Rainforest & Reef Explorer

Off-the-grid Adventure - an eco-resort in Belize’s tropical rainforest & island cabana on the Barrier Reef

The best of both worlds, all in one vacation package!  At Bocawina Rainforest Resort travelers will get to enjoy the luxuries of an off the grid 3 star resort in the middle of a world class national park with all the comforts and amenities they would expect.  On the same trip, the Tobacco Caye Paradise offers rustic accommodations with 6 private cabins right over the crystal clear waters of the South Water Caye marine reserve. Find out more below how combining these two unique destinations into a single vacation experience is perfect for the well-rounded adventure traveler. 

Rainforest Reef Explorer Package

Trip Features

Enjoy the best of both worlds with two different locations!

Embark on a journey that takes you from the pristine tropical rainforest of Mayflower Bocawina National Park to a secluded island in South Water Caye Marine Reserve on the Belize Barrier Reef. The Rainforest & Reef Explorer combines two favorite off-the-grid locations: Bocawina Rainforest Resort and Tobacco Caye Paradise.


Combines all the amenities of a rainforest eco-resort with bright comfortable rooms and private bathrooms, yet still off the grid. This unique resort is located in the Southern Maya Mountains within a 7000 acre Mayflower Bocawina National Park adjacent to the world famous 100,000 acre Cockscomb Jaguar Reserve. Bocawina offers you everything right at your doorstep. Experience Belize’s longest zip line adventure plus the only waterfall rappelling in the country.  Explore on your own and hike to five different amazing waterfalls and unexcavated Mayan ruins surrounded by incredible exotic birds and wildlife. Your amazing rainforest journey is waiting for you to begin. 

  • Discover the indigenous birds and wildlife of Mayflower Bocawina National Park, 7000 acres of untouched, tropical rainforest. Your choice of ziplining, rappelling and other guided activities.


Ready to live on the water’s edge? Tobacco Caye is a refreshing yet rustic experience unlike any other in Belize. Perched right on the Barrier Reef you’ll find a 6 cabin lodge with everything you need, where you can relax in a hammock right on your own private deck overlooking the warm turquoise tropical seas. Simple living surrounded by tropical fish and exotic birdlife, Tobacco Caye is a gorgeous island covered with palm trees and white coral sand.  This five acre caye, home to only thirty year-round residents, is one of the most popular destinations in the South Water Caye Marine Reserve.  A wonderland for snorkelers and paddlers.  
  • Explore the Central Belize Barrier Reef from Tobacco Caye, a palm fringed five acre island (permanent population 30) offering walk-in snorkeling, protected coral reefs and soft sandy beaches.
  • Unplug in a hammock overlooking turquoise tropical waters from the deck of your over-the-water cabana.
  • Snorkel, Kayak and Stand Up Paddleboard in South Water Caye Marine Reserve, a 117,878 acre marine wonderland.

Itinerary Summary

Day 1-3 - You will be met in Dangriga and transported to your eco-resort in the Southern Maya Mountains. Once you arrive, you'll get a welcome drink, meet your fellow guests and then choose your guided activities for your next two days of adventure in the rainforest.
Stay: Bocawina Rainforest Resort
Day 4-6 – Enjoy your last morning in the rainforest, then travel by van/boat to your next destination – Tobacco Caye! Settle into your over-the-water cabana…and let the next few days unfold as you wish. Snorkel, SUP or kayak along the reef. Relax with a refreshing drink in the hammock on your deck. On your final morning, enjoy an early swim or paddle before boarding your return boat to the mainland. Stay: Tobacco Caye Paradise

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Trip Summary

$1034 USD + $165 Taxes & Fees
Per Person based on Double Occupancy  
(Traveling as a Family?)
Duration:     6 Nights 
Add Extra Days:    Rainforest $126US  Reef $99US
(Price per person, based on double occupancy)
When:     Any date, any time of year 
Starts:     Dangriga    
Finishes:   Dangriga
Group Size:    Independent 
Guides:    Site guides for Bocawina activities. Independent @ Tobacco Caye
Accommodations:   Bocawina Rainforest Resort; Tobacco Caye Paradise Cabanas
Activities:   Choose 2 Guided Activities from a wide selection available at Bocawina Rainforest Resort. Click Here for Details. Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddleboarding Sea Kayaking at Tobacco Caye Paradise. (Fishing, scuba diving, and other guided activities can be arranged with local island vendors for an additional fee).
Extensions: This trip combines well with the the Maya World Extension.  Also, visit our Combining Trips Page for more suggestions.
Included in the Rainforest:  
  • 3 nights’ accommodation
  • Welcome drink & meal plan (3 days)
  • Free wi-fi access
  • Choice of 2 Guided Activities
  • Round trip ground transfer from Dangriga to Bocawina Rainforest Resort
Included on the Reef:  
  • 3 nights’ accommodation
  • All meals
  • World class walk-in snorkeling from the beach
  • Unlimited use of sea kayaks, snorkel sets & SUPs
  • Round trip boat transfer from Dangriga to Tobacco Caye
Travel Note: International flights not included. Domestic flights or overland travel (within Belize) can be arranged for an additional cost.
Bocawina Falls Tobacco Caye