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Belize Cayo Adventure Tours

BELIZE CAYO ADVENTURE TOURS


 Canoeing the Macal River

 

Canoeing the Macal River

Paddle up or down the Macal river and enjoy a picturesque canoe trip. Observe scenic rock formations as the river carves its way through the surrounding foothills. Panoramic views unfold as you emerge from another bend in the river. Watch as the forest clings precariously to steep cliffs. A tree clings to a rocky ledge for dear life, only a few roots prevent it from plummeting to its death below. Not to be outdone bromeliads perch themselves atop a rotting tree. A lone vulture circles lazily overhead, as an iguana perched on an overhead branch keeps a wary eye on you.

"...a scenic, engaging adventure...imagine canoeing in a
tropical environment..."

"...the description for this tour says it all..."

 

Features (hover your mouse over the icon for a description of the feature)
canoeing scenic spots and photo opportunity bring plenty of film  possible wildlife sightings   sorrounding tropical broadleaf forest sight seeing   swimming

Duration: full day - usually starts early am.  Depart around 8:30 Am to site.  Ends around 4:30 PM
Where to rent canoes: Canoes can be rented in downtown San Ignacio.  Canoes are picked up and dropped off at the Macal riverside in San Ignacio.  Some resorts may have their own canoe rentals.  J and R Guest House can provide motorized canoe rental for those special research field trips.
Canoeing Distance to Cha Creek: From San Ignacio to Cha Creek 2.5 hour trip up river down river 1.5 hours (total 4 hours canoeing only) Allow time for Butterfly farm and Ixchel Medicine Trail.
Tip: Prepare lunch or have your resort prepare you a lunch for the canoe trip.
Cost: cost are approximate to give you an idea of what you can expect to pay.
Canoe and guide $54 USD per person. ( This is for 2 persons )
Motorized canoe trip $20 USD per person, up to six people. Includes guided tour and motorized canoe.
A Motorized canoe trip is available through J and R Guest House.
Self guided canoe trip $15 USD
Additional Fees: Optional entrance fees for Butterfly farm and Ixchel Medicine Trail if you choose to do these.
Special Notes:

From San Ignacio to Cha Creek 2.5 hour trip up river down river 1.5 hours (total 4 hours canoeing only)

Look for water fowl, and other birds, iguanas, fruit bats hanging from cliff sides and caves at the waters edge.

Listen for howler monkeys.

Great swimming spots available.
Look for the Cha Creek Sign.
Motorized Canoe trip available through J and R.

Exit at Cha Creek to see the butterfly farm (1 hour Guided Tour) and Ixchel Medicine Trail ( 1 hour  unguided tour)


protect camera equipment from water
What to bring: sun tan lotion, hats, sunglasses, swim suits, towels, camera, binoculars
Alternatively: Eco- tourist, you can chose to canoe the Belize River at the Spanish Look Out Ferry where there are opportunities to view more water fowl and iguanas.

Guided Tours available for this activity?: Canoe trips here are a self guided activity, but if you want to hire a motorized canoe, ask around, and I'm sure you will find a guide who will take you up river.
Lunch:   Not included in any Canoe trip.
souvenirsSouvenir Shopping: A souvenir are NOT available Site.  Souvenir shopping can be done in San Ignacio.

Alternatively: a 7 hour Kayaking trip is available for the Mopan River Rapids.  Prices can be arranged by the hour.

How can I include this in an Itinerary? see a suitable, recommended Itinerary for this tour.
  The Classic 7 Day Itinerary  or
The Cayo Adventure Itinerary

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horse back riding

Horse Back Riding


Listen and observe as your guide points out and identifies many of the surrounding flora and fauna.  Experience Belize's outdoors on horseback. "...a memorable and enjoyable adventure..." .  Nature trails through the jungle, bird sightings, caves.  Horse Back Riding Available through several tour operators.  Tours of this nature usually include riding  through jungle trails, possible bird and wild life sightings, caves (San Antonio Village) swimming at big rock falls (San Antonio Village).

 

"...Belize on horseback what a treat...a memorable
and enjoyable adventure..."

 

Features (hover your mouse over the icon for a description of the feature)
hoseback riding scenic spots and photo opportunity bring plenty of film  possible wildlife sightings   sorrounding tropical broadleaf forest sight seeing   Swimming

Duration: Full day - Usually starts early am depart around 8:30 Am to site.  Ends around 5:00 PM
Tours available at: Available in San Ignacio, San Antonio Village and Bullet Tree Village
Tip:
Guided Tours Cost: cost are approximate to give you an idea of what you can expect to pay.
Prices unavailable but can be by the hour.
2 persons minimum per tour.

