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“A beautiful journey by canoe into the Maya Underworld”
Review of Barton Creek Cave

Barton Creek Cave
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$125.00*
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Full-Day Barton Creek Cave with Optional Zipline...
Ranked #11 of 78 things to do in Cayo
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed November 26, 2011

Several tour operators offer this tour, some by horseback, others by vehicle. You pass through the primitive Mennonite village where you may observe horse-drawn plowing and buggies. Please be respectful of their privacy and do not take photos without permission. The road then continues through orchards of giant Mango, Avocado, Citrus, and Breadfruit trees. You will board a canoe and paddle into the cave with a licensed Tour Guide who will describe the features and point out ancient Mayan burials. You can normally paddle in about a mile, then turn around and return by the same route. Bring your own headlights but the guide should have a spotlight. You can swim at the entrance or even a short way into the cave, but the canoe enables to you go further. There is an entrance fee paid to a NICH Park Ranger. You will also have to pay for canoe rental and the guide.

1  Thank Marguerite B
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Reviewed November 24, 2011

An unreal experience and nothing like it that we've ever seen. It is a long drive to get there, be ready for that. Make sure your camera has a good flash. Go early and if you are the first one in the cave, you may see the bats!

Thank Rob D
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Reviewed November 22, 2011

I thought this would be like the river tubing, boy I was wrong. We had an amazing tour guide (Luis from Belize nature tour) and he pointed out everything from the Myan sacrifice areas to all the amazing rock formations. You will love this canoe tour

1  Thank Mike H
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Reviewed November 10, 2011

not much to see in terms of ruins, but a very pretty cave.

1  Thank jrudyiii
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Reviewed October 19, 2011

This cave experience is done by canoe and it a great experience.

Thank Masci_JM
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