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Cave Kayaking v.i.v.Tour

Belize City, Belize

From $65.00

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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Venture deep inside an ancient cave system at Nohoc Chen Park on a cave kayaking adventure from Belize City. Old legends and an underground waterfall await inside a series of caverns that you explore by single or double kayak, wearing an LED headlamp to illuminate crystalline rock formations. Hike through the Belizean rain forest and paddle down open stretches of the Caves Branch River on this half-day tour in the heart of the Maya Mountains.
  • Half-day cave kayaking tour from Belize City
  • Paddle through an ancient underground cave system in Nohoc Chen Park
  • Hike through the Belizean jungle to reach the cave entrance
  • Wear an LED headlamp to see fantastic rock formations and an underground waterfall
  • Navigate downstream along the beautiful Caves Branch River
  • Makes a great shore excursion for cruise ship passengers
  • Includes pickup and drop-off from Belize City hotels or the cruise terminal
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Transport by air-conditioned minivan
a Guide for every 8 guest, guides, transportation are at the port 6am waiting
see more caves, 7 caves, explore more
leave the big tube groups behind and explore caves very few ever reach
no portage necessary, our staff takes the kayaks to the upper caves and storage for you
yes we pickup from the Belize City hotels, airport, water taxi, Cruise Port
Safety- Cave management monitors the river conditions, rainfall, water levels, current
water levels, green, yellow we paddle. orange we recommend switching to tubes so the guide navigates
red- caving river activities are not allowed
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Not available from Harvest Caye Port

Departure Point

14d Fort St, Belize City, Belize

Traveler pickup is offered
For Hotel Guest, we pickup at the hotel, air bNb and inns. For cruisers, Once your ship visits the Belize City Port or FSTV, enjoy this tour. we tour on SHIP TIME, Anytime
of the day your ship arrives, 7:00,8:00,9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 1:00 we have a van and guides for
your ship, come ashore very early, get a early tender ticket and come ashore early to che...we tour on Ship Time, come ashore early and enjoy this unbelizable adventure. cruise ships stay 4 miles offshore, the cruise provides boat shuttle tenders guest to shore. the tenders start at 7:45, there are 6 tenders each carrying 200 passengers going back and forth from ship to shore during the first hour. the tender boats are then reduced to 2 going through out the rest of the day. so its vital to get a early tender ticket, Come ashore early. near shore you will see the lighthouse, the terminal buildings housing giftshops. proceed to terminal 1 also known as the reef terminal and go thru the terminal to the EXIT where street side you will see us in RED shirts and holding the V.i.V sign


  • Philip S.W. Goldson Intl Airport, Belize City Belize
  • Belize City Municipal Airport, Belize City Belize


  • is available from Belize City Cruise Ship Port, FSTV

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • we pick up at the Cruise Port, airport, water taxi, hotels
  • A moderate amount of hiking is involved
  • Not recommended for children aged 8 and under
  • Inclement Weather Concerns: we get hourly weather updates as to the condition of water levels at the rivers.
  • sometimes its raining around the cruise line and coastal areas, and the rivers are we go ahead and do the tour as scheduled. only if the rains are in the mountains and right now the rivers are low and we need more water in the rivers then the float will be better, last week the kayaks were getting stuck in the lower parts of the rivers. if the rains are in the mountains and more than normal and the water rises and we can not take up the kayaks , then we use tubes to do cave tubing.... if the rangers in the mountain top measure more than usual water then the caves system are closed for all activities....we have the zipline tour. or the altun ha Maya site tour or refund for not participating on the alternate tour.
  • participants must know how to swim
  • bring a reusable water bottle, disposing of empty plastic bottles is not allowed
  • for helmet cam use, bring helmet attachment
  • cruise guest stay on ship time and arrive early, checkin with us as soon as possible , play more , arrive early
  • restaurants, river shoe rentals, available at the park
  • bring towels, change of clothing, swimwear, insect repellent, footwear with thick soles used to walk on gravel path and do the river crossing.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • NOT available from NCL Harvest Caye Port
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers
  • OPERATED BY V.I.V. Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Cave Kayaking v.i.v.Tour ?
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Cave Kayaking v.i.v.Tour .
What is the policy on sanitization during Cave Kayaking v.i.v.Tour ?
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Cave Kayaking v.i.v.Tour .
What is the social distancing policy during Cave Kayaking v.i.v.Tour ?
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Cave Kayaking v.i.v.Tour .
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Cave Kayaking v.i.v.Tour ?
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Cave Kayaking v.i.v.Tour .
What is the maximum group size during Cave Kayaking v.i.v.Tour ?
This activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Cave Kayaking v.i.v.Tour .

