Explore the dominion of the ancient Maya in Belize on a full-day tour from San Ignacio. Climb to the top of sacred pyramids and learn about the once-mighty civilization at the archaeological site of Xunantunich, and enter a portal to the Mayan underworld on a cave tubing adventure that takes you splashing through the crystalline caverns of an underground cave system. Round-trip transport from San Ignacio Town and lunch are included on this tour.
Explore the cave of the crystal sepulcher on a full-day tour to Actun Tunichil Muknal from San Ignacio, and discover a spiritual site that was sacred to the ancient Maya. Learn about the traditions and rites that took place in the cave system and visit the crystallized remains of an ancient ceremonial victim as you hike deep into the cave with a professional guide. Swim through a spring-fed pool, and follow tunnels, passageways and yawning chambers lined with stalactites, stalagmites, ancient ceramics and stoneware.
Ride a horse to the Maya ceremonial center of Xunantunich on a 4-hour private tour from a legendary riding stable in San Ignacio. Follow your guide along the gentle Mopan River, and watch for tropical birds and howler monkeys among the trees. Enjoy a sweeping view of the Xunantunich complex, then spend an hour at the fascinating site; take in the towering El Castillo pyramid and enjoy the serenity of the rural spot as you ride through the partially excavated ruins before returning to San Ignacio.
With a 50,000 acre estate boasting one of the most bird filled locations in Belize, Caves Branch Jungle Lodge is an exception spot to add valuable species to your eBird account. Bring your favorite binoculars and come spend the day in the company of some of Belize's best birding guides.
The Caves Branch Botanical Gardens were created in 2008 by Ella Baron and the Caves Branch Jungle Lodge to bring awareness to the general public about the beauty and importance of Belizean flora and fauna.
Visitors to the garden have the great opportunity to smell the lemongrass and all-spice leaves, see the coffee, cacao, papaya and pineapple growing, at various times of the year, along the sides of the walkways through the gardens.
We specialize in native epiphytes, such as orchids and bromeliads (air plants) and have the largest collection of these plants in the country.
Climb one of Belize's tallest temples and learn the history of the ancient Mayan civilization on a tour of Xunantunich, a hilltop archaeological site near San Ignacio. After walking among the ruins of ball courts and royal palaces, head to a tucked-away forest reserve for a jungle pontoon cruise. It's an eco-friendly way to explore the Belizean rain forest, complete with waterfalls, tubing, and cliff jumping for the adventurous.
Journey to the ancient Mayan ruins of Xunantunich atop a trusty steed on a half-day horseback riding adventure from San Ignacio. Ride along the Mopan River and through a private organic farm for a unique way to reach the fascinating archaeological site, where you can explore the remains of royal palaces and one of Belize’s largest ceremonial temples with a guide. A typical Belizean lunch caps off the morning tour.
Discover highlights of Belize’s western Cayo District on a full-day combo adventure, beginning with a horseback ride through lush jungle and riverside trails. Follow in the footsteps of ancient Mayan royalty and climb to the top of a giant sacred pyramid at the Xunantunich archaeological site, and taste local flavor with a typical Belizean lunch. Finish on a sweet note with a chocolate-making tour where you'll learn to grind raw cacao beans and transform them into silky, decadent chocolate.
Venture deep into Belize’s rain forest to the ‘Forgotten Jungle City’ of Minanha on a full-day horseback riding adventure from San Ignacio. Trek through the Maya Mountains on a trusty steed to reach the archaeological site, where you can explore hidden caves, ceremonial temples, and burial chambers left behind by an ancient Mayan civilization.
Enjoy a leisurely horseback ride through the Belizean countryside during this 2-hour excursion. Saddle up and explore the pristine nature of the area as you make your way along the Macal River. Trot to the highest hill and get a view of the great Xunantunich Mayans Ruins before taking a dip in the refreshing waters of the river.
Canoe to the remote Barton Creek Cave on a full-day trip from San Ignacio with an optional zipline adventure, butterfly farm visit or jungle hike to Big Rock Falls. Glide into a hidden cave entrance that’s surrounded by water, and explore a deep series of passages that were sacred to the ancient Maya. Use your headlight to illuminate crystal formations and dangling stalactites, and learn about the cave’s ceremonial history. Slip into the water for a cool swim, then finish your day with the adventure of your choice.
