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Cave Exploration by canoe , deep into the Maya Mountains on the Barton Creek . See where the Maya held rituals to there Gods of the underworld.
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| Upper Barton Creek, Belize
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first cave in Belize and we loved it! We are family of four (2 teens) and we are not athletic enough (and I am too claustrophobic) for ATM but I found this cave captivating and just beautiful. We had a fantastic guide...More

Thank Sharon E
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Barton Creek Cave with BZM Tours out of San Ignacio. We got a really remarkable experience. We departed and arrived before most other tours and hotels arrived. Holding the spotlight, our wonderful guide quietly and smoothly paddled us through the mysterious cave, pointing...More

Thank CW K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You wear life vests. It's serene. Do it. Love it. Worth it. Your Guide will point out Mayan artifacts. Your kids will marvel at the human skull.

Thank fumbally8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great introduction to Belize Caves viewed from an open canoe. We had decided to do this instead of ATM. Our guide (Carlos) paddled us in and gave a great insight into the cave system which is 8km long but this tour goes a maximum...More

Thank Shaun536
Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I drove ourselves down to Mike's place and had an awesome afternoon. I loved the drive and did not need 4wd to get down there. Getting up the 4wd was helpful as the hill gets very steep and is rocky (def. Needed...More

Thank Jordan W
Reviewed May 7, 2018

We stumbled upon this little tour company while walking the streets in San Ignacio. Highly recommend going with David as opposed to other tour companies. David is Mayan and very passionate and knowledge about the history and the formations within the cave. He uses high...More

1  Thank tanderson8
Reviewed April 25, 2018

It's quite a mission to get there if you drive yourself. When we finally arrived in mid afternoon we were met by a rather disinterested guy at the entrance to the restaurant called Mike's Place - who said that he was in charge. In fact...More

Thank Bathbiggles
BCCBelize, Manager at Barton Creek Cave, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2018

To bad you did not see the cave system and jugding it when you did not see it , calling it a rip off when you did not even see it is out of line , campared to other guided tours this is a very...More

Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

My 80 year old mom, my friend and I drove to the cave yesterday in our own 4 wheel drive car. The signage to get there were ok, but just before we got to our destination, we encountered a wide, low creek crossing the road....More

1  Thank Jenny L
Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

We are a family of 5 with two adult children and a 12 year old. On this visit, we had two canoes. Two of us were with the guide and the other 3 were with my husband. It’s a tour of a cave in a...More

Thank Brigbilco
BCCBelize, Manager at Barton Creek Cave, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2018

The tour can be boring or exciting based on the tour guide and the depth and length of the Tour, Many guest who have done the tour with guides direct from the site at Mikes place have said the tour was better then ATM ,...More

Reviewed April 2, 2018

Being Texans, it was fun to visit another Barton Creek in Belize. The cave tour via canoe was incredible and took you back in time to the Maya. Fun for the whole family and you can do a quick swim in the rustic waters at...More

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Alenna P
December 23, 2017|
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Response from BCCBelize | Property representative |
You can easily drive here, There are two ways one is completely dry and the other is a river crossing , Currently the river is about 6 inch deep , this varies on and in rainy season . Coming from Georgeville the first... More
Frank M
September 7, 2017|
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Response from BCCBelize | Property representative |
If you drive to the cave you will get a local guide who grew up here on site and will do a very special and different tour then the organized tours from town ... The price is 50 US each , the drive is good and a lot of fun... More
September 4, 2016|
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Response from Jenny L | Reviewed this property |
I was told at the cave that you are not allowed to enter the cave on your own. It’s really not worth going anyway. It’s boring.