San Ignacio, Belize Cave Exploration

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St. Herman's Cave & Blue Hole National Park, Belize
St. Herman's Cave & Blue Hole National ParkSan Ignacio

This 6-hour tour takes you two of Belize’s most interesting inland nature attractions – St. Herman’s Cave and the Inland Blue Hole. In addition to sightseeing, you’ll also get in some hiking through the forest and a swim in one of Belize’s prettiest swimming holes.To reach these spots, you’ll make your way through a lively jungle, where you’ll have the chance to see a huge variety of birds. Keep in mind that this hike is on the more challenging side, so make sure you’re ready for an active day.

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Actun Tunichil Muknal Caves, Belize
Actun Tunichil Muknal CavesBelize City

Actun Tunichil Muknal cave is the doorway to Xibalba, the Maya underworld. This cave contains ceramics and human skeletons that have fused with the walls of the cave. The most famous of these remains is the Crystal Maiden, a skeleton of a young woman believed to have been a sacrifice. Her bones are now partially covered with the sparkling build-up of cave sediment.

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Cave Tubing & The Belize Zoo, Belize
Cave Tubing & The Belize ZooBelize City

Cave tubing and a visit to the Belize Zoo will bring you face-to-face with Belize’s incredible outdoors. First you’ll visit the Belize City Zoo, which is known for its rehabilitation programs for endangered animals. Then you’ll head to the Caves Branch River, where you will ride on an inner tube through the ancient caves of the Maya

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Cave Tubing & Xunantunich Maya Temples, Belize
Cave Tubing & Xunantunich Maya TemplesBelize City

This tour will bring you to the top of a Maya temple, and then to the entrance of the Maya underworld. The temple is inside the Maya city of Xunantunich, which is located near the border of Guatemala. Its name translates to “Maiden of the Rock.” After you ascend the walls of its temple, you’ll continue the tour to the Cave Branch River, where you’ll follow the river into a series of caves that had intense spiritual significance for the Maya.

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Barton Creek Cave Canoe Tour, Belize
Barton Creek Cave Canoe TourSan Ignacio

Take this tour into depths of the mysterious and enchanting Barton Creek Cave. Barton Creek flows through the cave, allowing you to paddle through its interior. This tour also introduces you to some interesting archeological remains.

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Xunantunich and Barton Creek Cave Tour, Belize
Xunantunich and Barton Creek Cave TourBelize City

On this tour, you’ll get to see two very different Maya sites. The first, Xuanantinuch, is the ruins of a compact but impressive Maya city. Here visitors can stroll around multiple plazas and temples. At the nearby Barton Creek Cave, you’ll see a cave that served as an entrance to Xibalba, the Maya underworld.

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Actun Tunichil Muknal Tour, Belize
Actun Tunichil Muknal TourSan Ignacio

Actun Tunichil Muknal is one of the most impressive caves in the Maya world of Belize, named after a sacrificial chamber deep within the ATM Cave. This wet cave is located within the Tapir Mountain Nature Reserve in the Cayo district.

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Actun Tunichil Muknal Caving, Belize
Actun Tunichil Muknal CavingSan Ignacio

Take an off the beaten path look at one of Belize’s top Mayan attractions. Swim across the creek and under the jungle overgrowth to see the Actun Tunichil Muknal. It is one of the most interesting Maya sites in the world, and a has a chamber where you can see the crystalized, skeletal remains of a teenage sacrifice victim.

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Cave Tubing in Actun Tunichil Muknal , Belize
Cave Tubing in Actun Tunichil Muknal San Ignacio

This is an all-day, seven-hour tour that takes you to one of the most famous Maya sites in Belize. The Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave is a fascinating cave that preserves the remains of Maya culture. It’s best known for the skeleton of a sacrificial victim – a young woman whose remains have lain in the cave for over 1,000 years. Over time, the bones have formed a layer of crystallized minerals, which has led to her nickname, “the Crystal Maiden.”

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Pontoon on the Vaca Lake, Belize
Pontoon on the Vaca LakeSan Ignacio

This tour takes place on a pontoon boat called La Capitana, on a man-made reservoir of the Macal River. Macal River makes its way through the Cayo District, which has large swaths of wild jungle.

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Cave Tubing & Zipride at Caves Branch Outpost, Belize
Cave Tubing & Zipride at Caves Branch OutpostBelize City

In the Nohoch Che'en Archaeological Reserve, the winding Caves Branch River flows underground through ancient caves, once traveled through and even inhabited by the Maya. Just an hour from Belize City and a half hour from Belmopan is The Outpost, a well-stocked base camp for cave tubing and zipline-riding in the midst of this history-rich area.

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Cave tubing, Belize
Cave tubingSan Ignacio

On this tour you will get to go tubing on a river that flows through a network of more than 30 caves. These caves have crystalized columns, vaulted ceilings, and Maya artifacts.

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Waterfall Cave Expedition at Caves Branch, Belize
Waterfall Cave Expedition at Caves BranchSan Ignacio

Begin your journey with a 45-minute hike through the jungle where you will enjoy the natural surroundings before arriving your expected destination.

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Caves Branch Tubing, Belize
Caves Branch TubingSan Ignacio

Take a half-day tubing tour to see Caves Branch Cave, one of the main caves that the Maya considered sacred openings to the underworld.

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Cave Tubing & Zip-lining, Belize
Cave Tubing & Zip-liningSan Ignacio

This tour combines relaxation with archeology and adventure, on a tubing adventure to one of the most intriguing Maya sites Belize. It begins by climbing into a rubber tube and taking a peaceful float down the river, and ends with an exhilarating zip-line ride through the jungle.

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Che Chem Ha Cave, Belize
Che Chem Ha CaveSan Ignacio

Chem Ha Cave is located on private property, just a short distance from San Ignacio. The owners discovered the cave by accident, when their dog happened to lead them to the hidden cave. Excitingly, the cave contains one of the biggest collections of Maya pottery ever discovered.

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Barton Creek Private Tour, Belize
Barton Creek Private TourSan Ignacio

This is a canoe tour that takes you through the dark passageway of the Barton Creek Cave. The Maya believed that this cave served as a home for their water god, Chaac. It also served as an entranceway to the underworld, and is the final resting place for some Maya. Experts believe that these skeletons may have belonged to sacrifice victim.

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Barton Creek Tour, Belize
Barton Creek TourSan Ignacio

The Barton Creek Tour is good for people of all ages. You’ll get go caving in a canoe and see Mennonites, Mayan ruins, and some stunning Belize jungle.

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Barton Creek and Butterfly Farm Tour, Belize
Barton Creek and Butterfly Farm TourSan Ignacio

The Barton Creek Tour is good for people of all ages. You’ll get go caving in a canoe and see Mennonites, Maya ruins, and some stunning Belize jungle. It also includes a visit to Green Hills Butterfly Farm, which is research orientated. The main flight area makes it possible to study interactions between different butterfly species.

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Jaguar Paw Cave Tubing , Belize
Jaguar Paw Cave Tubing San Ignacio

Take this 4-hour tour to see an especially memorable piece of the Belizean jungle. The water that runs through the cave is completely clear, making your tube ride through the Jaguar Paw cave system especially scenic. This is a fairy easy activity, making it a good outing for a wide range of travelers.

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