Caving Tubing Adventures
Floating the Mayan “Underworld”
Cave Tubing / Belize Zoo
This adventure begins with a trip to Belize City either by boat or air, where you are picked up and driven down the Western Highway to the cave system. Once on site there is a hike to the caves where the tubing begins. The cave tubing lasts about 2 ½ hours. Following this you will have lunch (provided and included) and then head off to the Belize Zoo for the afternoon. This is a full day trip leaving the island around 7 am and returning around 5 pm.
- By boat: $168.75 US per person plus $5 park fee.
- By air: $281.25 US per person.
Cave Tubing/ Xunantunich Maya Ruins
Take an hour boat ride enroute to mainland Belize where you’ll reach the Old Belize River and be served a continental breakfast. It is a 1 ¾ hour drive to western Belize and to the Maya site of Xunantunich. You’ll tour through the main plaza and learn of the importance of the city and its surroundings to the Maya, its historical significance, and see the El Castillo temple. You’ll have lunch at a local Belizean-style restaurant, and drive to the cave tubing site. A 40 minute walk on a jungle trail leads you to Xibalba: “the underworld.” Float through the main cave system and learn of the significance of this area to the ancient Maya. It’s a wet and wild adventure, so be sure to bring an extra set of dry clothes for boat ride back to the island. This is a full day tour from 7am to 6pm.
- By boat: $208.13 US per person + $5 US entry fee.
- By air transfer: $281.25 US per person
Cave Tubing / Jungle Canopy Zip Line
This tour takes place at Jaguar Paw Resort located less than 50 minutes’ drive south of Belize City. But you’ll be going by boat directly from the Victoria House dock, and set out for a beautiful ride 45 minutes – 1 hour long. You’ll have a continental breakfast along the way and stop if the captain spots local animals, birds or marine life. After a quick break, it’s onto the resort by air conditioned motor coach.
On arrival it’s a quick 10 minute hike to the zip line site. The adventure consists of 8 zip line platforms each strategically located within the rain forest canopy. Double cables (each capable of withstanding 2,000 pounds of weight) are used for ultimate safety. All landing platforms are equipped with safety gear, handrails and guides. The platforms are as high as 85 ft into the canopy and as far apart as 250 ft.
Upon completion it’s lunch time (provided) and then on to cave tubing. Guides equip guests with a tube and headlamps, and then it’s about a 30 minute hike to the caves. The river which runs through the cave is lazy and slow-paced. All guests have to do is lay on the tube, relax and look in awe at what has taken nature hundreds of thousands of years to carve away. See the crystalline stalactites that actually drip inside the caves when it is raining outside. The trip takes about 1- 1 ½ hours. This is a wet ride, so remember to bring a dry set of clothes for the ride home to San Pedro.
- By boat $236.25 US per person plus $5 park fee
- By Air $281.25 US per person