If you are searching for the adventure of a lifetime, look no further than the Belize Caves Branch River system. Located in the central part of the country by the Maya Mountains, the Caves Branch area offers you limitless options when it comes to exploration: Kayaking, canoeing, snorkeling, diving, cave tubing, boating, horseback riding, and the like. There, deep in the lush green jungles of Central America, lie some of nature’s best-kept secrets for adventure travel. This vacation is not for couch potatoes – there is some serious fun to be had if you are willing to work up a bit of a sweat!
Those in search of the mysteries of ancient civilizations will appreciate the well-preserved Mayan artifacts and ruins that lie perfectly exposed and undisturbed in these caves. Ceremonial sites, for example, are home to statuary, pottery, and sacrificial alters that are thousands of years old. Other artifacts including cave paintings can be found as you float the underground river system that remains largely unexplored by the general public. The level of your eco-adventure is only curtailed by your imagination.
Ian Anderson, owner of the Caves Branch Adventure Company and Jungle Lodge, runs the best cave tours in the region. His Lodge is family friendly and popular with adventuresome newlyweds. The accommodations and ambiance are like no other on Earth, as Ian and his staff have truly thought of everything. Those that are less interested in physically demanding adventure excursions can relax and enjoy the newly constructed freshwater-pool – a jungle oasis to be sure!
The Jungle Lodge is one-of-a-kind, as they strive to keep your stay as authentic to their rain forest surroundings as possible. Guests will enjoy romantic evenings by the light of kerosene lanterns, while enjoying the sounds of sounds of natural sounds of this lush habitat. You will experience local wildlife up close and personal; children, especially, will enjoy seeing many and varied species of birds, butterflies, and dragonflies.
The Lodge to has gone to every extent to accommodate all guests, including letting children under the age of nine to stay for free. Those searching to escape the daily grind will appreciate being disconnected from all things modern – as this is an authentic Belize Caves Branch experience for sure! Leave the electronics behind and immerse yourself in adventure as you enjoy all Ian Anderson’s Caves Branch Adventure Co. and Jungle Lodge has to offer – just don’t leave the camera behind!