Additional Fees:  A $10 BZE Park Fee at the bullet tree tour.
Special Notes:

What to bring: mosquito repellant, sun tan lotion, hats, sunglasses, t-shirts and shorts or swim suits, towels, a change of clothes, camera, binoculars.
Lunch:  Usually not Included in a Guided Tour.  Prepare lunch or have your resort prepare you a lunch for the horse back riding trip.
souvenirsSouvenir Shopping: Not available for this tour.  Souvenir shopping can be done in San Ignacio.
Alternatively: Eco-tourist would also enjoy this trip as part of a Natural History Itinerary See Also Natural History Itinerary  .  Many species of plants in the surrounding area in the Blue Ridge Farm.  Nature trails through the jungle, and bird sightings.

How can I include this in an Itinerary? see a suitable, recommended Itinerary for this tour.
  The Classic 7 Day Itinerary  or
The Cayo Adventure Itinerary

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Caving and Canoeing at Barton Creek Cave

A creek exits the cave at Barton Creek, providing an excellent canoeing trip.  Inside the cave you can see skeletal remains and calcified skull of either sacrificial victims or a burial site.  Including a natural altar and natural bridge. The canoe trip inside the cave takes about 1.5 hours.  Swimming outside of the Cave entrance. Observe stalagmites and stalactites.

 

"...canoeing, caving, high adventure..."

Features (hover your mouse over the icon for a description of the feature)
some walking, hiking, and climbing requiredCaving scenic spots and photo opportunity bring plenty of film  possible wildlife sightings   sorrounding tropical broadleaf forest sight seeing   swimming
 

Duration: Half day - Usually starts early am depart around 8:30 Am to site.  Ends around 3:00 PM
Where to catch a tour to Barton Creek: There are several tour operators in downtown San Ignacio that will take you to Barton creek.
Driving Distance to Barton Creek Cave: 1.15 hours from San Ignacio to the Barton Creek Cave entrance.
Tip:
Guided Tours Cost: cost are approximate to give you an idea of what you can expect to pay.
2 persons minimum per tour
$35 USD per person includes transportation and guided tour of the Barton Creek cave site.

Additional Fees:  Canoe Equipment and $10 BZE Park Fee is included in a guided tour cost.  Otherwise a $5 BZE canoe rental and $5 BZE equipment are available for rental at the site.
Special Notes:  Four wheeled vehicle access required .
Special Notes:
Swimming in deep water may be required.
Not recommended for young children or the weak of heart.
Protect camera equipment from water.
What to bring: sun tan lotion, hats, sunglasses, t-shirts and shorts or swim suits, towels, a change of clothes, camera, binoculars.

Guided Tours at the Site: Unguided tours are not recommended due to difficulty in reaching the site.. Note: Tour guides for hire are NOT available at the Barton Creek cave site.
Lunch:  Not Included in a Guided Tour.  A restaurant is available at the site.
souvenirsSouvenir Shopping: A souvenir stand is NOT available at the Barton Creek Cave Site.  Souvenir shopping can be done in San Ignacio.


Alternatively: Eco- tourist, you can chose to canoe the Macal River or Motorized canoe trip up the Belize River at the Spanish Look Out Ferry where there are opportunities to view water fowl and iguanas.

How can I include this in an Itinerary? see a suitable, recommended Itinerary for this tour.
  The Classic 7 Day Itinerary  or
The Cayo Adventure Itinerary

see a related picture or video of this tour and see a related picture or video of this tour  of these tours related to Cayo Adventure Tours

 

 

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Caving and Exploring at  - Actun Tunichil Muknal (called the ATM Cave for short)

The ultimate adventure awaits as you enter the first level of the dark underworld the Maya called Xibalba.  Crawl over dark, hostile passage ways, swim or sink through forbidding deep water, and explore an ancient Mayan burial site; all this is part of the ATM cave tour.  Learn about the spiritual beliefs and burial practices of the Maya first hand.

"Why did they sacrifice people in caves?
I don't blame them for being wary of the underworld...it's eerie in here"
"...I think the dead preferred to die in here rather than make the treacherous journey back..."
 

