What To Pack

What to Bring to the Rainforest on a STRONG VILLAGE TRIP

Most countries with rain forests like Belize, Central America, require travelers to be attentive to their surroundings. For example, Belize is a diverse Caribbean country with areas of hot coastal beaches as well as wet, humid tropical rain and cloud forests. Be prepared for temperatures from 65 – 100° F (18 – 38° C) and everything in between.

Important Belizean Law – As of June 2009: All Children 16 years or younger traveling without a parent/legal guardian must have a notarized letter of permission from his or her parent/legal guardian. Please call or email with any questions or concerns regarding this new law before your travel date.

Clothing

Conditions in the rainforest can be hot, humid, muddy and wet, so be sure to pack light weight, fast drying clothes. Here are items that you should consider bringing on a Strong Villages Trip:

  • Athletic shoes and Socks
  • Bathing suit(s) (moderation please)
  • Dress attire (for island group dinner)
  • Hat (sun protection)
  • Hiking Boots
  • Long sleeve COTTON shirts for sun block protection and as insect repellant
  • Long sleeve shirt & pants (in winter months)
  • Poncho and Bandanas
  • Skirts (for women working in the villages)
  • Sandals
  • Sleeping attire (moderation please)
  • T shirts and Shorts (some nylon)
  • Underwear (cotton)
  • Water shoes
  • Windbreaker

Toiletries

We recommend packing all toiletries in Zip Lock plastic bags. Please leave your curling irons, blow dryers and electric razors at home.

  • Doctor Prescribed Medicines:   Blood Pressure, Insulin, etc
  • Anti-diarrheal
  • Anti -fungal medication
  • Aspirin
  • Baby Powder
  • Baby Wipes
  • Benadryl ointment
  • Bio-degradable soap
  • Calamine Lotion
  • Deodorant
  • Dramamine
  • Feminine Products (tampons etc)
  • Hairbrush
  • Ibuprofen
  • Insect repellant (very important)
  • Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Small mirror
  • Sunscreen (very Important)
  • Swimmers ear drops
  • Tooth brush and tooth paste

Other

  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof Flashlight
  • Camera and Film- Disposable Underwater camera
  • Batteries
  • Binoculars
  • Water bottle or Canteen
  • Water proof headlamp for cave swimming
  • Snacks and goodies
  • Cheese and cracker
  • Gum and Candies
  • Tuna salad packs
  • Tea Bags or Coffee bags
  • Power bars
  • Dried fruit and trail mix
  • Lemondade or Koolaid packs