Rio Frio Cave Tours

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There’s something ominous and strangely scintillating about approaching the mouth of a cave, where you don’t know exactly what lies within—but for some reason are tempted to explore. At the Rio Frio cave in Belize, the massive, 65 ft. entranceway is as alluring and enticing a cave entrance you’ll find in any jungle. Though the cave is only half a mile long and light filters in from both ends, the mouth of the cave is the largest in Belize and makes for a grandiose entrance. A small river flowing through the cave has created very small beaches, and travelers who visit in drier months can have a picnic or simply relax on a beach inside of a cave. Though the surrounding cliffs are made of limestone, the climbing and rock scrambling surrounding the cave are additional, adventurous draws, as is the network of muddy trails that disappear into the forest. Unlike some of the other caves that are found in western Belize, access is via a three-minute walk from a large, accessible parking lot. This is a popular stop between San Ignacio and the Mayan ruins at Caracol, and a scenic, silent—and somewhat scary—place for stretching your legs.  

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Rio Frio Cave is in Cayo District in the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve. It’s a popular stop of many tour companies on the way to the Caracol ruins, and despite the fact it’s an enormous cave, there’s little need to pack a flashlight since sun filters in from both ends. Ideally situated at a halfway point, the cave is located about an hour from San Ignacio and an hour from the Caracol ruins. 
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Address: Cayo, Belize
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Belize 3 Days and 2 nights 5 tours

The best of inland Belize, visiting National Parks in remote areas led by expert guides, the first day we do the cave tubing or kayaking thru the caves, then overnight at our camp in the Mountain Pine Ridge, then the following morning we visit the Greatest Maya city, Caracol, where elaborate stone carvings boast of victory over neighboring city states, then we visit the immense Rio Frio Cave, return to camp, the following day we go splashing and swimming at the cool springs of the Rio On Pools then swim up to the breath taking Big Rock Falls; then its time for the return drive to Belize city where the tour started. seven meals are provided on this tour,
  • Duration: 3 days
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  • Duration: 3 days
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Caracol Maya Ruins Tour Including Rio On Pools, Rio Frio Cave and a Picnic Lunch

Explore the ancient Maya city of Caracol with a full-day tour from San Ignacio that includes the Río On pools and the Río Frio caves. Follow your guide through the vast archaeological site, stand in the field of the ball court, and take in sweeping views of the jungle from the peak of the sky temple pyramid. Follow the history of Caracol in the glyphs, stelae, and carvings throughout the site, and then finish your day swimming in natural pools and visiting a vast limestone cave system in Pine Ridge.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Rio On Pool, Rio Frio Cave and Caracol Maya Ruin Tour

Journey to the realm of the ancient Mayan civilization on a day trip to Caracol, Belize’s largest ruins. Feel like an archaeologist as you explore excavated plazas, palaces, and ceremonial temples that rise out of the jungle. On the way back to San Ignacio, travel through the starkly different Mountain Pine Ridge landscape, stopping for a refreshing soak in the Rio On pool and a homemade Belizean lunch.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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