I cannot enthuse enough about this experience.
We were on a Disney Cruise at the time and had to position by fast ferry to the mainland first; we were then subjected to a standing in the heat period of disorganisation whilst other members of the party decided to arrive and make themselves known.
A short trip by van, with a/c, ended in about 5km of dirt track bumping around to the facility in the 'bush'.
Our Guide was 'Leon' and from the moment he took over the experience really started; patiently we were kitted out in wet-shoes, wetsuits, bouyancy aids, helmets and head torches. All in decent condition and of good quality.
your personal items are stored in lockers for the purpose and you take nothing with you at all.
Brief walk along a trail, a blessing by a Mayan holy man and you're at the cave entrance.
There is a reassuring chat again about what we are to see, expect and the rules about what to touch and where not to go.
The journey is about 90 minutes and for me I could have gone on for hours more. It was an unbelievable privilege to to visit the river, caverns and see the wildlife living in this environment of total darkness.
Leon was patient and took time to answer all our questions, gave us time to keep together and allowed us to stay longer in some of the most beautiful places I have ever visited.
Alongside is a company photographer setting us up for some posed pictures, no obligation to purchase.
I had with me my six year old daughter and I was very comfortable with how it was ran and she will remember this for the rest of her life.
At the end you emerge up a staircase right by those lockers storing your personal items!
The meal after is basic but of high quality; the photos are for sale, expensive as single prints but for the cost of three you can actually get an excellent CD of all your family pictures only plus some extra library photos of the flooded caverns and the wildlife you may have been lucky to see.
If you do this trip and don't enjoy it, contact me and I'LL give you your money back!
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