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Address: Upper Barton Creek, Belize
Activities: Kayaking
Description: Canoe deep into the Mayan Mountains and see the incredible formations that...
Canoe deep into the Mayan Mountains and see the incredible formations that took nature millions of years to make .This cave was listed this year as one of the of the world's most beautiful and unusual cave destinations by Mother Nature Network. Outside the cave swim in the pools, lay on the sandy beach, climb the bamboo ladder and dive from the rock cliffs in the pools at cave entrance . Ride the zip line down from the top of the cave to the entrance that the Maya believed was the portal to the underworld used by there rain god.
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Davids adventure tours

Toured the cave with David, located in San Ignacio. It was educational, beautiful and a bit mystical. Great tour by a man who has explored the cave for decades.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Toured the cave with David, located in San Ignacio. It was educational, beautiful and a bit mystical. Great tour by a man who has explored the cave for decades.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Getting there was a trek I would not recommend on a rainy/stormy day since you have to drive across a river bed (so much fun though). But when we arrived, it was like reaching a lost paradise with nicely kept grounds that make the jungle look like a garden. We went in the cave with a couple of canoes, gently... More 

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Rockyford, Ab
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Four of us had a guided tour into the cave. The tour is taken in a canoe. No swimming required,(unless your paddlers gets a little wild)! The formations are beautiful. Amazing natural formation: the fact that you can paddle a canoe into the middle of a mountain. If you are claustrophobic or afraid of the dark, you may want to... More 

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Ealing, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Relaxing as our guide drove, rowed & told us all about the cave and its history. Having never been in a cave as deep as this on a boat I found it a bit creepy especially seeing a child's skull. It was interesting though.

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Concord, New Hampshire
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Gliding through a cave in a canoe is my idea of caving. And using the high powered spotlights, we were able to take in all the beautiful rock formations--stalagmites, stalactites and a great rock bridge over the river. We turned off the light when we were far into the cave to become more aware of the sounds, too, but got... More 

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Ithaca, New York, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Guided by Hugo Ruanos, we were brought to a different place in time as we traveled by canoe into this amazing cave. One can't help but feel the energy as you go deep into the underground cave that was such an important part of Mayan history. This trip was enlightening and relaxing at the same time. The road to the... More 

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Lake Tranquility
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

A river runs through it, not the name of a movie but the setting for this cave. To explore it, you need to take a canoe and hold a light. The light spotlighted areas giving a soft glow to the rest of the formations. A not to be missed experience.

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Feeling lazy? Sit in a canoe for this unique cave hidden deep in the rain forest jungle of belize. Drive through an Amish village as well. Across a clear running creek. Beautiful mountains forest and farms. Maybe even see some wildlife. Howler monkeys are the most commonly heard. Maybe you'll even see them.

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Kailua-Kona
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

This was by far one of the best days we had while in San Ignacio! Our tour guides picked us up at our lodge and drove us to the site - called Mike's Place. We first did 3 climbs on limestone cliffs overlooking the river, shaded by palms and vines. The climbs were the greatest part of our trip (for... More 

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Minnesota
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Very relaxing. You stay dry and enjoy a guided canoe trip into the cave. We went on a rainy day and were the only ones in the cave. We found this a great start to our trip, as we stopped here on our drive to SanIgnacio. Mike and his guides are great. If you need help, they will help you... More 

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