CAVE TUBING AT Nohoch Che'en

Belize Cave Tubing Tours

Overview

Float back in time through prehistoric caves filled with ancient crystal formations and even human artifacts from centuries past. Enjoy a physically relaxing, mentally/visually exciting, trip along a gentle flowing jungle river as you tube in and out of various cave passageways in the Caves Branch river system at the Nohoch Che’en Caves Branch Archaeological Reserve.

We make our way on the Western Highway for an approximately 1 hour drive and then along a paved road for about 30 minutes. On our arrival to the Caves Branch site, we gear up with helmets, waterproof headlamps, and of course, our inner tubes. We take a flat hiking trail through the jungle for about 45 minutes before entering one of the many cave entrances and passages that make up the cave system.

We hop in the water in our tubes and float toward the first of two cave passages. The river meanders in and out of the caves system and we are carried along by its current to another world. Floating downstream through the cave passages we learn about the geology and ancient history of the limestone cave system. We also learn about the Mayan culture, the indigenous inhabitants of the area who used the caves for ceremonial purposes for thousands of years.

There is an opportunity to stop for a snack and swim in a beautiful natural swimming hole, before continuing through the last of the passages, the most active of the three caves. Here you can view amazing cave formations and see colonies of bats that call the cave home. At the exit of the last cave, we have a 20 minute river float through lush rainforest that leads us back to the parking area. We then have a homemade picnic lunch before driving back to San Ignacio. For the best in cave tubing adventures join us at MayaWalk!

Optional Add-ons:

+Jungle Zipline

Imagine flying through the rainforest canopy! You can combine your Belize cave tubing adventure with an exhilarating jungle zipline tour. Read more about this tour…

CAVE TUBING + JUNGLE ZIPLINE:

US

$140

/per person

+Belize Zoo

Come up close to monkeys, jaguars, tapirs, and rare and endangered birds, such as the Scarlet Macaw. Belize Zoo is one of the few zoos in the world which works solely with rehabilitated, or injured, animals that call Belize their home. The zoo is very easily accessible and can be toured in a couple of hours as a stop on the way back to San Ignacio from cave tubing. Read more about the tour…

CAVE TUBING + BELIZE ZOO:

US

$140

/per person

General Information

Start time 8:00 AM

Tour Duration 8-9 hours

Lunch Included

Meeting point

MayaWalk Office at #19 Burns Avenue, San Ignacio, Belize

Check In

15 minutes before tour departure.

Endpoint

MayaWalk Office at #19 Burns Avenue, San Ignacio, Belize

Intensity:

 
Intermediate

Significant physical activity involving hiking, climbing, and maneuvering through uneven and slippery terrain.  Life jackets are required and provided for all participants, who will also be escorted by our highly trained guides

1 Easy – Minimal physical exertion, mostly walking on even terrain with little to no obstacles.
2 Moderate – Some walking on uneven surfaces, navigating through occasional obstacles or rocky terrain.
3 Intermediate – Significant physical activity involving hiking, climbing, and maneuvering through uneven and slippery terrain.
4 Difficult – Demanding physical activity, including climbing over rocks, wading through water, and tight spaces.
5 Challenging – Extremely strenuous activity, requiring advanced physical fitness, agility, and endurance. May involve swimming, advanced climbing, and confined spaces.

Minimum Height:

 
40 in.

Duration:

 
7 Hours

What to Bring/Wear:

  • Hiking shoes/trainers (will get wet) and extra sandals/flip flops
  • camera
  • extra set of dry clothing(swim wear with shorts)
  • small backpack
  • Bring reusable water bottles
  • liter of water
  • bug spray
  • snacks
  • Towel
tour information

Min. # of Persons:

 
1

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Price:

US

$95

/per person

I visited San Ignacio with my wife for a week and took four tours with MayaWalk. My goals were to learn more about the ancient Maya and have some jungle adventure, and MayaWalk did a great job in making it happen. I would recommend MayaWalk without reservation!

– Tripadvisor review

I visited San Ignacio with my wife for a week and took four tours with MayaWalk. My goals were to learn more about the ancient Maya and have some jungle adventure, and MayaWalk did a great job in making it happen. I would recommend MayaWalk without reservation!

– Tripadvisor review