Tubing the Crystal Cave, nestled in the limestone foothills of the Maya Mountains, is a unique experience combining fun while learning something about Belizean rainforests. Revered as the sacred underworld (or Xibalba) of the ancient Maya people that inhabited Belize, caves are often littered with precious antiquities and ceramics that date back to 200 B.C.
Your tour is led by a licensed tour guide, very well trained in first aid and swift water rescue. The tour begins with a leisure walk under the forest canopy leading to the entrance of the cave system. Along the walk the flora and fauna of Belize will be highlighted. The sacred Ceiba and historic Mahogany are among the emergents that soar above the canopy. In addition, many medicinal plants and a few fruit trees line the trail of this natural botanical garden. Occasionally, Black Howler Monkeys or Coati mundis are encountered.
Once we have settled at the cave entrance, we enter the Caves Branch River for a refreshing swim. Next we set off on inflated tubes for an expedition through time and history. Hundreds of stalactite formations decorate the ceiling of Xibalba. Some formations stand out and take familiar shapes such as the American Bald Eagle, a water lily, serpent and a jellyfish, all sculpted by “Mother Nature” and “Father Time”. As we move through the cave system look out for the natural opening in the ceiling known as a cenote or a natural sinkhole. We approach the sinkhole with our lights off to truly appreciate its mystique which was featured by National Geographic magazine.
We emerge from the cave system into the open river and time allows for a bit of swimming and splashing around before a tasty Belize lunch.
- Guest to guide ratio is 8 guests to 1 guide
- The minimum height requirement is 40 inches
- This tour is not recommended if you are pregnant
- Guests must be fit enough for a moderate jungle hike and swimming
- Follow your tour guide instructions at all times.
- Tour duration approximately 3 hours
We also Provide:
- Tour Guide
- Head Lamp
- Life Vest
What To Bring?
- Insect repellent is always recommended for tours in the jungle
- Change of clothes as you will get wet on tour
- Sun Protection
What to Wear
- Swimsuit, you will get wet on this tour
- Water shoes are highly recommended for this tour. We rent water shoes at the site.
Prices are as follows and can be purchased as an add-on when booking your tour.
From San Pedro Ambergris Caye
San Pedro to Nohoch Che’en (RETURN) With Maya Island Air ———$ 149.00 Per Person
San Pedro to Nohoch Che’en (RETURN) With San Pedro Water Taxi ———-$89.00 Per Person
Person who have purchased their transfer and tours online will be met in San Pedro at either the Maya Island Air terminal or the water taxi terminal and will be issued tickets and vouchers of the day’s activities.
From Belize City
Belize City to Nohoch Che’en Archaeological your tour venue——$45.00 us
Person who have purchased their transfer and tours online will be met in ____________________