Float along the cool waters in an inner tube illuminated only by your headlamp, gently pushed by a current or led by your guide into two large chambers – both impressive sanctuaries used by the Mayas 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 thirty minutes before returning to the starting point.
Also known locally as “Xibalba”, is an extraordinary cave in Belize, near San Ignacio, Cayo District, notable as a Maya archaeological site that includes skeletons, ceramics, and stoneware. They include the famous “Monkey Pot”, one of only four located across Central America. There are several areas of skeletal remains in the main chamber. The best-known is “The Crystal Maiden”, the skeleton of a teenage girl, probably a sacrifice victim, whose bones have been calcified to a sparkling, crystallized appearance.
Level of Difficulty: Challenging – A good level of physical fitness required. Ability to swim is a plus.
Remember to bring along: Clothing: Shorts and T-shirts are suggested along with a good pair of tennis
or hiking shoes (no sandals allowed). You will be getting wet so bring along extra clothing; pair of socks. Minimum of 2 persons. Costs $280US by boat And $315US by Plane.