Getting to Caves Branch
No matter where you are in Belize, getting to and from the Caves Branch Jungle Lodge is pretty easy.
From Belize City/ International Airport
All international flights arrive at the Philip Goldson International Airport which is located just north of Belize City, and most cruise lines disembark in or near Belize City. Once you’re in Belize City, you have two options:
- Flying – Domestic air carriers Tropic Air and Maya Island Air both have multiple daily connections to the capital of Belmopan, the nearest city to the Caves Branch Jungle Lodge. Flying is the fastest options but also the most expensive.
- By Road (Either Private Rental OR Shuttle Service from Caves Branch) – The George Price Highway, more commonly known as the Western Highway, directly links Belize City to Belmopan and surrounding towns and villages. Caves Branch Lodge is located 12 miles outside of Belmopan, on the Hummingbird Highway.
Shuttle Service- To and From Selected Locations
Caves Branch Lodge offers shuttle service to and from selected locations within Belize. These locations are shown in the table below. We do not offer Private Transfers. The shuttle service offered will many times have other visitors joining in the same van with you. Please let our agents know that you would like to schedule a pickup or drop-off from the locations provided.
Shuttle Service Pricing
Prices are in US dollars per person and are subject to 12.5% GST.
OPTIONAL STOPS on Shuttle Services- Additional to all shuttle fees and does not include entrance fees where applicable. *Please note that the Belize Zoo is closed on both Christmas Day and Good Friday- Annually but open all other days including holidays.
Shuttle service to the area of Mountain Pine Ridge or outside of Belize City towards Northern Belize are not offered at this time. For travel past the border with Guatemala/Belize, shuttle service can be set up with the hotel you will be staying at in Guatemala, to meet you at the border at a specific time.
The Benefits of Flying
Many visitors prefer to fly to the Belmopan airport and then arrange for shuttle service from the Caves Branch Lodge in order to get the most out of their time in Belize. Since Belmopan is just 12 short miles from us, flying from Belize City to Belmopan is the fastest option, giving guests more time to explore the jungle, enjoy bird watching, hike, see ancient Maya ruins, and enjoy all of the wonderful adventures possible when you stay at the Caves Branch Lodge.
Best of all, the airstrip in Belmopan has direct air connections to other top destinations in the country, including Placencia, Ambergris Caye, and Caye Caulker.
Domestic Flights from Belmopan- Tropic Air/ Flights to and from Belmopan are offered 3 times daily:
Outbound: 9:45am; 12:45pm and 3:45pm
Inbound: 8:00am; 11:00am; 2:00pm
Flight Rate Schedule
|Intl Airport to Belmopan||Approx. 15 Min Flt||$94.25US pp|
|Bmp to Municipal||Approx. 15 Min Flt||$71.50US pp|
|Bmp to San Pedro||Approx. 25 Min Flt|
(Possible stop in Bz Municipal)
|Bmp to Caye Caulker||N/A until further notice||N/A|
|Bmp to Placencia||Approx. 45 minutes (Routes through Bz Municipal/ possible stop in Dangriga)||$107.50US pp|
*Ask about other destinations and flight connections… our agents can handle those bookings too!
Helicopter Transfers to Caves Branch Lodge
A fabulous & unforgettable way to arrive in Caves Branch Jungle Lodge is by air- courtesy of Astrum Helicopters. If arriving from the Belize International Airport- pickups and drop offs take approx. 24 minutes and you have a choice of 2 chopper sizes:
4 Seater for $1250.00 US
6 Seater for $1875.00 US
Prices are listed as One Way and include 12.5% GST
Luggage max for either chopper size is 925lbs. Additional luggage will incur a cost of $82.50US +12.5% GST. Landing accessibility for Caves Branch is at our River Side landing area and you will be met at the landing area by Caves Branch Guest Services personnel.
***For arrivals from June to February, please inquire as to Weather situations that will prevent landing in this area. We will be happy to arrange for alternative landing areas or other suggestions for getting to Caves Branch.
DIRECTIONS for Driving on Own
Once you’re in Belmopan, getting to the Caves Branch Jungle Lodge is simple. Exiting the city, simply follow the Hummingbird Highway south towards Dangriga. The Caves Branch Jungle Lodge is approximately 12 miles south of Belmopan at mile marker 41 and a half. Follow the large sign on the left-hand side of the highway that read “Ian Anderson’s Caves Branch” onto the private road that leads to the lodge.
If you prefer to travel by public bus, there are multiple options. From Belize City or Belmopan, any bus heading towards Dangriga or Punta Gorda will pass by the turn-off to the Caves Branch Jungle Lodge. Simply inform the driver of your destination and the driver will let you off at the entrance to the property. On foot, it takes about 15 minutes to get from the highway turn-off to the reception area of the lodge.