This tour starts with a scenic hour drive through the Hummingbird Highway, upon reaching the St. Herman’s Blue Hole National Park. After a short walk through the jungle you will arrive at the entrance of St. Herman’s cave, where concrete steps constructed over the original Mayan steps will lead you down into the cave. Your knowledgeable guide will lead you 200 yards into the cave and teach you about Xibalba (the Mayan Underworld). You will then get on your inner tube and explore the cave while the current gently takes you deeper into the darkness. Equipped with headlights, your guide will point out the many wonders of the cave, as well as Maya artifacts.
Part of St. Herman’s Blue Hole National Park’s namesake is a 300-foot wide sinkhole at the bottom of which is 25-foot deep cenote fed by crystal clear underground streams. Here you can cool off after your strenuous hike through the cave. The park hosts many plant, animal and bird species. Please note: this is a very rigorous trip involving climbing over boulders, up steep and sometimes very narrow passages in the dark with only headlamps!
Depart: 8 am
Length: Full day
Terrain: Jungle trails, rivers edge and water
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, swimsuit, beach towel and extra (dry) clothes for the end of your day.