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Dark Night Cave Tubing Adventures

Belmopan, Belize
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About Dark Night Cave Tubing Adventures
There are three national points of interest located within the property: Hell Gate, which is located on the Sibun River, is well known for the huge rock formations and beautiful rapids where the Sibun and the Caves Branch river meet and is used for river rafting and tubing; Darknight Cave, location of the Cave Tubing Adventures; and Daylight Cave for rafting.
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Kathryn S wrote a review Feb 2020
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We have zip lines before in Costa Rica but this by far beat it. We started by walking thru the rain forest to the first platform and they only got better as we went along. My favorite was zip lining into to dark cave. Then tubing thru it relaxing and cooling. We went to an outside restaurant and experience a true belizean lunch yum! The guides were awesome! We felt safe in the environment. We were water shoes and bathing suits. We did use off wipes which is a must. There are changing rooms and lockers for rent. We booked this thru carnival zip lining, rappelling, rafting thru tiger caves. Note my husband and I are 60 and we brought our son and daughter in law along who are in there early 30 who also had a blast. Thank you again dark night for a wonderful memorie.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Danny E wrote a review May 2017
United Kingdom209 contributions112 helpful votes
We booked this excision though our cruise line. We got a bus journey from Belize City to the Jaguar caves. David our guide was very humorous and kept us entertained on route giving us loads of information about the history of Belize. Once we arrived at the caves we got changed into our swimwear and started off on our walk into the jungle. I'd advise wearing water shoes rather than flip flop unless your happy to get trainers wet. At the beginning of the walk you get a hard hat with a light as some of the caves are dark. On the jungle walk we our guide showed us loads of different plants and animal that live in the jungle and how they all interact. Particular highlight was the tarantula nest! Those who got peckish could help themselves to termites, plants and other jungle delights! The termites where a bit minty! Once inside the caves we saw some bats and other creepy crawlies. Our guides was able to show us and explain the formation of some of the caves features. After walking through smaller caves you reach the river where you climb aboard your tube and enjoy a leisurely float though a larger cave. It does get quite dark at certain points if you turn your light out. For those who don't fancy the walk through the jungle you're able to book a zip line experience to get you through the first caves which looks really fun. A very enjoyable experience for all ages and a must do if visiting Belize
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Date of experience: September 2016
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Clem C wrote a review Dec 2016
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a really good nature tour of local landscapes..a truly one of a kind excursion thru jungle and caves. well worth the time and money..
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Date of experience: September 2016
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TravelFun98 wrote a review Nov 2016
Salt Lake City, Utah420 contributions64 helpful votes
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We booked this as an excursion through the Carnival Magic (it was me, my husband, 13-year-old son, 9-year-old son, and my father-in-law) because we like to try new things that aren't available where we live. We were in port from 8:00 to 5:00 and this excursion took the entire time (the last tender left at 4:15 and we arrived back at 4:00). We had a 90-minute ride on an old school bus. It didn't seem very long because our guide (Luis) entertained us and pointed out a lot of sights along the way. We stopped at a place with lockers and bathrooms then got back on the bus for 3 minutes to get to the final destination. They fit us with helmets and put us into groups of 8. It was really busy at first but groups went at their own pace so it felt like we were alone most of the time. We probably "hiked" for an hour before we came to the river but we had a fabulous guide (Mitch) who taught us things along the way. They had the tubes tied together and ready when we arrived. We put on life jackets and hopped in. The dark part of the cave was longer than I expected but it was still bright enough because we all had lights on our helmets. When it was over we got back on the bus and stopped for lunch at Hells Gate Restaurant where you can also buy souvenirs, including Cashew Wine (which they said is only made in Belize). We had a great time and would definitely do it again. P.S. I'm not in the best shape so I was nervous when I read reviews that said you should be physically fit because of the steep incline. I was happy to see that it wasn't as bad as others made it seem (we live in a 4-story home and the incline was comparable to going up the stairs). The rest of the "hike" is pretty easy but it would be hard for someone who has trouble walking.
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Date of experience: October 2016
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Janice H wrote a review Oct 2016
Houston, Texas100 contributions20 helpful votes
This was a great excursion after a bus ride, some kicking into the jungle we ended up at the Dark Cave but there is nothing scary about it. Everything about this experiance was well done. The security in the life jackets adn head lamps, the guide through the well laid out trail in the jungle, the lunch we were served was authentic. The hike started with a pretty steep incline but after a few minutes, the trail levels out and becomes much easier to travel. The guide stops at several points to discuss the things you are seiing in the surrounding are and it is all very interesting. My boyfriend even enjoyed nibbling on a few termites, and yes they really do have a minty after taste if eaten correctly. The tubes are tied together for your security and the guide is in the water helping to keep you on course. He was very informative and we really enjoyed the entire time. it would have been nice to ahve more time tubing but i would not have wanted to give up any of the hiking time as it was so imformative. I can recommend this, but if given the chance, try the termites.
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Date of experience: September 2016
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