Day trip

San Ignacio: Crystal Cave & Blue Hole National Park + Lunch

Day trip

San Ignacio: Crystal Cave & Blue Hole National Park + Lunch

Activity provider: Belize Caving Expeditions

From US$ 110 per person

Go on an adventurous jungle hike followed by an expedition into the Crystal Cave, a vast limestone cave system filled with intricate rock formations and huge caverns. Reward yourself afterward with a delicious local lunch onsite.

About this activity

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Hotel pickup and drop off within San Ignacio limits. Contact our office via email or WhatsApp if the hotel you are staying is not on the list
Small group
Limited to 5 participants


  • Explore one of Belize's most stunning natural wonders
  • See artifacts of ancient Mayan civilization
  • Satisfy your appetite for adventure on an extended spelunking journey
Full description

Get an early start and depart from San Ignacio at 7:30 AM. Drive out to St Herman's Blue Hole National Park, known for its lush rainforest and intricate system of interconnected caves and azure freshwater pools. Begin your adventure through the park with a rainforest hike that will end at the entrance to the Crystal Cave system. Embark on a spelunking expedition through the series of limestone caverns that the Mayans treated as a natural pantheon. Admire the beautiful stalactites, stalagmites, flow stones, rock columns, crystalline formations, and Mayan artifacts adorning the interior of the caves.

Let your guide show you the evidence of ritual ceremonies that took place thousands of years ago, including pottery, fire pits, charcoal ash, and human remains. Step into Wonderland, an aptly-named chamber deep in the earth with walls covered in shimmering crystals. Spend anywhere from 3–5 hours exploring the cave depending on your energy. Let your guide know if you want to eat the packed lunch and get some rum punch inside the cave or back at the parking lot and fill up after a long day's trek. Finish off with a refreshing dip in the Blue Hole pool the park is named for. Arrive back in San Ignacio around 5:30 PM.

  • Hotel pickup and drop off within San Ignacio
  • Entrance fee
  • Equipment
  • Guided tour
  • Water
  • Rum punch
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with claustrophobia

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Important information

What to bring

  • Hiking shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
  • You will be asked to remove your shoes in order to enter the Wonderland cavern
  • Gratuities are optional and not included
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 2 reviews

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Selwyn was the best tour guide we could’ve asked for. He was informative, patient and made for a very safe friendly and fun atmosphere whilst exploring the cave. Crystal Cave was astonishing and would recommend this to anyone who is up for a bit more of a challenge than the ATM tours. We were also the only people in the cave which was an added bonus and the lunch and dip in the blue hole afterwards was a great end to the day.

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January 20, 2023

Amazing experience and highly recommend! Our guide was extremely informative. Very helpful, and a blast to be with. I would definitely recommend this for anyone coming to Belize that wants to have a once in a life time experience (although I want to come back and do it twice) If I had to leave with just one thing for you guys it is that this whole experience was amazing and a must try if you haven’t yet

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April 1, 2022

Product ID: 321778