Explore the jungles and mountains of western Belize on this combo horseback and waterfall adventure from San Ignacio. Ride a well-trained horse to a lookout point with stellar views of the Maya Mountains—a beautiful ridge steeped in legends. Then make your way through the verdant rain forest on foot to reach a tropical waterfall and enjoy a refreshing swim in the natural pool at the base of the cascade.
Be a jungle explorer on this combo horseback riding and caving adventure from San Ignacio. Ride a horse through a lush landscape to reach the entrance to Actun Chapat Cave, where you’ll dismount and enter Belize’s largest cave system. Explore narrow tunnels and glittering, open chambers with an expert guide. A provided Belizean lunch keeps you fueled up for this double journey away from civilization.
Journey through the beautiful Belizean rain forest on horseback to reach one of the country’s lesser-known Mayan caves. Ideal for active travelers, this combo adventure offers plenty of time on a horse, plus a guided hike through the jungle along a sacred Mayan trail. Inside Che Chem Ha Cave, get an amazingly close look at intact ancient pottery and other artifacts while learning the legends of the Mayan people.
Enjoy a triple adventure through Belize’s jungles, caves, and rivers on this full-day combo tour from San Ignacio. First, ride on horseback along a lush forested trail to reach the mouth of the Flowers Camp Cave, once used by the ancient Maya for sacred ceremonies. Explore caverns studded with pottery and sparkling rock formations before recharging with a fresh Belizean lunch back at the horse ranch. Return to San Ignacio the scenic way, on a canoe trip down the Macal River.
This adventure is the ONLY ONE of it's kind in Belize... No other outfit offers anything close to this sensational adventure in the rain-forest of Belize! Although there are a number of natural sinkholes in the country, the Black Hole Drop is the only one that is safely used for sport rappelling. This is a full day adventure for the real adventure junkie!
Catch a splendid Belizean sunset on an afternoon tour that combines the beauty of the Cayo countryside with a horseback riding adventure. Ride a horse through scenic farmland and up to the top of a hill, where you can dismount and enjoy a glass of wine while watching the colors of the sky change and soaking up panoramic views.
Spend a refreshing day exploring the natural watery attractions of Belize’s Mountain Pine Ridge with a full-day tour to Thousand Foot Falls and Rio On Pools. Swim at the base of the country’s tallest waterfall, and hop from pool to pool at a river swimming hole surrounded by fragrant pine forest for a memorable Cayo adventure.
Explore a part of San Ignacio you might find it difficult to visit alone during this small-group, horseback riding tour to Flowers Camp cave. Alongside your guide, ride on horseback to a Mayan temple, take in the views and then explore the cave. Don’t stress about the logistics—everything is taken care of for you, including comfortable round-trip transportation.
Another Unique and AMAZING adventure tour brought to you by Caves Branch Adventure Co & Jungle Lodge- this unforgettable expedition takes you into the very heart of the ancient Maya civilization as it shows you the actual ceremonial centers of the sacred shahmen and brings you face to face with the beliefs and rituals that was the foundation of one of the worlds ancient people. Untouched by human hands, this cave leaves no doubt that the
Ride a horse through an organic farm in San Lorenzo on a 2-hour tour that explores traditional agriculture, cattle farming and locally-grown medicinal plants. Follow your guide through fruit, vegetable and herb gardens, then try riding horseback across the gentle Mopan River. Watch for tropical birds and monkeys as you enjoy the leisurely pace of life in the Belizean countryside and finish your tour with return transfer to San Ignacio.
This 4 hour activity takes place right in our 300 acre park. Cave World Adventures park is just 10 minutes away from the famous Xunantunich Mayan ruin. Admissions fee and horse are provided by us. you get to choose your horse. you tour guide will be there to help guide you and give you a brief description of our park.
What to bring:
• packed breakfast and/or lunch
• water and/or snacks
What to wear:
• comfortable clothing and hiking/ running shoes