Leaving Villa Verano, the drive is just over an hour to Caves Branch River, where your guide will lead you to the mouth of an extraordinary series of caves.

This tour combines cave tubing and cave exploration. These caves are mind boggling in their scope of well preserved artifacts with ancient Maya ceremonial centers, pottery, alters, obsidian blood letting blades, jade and the actual footprints of the Shaman and Priests, dated to 400 A.D.,- a veritable living museum where the past can still be experienced in its natural location. Spectacular crystal formations over 5 million years old cast eerie shadows into the black abyss as you explore and experience the most sacred area of the ancient Maya. Massive cathedral sized chambers dwarf you as you pass through by foot and on inner tubes.

Subject to high water levels during rainy season.

Depart: 8 am
Length: Full day
Terrain: Jungle trails, rivers edge and water
Difficulty: Moderate

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Recommended to Bring: Bottled water, sunscreen, bug repellent, cap or hat, sunglasses, long pants, t-shirt and long sleeved shirt, sturdy shoes or boots, camera, binoculars, swimsuit, beach towel and extra (dry) clothes for the end of your day.

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