Barton Creek Canoeing

adventure activity     easy

Arrive at Barton Creek Cave after an enjoyable drive across rivers, jungle trails, orange orchards, and along the Chiquibul Road through a picturesque Mennonite farm community. Hidden here are artifacts from the ancient Mayas, waiting to be explored in the watery underground caverns of Barton Creek Cave, which was a center for ancient rituals. Stretching up to two miles underground, this wonder is explored only by canoe. Drift along and marvel at the glittering stalactites and stalagmites, some 50 feet (15 m) in length. The Cave is littered with the eerie remains of human bones, centuries old clay pots, some in perfect form, and tiny remnants of cultural Maya artifacts.

Tour departs:

Barton Creek Canoeing only: 8am, 1⁄2 day tour

Barton Creek + Green Hills: 8am, 3⁄4 day tour

Barton Creek + Xunantunich: 8am, 3⁄4 day tour

Barton Creek + Ziplining: 8am, full day tour

Age Limit: 5 years old and above

Drive time: 1.5 hours each way

What to wear/bring: Shorts, t-shirt, hiking shoes, sunglasses, sunscreen, hat, repellent, US or BZ dollars for petty cash.

Not included: entry fees, lunch.

Included: equipment rental at Barton Creek.

ADD ON - Green Hills Butterfly Farm

sights     easy

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Combine this with a visit to Green Hills Butterfly Farm, which has dozens of native species of butterflies. Green Hills is research orientated, focusing on interactions between different species.

ADD ON - Ziplining at Calico Jack's

adventure activity

moderate - challenging

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Continue your adventure with some ziplining at Calico Jack’s offer several levels of ziplining to suit your experience.

ADD ON - Xunantunich

maya site     easy - moderate

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On your way back to Black Rock, you can also opt to stop and have a short visit at Xunantunich.