Cave Tubing & Zip-line
Cave Tubing just off the George Price Highway, at Nohoch Che’en Caves Branch, Archaeological Reserve is a unique river system.Managed by the Institute of Archaeology which is a part of the National Institute of Culture & History.
Cave Tubing in Belize refers to a small part of the vast Caves Branch River Cave System. Specifically, it refers to a segment of the Caves Branch River that flows continuously through 5 different caves. After the second cave, the river goes underground for a short segment only to reemerge and continue into the third cave. The river flows unbroken through each cave tunnel, like a freeway tunnel you drive through, Except instead of a car, you’re on an inner tube floating along the river through long cathedral caves. This 5 cave system is the only one where the river-caves form unbroken tunnels that you can float right through. From the entrance of the first cave to the exit of the last cave is approximately 4.5 miles (7km).
Cave-tubing is a half-day tour which starts around 8:00 AM and returns to town around 2:00 PM. The drive is about 1.5 hours from San Ignacio Town. We travel on the George Price Highway passing the junction round-about, Belmopan and heading towards Belize City.
We then turn off on a dirt road at mile 37 for about 7 miles before getting to the parking area where restrooms and changing rooms are available. After gearing up with our life-jackets and tubes, we walk for a short distance to get the the river. We then cross the river and hike for about 45 minutes through a broad-leaf, sub- tropical forest while learning about Mayan medicinal plants and their uses. We go through 4 caves – 2 dry caves and 2 wet caves – on our tour. Relax and lie back on your tube as you feel the coolness of the currents of the river. Immerse yourself as our guide points out various formation within the cave and shares his knowledge of the history of the cave.
Over 2,700 feet of zip-line comprised of runs and platforms that take you over and through the jungle. Breath-taking views that the forest canopy provide, and a memorable experience that only Belize’s Rain forest can offer.
Exhilarating and exciting experience through the jungle in a high-flying manner.
Level of Difficulty: Easy
wear : Swimwear can be worn for tubing. Water-shoes are recommended. Shorts and t-shirt for zip-lining.
bring: Bug repellent, sunscreen, and waterproof cameras
What is included: Transportation, lunch, guide, entrance fees, equipment, and towels