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A GUIDE TO NATURE
Explore one of the longest subterranean Caves, the Barton Creek cave. kayak with us through the cave, the underworld of the ancient Maya. See Cultural remains that have been found within the first kilometer from the downstream entrance. This kilometer-long space contains ten ledges above the river with evidence of ancient Maya activity. The first ledge is located on the left just inside the entrance to the cave and continues to roughly 30 meters beyond the Maya Bridge that straddles the river. It is important to note that the so-called Maya Bridge was not constructed or modified in any way by the Maya.
The bridge is a natural flowstone formation left straddling the main passage when the level of the river dropped due to riverbed erosion. Indeed, all the ledges are the result of natural cave formation processes and were formed during the gradual dissolution of calcium carbonate deposits forming flowstone, stalactites, stalagmites, and other formations. Holes in the flowstone, are also predominantly natural features caused by either dripping water or bat feces that dissolves calcium carbonate The Maya once utilize the cave ledges for ritual activities.
Barton Creek Cave is located in the Cayo district. Between limestone hills, covered with lush green vegetation you will find “Green Hills”, the Belize Butterfly Ranch, and Botanical Collections. We take you to see the many wonderful species of these tiny yet very important animals. Flocks of butterflies, from brilliant blue to gorgeous orange, dazzling yellow to intriguing gray, fly freely in a 3,300 sq. ft., beautifully landscaped flight area: The largest live butterfly display in Belize. Enjoy this time and intimate interaction with butterflies as your guide explains the importance, life stage, and diet of each species of butterfly.
Come be a part and enjoy this magnificent and amazing Kayaking Adventure prepared just for you.
Level of Difficulty: Easy
PLEASE NOTE: All participants must have basic swimming skills and be 14 years and older.
WHAT TO WEAR
- Comfortable lightweight clothing (short and t-shirt with proper footwear (hiking shoes))
THINGS TO BRING:
- Mosquito repellent
- Waterproof Camera and water shoes for the Kayak Trip.
- Extra Dry Clothes to Change after the tour
- Entrance fee
- Sun Screen
- Bug Repellent