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.
- 5 hrs
- Available Days:
- Every day
- 9:00 AM, 2:00 PM
- Hotel Transport Included
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
Barton Creek passes through a remote underground water cave system in a canoe. While canoeing through the cave you'll see large and colorful formations, skeletal remains, and other cultural artifacts left behind by the Mayas centuries ago. It is believed that the Mayas once used this cave for ritual burials.
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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What to Bring
Hat, sunscreen, water, insect repellant, camera,binoculars, and raingear if needed Dress: Short or long pants and sturdy footwear, sleeve lengths are optional
Transportation, equipment, guide, entrance fee, lunch
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It is not an adventure type experience but rather very quiet and calm and relaxing. Our guide was very good.
Good guide, good information, nice trip in a cool cave when outside temps were in the 100s. We enjoyed the cave tour and the stop along the way to visit with the Amish. The visit wasn't part of the trip, but our guide went out of his way to stop and chat with a local. The meal was good, too!
Great tour. Loved the option to swim at the end. Overall amazing experience!
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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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