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Really an amazing and easy canoe ride into spectacular caves and mayan history. Guide are very knowledgable and take their time....count on one and a half hour to complete the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Really an amazing and easy canoe ride into spectacular caves and mayan history. Guide are very knowledgable and take their time....count on one and a half hour to complete the tour....not recommended if you have fear of the dark....

Thank hansNetherlands
United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This cave tour was an interesting experience from start to finish. My private tour with David was not easy to book since he is not connected to the internet, but it was well worth it. I walked into San Ignacio to his small store front place, though I could have called if I had the number (804-3674/628-2837/662-2421). It was off... More 

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Fallbrook, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you do ATM cave first, this is a let down. The only reason to visit this cave is if you are unable to do the ATM tour. Barton would be good for families with small children. My girlfriend liked Barton, but only because she had never been in a canoe.

Thank Wooster70
Long Island, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

We were the only people here, which made it even better. Our guide Eddie took us into the cave by canoe and light. He explained the history of the cave and stop for us to turn the light off and listen. So peaceful and beautiful. There were a few bats n the cave but they didn't bother us .

Thank jrmangia23
Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

Be sure to take the correct road ( the one between the town of Ontario and San Ignacio with the signs showing Barton creek cave. There is another road with good so age on the west side of San Ignacio ( or in San Ignacio I don't quite remember) but that would require a 4 wheel drive as it has... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

If you can survive the long, bumpy drive to get to this gem, you will be glad you visited. As the previous reviewer mentioned - there are 2 roads to get to this cave. Both are off the Western Hwy, but one is more on the eastern side (towards Belmopan) and the other more west (towards Rio on Pool/Green Hills... More 

Thank Manish V
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

I first would like to say that this a place worth a visit, but you need to make sure you go down the right road. One road is too steep and a car can lose traction. Ask a local as to which one is better. You should cross a river. Go down the one that is not super close to... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

This was such an awesome way to go back in time to the ancient mayan civilization. It is believed that the cave looks very similar to when the mayans used it to perform spiritual ceremonies. You can go about 900 meters into the cave (the actual cave continues on for miles).

Thank Brandon K
Waco, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016

Our guide took us in a little over 1K, peaceful and beautiful. The formations are very nice. Inside the temperature is very nice so a good hot day activity. Is there a skull, YEP! Again just Go! Not much walking, no steps, but you do have to get into a canoe!

Thank TexasDadWaco
Grover Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016

I can't imagine taking this tour with anyone other than David Simpson from David's Adventure Tours. Afterall, David discovered the cave in 1987 and knows everything about it. David is also part Mayan and has a very strong connection and respect for the cave. I'm not sure all tour companies give it the respect it deserves. This was apparent as... More 

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