Tubing through Belize's unique underground cave system is the must-do tour in Belize.
Your adventure starts as you are picked up by your expert tour guide in Belize City, for a scenic drive through the City. Take a few minutes to marvel at the colonial architecture and city highlights, then pass small farms and charming Creole villages as you make your way to the Nohoch Cheen Archaeological Reserve.
Upon arrival, your guide will lead you to the shed near the starter zip line platform, where you will be expertly fitted with a harness, safety helmet, and gloves. After a brief instruction and safety demonstration, you will be guided to the first zip line platform for a major adrenaline rush as you zoom through the trees on 4 Zip Lines. The tallest platform is approximately 100 feet high and the longest line is approximately 1000 feet long.
It starts with a climb up the stairs to your first platform. While you are traversing the lush canopy from one platform to another you'll learn a little about the ecosystem that surrounds you.
Once you have experienced the rainforest from the air, you will be outfitted with a helmet, adjustable headlamp, life jacket, and inner tube for the cave tubing portion of the tour. After a quick safety briefing on tubing skills, you will be escorted through the lush rainforest and sacred caves, where the Mayans believed deities and ancestors inhabited. This short hike will bring you to the "Caves Branch River". This will also be the spot where you finish your float.
You will start the adventure by wading across the river, holding onto a rope strung across the water. From here, you will set out on a 25 to 30-minute walk along a jungle trail over loose gravel. Guests must be in good shape and able to keep up with the guide on this Belize excursion. Throughout the walk, your guide will point out plants and animals that are native to the area.
At the entrance of the underground cave system, your guide will brief you on the cave system, rules and safety measures before you enter the water.
Once at the Cave entrance, you will explore by floating on your tube through the water as your hour-long tubing adventure takes you through a mixture of calm and fast-moving waters. If conditions permit, you will float past waterfalls into the cave systems and cathedral-sized chambers and listen in amazement to the echoes of your voice while you observe the magnificent stalactites, stalagmites, and unusual limestone structures reflected by your headlamp.
Following your tubing adventure, you will head over to a local restaurant neat the facility where you can purchase a delicious homemade lunch of typical Belizean food, such as stewed chicken, rice, and beans and fried plantain. Lunch at the restaurant is optional and is not included in the price of the tour.
Furthermore on the jungle trails, you will wander the grounds under the many emergent trees and sacred Guanacaste trees before your return ride back to Belize City. Book now for a fun-filled day in the rainforest of Belize that you will fondly remember for years to come.
Please Note: Occasionally the river's water may rise to the point where the caves become flooded and it is not possible to do the tubing portion of the tour. On these occasions, the tour will still be provided, with the tubing portion being replaced by a visit to the Altun Ha Mayan Ruins.
We recommend wearing comfortable, seasonal clothing over a swimsuit and closed-toe walking shoes or sandals with straps that can get wet. Water shoes are available for rent once at the cave park. Guests should bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and insect repellent as well as a beach towel hotel. Chilled bottle water provided.
Guests must be a minimum of 40 inches tall. The maximum waist size that can be accommodated is 48 inches at the zip line, as long as you can fit securely into the harness you will be able to do the zip line. Guests must be in good shape and able to walk over loose gravel for approximately 30 minutes, and wade across the river, which has a rock bottom. Guests with neck, back, or hip ailments, and pregnant women should not participate on this tour. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
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