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Vital Nature & Mayan Tours

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Tour Operator
Gold Standard
Yes
Tagline
Sorrounded by Nature. This is where the real adventures happen :)
Languages
Languages spoken by staff
Creole, English, Spanish
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Tours | Activities
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Private Guides
Tour Operator License
TO-04-007
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About Provider
Belize Gold Standard Certified - Belizing.com


We are so excited to announce to future guests that we are approved as a Gold Standard Tour Operator in the Tourism Industry. Our staff members have been practicing every guideline required by the Belize Tourism Board in the new health and safety protocols presented by COVID-19. Would you like to experience The Spirit of the Natural Adventure? That is our goal here at cavetubing.bz. My name is Vitalino Reyes, and I have been a Licensed Tour Guide in Belize since 1998 and have been actually doing tours since 1995. I would like for you to experience Belize as nature made her, as natural as possible. My tour company is Vital Nature and Mayan Tours, Ltd., and we offer tours for almost all attractions on the mainland. We can provide tours to Maya sites including Tikal in Guatemala, The Belize Zoo, “the best little zoo in the world”, Lamanai, caracol Mayan Ruin, River tubing, jungle walks, day and night, and almost anything on the mainland you are interested in. Cave tubing is my specialty and my favorite.
 
COVID-19 Measures
  • Temperature check upon entering tour van/coaster/bus
  • Must sanitize hands prior to entering tour van/coaster/bus/office
  • Face mask required
  • Keep Social Distance
  • Wash your hands properly
  • Avoid Contact
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Actun Tunichil Muknal (the Cave of the Crystal Sepulchre), also known locally as ATM, is a cave near San Ignacio, Cayo District, notable as a Maya archaeological site that includes ... moreskeletons, ceramics, and stoneware. There are several areas with skeletal remains in the main chamber.

Many of the Maya artifacts and remains are completely calcified to the cave floor. The ceramics at the site are significant partly because they are marked with “kill holes”, which indicate that they were used for ceremonial purposes. One artifact, named the “Monkey Pot”, is one of just four of its type found in Central America. The Maya also modified cave formations here, in some instances to create altars for the offerings, in others to create silhouettes of faces and animals or to project a shadow image into the cave. The cave is extensively decorated with cave formations in the upper passages.

Actun Tunichil Muknal cave was first entered by the Mayas in AD 300-600. It was not until the late AD 700-900 that the Mayas went deeper into the cave to perform their ceremonies. The cave was officially opened to the public in 1998.

The cave houses various types of artifacts from ceramics and stoneware to the remains of skeletons. The Mayas consider Actun Tunichil Muknal a highly sacred location, enclosing the famous “Crystal Maiden,” who was thought to be a sacrifice victim. After decades of weathering and natural processes, the surface of the skeleton appears to be covered with a geological sanded finish, which gives the maiden a somewhat magical fairy-dust appearance.
Type of Tour/Activity:
Jungle and Rainforest Adventures
Departs From:
Belize City
Gold Certified:
Yes
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Start your day climbing the second largest Mayan temple in Belize “El Castillo” and take in the exciting view of all the other temples that sit below it., where you can take pictures. ... moreThis adventure is followed by a Belicioius Belizean lunch, as we continue our way to the cave tubing and zip line site. Make your way through the rainforest. 6 Lines extending from 400ft to as long as 1,000ft through the rainforest and across open rivers will definitely leave your mind blown. Where you will also zip across Caves Branch River. A small hike through the rainforest will take you to a beautiful lazy river where your relaxing cave tubing adventure will begin. Relax as your guide takes you through a sacred cave system then onto an open river where the kiss of the sun will simply complete your day as it comes to an end.

