Xunantunich Mayan Temples & Barton Creek Cave by Canoe

Barton Creek Cave
Adult: $253.00
Child: $211.75
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with round-trip transfer by domestic flight
from Caye Caulker

After a quick 10-minute flight into Belize City, your adventure begins with a scenic drive up the Western Highway to the Cayo (pronounced Ky-o) District. Xunantunich (Maya for “Maiden of the Rock”) sits just inside the Western border of Belize. Before reaching the entrance of this ancient city, your party will board a 19th century hand-cranked ferry which takes you across the Mopan River. The ruins are actually located on one of the highest plateaus in the area and it is possible to climb to the top of “El Castillo”, the largest of the temples at this site. From this vantage point, one gains a panoramic view of the Cayo District and nearby Guatemala.

Next, we continue to Barton Creek Cave in Amish territory. Equipped with canoes and high-powered lights we gently paddle into Xibalba (she-bal-ba). As you glide through the cave system you will be dazzled by the glistening crystalline rock formations and awed by the Mayan artifacts secretly tucked away in overhead alcoves.

Departures: Upon request with 2 minimum

Pick-up Time: 6:00am - 6:30am

Duration: 9 hours

Level of difficulty: Moderate - Participants should be in moderate physical condition with no physical limitations to participate.

Tour inclusions: Transportation from/to hotel; guided tour; park fee; lunch; soft beverage.

Special Note - Canoes are self-paddled with 3-person capacity.

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