duPlooy’s Jungle Lodge, located along the banks of the Macal River offers a large variety of adventures. Frolick about in waterfalls and cascading pools, ride a horse to a cave and float back downstream to the lodge. Experience the famous ATM (Actun Tunichil Mucknal) Cave, climb Mayan temples in Belize and Guatemala.
Canoe through the Mayan underworld and zing high above the canopy on a zipline or or try rappelling 300 ft down into a sink hole.
duPlooy Hiking Trails
Some people consider just traveling the 4-mile dirt road to get here an adventure and spend the rest of their vacation enjoying the grounds, having a relaxing massage or lounging in their hammock with a cool belikin beer.
With access to 5 Maya sites, hiking trails, waterfalls, canoeing, horseback riding, several caves and more, duPlooy’s is the perfect jump-off place for your Belize Jungle Adventure. With so much to do, just “make sure you stay long enough”
Adjacent to duPlooy’s is Belize Botanic Gardens. duPlooy’s guests get to go there anytime they want, included with the room charge, along with Continental Breakfast and use of inner tubes and canoes around the lodge.
Barton Creek Cave forms part of a large riverine system, which is easily accessed and the least difficult of all caves, since it allows its visitors to wonder the Mayan Underworld on a canoe.
Read below five of the most interesting facts that makes Barton Creek a unique and Interesting Cave.
1.Barton creek Cave is the longest subterranean site in Belize.The natural process of the cave allows visitors to go in for about one kilometer only.
2.The ceramic remains suggest that the Maya were using the cave from Early classic to Late Classic Period.
3.The Osteological analysis of the human remains found, revealed that atleast 28 individuals were buried inside Barton Creek Cave including kids.
4.Fire hearths with little evidence of cooking were found inside the cave, which suggests that the main functions of the hearths were for providing light/burning of copal incense for ceremonial purposes.Only royalties, like the priests and the sacrificial virgins were allowed inside the cave.
5.Some areas in the cave appear to have been purposely modified by the Maya to improve access to other locations within the cave, that may have been difficult to reach.
After hundreds of years, little was left and archaeologists continue to look at cave materials that can give a clearer depiction of how, why and when the Maya utilized the cave.
Dare and satisfy your adventurous spirits with an inimitable Jungle adventure Combo, offered at our prestigious, duPlooy’s Jungle Lodge.
Begin your voyage with a two hours’ drive from duPlooy’s to Green Hills Butterfly farm, while enjoying a picturesque display of valleys,
gigantic peaks and the jungle- which is home to countless species of flora and fauna.
Green Hills Butterfly Farm
Green Hills Butterfly Farm is one of the largest in the country, having a display of several species :2,500 live butterflies all together. A Green Hills knowledgeable site guide will take you to the display shed and give you reliable information about a butterfly’s life cycle, while pointing out various species that are unusual yet interesting. Adding to the butterflies awe, there are several humming bird feeders whereby an average of eight species have been spotted around. This site is highly recommended to photographers as it has a small ornamental garden which adds to your contentment! After the 45 minutes tour, find your way towards Calico Jacks Village for an unforgettable zip-lining experience.
Zip lining at Calico Jacks
Calico Jacks is situated just 20 minutes away from Green Hills Butterfly farm and it features one of the best and safest zip-line tours that range from seven to fifteen platforms.
If what you are looking for is ultimate adrenaline, then the ultimo explorer tour is highly recommended! This canopy tour features over 2700 feet of zip-lines and is comprised of 9 runs and 15 platforms, that allows you to have a bird’s eye view of the scenic jungle that is below.
Barton Creek Cave
Barton Creek is about 30 minutes away from Zip-lining place. This water cave system is known to be one of the most exceptional and easiest in Belize, since it is accessed by canoes only. It is part of a large riverine system, whereby the natural process of the cave allows its visitors to go in for about one kilometer only.
At Barton Creek, you explore the underworld of the ancient Maya sighting stalactites, stalagmites, pillars, skeletal remains, pottery remains and natural bridges that add to the mystery. As you glide your canoe deeper into cave, a duPlooy’s Expert guide keeps explaining that the main purpose of the cave was for ritual ceremonies, where fragmented pottery and human remains are the major evidences.
Adventurous days on these unique beauties are hard to forget, wonderful to discover and significant to experience. Depart at 7:30 AM for a compilation of unseen hidden attractions and you should be back at home (duPlooy’s) by 4 PM with memories that will never be forgotten!