Water activity

San Ignacio: Half-Day Cave Canoeing Adventure

Water activity

San Ignacio: Half-Day Cave Canoeing Adventure

Activity provider: Belize Caving Expeditions

From US$ 75 per person

Drive through a Mennonite community to the remnants of an ancient Mayan civilization. Explore the cool watery underground caverns of Barton Creek by canoe.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Please wait in your hotel lobby


  • Immerse yourself in the mediative ambiance as you paddle on a canoe through an underground cave system
  • Let the sound of paddle on the peaceful waters harmonizes with your heartbeat
  • Drive through a small traditional Mennonite community
Full description

Depart in the afternoon from San Ignacio Town and drive through a small, traditional Mennonite community called Barton Creek. Continue on until arriving at the remnants of an ancient Mayan civilization, waiting to be explored in the cool, watery underground caverns. Soak up the mediative energy as you paddle on a canoe through an underground cave system. Relax as the sound of paddle on the peaceful waters harmonizes with your heartbeat. Float along the ancient Maya waterway inside the mountain while your local guide sheds light on the significance of the cave to the Mayas. Learn about the different rituals and ceremonies which were conducted inside of the cave, among them human sacrifices, bloodletting rituals, agricultural rituals, and possible fertility rites. Hear also about the geology of the cave. Conclude the tour with a one-hour drive back to San Ignacio.

  • Entrance fees
  • Water
  • Snacks: chips and salsa, watermelon
  • Rum punch
  • Tour guide
  • Transportation
  • Equipment rental: canoe, paddles, helmets, PFD, headlight, spot light
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • People under 3 ft 3 in (100 cm)

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What to bring

  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Comfortable shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

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We were expecting to be joining a large group, as we were only 2, and most companies would cancel for just 2 people, but they didn't and it turned into a private tour! The caves themselves are stunning, the guide knew so much and could answer any question about the caves, the wildlife and even other random topics during the entire time we had together. We thought it was an expensive trip, but it turned out to be most definitely worth it!

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February 17, 2023

Guide was awesome. Very friendly and very knowledgeable. Made for a great day.

February 2, 2023

Marlon was an EXCELLENT guide. Picked us up right on time. We had 2 canoes in our trip. Marlon took his time with us explaining everything along the way and answering all our questions. It was a nice peaceful trip in the cave. After, we had chip& salsa and rum punch. We sat for quite some time and Marlon told us so many stories of Mayan history- felt like we knew him forever. Fantastic afternoon all around.

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January 22, 2023

Product ID: 379279