Kayaking the River of Caves
Min # persons: 3
Duration: 9am – 4pm
price per person: 95 USD
Included: equipment, lunch
Experience: No experience is needed.
What to wear: shorts, a T-shirt and tennis shoes or water shoes
Remember to bring: Insect repellent, sunblock, and water. Bring along an extra change of clothes for the drive back to your hotel.
While tubing may be #1 on your list during your inland time in Belize, cave kayaking is just trailing behind because there has been so little exposure to it. Are you a little more adventurous than mellow tours? Then join this full day of adventure in one of the most beautiful and spectacular areas of Central America and immerse yourself in this caving for the soul, and take with you and unforgettable experience. Our topography here is karst lime stone terrain- remnants of marine organisms compacted through the millions of years that have elapsed since the cretaceous period before the Jurassic. Nature in the Maya mountains has carved, sculpted and adorned hundreds of miles of cave systems concealed from most of the world. A mysterious underground reality awaits your discovery and we are privileged to take you there.
After a 45 minute drive into the jagged mountains we arrive into the put- in- point. Receive a safety briefing, you are ready. Kayak paddle on hand, life jacket buckle up, head light on helmets and off we go. The first 30 minutes you meander through the jungle, mountain spurs left and right, river banks so thick in vegetation that would be impossible to make it through without a machete. Suddenly, a mountain will appear, the river plunges underground becoming one with the mountains, you are now in the cave with stalactites looming from above, and at times you will see formations glittering, reflecting light back on you which are thousands of miniature calcite crystals. Your guide at the front guides you safely through this giant tropical garden. Your second guide brings the tail- end of the group along with lunch made up of fresh cut vegies, condiments and hand Made flour tortillas. If you happen to be vegetarian, leave the smoked ham and salami for the guides.
One can white-water raft anywhere in the world, kayak any river in the world, but there are only few countries in the world where this charming sport is possible. Don’t miss the light at both ends of tunnel and emerge at the other side almost hypnotized by such a surreal trip.