Xunantunich & Cave tubing

St Leonard's Tours, San Ignacio, Belize

St. Leonard's Ltd.
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40 reviews
Duration: 1 day
Group size: 1 - 16
Xunantunich & Cave tubing
St Leonard's Tours, San Ignacio, Belize

St. Leonard's Ltd.
  • Email address verified
40 reviews

Duration: 1 day
Group size: 1 - 16

About this trip

For those looking  for an exciting day full of activities, this tour takes you from your  hotel/resort in San Ignacio Town  to the top of  the El Castillo, to floating in one of Xibalba’s gateways at Nohoch Che'en caves aka ''Jaguar paw''. 

You will be Exploring & climbing Xunantunich’s structures, learning about the Maya civilization's imprint in our country,  admiring beautiful landscape of countryside (from the top of El Castillo) before you get pampered with an authentic Belizean lunch. After getting fueled up get ready to enjoy a relaxing time in a very unique cave system in Belize.

Enjoy a unique aqua adventure through caves as you frolic downstream through a stunning turquoise river. Your cave-tubing adventure will start with a 20-minute hike as you ford across Caves Branch River. Along the way, you will witness many of the sites and sounds of the lowland broad-leaf tropical forest. Once in the water, be prepared to see the many exotic cave formations that are part of this unique experience. (your guide do the work for you: pulling your tubes while you relax and enjoy the cave system and once out of the caves you will be happy to sunbathe in the warm tropical sun)

Things to bring: footwear for hiking, comfortable wet shoes for hiking, a change of clothes is a must, sunscreen, bug spray, good humour and energy to last the day, towels

Xunan & Cave tubing

Our guide will meet you at the reception of your hotel/resort/accommodation  IN San Ignacio town (we' et you know if you are out of town and if there will be an extra fee - which is depends on your distance out of town)

You will then join your guide for your short drive to XUnantunich for your 2 - 2.5hr tour before driving off to Cave tubing tour at Nohoch Che'en Cave aka Jaguar paw (this drive is 1 - 1.5hr drive depending on road conditions & local traffic)

Once at the cave tubing park  you will have lunch before getting your cave tubing gear: tubes, life vests, helmets & headlights for your approx 20 -3o mins hike to the starting point of cave tubing (depending on your pace)  Its a gentle walk on river stone trails in a relaxed jungle setting and you get to cross the river 2 -3 times depending on your schedule

You will enjoy floating in clear turquoise water (or murky if it rains) and just a few minutes into the tubing tour you will be given the opportunity to explore the crystal cave at Jaguar Paw (all depending on your level of fitness) after Crystal cave you float onwards, out of the cave,  river surrounded by natural jungle to the end (your first river crossing) and back to the carpark where you MUST change into dry clothes for drive back to town.

What’s included

  • Authentic Belizean lunch
  • Entrance Fees
  • guided tours
    Our friendly and knowledgeable guide you on ancient paths to a wonderful experience of Xunantunich, and Nohoch Che'en Caves aka ''Jaguar Paw''
  • Equipment
    cave tubing Equipment: helmets with headlights, vests & cave tubing tubes
  • San Ignacio town hotels
    complimentary pickups & drop offs to hotels/resorts & AirBnBs in San Ignacio town

What’s not included

  • OUTSIDE San Ignacio town
    EXTRA fee for: Mahogany Hall, V. Hills, Parrots Nest (+ in Bullet Tree), Black Rock, Sweet Songs, Mystic River, Hidden Valley, Blancaneaux, GAIA, Macaw Bank, (+others in the Mountain Pine ridge),
    p/ups NOT INCLUDED: Sleeping Giant; +Belize city & any island, Stann Creek: Hopkins, Placencia

Available Packages

2 - 4ppl: DEPOSIT pymt only
Available until 1 days before departure

TOTAL TOUR PRICE is $ 150 US   (minimum of 2ppl - any single traveller please contact us 

    at stleonardsbze@gmail.com to arrange reservation for 1pax only)


BALANCE of $ 60 US PER PERSON, payable CASH at pickup time


FULL Price includes: all entrance fees, lunch (home made lunch OR local restaurant), Xunantunich & Cave Tubing tour, cave tubing equipment, Transportation: pickup & drop off to your hotel IN SAN IGNACIO TOWN

NOT INCLUDED:  'tips' to guides,  pickups & drop offs to GAIA, Blancaneaux, Hidden Valley, Kane Villas, Mariposa, Macaw Bank, Mystic River, Black Rock, Sweet Songs, Belize City hotels, Stann Creek District, no pickups/dropoff to any island.

please provide: name of your hotel/resort in San Ignacio town (we'll let you know if your hotel is our of the complimentary pickup & dropoff areas, and if any of you has any special dietary need (vegan/vegetarian/gluten free/other food allergy)

Groups of 5 - 15 ppl DEPOSIT only
Available until 1 days before departure

$ 50 US DEPOSIT paymenr PER PERSON only, balance of $ 85 US 

               is PAYABLE CASH at pickup time

This price is VALID for Groups of  5 - 15 persons

FULL Price includes: all entrance fees, lunch (home made lunch OR local restaurant), Xunantunich & Cave Tubing tour, cave tubing equipment, Transportation: pickup & drop off to your hotel IN SAN IGNACIO TOWN 

LET us know if any in your party has a special dietary need: vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, or any other food allergy.

