Cave Tubing

‘Are you sure there are no crocodiles in here?' I yelled.

No,‘ shouted back my guide, ‘but stay away from the rocks.'

‘How do you do that?' I hollered, desperately trying to paddle my giant yellow rubber ring away from the bank of the river.

Admittedly it was so shallow that I could have just stood up but I was tired (I had barely slept due to sharing my room with a giant cockroach) and I was hungover.

Cave tubing in 31-degree heat was probably not the best idea I had had and my stomach was growling so loudly from hunger that it bounced off the walls of the ‘Echo Cave' and totally ruined the whole solitude.

But this was the relaxing tour of the day and only an hour earlier I had been flying through the rainforest on five different zip lines (Tarzan eat your heart out!) All you need when you're feeling a little tender but who was I to turn down the nightlife of Belmopan, the country's capital and if truth be known, I think it added to the experience.

Now I was on the cave tubing tour, a tour that began with a gentle rainforest hike, then an exploration of caves full of creative formations before drifting back down the river for a well-needed lunch.

The 90-minute tour was so relaxing that I nearly fell asleep in my rubber ring and had visions of floating downstream never to be seen again. So the moral of the story – don't drink and float!

My cave tubing and zip lining tour were arranged through These tours can get busy with cruise ship passengers on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays so avoid these days or visit in the low season to avoid the masses in the caves.

P.s I have no pictures as my camera broke!

If you're looking to travel to Belize as a solo traveller, there's lots of advice to help you plan your trip on the Girl about the Globe website.

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