Caves Branch (Ian Anderson Caves Branch)

Category
Attraction
Type of Attraction
Cave
District/Region
Cayo
Description
Highlights
  • Cave Tubing
  • Caves Branch River
  • Maya Ritual Site
  • Maya Mountains, Limestone
  • Caves

About Location
The Caves Branch Cave is one of several subterranean sites located in the Cayo District. It was carved out of the limestone foothills of the Maya Mountains by the very active Caves Branch River. Most of Caves Branch is yet to be explored and mapped. This reserve is a part of Belize's cave system, which is the largest cave system in Central America. This is a must-see for any visitor coming into Belize.
 
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$
200
/ Person
Departs From:
Placencia
Provider:
This full day package is 100 miles from Placencia. This is beautiful sightseeing and educational ride through the hills of Southern Belize. You will have the opportunity to experience ... moreone of our wonders of the world " our magnetic hill" and our sleeping giant mountain along the way the day will start off with our breathe taking zipline. They are 10 lines of the zip line and should take 1 hour 30minutes. Thereafter we will hike for 45 minutes in the dense forest of Belize and will tube down the river that takes 2 hours. Lunch will be provided and then depart to Placencia.
$
100
/ Person
Departs From:
Belize City
Provider:
Cave Tubing and Zip-lining is the most popular shore excursion in Belize and it is our specialty. Our well-trained guides love what they do and will make sure you love the experience ... moretoo. They will go the extra mile to make you feel comfortable and to ensure that you have a lot of fun. So if you are looking for something fun and spectacular to do in Belize, this is it!

Guided by our experienced Belizean tour guides, you will hike for about 30 minutes through the Belizean rainforest then tube down the refreshing Caves Branch River and through spectacular cave systems, which the ancient Mayas regarded as a sacred underworld and home to many powerful gods. It’s an exciting adventure you’ll never want to end and one you will always remember.
$
95
63
/ Person
Departs From:
Belize City
A must-do adventure in Belize, this tour takes you to Nocho Chee’en Archeological reserve (38 miles on the Western Highway) and then 7 miles in, off the highway and into the St. Matthews ... moreVillage. Once at the site you change into your swim-wear, get your gears (tubes, light, life-vest), and then you start your journey through the rainforest for about 30-45 min. After the jungle trek, you will be ready to get in the inner tubes, into the refreshing water, and head straight into the cave system. After the cave

Once at the site you change into your swimwear, get your gears (tubes, light, life-vest), and then you start your journey through the rainforest for about 30-45 min. After the jungle trek, you will be ready to get in the inner tubes, into the refreshing water, and head straight into the cave system. After the cave system, you get to tube on Open River for about 15-20min. So find your adventurous, fun and educated side, and let’s have a wonderful “UNBELIZABLE” moment.
$
175
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$
225
/ Person
Departs From:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
Belize Cave Tubing Tour is a must do while vacationing in Belize. Are you looking for a fun family adventure? If trekking through the Belize rainforest, learning about trees and their ... moreuses, floating on your inner tubes through dark limestone Maya caves, passing underground waterfalls sounds like fun, then Belize Cave Tubing is perfect for you.

The limestone terrain of Belize, Guatemala, and the Yucatan peninsula contains thousands of caves. Explorers and Archaeologists have discovered many prehistoric relics, including pottery artifacts, stone tools, agricultural modifications, and cave art. This serves to demonstrate the extensive usage of caves in Belize by the Ancient Maya.

Archaeological investigations indicate that the Maya utilized Nohoch Che’en cave as early as 1000BC. The Maya believed that caves represent entrances into the underworld Known as Xibalba. The Ancient Maya also believe that deities who influenced life and death, those that controlled rain and agricultural fertility and earth spirits all resided in these dark, mysterious but sacred places.

