Barton Creek Cave Canoeing: Underground Adventure with Crystalline Formations and Cultural Artifacts
7 Ratings
San Ignacio

Immerse yourself in a tranquil environment as you paddle in a canoe along a subterranean river network. Hear the rhythmic splashes blending with your pulse, adding to the serenity. Discover massive crystal structures, ancient bones, and historical relics during your underground journey.

Duration: 4 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Barton Creek Cave - Choose between a private or share tour option, as well as a morning or afternood departure and experience the essence of a meditative ambiance as you glide on a canoe through an underground cave system as the sound of the paddle on the peaceful waters harmonizes with your heartbeat. While canoeing through the cave see large crystalline formations, skeletal remains and other cultural artifacts.

Our local guide will guide you through the Barton Creek Cave which he will talk about the importance of the cave to the Mayas and history of the cave while paddling inside the cave.

What's Included
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Tasty snacks included
  • Comfort ensured with in-vehicle air conditioning
  • All fees and taxes covered
  • Exclusive use of canoeing gear: canoe, helmet, headlight, spotlight, personal flotation device, and paddle
  • Selection of alcoholic beverages provided
6 Far W St
Far West Street
Ground floor of Elviras Building by Ervas Restaurant
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
(7 Ratings)
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Apr 9, 2024
Paddle into this mysterious Mayan archeological site - We enjoyed the morning, from getting picked up from our hotel on time to just listening to our guide talk about Barton Cave as an important Mayan archeological site as we paddled in. He answered all our questions and was very kind to help us figure out how to paddle and navigate the environment. This activity also helped us get used to the heat because after our tour in and out, we cooled off in the creek. It is a really nice pls e to ease into the environment if you are not used to the heat. Refreshing!
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Mar 7, 2024
Fun alternative to see some caves in St. Ignacio! - Awesome tour. Guide picked me up where I was staying. Gave us good instructions and had good equipment. Nice tour and explanation of things. Definitely an awesome cave!
Review provided by Viator
Oct 25, 2023
Highly recommend - Amazing guides!!!! Just amazing and great tour. The caves were also very fun to go into and the guides were soo accommodating
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Jan 10, 2023
So we paddled into a caveā€¦ - A big thank you to Marlon for guiding us into the the depths of the Mayan underworld and back. Cave canoeing was an amazing experience and Marlon made it fun, safe, and provided great information. The snacks were great too.
Review provided by Viator
Jun 12, 2021
Wow!! - Francisco was super friendly and very knowledgeable about the Mayans. The experience he gave us canoeing in Barton Creek Cave was amazing!! We say many breathtaking structures and had quite an adventure squeezing through and under tight places. I would totally recommend this tour, especially if Francisco is your guide!!
Review provided by Viator
Feb 11, 2024
Relaxing and amazing - The journey through the cave on the canoe was relaxing and informative. The cave structure was amazing with some tall caverns.
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up to 15 guests
May 2024