Packing list for your Belize Trip

Select casual, breathable clothing to minimize discomfort in the subtropical climate of Belize. Women participants should plan to dress modestly (please avoid low-cut shirts; tank tops and short-shorts and skirts).

Don't Forget!

  • Passport
  • Water Bottle
  • Spending money (for souvenirs and such: $100 cash recommended or ATM card)
    • Currency $2 BZE = $1 USA (fixed exchange rate)

Clothes & Shoes


  • For Service:
    • Casual khaki pants or skirts
    • Knee-length shorts
    • T-shirts/blouses
    • Light sweater/jacket
    • Collared shirt/blouse
  • Undergarments
  • Socks
  • Lightweight rain jacket
  • Long pants (loose and lightweight)


  • Lightweight hiking and walking shoes
  • River shoes
  • Flip flops (for everyday and showers)


  • Swimsuit
  • Lightweight towel (REI style)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Mosquito repellent (containing DEET)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Camera, Ziploc bag for camera
  • Headlamp and/or Flashlight


  • Washcloth
  • Prescription medications
  • Shower gels, shampoo, soap (gels)
  • Personal Toiletry items
  • Face wipes


  • Ear plugs
  • Notebook/journal
  • Reusable water bottle (wide-mouth, refillable, quart-size plastic or metal bottles are the best)
  • Electrolytes (dissolvable in water or chews)

Useful Tips

Important Documents

  • Do not keep essential documents, such as your passport and excess cash, on your person. 
  •  You should have with you at all times a copy of your passport, program emergency card and insurance card in the event you need to show identification or access emergency medical care. 
  • Excess cash should be stored in a safety deposit box at the lodge.


  • We recommend you check one bag (50lbs or less) and pack a light carry-on bag/backpack with some clothes and other essentials. 
  • We also encourage you to put your name and home address on your luggage tag and inside your suitcase.


  • Special adaptors are not required as Belize has standard 3 prong outlets. 
  • 24 hour Wi-Fi access is available in the common areas. 
  • A waterproof case is highly recommended if your camera requires special batteries; bring a spare along. 
  • Underwater cameras are great for snorkeling. 
  • We do not recommend you bring a personal computer, but iPads and iPhones (in airplane mode) can be useful for photos