Description: Belize is home to the largest cave system in all of Central America. A visit to Belize, would be incomplete, without at least one cave adventure.
While cave tubbing might be #1, cave kayaking is right there trailing behind. The caves of Belize were sacred to the Mayans, and the Caves Branch River corridor is no exception. Mayan artifacts and wall inscriptions can be found in caves along this river. The problem with cave tubing (many of the runs are short), because the river is too shallow in places, for a person to float in an inner tube. Only in a kayak, are you able to navigate this river and all the caves.
After about a 30 minute drive into the jagged jungle, we arrive to the site. We then take another 30 minute walk to get to what we call the “put-in-point”. At waters edge, you will receive a short safety briefing. After the briefing, you will be equipped with a life jacket, paddle, helmet and head lamp. Position yourself in your kayak, and you are now ready to embark on your journey. As we start paddling along the river, you will be entering a series of caves, with stalactites looming from above. At times, you will see formations glittering, reflecting light back at you, through thousands of miniature calcite crystals.
You can “white-water” raft anywhere in the world, but there are only a few places where you can kayak through caves (in the world), this being one of them. There is no prior paddling experience necessary.
3 Different Caves
This is a new sport emerging in Belize, a combination of jungle-river kayaking with underground cave kayaking. This tour takes place on the same river and what you get is amazing flora, fauna, geology, Mayan archaeology and that amazing paddling adventure.
But wait… the other part is sitting on your kayak, paddle on hand, safety helmet on, then, we turn our headlights off, now we are kayaking in total darkness, floating gently with the flow. Sensory deprivation… You wait five -ten minutes and then you start seeing that faint white hue of light, photons, traveling towards you from the other side of the tunnel where you emerge to experience the most surreal spectacular day light effects penetrating the jungle canopy and its lush ground vegetation.
This tour has pieces of high adventure, adrenaline, calmness and peacefulness through four stretches of the most pristine rain-forest in Belize and three spectacular limestone caves that have been magically carved to guarantee personal satisfaction and value to your vacation funds.*Lunch and all gear is included.
You will be in awe as you kayak through 3 different cave systems. It involves open-river kayaking as well as cave kayaking. This tour is a perfect combination of adventure, history, and wildlife as you will learn about Maya history. Being at the river's edge, allows you to sneak up on basking iguanas, see howler monkeys, river turtles and view a wide variety of exotic birds.