Belize City

Cave-Explore and Altun Ha

Belize City, Belize
Cave Kayak for Hotel Guest
Likely to Sell Out

From USD 149.00

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


For thousands of years, the Mayan ancestors used the cave system for dwelling, performing sacred ceremonies, and storing food. On this all-day guided tour, explore the underworld with a cave tubing or kayaking adventure at Nohoch Chen Park. Start with a briefing on the layout of the caves, how to use the kayaking equipment, and about the route. Along the way, enjoy a refreshing swim. The tour also includes a visit to the ancient ruins at Altun Ha.
  • Learn about the Mayans during this cave adventure
  • Headlights, helmets, life jackets, and kayaks are provided
  • Wear footwear with thick soles; moderate amount of hiking involved
  • Participants must know how to swim

What's Included

  • Safety- Cave management monitors the river conditions, rainfall, water levels, current
  • Headlights, helmets, jackets
  • Lunch
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Start time

09:00 am

Pickup details

Island guest can get the 7am water taxi from San pedro to belize city where your guide will meet you. for guest arriving from the island we pickup at Ocean Ferry , San Pedro Belize Express water taxi terminal. For cruise guest we tour on Ship Time, come ashore early and enjoy this unbelizable adventure. cruise ships stay 4 miles offshore, the cruise provides boat shuttle tenders guest to shore. the tenders start at 7:45, there are 6 tenders each carrying 200 passengers going back and forth from ship to shore during the first hour. during this first hour most pre booked guest for ship tours and independents are on shored on tour. the tender boats are then reduced to 2 going through out the rest of the day. so its vital to get a early tender ticket, Come ashore early. near shore you will see the lighthouse, the terminal buildings housing giftshops. proceed to terminal 1 also known as the reef terminal and go thru the terminal to the EXIT where street side you will see us in RED shirts and holding the V.i.V sign

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • A moderate amount of hiking is involved
  • Inclement Weather Concerns: we get hourly weather updates as to the condition of water levels at the rivers.
  • bring cash for both archeological park admissions 10.00 per person, a reusable water bottle, disposing of empty plastic bottles is not allowed
  • bring towels, change of clothing, swimwear, insect repellent, footwear with thick soles used to walk on gravel path and do the river crossing.
  • cruise guest stay on ship time and arrive early, checkin with us as soon as possible , play more , arrive early
  • for helmet cam use, Go Pro, bring helmet attachment
  • participants must know how to swim
  • restaurants, river shoe rentals, available at the park
  • we pick up at the Cruise Port, airport, water taxi, hotels
  • Water level contingency Option, for those that choose kayak, should the water level be too high we recommend doing the cave-tubing
  • NOT available from NCL Harvest Caye Port
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Good guide enjoy and have good knowledge enjoy and good tour guide good tour company will recommend this to friends and family to get this guide Fabulous


8 reviews
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Queen of the kayak.
Tamika_C, June 2023
My friend and I signed up to Kayak for this excursion and had a wonderful time. Our guide was very knowledgeable and shared as much information as he could while driving us to the river. Once we got to our destination our guide took his time to make sure everyone was safe on their journey to and through the river on the kayaks. I thoroughly enjoyed all the site and sounds while kayaking through the rivers of Belize. It was a little crowded with other tours, which slowed us down and made things a bit hectic at times. We then set out to see some mayan temples afterwards in the afternoon. Since most tours go to the temples in the morning we were the only tour guide at the site when we got there around 2pm. Our guide quickly and gladly took our pics. and gave out more information. He made sure we departed on time so everyone arrived back at their drop point at proper time. I would definitely sign up for this tour again. The views alone of Belize make it 10/10. The only thing I wish this tour included was lunch since it is a full day tour.
Great tour, miscommunication of float type
Keisha_D, Aug 2021
Jeremy was awesome & patient with us. Tour was unique, an experience & un-Belize-able! Jeremy was knowledgeable & wonderful about answering our questions of the city of Belize, the cave elevation, rock formations, history of how the caves were used by the locals, etc. The views of Belize & their caves were amazing & the clear freshwater was so refreshing to swim in. Highly recommend tour, especially during hurricane season as you'll be getting in the water anyways! no need to worry about the downpouring rain! Only complaint was the lack of communication as we were supposed to get kayaks for our tour rather than tubes. So we were only able to go thru 1 cave (altun ha)
Response from Host, Aug 2021
Thanks for your review, its all about Safety first. we all prefer the first option of kayaking, yes ,this time of year the decision to opt for tubes is done at the last minute as we survey the current river conditions and the weather. Once the river rises and river current is faster than normal, we dont kayak, since manuevering in a dark environment by first time visitors in a new environment becomes challenging, the guide knows the caves and controls the tube float. This time of year "rainy season" the decision is done daily, based on wether the caves are accessible, open to the public, river water conditions and real time weather conditions.
Manoj_P, May 2021
Good guide enjoy and have good knowledge enjoy and good tour guide good tour company will recommend this to friends and family to get this guide Fabulous
Response from Host, June 2021
Fantastic, thanks for the review. We are happy to hear that your exploring Belize was enjoyable. Thanks for choosing us.
Kayaking the Caves
KarenJamieson, May 2021
Our guide was fun and had a great sense of humor. He knew a lot of interesting facts and was very knowledgeable about the Mayan site. Our afternoon was a great kayaking experience. Guide had a great sense of humor, shared fun fauna knowledge. I highly recommend doing kayaks! It was fun and we got a little exercise too!
Response from Host, May 2021
We are happy to read this review that lets us know that your tour was fantastic and that you enjoyed the visit to the maya city and the caves. Thanks for choosing us, from the viv crew

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