Day Four, November 18, 2009: Belize City, Honduras
Belize Enjoy two of the most exciting tours offered in Belize today, cave tubing and the canopy zip line excursions on your one day visit to Belize!
Your Zip Line adventure begins from the First Platform where you will “jump” from the first Platform to zip to the next Platform found 150ft away. Flying through the air surrounded by nature is the most exhilarating feeling ever encountered, the birds and Howler Monkeys found onsite will be at eye level making you one with the prolific nature Belize is famous for.
The Zip Line Adventure consists of 8 Zip Line Platforms each strategically located within the Rainforest canopy. Double cables (each capable of withstanding 2,000 pounds of weight, the requirement for this tour truly has nothing to do with weight but with the size of the safety equipment) are used for the ultimate safety. All landing Platforms are equipped with safety gear, handrails and Guides to meet your next landing as well as to ensure your personal safety throughout the tour. The Platforms are as high as 85ft into the Canopy and as far apart as 250ft!
On the second part of your exciting excursion you will then reach the Cave Branch System Welcome Area where you will be fitted with your life vest, (if you would like one) cave lamp and your tube.
The walk to the beginning of the first Cave Entrance is an easy gentle 30 to 40 minute stroll through the beautiful Belizean Rainforest. Your guide will take you through two dry caves where many stalagmites and stalactites can be admired along the way. Once we have reached our access point for your Cave Tubing adventure, you will be able to enter the crystal clear, refreshing river and enter the first cave. A picture of the first cave can be seen on our website but unfortunately the picture does not do the area justice as the cave entrance and color of the water is simply spectacular!
You will visit 1 full underground cave system (2 caves) within the Cave Branch System, you will also be guided to underground dry caves within the cave system, a treat only offered by our outfit, X-Stream Cave Tubing! As you approach the end of your cave tubing experience you will float through small fun rapids where you will pickup some speed and end the cave tubing ride in style, bringing you right back to the starting point of your Cave Tubing adventure. Tropical Fruits are offered following your excursion.
If a picture is worth a thousand words the following pictures should give you a great description of both tours.
Trekking in the Belizean Rain Forest, an easy 30 minute walk with your tube cave tubing entrance
Walking through a cave on the way to the river for the cave tubing
In the Rain Forest, an easy 30 minute walk with your tube to the river tubing entrance
Off we go on our Xtreme Cave Tubing Adventure
Regular Cave-Tubing entry and our guides assist you if you need help
Floating through the Belizean underworld
Exploring the cave system and various formations by the glow of the cave lights (head lights?)
The famous cave wave
The short walk through the rainforest to reach the first platform.
The Guides instruct the Zip method and explain the cables, platforms and itinerary. You can see the double cables.
Getting ready for the first jump to the first platform 85ft in the air!
Zip lining away!!!!
One of the many platforms found high in the canopy
At the end of the Zip Line Excursion you will repel from the last platform back down to Earth.
Easy does it. This is the experience of a lifetime!
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