Belize Cave Tubing
Explore the Caves Branch River
- Belize Cave Tubing
- Belize Adventure Tour
The Caves Branch River is a unique river that flows through the foothills of the Maya Mountains in the Cayo District of Belize.
From headwaters deep underground in a cave, it emerges and flows for 20 to 30 miles through the rainforest until it meets the Sibun River. During its course, it counters numerous limestone hills. Instead of flowing around these hills, it plunges through them in a series of caves.
Our cave tubing adventure takes us through a small portion of this run, offering yet another unique Belize adventure tour.
You will wade across the river to reach a well-tended trail for a 45-minute jungle trek (tube in hand.) When you enter the river, you will “drop into” your tube and don your headlamp for an exciting, but peaceful, float through the Mayan underworld. For most of the float, you need only steer lightly with your hands and let the river take you through an underground cave system. Your guide will be watching you at all times and enhancing your float with tales of the spiritual use of these caves by the ancient Maya.
Between caves, you’ll have a rest stop at a sandy shore where you’ll have time for a swim and refreshing snack to tide you over for a late lunch back at the picnic area, where you will also find clean shower and changing facilities.
NOTE: We believe this opportunity to float down a river through a series of Maya ceremonial caves is unique to Belize. It is very popular with guests and most efficiently accomplished en route to or from Mariposa Jungle Lodge to save transportation time and cost.
US $130/pp (based on 2 person minimum)
Add to a transfer to or from Mariposa, US$80/pp)
Duration: Full day unless experienced en route to or from Mariposa Jungle Lodge
Fitness: Moderate to good; able to hike 45 minutes
Food Provided: Picnic lunch and snacks.
Recommended Clothing: Swimsuit or shorts and cotton shirt, shoes you can wear through water and jungle.
What To Bring
Sunscreen, insect repellent, camera, and dry change of clothes and shoes. We provide water and beach towels.IMPORTANT NOTE: Mariposa Tours prices include transportation, guide, and lunch when specified. Prices do not include 12.5% General Sales Tax, park or admission fees, and discretionary gratuities to drivers or guides. For tipping guidelines, you may wish to see our FAQ.