Dark Night Cave Tubing Adventures

Dark Night Cave Tubing Adventures

Dark Night Cave Tubing Adventures
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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.
Belmopan, Belize

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Travelers' Choice
2024

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Bernie C
Tampa, FL7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
We booked through our cruise ship and this excursion did not disappoint! The beauty of the caves and rock formations hidden in the dense tropical forest was truly amazing. Our guide, I believe his name is Antonio, was very informative, entertaining, and truly professional when it came to keeping us all safe. I would highly recommend putting on bug spray before starting, they recommend it and the people in our group who didn't were sorry they didn't very shortly after we started the actual tour. It is about a 1.5 hr drive on a school bus to the caves, but our guide on the bus, Rudi, made it pass quickly with all the information he provided us on Belize history and culture.
Written January 8, 2022
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L C
New York, NY391 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
We had originally intended to visit the neighboring operator, Mean & Dangerous, for a cave tubing/ziplining adventure. However, heavy rain had closed the caves & we chose Dark Nights because they have a more elaborate ziplining experience. Our guide (I think his name is Frankie) was fantastic: professional, patient, knowledgeable, and friendly. There was also a second person assisting, and there seems to be a strong emphasis on safe practices.

There are 6 ziplines (plus a practice), including 2 through a vast cave. It was a wonderful experience: exhilarating, but not too scary. We also walked over several very long wooden bridges spanning the valleys and got a little bit of history. Took a little over an hour and cost $45 US (plus $17 national park fee) each.

It appears that most people come through a cruise-arranged tour, so this part will be irrelevant to those people. We had rented a car & drove from Belize City airport on the way to San Ignacio. The websites for these places do not make it easy to figure out or to contact them (the contact page for Mean & Dangerous was not working when I tried & there was no phone number listed). However, it's not too hard. At the 37 mile marker on the George Price Highway, turn off on the side road. There's a bus stop often full of "guides" to arrange tubing/ziplining tours and take you to the site. They offer very little value because the sites are not hard to find & they offer no other services or discounts. You are paying them to take you to the adventure company. Mean & Dangerous (formerly Jaguar's Paw) is several miles down to the paved road (just stay on the right & follow signs). Dark Nights has a left hand turnoff onto a dirt road about a mile down the road (just look for their signs). Reservations do not seem to be an issue, you can just walk in and do an adventure (perhaps might be a wait if a large cruise group is coming).

