Sunday, 27 November 2011

Cave Kayaking in Belize with the Kayaking Experts

A whole New World of Adventure!

This kayaking tour is designed to offer its participants a maximum adventure experience! At the beginning of the tour all equipment will be checked for Safety purposes. Safety information for kayaking, the use of all equipment, and the characteristics of river will be discussed. Any questions and/or concerns will also be open for discussion and answered. Once completed everyone is to prepare themselves with the proper gear which should take about 5 to 10 minutes. At the entrance of the cave, your guide(s) will brief you on the history of the ancient Maya, as well as facts pertaining to the use of caves and the geology of the area you are about to enter.

There are a series of rapids just inside the cave. When you exit each cave, you will have the chance to see the jungle canopy that surrounds the area and river.   On the river, the guides alternate in front, middle and back of the group.  You may see some wild life such as Tarantula spiders, howler monkeys and lot of birds. We will stop for lunch at about the 5th exit of the cave.  This is the guide/s favorite lunch spot which features a magnificent view of the jungle hillside and this creates a spectacular swimming area with 10 foot crystal blue water. 

Lunch: This will consist of a buffet styled- “Do-It-Yourself-Burrito with homemade flour tortillas, tomatoes, cabbage, onions, cucumber, carrots, cheese, sliced boneless ham, pastrami and condiments such as mustard, mayonnaise and Belizean famous-“Marie Sharps” hot sauce. For those guests who are vegetarians (Kindly specify in advance), you can simply skip the meats. Burritos are delicious with just the veggies!

After lunch there is 15 minute hike through the Jungle. At this point, you will be getting out of the river and hiking through the jungle to another entrance-where you will get back into the river. This river basically goes underground and under the mountain, leaving no way to get past this point- so the hike is necessary in order to continue the tour.  This second river entrance is what we consider to be the Half Way point along the trip as there are 5 more caves to go through and more rapids to traverse.  The guide/s will need assistance from the guests in order to carry the gear and equipment/kayaks & paddles and you are welcome to take the light loads so that the guides can back the heavier items.  

Time of exit is estimated at around 2-2:30pm. You will hike back to the parking lot –approx. 5 minutes. Ready to leave the parking area at approx 3:00pm.

Physical Requirements:
Participants MUST have an excellent level of physical fitness and should be able to tolerate dark caves and should be able to swim with all safety gear on (especially P.F.D & Helmet.)

Cancellation of Tour: Heavy mountain rains can produce flooding that will force us to cancel the tour. If during the trip itself, heavy rains are experienced, the guide may make the decision to call off the tour for safety reasons. It should be noted that at all times, your guide/s have your safety and well being in mind, and will be forced to make decisions that will keep you safe!

Special Note: ALL guides are certified as Wilderness First Responder medics, and are certified in Flood & Swift Water Rescue. Your guides are proud members of the Belize Disaster And Rescue Response Team known also as BDARRT. BDARRT is affiliated with Belize’s-National Emergency Management Organization- NEMO and has participated in response efforts in Belize & neighboring Mexico (after Hurricane Wilma). BDARRT is currently the training company for the Belize Tourist Board- Certified Tour Guides that take guests into popular natural caves such as this one and who offer tours to resort guests, private groups, cruise ship passengers and locals alike.

 For your Info… Your Guides Gear List Includes:            
Ø  Single kayak,
Ø  Helmet
Ø   headlamp
Ø  Spare light and batteries
Ø   Type 5 -P.F.D
Ø   70 feet throw rope dry bag
Ø  Medical First Aid kit.

Monday, 14 March 2011

Chiquibul- The longest and most Unique Cave System in Belize!

Among the many wonders of Belize is the Chiquibul National Park- Belize's largest park. The park is located in the Cayo district of Belize and is roughly 414 sq miles in size. Although the ruins of Caracol are located within the park perimeters, the size  of the park does not include the ruins site itself. Caracol is a designated archaeological reserve making it a park within a park. 

The park was established in 1956 and was originally part of the Chiquibul Forest Reserve. in 1991, the three-quarters of the forest reserve that did not have active logging concessions was re-designated as a national park under Belize's National Parks System Act. in 1995, the park's borders were  re-defined . The ruins of Caracol became surrounded by the national park.

The western side of the park lies along Belize's border with Guatemala. The park lies west of the Maya Mountains. The park's landscape includes south the Vaca Plateau. Doyles Delight- the new highest mountain in Belize, is located within the confines of the park. The park is located on a layer of Limestone Strata- the largest area of protected Karst in Belize. In this vast park, can be found portions of the Chiquibul Cave System- the longest known cave system in Central America. The cave system is made up of caves linked by water flows, including the Chiquibul River which flows through Belize and goes underground into the cave system which then resurfaces in Guatemala. The cave system includes the largest known underground passages known as the Kabul Sand Passage- discovered in the Western Hemisphere. 

Enormous Kabul Sand Passage

Entrance to Kabul Cave- Chiquibul National Park
 The wonders of Chiquibul are unequal to any found in Belize. The vast rainforest canopy covers nearly every inch of the park, which lies bording Guatemala. The dangers of the park are many and among them are the existing Xateros- Guatemala farmers who come across the border in search of the precious Xate leaves- used in the floral industry. These farmers have been known to be agressive and have put in peril the Belizean raiinforest -slashing, burner and cutting vast areas of the forest in search of the leaves. 

Friends of Conservation & Development manager the park and provide ranger services as well as a security presence to various expedition outfits such as XMET- the Xibalba Mapping & Expedition Team that visit Belize each year to conduct continuing cave mapping projects throughout the forest and mountain areas of central Belize. 
Marcos Cucul- inside Loltun Room, Chiquibul
 The wonders of caving are something most adventure seekers will want to experience when in Belize. Used by the Maya for ancient ceremonial rituals and other religious rites, the caves can now be entered with a licensed tour guide. Maya Guide Adventure Tours is a leader in these types of expeditions and adventures. Among our list of caves is the Crystal Cave- located in the Blue Hole National park.

Calcified Human Remains in Crystal Cave

Join one of our thrilling expeditions into the underworld of Belize. Take away an unforgettable experience!
Contact us for more information on how you can book your thrilling adventure with Maya Guide Adventures! 

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Visiting San Pedro or the cayes in Belize & Want Some Adventure?

Jaguar Preserve Kayaking
St Herman's Cave Exploration
Maya Guide Adventures located in foothills of the Maya Mountains in Belize has recently opened, offering high adventures to various destinations offshore and on the coast of Belize. For those visitors who are staying in San Pedro or Caye Caulker, as well as Hopkins or Placencia- we the Perfect activity for you, your friends and family! 

Human remain in the Crystal cave
From the islands, we offer 5 of our most popular tours. For those in Placencia or Hopkins you can do the tours.The tours are: Cave kayaking, Crystal cave adventure, St Herman's cave exploration, St Herman's Cave tubing and Jaguar Preserve Kayaking.

Cave Kayaking
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Saturday, 12 March 2011

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