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Zip Lining/Cave Tubing Tour - Caves Branch or Jaguar Paw?

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Zip Lining/Cave Tubing Tour - Caves Branch or Jaguar Paw?

We're interested in booking a Zip Lining & Cave Tubing tour in mid March.

Is the Zip Lining/Cave Tubing tour better at Caves Branch or Jaguar Paw?

Jaguar Paw is significantly less $ per person, but we'd be willing to spend the extra for Caves Branch if its significantly better.

Also, we know that mid march is the dry season so there's a chance that the cave tubing may not be running- would the rivers be more likely to be higher at either CB or JP?

Thanks for your help.

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1. Re: Zip Lining/Cave Tubing Tour - Caves Branch or Jaguar Paw?

You float down the same river, CB float is much longer than JP. The zip line is at the end of the float at JP

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2. Re: Zip Lining/Cave Tubing Tour - Caves Branch or Jaguar Paw?

Thanks Katie.

How long is the JP float and how long is the CB float?

Is it the same zip line too?

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3. Re: Zip Lining/Cave Tubing Tour - Caves Branch or Jaguar Paw?

I too am debating between the two resorts. Caves branches seems to be more immersed in the jungle. Do either have pools?

Pros and cons to both???

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4. Re: Zip Lining/Cave Tubing Tour - Caves Branch or Jaguar Paw?

JP has a pool and rooms with ac. New tree house cabanas at CB are really nice. Two very different, but good, places to stay.

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5. Re: Zip Lining/Cave Tubing Tour - Caves Branch or Jaguar Paw?

JP has a pool and rooms with ac. New tree house cabanas at CB are really nice. Two very different, but good, places to stay.

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6. Re: Zip Lining/Cave Tubing Tour - Caves Branch or Jaguar Paw?

Which do you think has better rainforest tours?? What about horseback riding? thanks

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7. Re: Zip Lining/Cave Tubing Tour - Caves Branch or Jaguar Paw?

Also, how far is each from San Ignacio/Xunantunich?

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8. Re: Zip Lining/Cave Tubing Tour - Caves Branch or Jaguar Paw?

I stayed at CB last March. Amazing resort - awesome food. LOVED the outdoor bucket showers :)

I would skip the river tubing. It's long, slow, and you get rubber burn on your arms.

My suggestion would be zip line and repelling. You HAVE to be fairly fit to repel but it is SOOOOO worth it!!

Bring bug spray.

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9. Re: Zip Lining/Cave Tubing Tour - Caves Branch or Jaguar Paw?

Caves Branch does not have a pool. But we loved it anyway. The kids played in the river.

The Cave Tubing/Zip Line tour is 7 miles of tubing. We did not do it. We instead did the River Cave Expedition which is a short tubing into a cave, and then hiking around in the cave. The cave has Mayan sculptures, pottery fragments, and firepits. Very cool! Our guide was wonderful.

I can't compare to JP but I'd stay at Caves Branch again in a heartbeat.

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10. Re: Zip Lining/Cave Tubing Tour - Caves Branch or Jaguar Paw?

I agree with ak335 and JoKnits. The long cave tubing trip at CB is a little boring. It a good 2 hours of paddling. The shorter one with the Mayan cave, or the JP would be better.

Or, you can bag the tubing altogether and do something else like just the zip line, black hole or ATM.

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