Water activity

Belize City: 5-Hour Cave Kayaking Tour

Belize City: 5-Hour Cave Kayaking Tour

From US$ 59 per person

Head to the Nohoch Che'en Caves Branch National Park and Archaeological Reserve for a memorable kayaking adventure. Hike along a short jungle trail then explore the cave network under the Maya Mountains as you paddle a stable, sit-on-top kayak.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 5 - 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup optional
Hotel pickup from Belize City; please provide your hotel name and address. Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. The driver will be holding a V.i.V. sign

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a short hike through the rainforest jungle to the Caves Branch River
  • Kayak through cave systems and swim in natural pools
  • Explore 7 different caves and admire incredible scenery
  • Benefit from an intimate tour with 1 guide for every 8 guests
  • Choose to include an exhilarating ziplining session over the rainforest
Full description
Meet your guide at the Cruise Ship Terminal or at your hotel lobby, depending on the option selected. Relax as you board an air-conditioned vehicle that will set off for the caves on a 1-hour narrated tour of the country and local customs. For cruise passengers, choose to include an additional ziplining activity when booking and zoom across the lush rainforest canopy prior to the kayaking adventure. When you arrive at the national park, get kitted out with helmets, jackets, lights, paddles. Begin the forest nature walk to the riverside where the kayaks are located, making 3 river crossings along the way. Choose from a single or tandem kayak then get out onto the water.  As you begin to kayak, head upstream towards the caves, admiring the formations and practicing your paddling. Stop at a scenic location for a swim in a natural pool. Then, paddle downstream through a network of 5 caves encountering rapids, stalactites, stalagmites, and a waterfall along the way. Eventually, exit the caves and continue paddling downstream with sunshine hitting your face. Enjoy the scenery and listen to the birds, until you arrive at the parking lot. Finally, board the van and return to Belize City, with drop-off at Cruise Ship Terminal or at your hotel lobby, depending on option selection.
Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off from Belize City hotels or Cruise Ship Terminal (depending on option selected)
  • Entrance fees
  • Equipment for the activity including helmets, jackets, lights, paddles
  • Kayaks
  • English-speaking guide
  • Ziplining activity (if option selected)
  • Food and drinks
  • Pickup outside Belize City
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People over 264 lbs (120 kg)
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Date

Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Reusable water bottle
  • Water shoes
  • Insect repellent

Not allowed

  • Nudity

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
  • The tour is canceled only if the river weather conditions don't permit a safe kayaking environment; in this case, you will be offered a different date or a full refund
  • You will hike for 35 minutes on a sand and gravel path with 3 waist-deep river crossings
  • Restaurants and bars are available at the Cave Park
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 13 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    5/5

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Abner was our guide and he was absolutely fantastic! He had a ton of knowledge and was easy to talk to and we were so grateful to have spent the day with him. He shared lots of great stories and tons of knowledge with us on the way to the caves, and was extremely helpful and experienced when it came to plants and animals in the jungle as well as the caves themselves. He showed us a cool spot in the entry of the caves to jump into the water and gave us some time to swim and cool off before we started kayaking. Overall it was a fantastic excursion and very much exceeded our expectations! The value was extremely good and we would recommend this to anyone. Thanks Abner, you were awesome!

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April 19, 2022

This was my favorite activity of the 4 different activities/excursions we planned from our cruise stops. Our guide was fantastic as we walked through some jungle areas which led to the kayaking adventures. As we passed those who opted to take the tubing adventures, through other companies, we concluded that the kayaking experience was our best choice because we could do more than those on a tube. The caves were amazing and the water refreshing. Though this trip is an hour from the cruise port the trip was very worth the time.

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December 24, 2021

this was a very good scoring and informative tour!! Abner is a fantastic guide. He’s very knowledgeable about Belize, the areas, both urban and rural, and provides great info and advice while hiking and kayaking. His assistant Miguel is also a hard worker, so please be sure to thank you tip Miguel before he leaves the vehicle. The trip was awesome! I enjoyed the hiking, learning about the natural resources, etc., and of course the kayaking was the best part.

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February 18, 2021

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