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Paddling Through Time: My Unforgettable Cave Kayaking Adventure in Belize with Going Coastal Adventures

By 1/1/2024

Paddling Through Time: My Unforgettable Cave Kayaking Adventure in Belize with Going Coastal Adventures

Belize is a land steeped in ancient Maya history and blessed with breathtaking natural beauty. Beneath its lush canopy lies a hidden treasure: the Ultimate Cave Kayaking Adventure offered by Going Coastal Adventures. This exceptional tour is more than just an adrenaline-fueled thrill; it's a journey through time, a chance to connect with nature, and a way to support conservation.

Following the Path to Adventure:

The adventure begins with a scenic drive along the Hummingbird Highway, anticipation growing with every passing mile. Upon arrival at the CBL Sanitation Station in St. Margrets, you'll meet your friendly and knowledgeable guides, ready to lead you into the heart of the earth.

The meeting point for travelers from Placencia or surrounding areas is at Going Coastal's Adventure Base: https://maps.app.goo.gl/EWDRnsRJ3mbZceAk6.

Going Coastal
Going Coastal

What to Pack:

  • Hydration is key: Pack 2 liters of water in eco-friendly bottles.
  • Footwear matters: Protect your feet with sturdy tennis shoes or water shoes.
  • Dive into comfort: Quick-drying swimwear and a change of clothes are essential.
  • Beat the bugs: Eco-friendly insect repellent is a must.
  • Plan for the exit: Bring a towel, a day pack, and a change of clothes.
  • Capture the memories: Your best friend is a waterproof camera with a hand strap or floatable attachment.

Unveiling the Secrets of the Underworld:

Unlike cave tubing, cave kayaking offers a more active and immersive experience. Navigate through three breathtaking caves, starting within the St. Herman's Cave System and ending at the Caves Branch Cave System at the Nohoch Che'en Caves Branch Archaeological Reserve.

A Feast for All Senses:

Beyond the visual spectacle, this adventure is a feast for all senses. Enjoy a delicious local burrito lunch with fresh, seasonal ingredients amidst the verdant rainforest setting.

A Thrilling Jungle Trek:

After lunch, embark on a 25-minute jungle trek to the point where the river dives underground. Here, you'll carry your lightweight kayak through the lush canopy and into a captivating cave opening, ready to explore the final cave.

Going Coastal
Going Coastal

Timing Your Adventure:

While Belize offers year-round sunshine, the ideal time for cave kayaking is during the dry season (December to May), with its clear skies, minimal rainfall, and comfortable temperatures.

A Must-Do Experience:

Whether you are a seasoned adventurer or curious explorer, cave kayaking with Going Coastal Adventures should be at the top of your bucket list! Witness the wonders of nature and learn about the Mayans' fascinating culture. 

Embark on Your Adventure:

Booking your Ultimate Cave Kayaking Adventure is easy and convenient. Simply visit Belizing.com and secure your spot on this unforgettable excursion. 

Why Choose Going Coastal Adventures?

Beyond the thrilling adventure, choosing Going Coastal Adventures means supporting a company committed to responsible tourism. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Coastal Manatee Conservation Group, helping to protect these gentle giants and their habitat.

So, what are you waiting for? Dive into the depths of Belize's underground world and discover the magic that awaits you on the Ultimate Cave Kayaking Adventure with Going Coastal Adventures!

In this episode we speak with Dorian Rivero, owner of Private Belize Adventure and tour guide of over 20 years, to discuss what activities are available to visitors in and around Belize ... moreCity. Take a virtual walk-through of cave tubing destination Nohoch Che’en as well as the Mayan ruins of Altun Ha.
Guest Name:
Dorian Rivero

Belizing Staff

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