There is a Minimum Requirement of 40 inches in order to do the Cave Tubing
Type of Tour/Activity:
Jungle and Rainforest Adventures
Departs From:
Belize City
Gold Certified:
Yes
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NEW
Climb the second largest Mayan temple in Belize “El Castillo” and take in the exciting view of all the other temples that sit below it. Let your guide explain the meaning of the stucco ... moredecoration displaying the Sun God flanked by signs of the moon, Venus, and different days located on the side of El Castillo, having a delicious Belizean lunch Followed by a cave tubing tour. A small hike through the rainforest will take you to a beautiful lazy river where your cave tubing tour will begin. Relax as your guide takes you through a sacred cave system and then onto an open river. You just need to relax on our fancy yellow tube with a headrest.
Type of Tour/Activity:
Mayan Ruins and Archaeological Sites
Departs From:
Belize City
Gold Certified:
Yes
NEW
Cave Tubing and Zip-lining combined on the same day is the most popular excursion in Belize and it is our specialty. Our guides are very professional and they are very knowledgeable. ... moreBoth tours are great and full of fun. 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 sacred underworld and home to many powerful gods. We are happy to say that we have a new zipline designed especially for you to have the most memorable time possible in Belize. This is the second one we have constructed ourselves, this one on our own property. We have improved on everything we have learned from all others before! It is a Belizean-owned and operated enterprise. It even runs across the Cave’s Branch River. This is the most unique zipline experience in Belize! We currently have 6 platforms and 5 zip spans. We are planning more zips and a suspension bridge.
After a short, approximately 8-minute hike, we arrive at the first platform. The initial zip is a trial run. We call it the Chicken Run in case you chicken out.
Type of Tour/Activity:
Jungle and Rainforest Adventures
Departs From:
Belize City
Gold Certified:
Yes
 (1)
NEW
Would you like to experience The Spirit of the Natural Adventure? That is our goal here at cavetubing.bz. My tour company is Vital Nature and Mayan Tours, Ltd., and we offer tours ... morefor almost all attractions on the mainland. Cave tubing is my specialty and my favorite.
Belize is one of the few places in the world to offer cave tubing, and it is the most popular tour available for guests. Many say the cave tubing tour with our company was the best tour on their vacation. And we want to stress that safety is high on our priority list for our cave tubing trips. One of the interesting things about cave tubing is found in Mayan mythology. The Mayas considered caves as the entrance to the underworld, called Xibalba. Roughly translated it means “Place of fear” and it was like their “hell”. So when you finish cave tubing you can say “I’ve been to hell and back!” We provide a private guide for your group and we avoid crowds :)
Type of Tour/Activity:
Jungle and Rainforest Adventures
Departs From:
Belize City
Gold Certified:
Yes
Contact Information
Location Information
Business Address:
Frank's Eddy Village, Cayo District
District/Region:
Cayo
FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes we do pickup anywhere in Belize. Prices varies depending on pickup. For more information, kindly email us or call us at +501-602-8975 or +501-670-0114
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Fun and long day.
The guide, Raymond, was on time picking us up at the hotel. Quite friendly and entertaining as you would expect. The ruins was a nice outing if not a little rushed. Good information. The drive out is a bit of a haul. But hey, you get to see Gautama from the top of the pyramid, so there’s that. We picked up our second guide for the river/cave float. He was also quite entertaining. The walk to the top ... more of the float wasn’t bad at all, crossing the river on foot three times. Fun. The actual cave experience was also very enjoyable. Great experience if you haven’t done something like this before. It was a long day. Started at 9:00, returned by 5:00. Highly recommend.
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Fantastic experience
One of the things we were most looking forward to on our Belize trip was the cave tubing and exploring a Mayan ruin. Carlos was our guide and did a fantastic job explaining the history of the site. He did a great job throughout the tubing as well and with his knowledge of the river in some of the newer areas we never felt unsafe. He was also had great conversation throughout the 2 hour drive to the ... more ruins and back.
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Cave Tubing
What an amazing experience. I kept holding up our small group because of a foot injury that I had before the trip. Our 2 guides, named Junior and Junior were great. They stopped often for me and gave us detailed stories and facts about the plant's and animals we were seeing along the way. The caves were amazing! Beautiful formations, crystals and colors. Thanks, guys. It was well worth the money.
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Great fun and adventure all day tour
Our guide was the owner Luis who was very informative. Ride was comfortable and due to the many locations and destination most of the day is in the van. Our three excursions were a lot of fun. The ruin was impressive and Luis had a lot of history on buildings and locations. The zip line I felt was a bit of a let down as an adrenaline junkie but my daughter did it for her first time and that was the ... more favorite part of her trip. I don't believe any of the other zip line areas in the country are any better, just limited by the hill terrain. The cave tubing was my personal favorite. Something I have never experienced before and enjoyed a lot. Would recommend this company to anyone. Communication was great and worked with us every step of the way.
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AMAZING
We had an incredible tour of the Mayan ruins and cave tubbing. Highly recommend this company. Both our tour guides were extremely knowledgeable. I can’t express how much fun we had.
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