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Blue Hole National Park Tours

Blue Hole National Park
Belize’s Blue Hole National Park (officially St Herman’s Blue Hole National Park) sits near the capital city of Belmopan and is home to two cave systems (Crystal and St. Herman’s), along with nature trails and the jungle pool that gives rise to the park’s official name.

The caves are the main attractions in the park, with the cave and hole connected by an underground stream. The Blue Hole pool was formed by an underground limestone cave that collapsed, creating the sapphire blue pool at the bottom of the cenote. Visitors also typically visit Crystal Cave, also called Mountain Cow Cave, which can be seen on a guided tours through the Mayan underworld known as Xibalba. 

The park has a series of small trails, many of which are good for birding, as the forest canopy is low-lying. Birds spotted in the region include jacamars, blue-crowned motmots, scarlet-rumped tanager, nightingale wren and the long-tailed hermit hummingbird. 

Practical Info

St. Herman’s Blue Hole National Park is just off Hummingbird Highway, about 12 miles southeast of Belmopan. There are two entrances. If you enter at St. Herman’s Cave, there are trailheads, picnic facilities and a visitor center and gift shop. The other entrance is close to the Blue Hole pool and also has a small picnic area. As you may get wet, it’s recommended to bring a change of dry clothes. Pack sunblock and bug spray as well.
Address: Hummingbird Highway, Belmopan, Belize
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Private Crystal Cave and Blue Hole National Park Day Trip from San Ignacio

Private Crystal Cave and Blue Hole National Park Day Trip from San Ignacio

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Explore the mysteries of the Mayan underworld with an expedition to Crystal Cave in Belize’s Blue Hole National Park. On this full-day trip from San Ignacio, a professional guide will lead you along a lush jungle trail to the cave entrance, where you’ll spelunk your way through glistening limestone formations and encounter ceremonial artifacts left behind by the ancient Maya. When you emerge back into the daylight, take a refreshing dip in the beautiful Blue Hole, a natural sinkhole surrounded by towering tropical forest. Lunch and round-trip transport from San Ignacio are included.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$140.00
Price varies by group size
From
$140.00
Price varies by group size
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Day Trip To Crystal Cave and Blue Hole National Park

Day Trip To Crystal Cave and Blue Hole National Park

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Discover some of Belize’s top natural attractions with ease on an 8.5-tour of Crystal Cave (Mountain Cow Cave) in the Blue Hole National Park from San Ignacio. Following a moderately challenging hike, you’ll descend to Xibalba, the reputed entrance to the Mayan underworld, and marvel at stalagmites, stalactites, and crystal formations. Plus, you’ll swim in the Blue Hole and enjoy a hearty lunch accompanied by rum punch.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$124.36
Price varies by group size
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$124.36
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Crystal Cave

Crystal Cave

Crystal Cave is one of the largest cave systems in Belize. It is located in the Blue Hole National Park and is known as the Mountain Cow Cave managed by the Belize Audubon Society. Your trips commence at 7am with a 1.5-hour scenic view drive from San Ignacio to the Blue Hole National Park. The National Park consists of natural wonders and caves with ancient Mayan fragments ready to be explore. When entering the Crystal Cave, you will be captivated by its sparkling formation, beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. Before venturing, guests will relish a hearty Belizean Cuisine then proceed with the tour. Be sure to listen to the techniques given by your guide to make your tour easier and more fun and keep a watch for the scattered array of cultural and sacrificial human remains. You end your day with a dip in the cool waters of the inland Blue Hole.
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  • 8 hours
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$135.00
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