On this amazing tour, you will get to visit Xunantunich which sits next to the borderline with Guatemala and Cahal Pech found on the edge of San Ignacio Town. These beautifully decorated cities, in the midst of a densely populated ancient Belize, were once part of a network of kingdoms and ruling families. Immerse yourself in history with a start at Xunantunich, an impressive, well-excavated, and easily accessible Maya site that was an influential ceremonial center for over a thousand years. Having achieved its greatest success during the Terminal Classic Period (A. D. 750-900), Xunantunich faced its demise between A. D. 900-1050, when it became part of the “Maya collapse”. El Castillo, which is the second tallest ancient Maya structure in Belize, stands at this site at 130 feet above plaza level and provides a 360-degree view of the Belize River Valley.
After lunch, you will drive one (1) hour to the Blue Hole National Park, where the Cave Tubing will be conducted.
An electrifying and rejuvenating adventure into the limestone-carved Maya Mountains. Enjoy the beautiful jungle scenery as you go through the winding Hummingbird Highway. The tour starts with a 10-minute walk through the jungle as you get an informative talk on cave archaeology and the geology of the Maya Mountains. You then get to spend about two hours inside the cave system. Enter the exciting world of rivers disappearing into the “underworld” as you float on inner tubes with only your headlamp to light your way. Enjoy floating past side windows that filter sunlight through the mist and the jungle as you swirl around stalagmites and stalactites looming from above and below. This mystic cave adventure takes you away from other sites that are crowded with cruise ship passengers. A highly recommended tour if you happen to be staying within the Cayo District or if you are driving through the Hummingbird Highway on your way to one of the touristic destinations in southern or northern Belize.