Cave Tubing and Zip Line Combo
Your adventure starts as you are picked up by your expert tour guide at the Belize Cruise Port for a scenic drive into Belize 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 Nohoch Cheen Archaeological Reserve.
Upon arrival, your guide will lead you to the zip line facility, where you will be expertly fitted with a harness, safety helmet, and gloves. After a brief instruction, you will be guided to the zip line platform for a major adrenaline rush as you zoom through the trees on 10 zip lines. 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. Throughout the walk, your guide will point out plants and animals that are native to the area.
Once at the Caves Branch River, you will explore the rainforest by 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. Enter 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 to a local restaurant where you can purchase a delicious homemade lunch of typical Belizean food, such as stewed chicken, rice, and beans and banana bread (if time permits). Lunch at the restaurant is optional and is not included in the price of the tour. Furthermore on the Belize excursion, you will wander the grounds under the swaying coconut palms and sacred Guanacaste trees before your return ride back to port. 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.
Reviewer: Wendy Ford
Had a wonderful time and our guide was fabulous, thanks Eric
Reviewer: Colleen Thivierge
This was a great day out and well worth doing. The activity does require the ability to walk a fair distance over varied terrain to reach the zip line platforms as well as to reach the river tubing starting point. I wish they would have had a practice run for the zip line though as my sister got run into while hanging from the line since the next person in line didn't know how to break in order to prevent the collision. Pain for my sister but that didn't keep her from enjoying the river tubing after ( adrenaline no doubt). Emphasis on safety!
Reviewer: Sherrie Nusum
My mom who is in her late sixties and I did this tour. I gained a new respect for my mom that day. She's a fearless amazon! It was an exciting challenge for myself without being too much.It was really fun. If you're very large like me please don't be deterred from doing this excursion. When you go Zip lining you need to be able to walk up hill on loose river stones for at least 10 mins and climb steps. I mention this because I was a person who has never zip lined before and as an overweight person this info can be helpful in your preparation. The walk to the cave tubing site was beautiful and took about 45 mins on over loose river stones with all your gear. The staff that take care of you are awesome! They were very helpful, knowledgeable and funny. They are also very keen on safety. I think this excursion is worth doing and I would do it again. Lastly make sure to take water and snakes with you and a little bit of money. You will have time to buy things but this is not guaranteed.
Worth doing once. We rode 5 zip lines without any long lines or waits and the scenery was great. We even saw howler monkeys in the trees. The cave tubing was a relaxing float down the river through the caves. It's about a 30-minute hike through the trees and across shallow sections of the river so good water shoes are a must. There are no lockers after the hike and before you get into the water. The chicken and rice dinner on the drive back also hit the spot.
Reviewer: Catherine sansone
What an amazing day out . Highly recommended it from start to finish the day was well organised informative and a whole pile of fun . We enjoyed the day so much we would go again .