caye. Jump aboard your 30-minute transfer to Dangriga, before hitching a motorboat across the 14-mile stretch of sparkling Caribbean ocean. Check-in at your remote island lodge and feast on a delicious Belizean lunch, explore the grounds, taking in sun-soaked views of verdant mangroves and palm-fringed sapphire waters. Spend the afternoon getting to grips with ocean kayaking and master the snorkelling basics, before joining your Flashpackers for an incredible sunset snorkel session over the Belize Barrier Reef – home to tropical fish, sea turtles, manatees and more. Afterwards, dry off and tuck into dinner with a view of the Maya Mountains (poached snapper with mustard sauce is a particular favourite in these parts), before sipping on rum cocktails under a starry night sky.Read more
Paddle the Caribbean
Wake up in your island lodge and enjoy breakfast overlooking the ocean. Today we’ll be heading out for more sun, sea and snorkelling. Kick off the day with a paddle to nearby Carrie Bow Caye, home to a marine life research station, where kaleidoscopic wrasse fish, octopus and angelfish can all be spotted in the shallows. Explore more of Belize’s enchanting Barrier Reef, protected lagoons and mangrove ranges, before paddling back to dry sand for a delicious lunch. Come afternoon, crack the local art of coconut husking, and embrace beach life with snorkelling, kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding, or try your hand at hammock surfing. Regroup for Happy Hour to enjoy a rum as the sun goes down, before one last chance to feast on fresh Belizean fare. We’ll spend our last night sipping beers on the beach and dancing under the stars to sounds of Garifuna drums.Read more
Flashpackers, after a whirlwind four-day adventure taking in wild jungle highs and beach life on the Cayes, it’s time to say adiós to Belize. Take a boat ride back to the mainland where a transfer will whizz you off to Dangriga Airstrip, ready for a local flight to Belize International Airport. It may only have been a long weekend, but what an epic trip. You’ve hiked a 1,000-foot waterfall and swum in tropical jungle pools. You’ve rappelled down a 250-foot waterfall drop, and flown through the canopy on the longest zipline in the land. You’ve snorkelled the Belize Barrier Reef, kayaked the blue waters of the Caribbean ocean, and sipped rum under the stars with the sand between your toes. From the foot of the majestic Mayan Mountains to the palm-fringed idyll of South Water Caye, you’ve enjoyed a true Belizean experience and made Flashpacker friends for life. Not bad for a mini-escape.Read more
- Fly into and out of Belize International Airport.
- Our adventure in Belize is bookended with a small local flight (included in the price of the trip) between Belize City International Airport and Dangriga Airstrip. A few weeks ahead of the trip we’ll take care of booking you onto the most suitable flight depending on your arrival time. Please try to make sure you land into Belize City before 3pm on day 1. Your flight back to Belize City from Dangriga will be on the morning of day 5, so it is important to make sure your flight home from Belize City Airport is not before 1pm. Flight delays and cancellations are common in Belize and we will try our best to book you on the most appropriate flight.
- Please be aware that the itinerary, activities and hotels are subject to change. These changes can happen with little notice due to availability, poor weather, seasonal changes, or other circumstances beyond our control. From time to time we may also make changes to your itinerary to try out new ideas and keep things fresh.
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