We had lunch at Teaky's (perhaps 1/4 mile down beyond the bus stop): great stews for $6 US & other platters under $10.
Written December 18, 2023
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Ted
San Pedro, Belize51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Couples
My wife and I headed here for the day. We were staying down in Hopkins and it was DEFINITELY worth the drive! Our guide Benji was very informative on the types of trees and plants we saw as we made our way toward the caves.
We hiked through 3 different caves with many really cool formations and Benji pointed out things about the formations I have never heard before. Seeing Mayan artifacts and having their history explained really made our day as well.
After hiking(which was quite easy btw) we got on our life jackets and took a very relaxing float through the last cave. It was just fantastic.
This place is worth the stop and the drive from wherever you are in Belize
Written February 13, 2021
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Kathryn S
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
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.
Written February 18, 2020
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Suzanne W
Punta Gorda, FL37 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
We booked this trip through the cruise line and we were picked up in the port. After a 90 minute rough bus ride to the site we began our journey walking through the caves soon to realize that the pots and mayan ruins were a scam. The pots were perfectly placed and the supposed jaguar footprints were a joke. After the very long cave expedition we donned our life vests and received a tube to begin our experience. There was very little water in the caves so our guide had to drag the group of 8 through the caves. This is not tubing! I’ve done cave tubing before with another company and this was not the same experience. When we finished the tour we were hounded for a tip. A tip should be voluntary based on good service. We did not enjoy the trip and we felt the guides were scamming the group with inaccuracies.
Written June 4, 2023
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Lore R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
Had a great experience hiking and tubing through ceremonial cave! Bus guide was Reuben, very helpful and funny. Our tour guide at the site was Carlos and he was extremely knowledgeable about the surrounding flora and fauna as well as the historical significance of the site. The bus ride is long and partly off road, the hike through the jungle is beautiful but can be a little rough (steep inclines, stairs, can be slippery if wet,suspension bridges). Wear good water shoes, and bring bug spray. If you want to bring your phone get a waterproof pouch. Lockers, water shoes, bug spray were available to rent. We had some people in our group that quickly realized this was not for them. This is no peaceful day at the beach, but if you're looking for adventure Knowledge and beautiful scenery I highly recommend this tour! Included lunch was delicious!
Written December 10, 2022
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Jayme S
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Friends
This tour was amazing. I didn’t really know what to expect, but I am so glad I did it. Valdemar was an excellent tour guide with great knowledge of the jungle flora and fauna, in addition to the geological formations, Mayan history, and archaeological features of the caves themselves. I highly recommend this tour and feel that the cruise line really undersold how much we would learn on this tour. It was so much more than cave tubing.
Written January 7, 2023
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Nikol Bob
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
When we heard the drive from the cruise port to the jungle was going to be over an hour drive, all we could think was, "we are in for an adventure." And we were so right!! The bus was school bus style and in great condition. We were greeted by Harrison and Pedro who never let us feel anything but happy and secure. Harrison offered tons of info and commentary the entire trip to the caves. The trip did not seem long at all, and going so far in to the country made us happy. It felt like an authentic look into this country's past and present way more than any superficial, manufactured, example of tourism we try to avoid. We explored 3 caves and went tubing with our guide, Daniel, who was so great. He grew up exploring Belize so we all immediately felt comfortable and excited to see everything. There is so much to see and admire from the plants, limestone covered caverns, and artifacts all the way. We had life vests and hard hats with attached lights to help us navigate everywhere. There was also complimentary water offered through the excursion which was great too. We also liked the fact that they rented out lockers for loose items to anyone who did not want to carry the whole trip and had water shoes and insect repellent available if desired. The hike was very manageable with so much to see and explore, and the tubing was wonderful and so relaxing. We got to drift through the final cave both using the hat lights and then in complete darkness which was so cool. Lunch was delicious and just a short ride from the caves. Would recommend this excursion and company 110%. My family said immediately upon leaving that we have to come back to do their zip lining tour next!!
Written November 21, 2022
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Choobyrooesq
Los Angeles, CA275 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
What an amazing and breathtaking experience! I booked the excursion thru our RCCL cruise bc i was worried about making it on time due to having to tender from the ship. Thankfully, I did that bc it was a LONG tender to the dock! Like easily 30+ minute tender. We were met at the port by the buses and separated out based on the activity we booked . We rode in a very nicely air conditioned bus (bc the Caribbean is SO HUMID!) With Rudy who was so funny and awesome- we loved him! It was about a 45 minute bus ride to the caves and Rudy narrated most of it, giving is a whole history lesson (complete with color photos) or the area, the people, the language, etc. When we got to the site , we had time to change our clothes, use the restroom and buy snacks/drinks. $5 USD for a medium locker rental. We hiked thru some spectacular scenery in the jungle - just gorgeous, amazing caves and caverns (and I've been to a few like Crystal Caverns in Sequoia NP and Ruby Falls in TN). We got into our tubes (didn't have to carry them like some other outfits). We were in dry season so water level was low so our guide (carlos?) Helped tow our group of 8 thru the 45 minute float. Yes there were a few bats but wow what an experience! Must do in Belize!!
Written April 23, 2023
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Lonnie W
48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Solo
This was an amazing tour with amazing tour guides. Axel Chavin & Sam Diaz were the greatest tour guides ever that gave me the greatest adventure. I learned so much about the history and the culture of the Mayans civilization. They made sure I was safe at all times during the he tour. I had such a great time that time flew by so fast. I didn’t want the tour to end. If you want a fun-filled experience that will last a life time, I highly recommend this company, and request the tour guides. They won’t disappoint.
Written September 2, 2023
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