Meet your English-speaking river kayak excursion guide at your cruise tender terminal and head on your air-conditioned transportation for a 60-minute comfortable ride to the cave river kayaking base camp located in the lush jungle.
On arrival, your experienced cave kayaking shore excursion guide will provide you with the kayaking equipment - life vest, helmet, headlamp, paddle, and kayak - as well as a short safety briefing and how to get the most out of your Belize river kayaking excursion. there are both single and double 2-person kayaks available first come, first serve.
There is a short 30-minute hike to the riverside. When you reach the riverbed, your Belize excursion guide will assist you in the waiting kayak. As you begin to paddle, you will head into the first cave, turn on your headlamp, and be in awe of the beauty. You will see various stalactites and unique cave formations as well as learn more about ancient Mayan rituals, traditions, and much more. The caves are simple to navigate and no previous experience is required to participate. All the river caves are linked so that you can follow your experienced kayak excursion guide through each one with ease. The water flow in the river is fairly calm and easy to paddle.
You may also see various tropical birds and other surrounding wildlife such as butterflies, monkeys, and iguanas near the cave entrances. Be sure to bring a waterproof camera, as the views from both inside the caves and downstream are stunning.
You will also see fairytale-like waterfalls, high-ceilinged caves that sparkle from the water, and rock reflections and uniquely shaped boulders. Your guide will be with you at all times to ensure primarily your safety and your enjoyment. As you paddle out of the last cave, you will head downstream and return to the base camp. The total time kayaking on the river is approximately 2 hours.
After your kayaking and caves shore excursion, your transportation will take you back to your Belize City cruise ship tender terminal.
Journey into Belize's beautiful surroundings created by nature on this fun guided five-cave river kayak cruise shore excursion at Caves Branch!