Belize Cave Tubing has become the most popular Belize Cave Tour throughout the years since it was first introduced in the early 1990s. Thousands of people from all over the world have explored the Cave and many have returned just to do it again. So take a journey through the Mayan Underworld exploring mysterious caves. Add Belize Cave Tubing to your list of Adventures on your vacation to Belize.
$
104
50
/ Person
Departs From:
San Ignacio Town
Provider:
Off the Hummingbird Highway, is the spiraling network of tunnels and limestone rooms comprising of 36 “crystal” caves with enormous vaults of crystallized columns and statuary. Much ... moreof the geological structure of Belize is porous karst limestone. This makes it ideal for the formation of underground caves and rivers, although many caves have been known for years, new ones – including some of the most extensive systems in the whole of Central America.

Belize Cave Tubing Tour: Your guide will lead you through a jungle trail rich in flora and fauna, at the end of the trail you will tube down the Caves Branch River system relaxing on inflated tubes, the gentle currents of the river will draw you through amazing caves and taverns.

Headlamps will be provided so that you don’t miss a thing including Mayan artifacts during this underworld adventure.
$
195
/ Person
Departs From:
Belize City
ATM Cave was first explored in 1989 and National Geographic produced a documentary about ATM Cave in 1992 called Journey Through the Underworld.... more
Actun Tunichil Muknal is one of the most impressive Maya ceremonial caves containing bloodletting altars used in sacrifices and over 1400 artifacts as well as human skeletal remains.
The Belize ATM Cave is a wet cave, where you swim into the entrance and then trek through ankle to chest high water before climbing to a dry chamber which leads to the cathedral or main hall. This towering chamber is 350 metres in length and 50 metres wide and filled with artifacts and the skeletal remains of 14 bodies, about half of them children. All of the skeletal remains are male except one completely intact female skeleton covered in sparkling mineral deposits, the Crystal Maiden. Other artifacts include large pots and jars, flute-like instruments and ground stones used for grinding corn and grains, suggesting agricultural rituals.
ATM Cave is considered the best Belize cave to explore. It is an extraordinary and rare opportunity to see ancient Maya ceremonial sites and altars as they were thousands of years ago, virtually untouched.
$
175
/ Person
Departs From:
Belize City
Zipline amongst the tallest trees in the jungle canopy over 120 feet high and over 1000 feet long. Traverse 7 runs from platform to platform getting a bird's eye view of the jungle ... morecanopy. Then trek through the jungle to the cave entrance and paddle through ancient caves once used for ceremonial purposes by the Maya. Paddle freely, explore more caves.
$
175
/ Person
Departs From:
Belize City
Explore ancient Maya temples at Xunantunich Archaeological Reserve. Climb the ruins, learn about the history of the Maya and visit the onsite museum. Then paddle through the Maya Underworld ... moreexploring underground caves as your headlights illuminate the darkness revealing crystalize formations and underground waterfalls. 
$
175
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$
225
/ Person
Departs From:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
Take a Day Trip from San Pedro, Ambergris Caye to Explore ancient Mayan Caves once used for ceremonial purposes. Trek through the Belize jungle to the Cave entrance, secure your light, ... moregrab a paddle and an inflatable Raft then paddle your way into Xibalba. Explore and discover underground waterfalls, crystal formations, bats and cave swallows. Paddle on your own and Explore more cave.
$
90
/ Person
Departs From:
San Ignacio Town
Explore ancient underground Mayan caves with secret waterfalls hidden deep in the underground ceremonial caverns. The adventure starts with a 25-minute hike through the jungle to the ... moreentrance of the hidden cave. From the entrance the hike in through the cave is about 45 minutes- your excitement growing as you hear the distance thundering of the waterfalls grow louder and louder. The adrenaline kicker is rock climb up each waterfall, swim through plunge pools and stepping out of your comfort zone as you climb up the largest waterfall -15 feet high! The entire time, you are again- underground- inside a mysterious cave. This is truly a once in a lifetime experience that you will not want to miss.
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