Triple combo tour!  Unique experience with Animal Encounter included at the Belize Zoo!

Start at Nohoch Che’en Park and grab your paddle, life jacket, headlamp and helmet.  Start with a jungle trail walk learning about the medicinal and traditional uses of the rainforest plants and trees, along a leisurely path through two dry cave systems and under beautiful primary broad-leaf rain-forest to the entrance of the cave system. At the riverside, you will gear up and get comfortable in your kayak in a quiet jungle lined pool. Paddle upstream against gentle currents to the very mouth of the cave system where the river flows up from underground.  Then turn around and paddle downstream through a series of caves and as well as along the jungle lined open river for the home stretch. On this home stretch, which ends back at your starting point where you crossed the river, enjoy a beautiful outdoor float under the canopy of the rain-forest, with some sunshine coming down through the canopy. Follow or precede this with your Belize Zipline tour through the broadleaf rainforest.  Nohoch Che’en offers modern bathrooms, secure parking, handicraft shops, and water shoe rentals if needed.

On our return to the city, we’ll stop in at the Belize Zoo.  As the only facility of its kind within the Latin American and Caribbean region, the Belize Zoo showcases over 45 species of mammals, birds, and reptiles native to Belize.  What better place to see so many of Belize’s widlife – all in a natural setting! Get up close and personal with the animals behind the safety barriers of carefully re-created habitats. Each exhibit is tailored to the specific species which it showcases by the use of all indigenous shrubs and trees as well as the inclusion of well landscaped ponds and wetlands.  Featured animals our national symbols: Keel Billed Toucan, Tapir, Black Orchid and other favorites such as the jaguar and howler monkeys!

Location: Caves Branch River, Western Highway
Level: Moderate to Challenging(but do-able!)

DEPARTURE Tour departs from Belize City, Cruise Terminal, Gate 1
DURATION Approx 5 hours
WHAT TO WEAR Recommended Wear for Cave Kayak Zip Line Belize Shore Excursion: Tshirt & Short Pants or Swimsuit with Coverup, Sandals that can strap unto your feet (no flip flops),  Sunblock, Water, Insect Repellent. Rash Guard shirt and Water Shoes can come in handy but are not mandatory.
INCLUDES
Meet & greet at Cruise Terminal, Gate One
Tour transfers in a clean comfortable air conditioned van
Park Fees
Tour Gear
Guided Tours at Belize Zoo, Cave Kayak and Zip Line
Animal Encounter with the Tapir!
Lunch with Beverage
TOUR NOTES
  • 50% credit card deposit to confirm / Balance in cash on tour day
  • Please don’t bring along expensive or priceless items that could get lost or damaged on the tour
  • Tour departure time is based on cruise ship tender time to the terminal.  We ask that you be on the first available tender leaving the ship so as to maximize your tour time!
GUEST SATISFACTION GUARANTEE We have 3 generations of experience in the hospitality industry – at the highest levels of hotel management, tourism organizations, and tourism initiatives in Belize.  We know our country and we excel at customer service. Our guides are carefully selected and individually trained in delivering outstanding customer service.  They bring a true passion for sharing Belize with you.  And, we stand behind our commitment to our guest satisfaction guarantee.
CANCELLATION POLICY Cancellation Policy – at least 24hrs in advance for full refund.  No refund for last minute or no show cancellations.  Full refund if your ship does not port.  Full refund in the event we cancel your tour due to adverse weather or other conditions.

 

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Tender to Mainland

Welcome to your Belize Shore Excursion!  Your cruise ship will anchor just offshore, and smaller boats called tenders ferry passengers from the ship to the mainland.  Try to get on the earliest tender you can so as to maximize your tour time!
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Meet your Tour

Upon arrival at the terminal, make your way to the entrance gate in Terminal One.  Your rep will be waiting to meet you with an “UpClose Belize” sign and will have your name on his/her checklist.The adventure begins on your Belize Cave Kayaking and Zip Line Shore Excursion!
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Belize Zip Line Shore Excursion

Board your tour transfer enjoying a Highlights of Belize City Tour until you eventually make your way to Nohoch Che’en Nature Reserve.  Gear up with helmet, gloves and a short, easy step by step guide to enjoying your Belize zip line experience!  Zoom between the treetops from platform to platform!  A thrilling experience!
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Belize Cave Kayaking Tour

 You will start with a short river crossing assisted by a rope set parallel to the river.  A 30 – 45 minute jungle walk on easy terrain gets you to the start of your cave kayaking adventure.  Follow a jungle trail as it weaves alongside the river.  The path is clear and the ground is mostly level on this rainforest walk in the company of your guide as he points out local plants and describes their medicinal and traditional uses.  At the starting point ease into the river or opt for the jump start!  The cave kayaking portion of your shore excursion has begun! Experience the cave system by the light of your lamp for an unforgettable adventure of approx 45mins.  Your tour ends where you started at the river crossing.
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Belize Zoo Tour

Either on your return, or on your initial drive out, you will stop at the Belize Zoo en route.  A fascinating experience awaits meeting as many of the zoo’s animals as possible!  Before you go, get an upclose and personal encounter with the Tapir, Belize’s national animal.  Pet, feed, and learn about the very unique creature!
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Return to Terminal

At the end of your tour, your guide will return you back to the terminal building in plenty of time to board your return tender to the ship.