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Barton Creek Canoeing Half-Day Tour in Belize

Embark on a half-day Barton Creek canoeing tour to discover the beauty of this ancient Mayan cave! End it with a refreshing swim and a homemade picnic lunch.

USD $100.00

Per Person

Embark on a Half-Day Barton Creek Canoeing Tour to Discover the Beauty of This Ancient Mayan Cave!

Have you heard of the cave Barton Creek? Barton Creek, like many of the subterranean caverns of Belize, was used by the ancient Mayan people for ceremonial purposes. Join us on a relaxed but exciting Barton Creek canoeing trip inside a mountain on an ancient waterway where you can observe grand cathedral ceilings in the cave, as well as numerous formations, stalactites and stalagmites.

Starting the Barton Creek canoeing trip through farmland, you can observe the Mennonite community of Upper Barton Creek and experience their traditional lifestyle. You will then reach Barton Creek Cave, much of which is still to be explored and which stretches for 4.5 miles (~7.25 kilometers). Canoeing in for the first mile to explore the amazing history and geology of this massive cave, at the entrance of the cave, you will then start to slowly paddle into the cave passage – and while floating deeper into the passage, you get an invaluable opportunity to learn about the geology, archaeology and Mayan history of these caves. The headlight on your helmet will bring to life sparkling crystal formations that are millions of years old. And after exploring the caves, end the half-day tour with a refreshing swim and a homemade picnic lunch.

Add-on options for Jungle Zipline, Big Rock Falls and Butterfly Farm & Botanical Garden are also available. Please contact us at for more information.


  • Canoe through the cave passages of Barton Creek
  • Learn about geology, archaeology and Mayan history of these caves
  • See crystal formations that are millions of years old
  • Swim in cave
  • Homemade picnic lunch

Tour Information

Duration: 5-8 hours
Start/end location: San Ignacio, Belize
Availability: Year-round
Miscellaneous: The difficulty level of this tour is set at “Easy.” A minimum height of 40 inches (1.01 meters) is required to take part in this tour.

What’s Included

  • Transportation to and from San Ignacio
  • Canoeing equipment
  • Homemade picnic lunch

What’s Not Included

  • Add-on options (Jungle Zipline, Big Rock Falls and Butterfly Farm & Botanical Garden) – Please contact us at for more information

What to Bring 

  • Bathing suit
  • Towel
  • Insect repellent
  • Cap/hat
  • Sturdy walking shoes
  • Camera
  • Reusable water bottles



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What Happens After I Book?

After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.

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