Cave Tubing and Xunantunich
Your fun-filled journey will start from your Placencia accommodation, where our guides will meet you before heading off to Xunantunich. A must-visit even during the shortest stays in Belize. Xunantunich is a national treasure and the second largest ruin in the country. As you enter San Jose Succotz village, you will encounter the minor falls of the Mopan River.
You can buy crafted souvenirs—hammocks and blankets from the many vendors lining the river. Then, you may board the hand-cranked ferry. That has carried thousands to and from this ancient Maya temple. Then, on the other river bank, the climb/drive to Xunantunich begins.
A panorama from atop 'El Castillo' can extend for thousands feet. They provide the best angle for taking selfies and group photos. Wide-open ranges provide a lovely setting for proposals and weddings. And they have also been used in several films and telenovelas. The rainforests surrounding the temples. Bloom bright red, yellow, orange, or pink in season.
The next stop is at the Jaguar Paw Outpost!
After a few exciting hours at the ruin, it's on to the next stop at Jaguar Paw. Once at the outpost, you will meet your tour guides, who will issue inflatable tubes, and headlamps. And life vests, followed by a quick orientation and safety briefing.
A 30-minute hike is up next, which includes:
At the entrance of the cave tubing system. You'll embark on an exhilarating tour through the mysterious Maya underworld. Inside, at the heart of ancient history. You'll witness the crystalline stalagmites and stalactites lining the cave of Xibalba. As you are guided through the darkness, you will experience it. all the sights, sounds, and even smells that the indigenous Maya did centuries before. (In the end, if you're open to added adventure, ask your guide about a visit to the mini waterfall and swimming area!)
After leaving the falls. You'll emerge into the sunlight and free float gently downstream back to where the tour started.