Features (hover your mouse over the icon for a description of the feature)
some walking, hiking, and climbing required Caving  scenic spots and photo opportunity bring plenty of film  possible wildlife sightings   sorrounding tropical broadleaf forest sight seeing   swimming

Duration: Full day - Has to starts early am depart by 8:30 Am to site.  Ends around 5:00 PM
Driving Distance to ATM Cave: 1.5 hours from San Ignacio plus a 20 minute trek to the ATM Cave entrance.
Tip:
Guided Tours Cost: cost are approximate to give you an idea of what you can expect to pay.
2 persons minimum per tour
$75 USD per person includes transportation and lunch and guided tour of the ATM Mayan cave site.

Additional Fees:  Equipment and Park Fee is included in the tour cost.
Special Notes:  Only three tour companies are licensed to do ATM Cave tours.
Special Notes:
This is a very challenging tour, require hiking, climbing, and swimming in deep water.
Not recommended for young children or the weak of heart.
Protect camera equipment from water.
What to bring: sun tan lotion, hats, sunglasses, t-shirts and shorts or swim suits, towels, #booties#, a change of clothes, camera, binoculars.

Guided Tours at the Site: No unguided tours allowed. Note: Tour guides for hire are NOT available at the ATM cave site.  Only one or two operators in San Ignacio are authorized to conduct tours to the ATM Cave.
Lunch:  Included in a Guided Tour.
souvenirsSouvenir Shopping: A souvenir stand is NOT available at the ATM Cave Mayan Site.  Souvenir shopping can be done in San Ignacio.

How can I include this in an Itinerary? see a suitable, recommended Itinerary for this tour.
  The Classic 7 Day Itinerary  or
The Cayo Adventure Itinerary

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Cave Tubing at Jaguar Paw

cave tubing BelizeWhy walk when you can float trough cave after magnificent cave.
This exotic tubing adventure has you navigating your inner tube down river and through dark underground caverns.  The jungle trail leads trough the tropical forest revealing a wide variety of topical plants and trees including a cohune forest

Attribution cave tubing photo:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/44603071@N00/2417471248/sizes/m/in/photostream/

"...Scenic views, cool runnings, the lazy river is real, the caves are real, even the inner tubes are authentic inner tire tubes, this is real adventure..."
 

Features (hover your mouse over the icon for a description of the feature)
Tubing scenic spots and photo opportunity bring plenty of film  possible wildlife sightings   sorrounding tropical broadleaf forest sight seeing   swimming

Duration: Full day - Tour has to start early am depart by 8:30 Am to site.  Ends around 4:00 PM
Driving Distance to Cave tubing site: 1.5 hours from San Ignacio plus up to a 45 minute jungle trek (3 caves) up river to the launch site entrance.
Tip: Avoid the cruise ship crowds by arriving before 9 AM or Arriving after 1 PM. Cruise ship crowds arrive on Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Where to catch a cave tubing tour: Most tour operators in downtown San Ignacio will take you to the cave tubing site.
Guided Tours Cost: cost are approximate to give you an idea of what you can expect to pay.
2 persons minimum per tour.
$55 USD per person includes transportation and lunch equipment and guided tour trough cave.

Additional Fees:  Equipment and Park Fee is included in the tour cost.
Special Notes:  A three cave tubing trip through the river takes approximately 2 to 2.5 hours floating down river on tubes.
Special Notes:
This is and could be a very challenging tour, require hiking, and possible swimming in deep water.
Not recommended for young children or the weak of heart.
Recommended for able bodied swimmers
Where an adequate life vest.
Protect camera equipment from water.
What to bring: sun tan lotion, hats, sunglasses, t-shirts and shorts or swim suits, towels, a change of clothes, camera, binoculars.

Guided Tours at the Site: No unguided tours allowed. Note: Tour guides for hire are  available at the cave site.
Lunch:  Included in a Guided Tour.  Alternatively a restaurant is available at the site serving local foods as well as American style food.
souvenirsSouvenir Shopping: A souvenir stand is available at the Cave Tubing Site.


Alternatively:

How can I include this in an Itinerary? see a suitable, recommended Itinerary for this tour.
  The Classic 7 Day Itinerary  or
The Cayo Adventure Itinerary

see a related picture or video of this tour and see a related picture or video of this tour  of these tours related to Cayo Adventure Tours

 

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You want more Adventure? Any of our Belize, Cayo, Archaeological tours will easily satisfy the adventurous cravings.

 

 

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