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.
- 5 hrs
- Available Days:
- Every day
- 7:00 AM, 8:00 AM, 9:00 AM
- Hotel Transport Included
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
This tour begins at 8:00 AM and 2:00 PM. At the outset of your tour, you’ll take a 45-minute drive through the Mennonite countryside. Once you arrive at the cave, you’ll float down the river, and at one point you’ll turn off your flashlight and listen to the water – the constant drip of water on the limestone has shaped the cave’s interior. You’ll spend about an hour in the cave, but the pace of the tour depends on your group’s preferences. Keep an eye out for artifacts along the banks of the river, in the recesses of the cave.
This tour doesn’t require any special experience, and is a fun excursion for kids and adults alike. You’ll get to see some of the jungle while you learn about the history of this enchanting landscape. At the end of the tour, you’ll return to the canoe rental and have lunch with your group.
Barton Creek Cave is one of the most fascinating wet caves in Belize. A tour of Barton Creek Cave involves gently paddling a two-man canoe across the cave’s still water, guided only by headlamps that light up the intricate stalactites and stalagmites that make up the limestone walls. It is one of the few wet caves in Belize where exploring doesn’t require swimming or tubing. Please note that the cave ceiling is quite low in places, and all visitors should be comfortable in dark.
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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.