BARTON CREEK CANOE Half Day with Optional JUNGLE ZIPLINE and/or WATERFALL or BOTANTICAL GARDEN with BUTTERFLY FARM

From USD $85.00
  • Duration: 4 Hours (approx.)
  • Product code: BC
Barton Creek is a remote cave which, like many of the subterranean caverns of Belize, was used by the ancient Mayan people for ceremonial purposes.  This is a relaxed, but exciting canoe trip inside a mountain on an ancient waterway where you can observe grand cathedral ceilings in the cave, as well as numerous formations and stalactites and stalagmites.

We begin our journey through farmland where you can observe the Mennonite community of Upper Barton Creek and experience their traditional lifestyle.  We then reach Barton Creek Cave, much of which is still to be explored and which stretches for 4.5 miles.  We canoe in for one mile exploring the amazing history and geology of this massive cave.  At the entrance of the cave we board our canoes, switch on our headlights and start to slowly paddle into the cave passage.  While floating deeper into the passage we learn about the geology, archaeology, and Mayan history of these caves.  Our lights will bring to life sparkling crystal formations that are millions of years old. After exploring the caves, we turn our canoes around and float back to park our canoes and complete our half day tour with a refreshing swim.