NOTE INCLUDED: pickup/dropoff to any island, Belize city, stann creek, toledo, 

              GAIA, Hidden Valley, Mariposa, Macaw Bank, Mystic River, Black Rock, Sweet Songs

  as soon as you provide name of your accommodation, we'll let you know if it is within the complimentary pickup & dropoff zone


$ 60 US DEPOSIT payment only  - (TOTAL price for cave tubing only is  $ 110 US per person)

balance $50 US is to be paid cash at pickup time

EVERY cave tubing participant must be 40inches tall or more

you get to enjoy an exclusive jaguar paw cave tubing tour & explore crystal cave at jaguar paw (sinkhole area) at your own pace.

FULL price of tour includes: all entrance fees, lunch at a local restaurant, guided tour, pickup & drop off in town, cave tubing equipment: tube, life vest, helmet & headlight



Xunantunich & CaveTubing
Xunan & cave tubing

 7:30am guide meets you at hotel/accommodation IN town (or earlier if you are out              of town, as agreed with us prior or at reservation)

8am          Xunantunich ferry crossing of the Mopan River

8:10am    Xunnatunich tour begins (2 - 2.5 hrs depending on your pace)

10:30am  bathroom break & drive to Xunan ferry, shopping time at gift shops

11am        drive to Cave tubing park

12:30 - 1::45pm noon  arrival at Cave tubing park, bathroom break, lunch, pickup cave tubing gear & hike to starting point of tubing tour (hike is 20-30 mins as per your pace and interest)

1:45pm - 4pm     back at Cave tubing park to change of and drive ack to town.

(schedule is subject to change based as per your interest, pace, and schedule)

Your Organizer

St. Leonard's Ltd.
40 reviews
St Leonard's Tours offers great private and personalized tours: Horse Riding, Archeological sites, Cave exploration, Cave Tubing and more. We have an adventure for all. Start with our horse riding tours and let our beautiful Appaloosa Horses take you on a safe & enjoyable adventure to Xunantunich, riding the countryside or simply just relax and enjoy a riding class; then take off on a thrilling adventure through jungle tours that will lead you to cave exploration or to enjoy a relaxing cool afternoon enjoying cave tubing...


We had an absolute blast! Our tour guides were very knowledgeable about both the ruins and the nature/cave systems. We were expecting a run of the mill tubing excursion and instead got the tour of our lives! Thank you so much!
By Erin S for Xunantunich & Cave tubing on Feb 23, 2024
Our trip to Xunantunich and the Jaguar Paw Cave Tubing was an excellent day of learning and fun. We were constantly in awe at the sights and at the knowledge that Elio has and his generosity in sharing so much of it with us. The cave tubing was one of the most interesting, cool and fun things we have done on our many travels. It is a "must do" if you are in the area. Elio is an excellent guide - attentive, passionate, very knowledgeable, fun, hard working and encouraging. The company was very communicative with us throughout the booking process and we felt secure booking ahead. Elio picked us up on time and provided the best experience for our group of 8 people. I highly recommend this company and this particular tour.
By Terry M for Xunantunich & Cave tubing on Feb 19, 2024
All very well: the company that managed the outing was exceptional, the horses were excellent, and our guide Carla was superb.
By Alberto P for Xunantunich Horse Riding on Feb 11, 2024
We opted for just the cave tubing as it was very hot outside and felt it was plenty of fun (and cool). It was challenging at times - jumping into the water and squeezing between stalactites, but also incredibly relaxing to be floating along, laying back, and looking up at the ceiling and incredible sites. Our guide, Elio, was great, informative ,and made us feel very comfortable being in a foreign, dark place and trying new things. So glad we went!!!
By Doug L for Xunantunich & Cave tubing on Jan 26, 2024
A very nice team: passionate owner acting as a (very interesting) guide for the beautiful Maya site, pleasant itinerary on horses. The latter are well trained and obedient. And the guide for the horse tour is nice and friendly. A very good choice.
By benjamin a for Xunantunich Horse Riding on Jan 24, 2024
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