Belize Cave Exploration

Footprint Cave, Actun Chek

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Combine the fun of cave tubing with the thrill of exploring a cave filled with Mayan artifacts at Footprints Cave… Footprint Cave, also known as Actun Chek in Maya, is a river-cave on an unnamed river that originates from the Maya Mountains. The river is swallowed through an underground waterway before emerging again in the

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Diane’s Cave Tubing Shore Cruise Excursion

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Diane and a group of 6 adventurous friends arrived in Belize on the Grand Princess Cruise Ship. They wanted to do the cave tubing shore cruise excursion but were a bit hesitant about the caves. Diane said, “Some of us in the group are a bit claustrophobic!” After being assured that it was a very

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Rio Frio Cave

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With a massive entrance, cathedral chamber and even a sandy river beach, you don’t want to miss Rio Frio Cave… Located in the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve, the most distinctive feature of Rio Frio Cave is it’s massive entrance, approximately 65 feet in diameter. The cave itself is actually a tunnel with the equally

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Blue Hole National Park & St. Herman’s Cave

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Take a refreshing swim in the sapphire blue waters of the Inland Blue Hole, a sinkhole in a lush jungle setting fed by an underground river… The Inland Blue Hole is located just off the Hummingbird Highway, 12 miles south of the capital city of Belmopan. It’s literally a 15 minute hike from the parking

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Cave Tubing at Nohoch Che’en Caves Branch Reserve

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Enter the Mayan underworld of Xibalba where emerald-green rivers disappear into mystical caves… The Caves Branch River winds through a porous limestone landscape that is riddled with holes like a piece of Swiss cheese. Water flows through the jungle and then into caves before disappearing into underground passages only to later emerge again in some

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Barton Creek Cave

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Canoe through this water cave with a spotlight illuminating your way past stunning cave geology… Barton Creek Cave is a water cave that is explored on a canoe using powerful spotlights to illuminate your way. It’s located in the Slate Creek Preserve, a community based effort between villages and private land owners to preserve the

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Sarah & Ben’s Belize Vacation Album

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Sarah and Ben spent a week exploring the jungles of the Cayo District and then relaxing on the beaches of Placencia. Some of the sites they visited during their Belize vacation included the Maya Ruins of Caracol, the ATM Cave and the Silk Cayes. In Sarah’s own words, “We wanted to take a special trip to a

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Belize Caves & Maya Cave Mythology

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Majestic Underworld Most of Belize’s geology is karst limestone, which is ideal for the formation of caves. About 200 million years ago, the skeletons of sea organisms accumulated forming a thick layer of sediment. As sea levels fell and mountains rose, this limestone layer was carved by wind, rain and faulting into caves. Belize’s cave

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Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) Cave

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The spirits of the Maya still permeate through the abundance of artifacts found in this majestic and beautiful cave… Actun Tunichil Muknal (Cave of the Stone Sepulcher) was first discovered in 1989 and intensively studied there after. The cave’s majestic natural beauty and unique Mayan artifacts made it the subject for a National Geographic documentary.

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Video of Black Hole Drop Rappelling

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  The “mother of all caves” Actun Loch Tunich is a massive limestone sinkhole where you will repel straight down over 300 feet… The Black Hole is a large sinkhole where the ground has caved into an underlying cave, forming a huge hole in the ground that drops 300 feet. The hike to the sinkhole

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