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.
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.
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.
moderate - challenging
Continue your adventure with some ziplining at Calico Jack’s offer several levels of ziplining to suit your experience.
maya site easy - moderate
On your way back to Black Rock, you can also opt to stop and have a short visit at Xunantunich.