For the cave tubing part of this adventure, after being outfitted with the necessary equipment, begin a 1-mile (1.6-kilometer) trek through subtropical trails, wade across a shallow portion of the river, and pass through two caves before reaching a stunning lagoon surrounded by steep limestone walls. Along the way, your guide will point out various exotic flora and fauna native to Belize.
Float on an inner tube along the cool waters, illuminated by your headlamp. You will be gently pushed by the current or led by your guide into two large chambers—both impressive sanctuaries used by the Maya for sacrificial rituals. Plunge into darkness and listen to the sounds of the cascading waterfalls and bubbling rapids. Upon exiting the caves, continue floating along the jungle-lined river for approximately 30 minutes before returning to the starting point.
Guests are outfitted in seated cable gear and helmets by their guide, and will be instructed on how to traverse from platform to platform and reassured of the numerous safety features implemented. The first run is the shortest, much like a test run, and anyone who does not want to continue can exit at this point. Any type of sports clothing and most shoes are acceptable (no flip-flops or footwear that will drop off while in the air). Be sure to bring a camera to capture the enjoyment!
Cave tubing and ziplining can be done separately as half-day tours.