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  2. Belize District
  3. Belize City

From Belize: Xunantunich, Cave Tubing and Belize Zoo Tour

Product ID: 182048
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Experience the history and adventure of Belize with a tour of a Mayan ruin, followed by cave tubing of the Mayan underworld and a tour of the Belize Zoo.
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pick-up service

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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the ancient Mayan ruins of Xunantunich
  • Discover the Mayan Underworld with a cave tubing adventure
  • Enjoy a fun-filled tour of the Belize Zoo
Full description
Xunantunich is a national treasure that fills its visitors with a sense of time travel. It sits close to Belize’s western border and is a must-visit. Local souvenirs, hammocks, and blankets are available from the many vendors waiting alongside the river at the entrance to the hand-cranked ferry that has carried many thousands to and from the calm beauty of this Maya Temple. The panoramic views of the Cayo District and nearby Guatemala from atop El Castillo are stupendous. Come with an open heart to experience simplicity and visiting another world for a few hours before heading off to your Jaguar Paw cave tubing experience.

Once at the outpost, you will meet your tour guides who will issue inflatable tubes, headlamps, and life vest. You will be given a basic orientation and safety briefing before heading off on a 30-minute hike which includes wading through a few knee-deep water streams. The hike is mostly on flat terrain, is enjoyable and informative. It is shaded by the rainforest canopy and your tour guides will point out flora and fauna noteworthy to the area.

When you reach the entrance of the cave system, it is time for your cave tubing adventure through the ancient Maya underworld. Inside, you will see intricate crystalline formations that line the cave with a majestic rise and fall of stalagmites and stalactites that add to the serene richness and grandiose of Xibalba as it is known. If there is time, and you are open to added adventure, your guides may stop at the mini waterfall and swimming area. After leaving the falls, you will emerge into the sunlight and free float downstream, ushered by the gentle current and little rapids, to a harmony of birds and natural wildlife which routes back to where the tour started.

It is then on to the Belize Zoo before heading back home. The Belize Zoo is a small zoo with a big heart. Every species is placed in habitats that are similar to what their natural surroundings would be if they were still in the wild. Birds fly high in natural, enclosed canopies. Crocodiles lounge about in pools made just for them. The magnificent Jabiru stork stakes its claim to lots of space and may even fluff its huge wingspan for a show. The jaguar, mountain lion, and other wild cats blend into space provided for them and may come out for amazing photo opportunities.
Here you can get a look at the national animal, the Tapir, Mountain Cow, and smell why the peccary has its own place in the Belize Kriol language. You will feel as if you are truly in the jungles of Belize. The Belize Zoo is a fun individual and family trip. Even if you have visited many other zoos, the exotic flora and fauna of this little zoo will win you over.
Includes
  • Air-conditioned transportation
  • Entrance fees
  • Tour guide
  • Water, sodas, or juices
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
Know before you go
• It is best to use comfortable shoes and clothing that will air dry quickly, or bring a change of clothing for cave tubing