Zip-lining in Belize

Zip-lining in Belize

Many of the visitors to duPlooy’s try zip-lining and cave tubing adventure.  Our favorite place for zip-lining is Calico Jack’s.  It’s also the closest one to duPlooy’s and can be combined with one of these other activities –  canoeing through Barton Creek Cave, Xunantunch or Cahal Pech Maya site, a swim in Big Rock Falls, Green Hills Butterfly Ranch, a Chocolate making demonstration, or a stop at the Green Iguana project.  

He sure makes it look easy ...
He sure makes it look easy …

To combine a Cave Tubing adventure with  Zip-lining in Belize , Cave’s Branch is the place to go because both are right there.

Cave Tubing –   A half hour’s hike through the forest with your  guide takes you to the cave entrance to start your float downstream. This cave is more like a tunnel as you can see the light at the end.

This wasn't us but it could be you ...
This wasn’t us but it could be you …

The day I went on this adventure, the water was just right – not too shallow and not too fast.  As we drifted leisurely downstream, we recovered slowly from the adrenaline rush of  the zip-lining experience.  This varies a bit depending on the weather so sometimes the ride is fast and exciting and at other times slow and quiet, giving you time to enjoy gazing at the cave walls with their many stalagmite and stalactites.

If you have a waterproof housing for your camera, this is a great place for photos.

Cave Tubing is also available in St Herman’s Cave right by the Inland Blue Hole.  If you are going South by road to Dangriga, Hopkins or Placencia, leave early and make this stop along the way.  If you’re using one of duPlooy’s “Create Your Own Vacation” packages, you can do this for a small additional fee.

Belize has outstanding guides with a wide range of knowledge about their country and who are also fun, friendly and personable.  All of the tours at duPlooy’s Eco Lodge include a guide.