Background Information

If you are visiting Belize and enjoy cave tubing, Nohoch Che’en Caves should definitely be on your list!

This 19miles network of cave is located in the Cave Branch Valley of the Cayo District. Geological research indicates that the caves took several thousands of years to form and they were used from the middle Pre-Classic to the Post Classic Periods by the Mayas primarily for burials and rituals.

This basic three-hour tour includes a 45minute jungle hike and a gentle float through the caves. With the aid of our headlamp we will witness schools of cave fish, Stalactites, and a number of amazing Mayan Paintings situated high on the cave ceilings.

The tour is a 1.5hr drive of scenic views of villages from San Ignacio Town. When we arrive at the Caves Branch Site, we will gear up and hike for 45 minutes with our gears before entering one of the many cave entrances that makes up the cave system. With the aid of our tubes we gently float downstream through the cave passages, we learn and observe the awesome geological features of the cave and the nature of the Prehistoric human civilization.

You will have an opportunity to stop and enjoy a short swim or snacks before passing through the last passages. We then continue the tour floating through the lush rainforest and make our way back to the parking lot. After changing into dry clothing, we end the tour enjoying some snacks before we head back to San Ignacio.

Things to Know

Opening Hours of Nohoch Che’en Reserve: 7am- 5pm

Estimated time of tour: Approximately 6 hours

Height:  Minimum 40 inches

(If your child is under 40 inches, we have other tours to offer if you are planning your daily activity as a family.  Contact us for details.)

Meeting / Pickups

Meetings/Pick ups

  • Hotel 


  • Local souvenir vendor

Tour Package Includes

  • Tour of Nohoch Che’en Cave
  • Admission fee
  • Tour guide
  • Equipment & Gear
  • Helmets
  • Bottled water
  • Snack
  • Towel

What to Bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellant
  • Binoculars
  • Sunglasses
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • Cash to buy items from local vendors along the way
  • Swim suit to bathe
  • Extra clothing to change

What to Wear

Belize has hot and humid temperatures year-round. If you are unsure of what the weather might be like when you are visiting, a good recommendation is:

  • Bathing suit or comfortable dry fit clothing (you will be getting wet)
  • Water Shoe