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Cave Tubing in Belize

Explore the underworld of the ancient Maya with exhilarating cave adventures!

Belize boasts a remarkable cave system that offers the traveller an opportunity to view these natural wonders formed over millions of years by the ebb and flow of water over limestone.  The ancient Maya utilized these many caves as ceremonial centers, and left their artifacts and way of life etched into the walls and floors.  They believed Xibalba, their underworld was reached this way.

Cave expeditions are available for most people, though some require a higher level of fitness and strength to access.

CAVE TUBING

Cave Tubing offers the traveler the opportunity to relax and float down a river that snakes in and out of the caves and jungle with a guide using headlamps to view stalagmites and stalactites as well as some Mayan artifacts.  Generally these floats require a hike of forty minutes to an hour to get to the area where the large tubes are put in the water.

SINK HOLE REPELLING

Repelling Into Sink Holes is exciting and can be quite challenging.  This adventure involves a hike of up to one and one-half hours, and is led by very experienced guides with excellent equipment.  You will view Mayan petroglyphs along the way.

 

Belize Cave Exploration

Cave Exploration with a knowledgable , professional guide can be one of the most memorable, exciting, out of this world experiences you will ever have.  It is a trip into an ancient world and it’s authenticity, beauty and magic are evident.

BARTON CREEK CAVE

Barton Creek – This cave is 45 minutes from the town of San Ignacio, and was used by the ancient Mayans as a burial site and for ceremonial purposes.  It is likely that sacrifices of children were made to the god Chac as a plea for rain. It is accessed with a guide by canoe.  Your guide uses lights to point out pottery shards, skulls, bones and beautiful, natural formations.  Altogether, the remains of twenty eight individuals have been discovered in this cave.

ACTUN TUNICHIL MUKNAL (ATM) CAVE

Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave (The ATM Cave) – This is the premier cave expedition in Belize.   It requires a good level of fitness.  Access to the cave requires hiking, wading and underwater swimming.  When you are almost a mile underground you will encounter the “crystal maiden”, a complete female skeleton.  The pottery shards at this site are marked with “kill holes” to allow spirits to escape, which indicates that the cave was, indeed a ceremonial site.

  • POLICIES

    Payments and refunds:

    As soon as you approve your customized travel plan, we will provide you with the specific policies of your hotels or resorts regarding cancelations and refunds.  Most hotels require a 50% payment at booking with a full refund if there is a cancelation over 60 days from travel.  We highly recommend you purchase travel insurance in case unforeseen events cause you to have to reschedule your trip.