Hike through the rainforest then cool off with a relaxing cave tube in mountain-fed spring water. Options include the world’s first jaguar preserve and some of the deepest cave systems in Central America. Tube the rivers or caves for a unique close-up look at the jungle.
St. Herman’s Blue Hole National Park Cave Tubing
Spend your day enjoying the crystal blue waters of St. Herman’s! The National Park boasts two main attractions within its 575 acres: the St. Herman’s Cave and the Blue Hole, connected by an underground stream. A scenic drive through the heart of Belize’s citrus and banana farms will take you to St. Herman’s where you’ll start your day with a short 15-minute hike, led by a knowledgeable local guide. During the hike you’ll learn about the cave’s archaeology and about the geology of the surrounding Maya Mountains. Then it's time to settle in and spend the next two hours lazily floating through the “Mayan Underworld”.
After lunch, take a cool and refreshing afternoon swim in The Blue Hole, formed from the collapse of an underground limestone cave. The river that ran through the original cavern still flows through the cave system to form a sapphire-colored pool at the bottom of the cenote.
Bring: bug spray, towel, bathing suit, dry clothes, sun screen, cash for souvenirs, camera
Difficulty level: Easy
Approximate tour time: 8:30AM – 4:30PM
ZipLine & River Tubing
Experience the thrill of zipping high above the South Stann Creek River and rainforest canopy. Get a bird’s eye perspective of the river canyon and surrounding mountains! Panoramic vistas from 11 decks and 7 lines with views that were previously available only to birds in flight. Enjoy a snack and then hit the river in expedition-style tubes as you float below lush vegetation through jungle rapids. Here you could catch a glimpse of exotic tropical birds, including endangered scarlet macaws, iguanas, and other jungle wildlife that call the riverbanks home.
Bring: bug spray, towel, long pants, swimsuit, closed-toe shoes, sunscreen, camera, souvenir cash
Difficulty level: Moderate
Approximate tour time: 7:00AM – 6:00PM