Not only do the caves in Belize offer a wide range of activities they are also of historical significance, as many of the caves were important Mayan ceremonial sites.

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Flight from London London

10:15 hrs

Time Difference

GMT -3 hrs

These sites now contain offerings that have been left behind including pottery, carvings and incense.

The caves in Belize offer something for everyone. The Rio Frio Cave is best for those who are not natural cavers and can be enjoyed from a canoe, while the more adventurous may enjoy cave tubing (floating through the cave in a rubber ring) at Nohuch Che'en Reserve.

The real adrenaline junkies can visit the Actun Tunichil Mucnal in the Tapir Mountain Nature Reserve. Whilst this involves both swimming and trekking before the walk through the cave, these efforts are well rewarded by the chance to see the crystal maiden, a victim of ritual sacrifice.

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Where to stay

Gaïa River Lodge

Gaïa River Lodge

Gaia River Lodge is a peaceful sanctuary retreat in Belize’s Mountain Pine Ridge, perched in the natural beauty of pine forest overlooking spectacular waterfalls in the lodge's grounds.

Blancaneaux Lodge

Blancaneaux Lodge

Owned by Francis Ford Coppola, Blancaneaux Lodge is a peaceful retreat located in the central forests of Belize, just outside the town of San Ignacio.

Chaa Creek

Chaa Creek

The Lodge at Chaa Creek is recognised as an exemplary model of sustainable development within Belize’s rainforest.

Lamanai Outpost Lodge

Lamanai Outpost Lodge

Lamanai Outpost Lodge is situated on the banks of a 28 mile long lagoon amid the remnants of a major Mayan city.

Chan Chich

Chan Chich

There are several lodges in Central America that are near to Mayan cities, but only one actually in the ruins of one.

Hidden Valley Inn

Hidden Valley Inn

Nestled in its own 7,200 acre nature reserve, Hidden Valley Inn is one of the most secluded properties in the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve, the oldest and largest parkland in Belize.

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