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Barton Creek Cave

Address: Upper Barton Creek, Belize
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Ranked #10 of 62 things to do in Cayo
Type: Caverns & caves, Nature & Parks
Activities: Kayaking
Owner description: Canoe deep into the Mayan Mountains and see the incredible formations that took nature millions of...
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Type: Caverns & caves, Nature & Parks
Activities: Kayaking
Owner description: 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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Naples, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

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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75 helpful votes 75 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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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We went with Barton Creek because we didn't want to spend all day being wet doing Cave Tubing in a different cave. Our guide Edgar was excellent - he picked us up from the hotel, and paddled us through the Cave with expert knowledge. He was prepared for people to take pictures so arranged us accordingly (husband sat with the... More 

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Aurora, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

A different experience than we had at ATM or cave tubing and the only chance to see one of the caves without getting wet or muddy. It was difficult to capture the cave in photos because of the darkness and the moving canoe, still it was very enjoyable. At $65 per person, I think it is overpriced, but where else... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Gorgeous caves with easy canoeing so good for everyone. Several relics and bones present. Lots of bats. Interesting formations.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Beautiful, fun, and safe learning experience! The cave is located on "Mike's Place" property and if you get his tour guides they take you all the way to the end and make sure that you get to spend peaceful time in the cave - instead of bumping up against other canoes and having lights in your eyes like we saw... More 

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Rocky Mountains
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Like many other reviewers have stated, this cave is like entering a cathedral!! Much more extravagant than the cave tubing caves we saw. I am not sure how anyone can be ho hum about this tour. Truly a religious experience.

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San Francisco
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

we faced our fears in Barton Creek Caves ... we canoed ALL THE WAY TO THE END... which requires you to lie on your back in the canoe and move it along by pushing on the cave ceiling with your hands - 6 inches from your face ... it is entirely worth it and if you are not so inclined,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We decided to do this tour after falling in love with the ATM Cave. This one is not as exciting, there is no walking or swimming but rather just relaxing and enjoying the peacefulness of the cave. It is absolutely beautiful. Our guide, Ed, from K'atun Ahau took us to the cave by one road and home another road so... More 

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