I woke up at 5 am. I mean, it wasn’t unusual for me to get up early, but this was ridiculous.
Clearly I was excited.
Theo and I were headed on our second tour with MayaWalk Tours, and we were ridiculously excited. We already knew the company rocked, and this time was ziplining and cave tubing. We were giddy.
We arrived at the place and were sent off to zipline; while it was short – they hurried people along nicely yet efficiently – there were six awesome ziplines we got to swing down. I couldn’t help but yell, “Wooooooo,” every time. What can I say? I love ziplining.
Next was cave tubing. We were a small group of only six, and our guide was great. On the walk through the jungle to the cave he asked if we wanted to walk faster or hear about things on the way; naturally we wanted to hear it all, so he told us about a ton of local trees and plants, their healing powers, and other cool things.
We then had a choice: hop in the busy cave with everyone getting in at once, or walk ten extra minutes to a different entrance. It was the best choice we could have made. For the next while we were alone gliding down a river in a pitch dark cave without other souls in sight.
Of course that would change when we entered the second cave where everyone went; swarms of people surrounded us, guides obviously wanting to push groups through quickly to get to the next. Our guide instead pulled us up on shore to show us another cave. By the time we got back the swarms had past. Brilliant.
After around three hours floating down the river cave, through small rapids and lazy areas, but all filled with beautiful natural cave formations, we emerged in the outside world. It was time for lunch. MayaWalk, in continuing with their awesome service, served rice with a salad and veggies; we had pre ordered vegetarian food and all – they’re on it here.
This was my second tour with MayaWalk and I cannot recommend them enough. Check them out when you find yourself in Belize!