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Traveler Tips

  • "The drive to and from the caves is fast and bumpy so keep that in mind if you get carsick." See review
  • "YOU CAN NOT WEAR FLIP FLOPS - wear water shoes." See review
  • "You need to wear a bathing suit or some clothes you don't mind getting wet." See review


155 Reviews
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Best excursion in Belize!
, Mar 2020
What a great experience and so very beautiful!! Jeremy and Abner were great tour guides and made this such an enjoyable experience!! They were very helpful with the kayaks and making sure we were all safe and kayaking correctly. They offered to let us buy food before we left to eat on the road, and the food was great! They were very informative about the caves and the area we were in and answered any and all questions that we had! I loved this excursion and would definitely recommend it to anyone and everyone! The caves were beautiful and we were even able to get out at some point and enjoy the water and take more pictures!! I am so thankful for these guys and the tour!! Definitely would recommend this to everyone!!
cave kayaking tour
, Mar 2020
We had a great time cave kayaking with Fabulos & Abner. They were great tour guides and we learned alot about the country & areas that we toured. It was such a beautiful cave and river surrounded by the jungle. I saw my first cashew tree and mahogany tree. I definitely recommend this tour
Stunning scenery.
, Mar 2020
Loved the cave kayaking. Truly amazing. Better than I expected. The guides were great and the amount of time was perfect.
Best Belize Cruise Excursion
, Feb 2020
In consideration of time if you are on a cruise, you will be taking a smaller boat to the port. It takes about 25 mins to the port, depending where your cruise ship docks. Thus, you want to be one of the first one to aboard these small boats. Cruise ship and Belize have different times. Tips: -Keep a watch on boat time -Keep your phone on Belize time -Bring waterproof phone lanyard -Bring water shoes When you purchase the tour, the tour departs on Belize time. Departure of the tour was 09:00AM (Belize time). It is about 1.5 hour drive to the cave resort. On our way there, our tour guide gave us a city tour. The tour guide asked us if we wanted to preorder lunch food from there. On this day it was: rice and beans made with coconut milk, coleslaw, chicken stew + drink for $10USD. At the camp, they had restrooms, changing areas, and merchants selling souvenirs and water related items. Then, you take about a 30 min walk to the river and from there on it’s a beautiful memorable experience that’s worth the commute. Our tour guide made sure we were back 45 min before the last small boat left to the ship so we got back to the port at 03:45 PM (Boat time). Overall for the price and the experience, this tour is well worth it and I would recommend going with this company. Also, I recommend the Kayak experience it’s more enjoyable to have control of where you’re going. My family and I are glad we did. We even added my dad once we got there and paid in cash, because he decided to join us last minute. It’s was $5 extra so if you can book prior.
Kayak Cave Adventure
, Feb 2020
Fantastic adventure! Everyone was courteous and helpful. Would recommend it for all ages! Cave was magnificent and the jungle walk although a little longer than I imagined, was interesting and enjoyable. A MUST do when visiting the area.
Kayaking was the way to go
, Feb 2020
Kayaking was the way to make the most of this unique experience/location. We were able to enter the cave and see more than those in tubes. Our guide was informative, fun, articulate, safe. Wouldn't know what more to ask for.
Just book it!
, Feb 2020
We got off the ship very early and had to wait for the others that had booked this tour. I was getting very impatient but the wait was worth it! The transportation to the archeological site was clean and comfortable. The driver (Eddie) was very competent and the lovely lady (Sharon) that gave the commentary during the drive was fantastic. She and Eddie and Lupe did a great job explaining what would happen and their expectations of us. We had a great time and it was a first rate experience. We made it back to the ship in plenty of time. We have done the cave-tubing before but this was a better experience by far and I would highly recommend them!
Wonderfull time at the cave
, Feb 2020
The cave is just incredible. The VIV staff is wonderfull and took care of us. Just make sure you have at least 2 hours of time before the ship leaves, the cave is an 1h15 from Belize city.
Great day Kayaking!
, Feb 2020
VIV did a great job with our excursion. The kayaking was easier than I expected. We got to go further in the caves than the tubers. There was a lot of tubes and they did well to navigate through them. Be ready to get wet. You will walk through 3 different rivers to get to your kayaks. I would recommend the trip and the guides did a good job explaining things about their country on the ride to the site.
Adventurous and relaxing.
, Feb 2020
Both guides were very interesting and informative. Did not rush through the tour at all relaxing and enjoyable and adventurous.

Product code: 42577P2

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