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Ideal choice for families
See native wildlife in their natural environment
Small group ensures personal service
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Perfect for all ages and skill level
We make our way on the Western Highway for a 1-hour drive, approximately, and then along a dirt road for about 30 minutes. On our arrival to the Caves Branch site, we gear up with helmets, waterproof headlamps, and of course, our inner tubes. We take a flat hike through the jungle for about 45 minutes before entering one of the many cave entrances and passages that make up the cave system.
We hop in the water in our tubes and float toward the first of three cave passages. The river meanders in and out of the caves system and we are carried along by its current to another world. Floating downstream through the cave passages we learn about the geology and ancient history of the limestone cave system. We also learn about the Maya culture and the indigenous inhabitants of the area who have used the caves for ceremonial purposes for thousands of years.
There is opportunity to stop for a snack and swim in a beautiful natural swimming hole before continuing through the last of the passages, the most active of the three caves. Here you can view amazing cave formations and see colonies of bats. At the exit of the last cave, we have a 20-minute river float through the lush rainforest that leads us back to the parking area. We then have a homemade picnic lunch before driving back to San Ignacio.
All taxes, fees and handling charges
National Park fees
Picnic lunch with a drink
Use of helmet, headlamps, and inner tubes
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Vegetarian option is available. Request at time of booking if required
Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
A moderate amount of walking is involved
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Due to the nature of this tour and the safety of all guests, the tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated or show signs of intoxication. If, as a result, your tour is canceled, you will not be entitled to a refund
Height restriction of minimum of 48 inches
Downtown San Ignacio
Returns to original departure point at approximately 2:30pm