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Ian Anderson's Caves Branch Lodge Tours

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Ian Anderson's Caves Branch Lodge Tours

There are several different tours avaiable while staying there. I was wondering which ones people recommend the most?

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1. Re: Ian Anderson's Caves Branch Lodge Tours

River of Caves tubing and Black Hole rapelling are both a great start. Add on river kayaking or horses and you got a great trip.

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2. Re: Ian Anderson's Caves Branch Lodge Tours

We just returned from Caves Branch and I would highkly reccomend the Mayan Ceremonial Cave tour. We hiked up a hill for about 45 minutes and then climbed in to a cave that was used for Mayan rituals and sacrafices. It was pretty amazing to see the altars they had constructed, learn about their beliefs and culture and experience the jungle all at once.

This is not a tour for the out of shape though as it is a good hike and you really have to pull yourself up and over the rocks inside the cave, but we really felt it gave us a great sense of the history and cultural heritage of Belize.

We did do the cave tubing/zip line combo which was a blast but it will be a larger group and there will less chance for discussion. We also heard from the guides that they really love the Waterfalls Tour, although we did not have the opportunity to do that tour.

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3. Re: Ian Anderson's Caves Branch Lodge Tours

We were at Caves Branch in December 2007 with kids aged 7 & 9. We did the tour to Xunantunich and Cahal Pech ruins - about a 6-hour day, totally worthwhile. We did the River Cave Expedition which is similar to the Ceremonial cave but easier. Finally, we did horseback riding, which is not a pansy ride. It is through the jungle, through the river, up and down mud, and across a teak plantation. It was very cool. For older adventurers, I heard the kayaking, waterfall caves, and black hole drop were great.

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4. Re: Ian Anderson's Caves Branch Lodge Tours

Just returned from 6 nights at Caves branch. The guides said that the two most popular trips are waterfall caves and black hole.

Black hole was a rush- dropping down 300 ft is something I'll likely never get to do again.

ATM is also an amazing, haunting trip.

The river of caves/zip line is a long day. 3+ hours of tubing gets a little old. Plus there's a surcharge.

All the other previous posts had great ideas, as well. As you can see, there's a ton to do there. The horseback ride is 90 minutes and is not easy. It may not be worth the price, considering all the other amazing things out there.

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