There were 9 ladies in our group ranging in age from mid-50's to mid-70's. Two were non-swimmers, but we all felt safe and comfortable throughout the excursion.
Yhony was prompt and thorough in all of his email communications. We were met exactly when & where promised. The bus ride (about 1 hour) was great fun and included a brief stop for some cashew wine samples as well as Yhony's interesting and humorous narration about Belize.
We were quickly outfitted with equipment (inner tubes, head-lights & life jackets) at the park and were on our way. The hike through the rain forest was lovely (about 30-40 minutes)...They even carried one of our lady's tubes much of the way....And we stopped several times to hear about plants, termite nests, etc. & to take photos. The cave tubing was amazing! We would all go again...and again...and again!
Yhony and his team gave clear instructions. They were right there to help our "chain" of tubes manuever safely through the caves and little rapids along the way.
He allowed our group of 9 and the others on our bus to vote on whether to hike the extra 10 minutes to do a second cave and we also voted on whether to stop for lunch...We were all happy that our group voted "YES" both times. The lunch...chicken & rice with lime juice was an extra $5 US and was delicious. I'd also suggest you try a Belikan beer -- another $2 US. FYI: The Dove ice cream bars were $5 at the restaurant..."Belize it or not", beer is cheaper than ice cream in Belize!
Belize is a beautiful country....I strongly encourage you to plan a shore excursion...if you see only the shops at the tourist mall at the tender docks, you will have missed seeing the real beauty of Belize and its people. We returned in time to shop for approx 2 hours before returning to our ship.
Most of us wore Tevas or old tennis shoes for the hike and tubing. Be sure to take insect repellant & sun screen. No need for hats....it is shady much of the time & hats get in the way of the "head lights". The rest rooms & changing facilities at the park were large & clean.
Glad to answer any questions.
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