Barton Creek & Greens Hills Butterfly Farm
Highlights / General details
It takes 45 minutes approximately from San Ignacio to this exciting canoe trip into a remote cave formerly used by the ancient Mayans as a burial site and for ceremonial purposes. A visit to Barton Creek Cave involves spending over an hour paddling canoes along an ancient Mayan waterway inside the mountain. Your guide will point out skulls and artifacts as you pass between stalactites. The high ceiling, beautiful rock flows and cathedral chambers make this a beautiful place to photograph. The cave is adorned with stalactites and stalagmites. Mayan pottery shards and bones can be observed by the guide’s spotlights.
After lunch you can have a relaxing afternoon at the Green Hills Butterfly Ranch where you can enjoy the unique pleasure of seeing beautiful and spectacular butterflies fluttering about in a tropical environment; flitting and feeding from flower to flower. See the amazing lifecycle of the butterfly and compare the colors and difference of caterpillars and cocoons. The Belize Butterfly House, Located in the Cayo district, between limestone’s hills covered with lush vegetation you will find "Green Hills", the Belize Butterfly Ranch and Botanical Collections. Flocks of butterflies, from brilliant blue to gorgeous orange, dazzling yellow to intriguing gray, fly freely in a 3,300 sq. ft., beautifully landscaped flight area: The largest live butterfly display in Belize. En-route to the cave you will drive through the traditional Mennonite village of Upper Barton Creek.
Hotel pick-up and drop-off; Entrance fee; Professional tour guide; Water; Equipment.
Hours of operation
Available daily; Departs at 7:30am.
Please wear comfortable clothes and a hat, bring a camera and a change of clothes.
There is a minimum of 2 passengers required per booking.
Children must be at least 8 years old to participate.
Please be ready 15 minutes prior the pickup schedule time at the lobby of your hotel.
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.
**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**