Guatemala and Belize – What to Bring

Plan with peace of mind

Our list of what to bring to Guatemala and Belize. If you have any other questions, please contact your travel designer or concierge. We advise bringing a photocopy of your passport and carrying it with you, as it is a legal requirement in Latin America and you may need it when using credit cards.


  • Shorts / Zip off trousers/pants
  • T-shirt or light cotton long-sleeved shirt
  • Light shirts; cotton, long sleeved for lodge
  • Light cotton hiking trousers; jeans okay, but not recommended, because of weight and drying time
  • Sweater or sweatshirt for cooler evenings
  • Swimwear


  • Outdoor supportive shoes for hiking and for use on the lodge grounds
  • Sandals, Flip Flops, if you are doing any cave exploring in Belize water shoes or waterproof sandals are best so you have good grip on the slippery rocks

Useful Extras

  • Spare pair of glasses, if you wear prescription lenses
  • Sunscreen or sun block
  • Day pack for day tours
  • Earplugs – there may be noise disturbance in the city and wild animals such as -monkeys
  • Insect repellent
  • Toiletry kit; no aerosols
  • Medications for personal prescriptions
  • Light cap with wide brim or visor for sun
  • Windbreaker; unlined Anorak, shell type, which can be tied around your waist
  • Camera with extra memory cards and waterproof case in case it rains
  • Plastic bags of various sizes (heavy-duty ziplock for film, books and small items), protect from rain and water
  • Sunglasses
  • Binoculars
  • Head Lamp – Please note that in some lodges after 5pm it is dark operate without electricity in the evening