How to Get to the Black Hole Drop
This is a full day trip. The tour includes round-trip transportation from your resort in San Pedro, including local airfare to Belize City, a light continental breakfast and lunch, a professional tour guide and all relevant park entrance fees. The day trip the Black Hole begins at 5:30 am with pick up at your resort and transfer to San Pedro Town for a light Belizean breakfast and then escorted to the San Pedro airstrip for a local flight to the mainland. Upon landing, you will be met by a professional guide. On your drive to the site, you will enjoy the diversity of Belize’s topography as you pass through several communities.
What You Will See
The “Mother of all Caves,” Actun Loch Tunich is the tour highlight! Start with a vigorous hike, roughly 90 minutes. This will take you to the edge of the sinkhole, which sits over 300 feet above the basin below, 200 feet above the rainforest canopy. Rappel down to the basin floor for a unique perspective of the jungle. Once you arrive at the jungle floor, enjoy a picnic lunch and explore the forest for a bit with your guide. To exit the sinkhole, you’ll need to do a combination of rock climbing, ladders, and hiking, all with the assistance of your guide.
Who Should Do It
Due to its rigorous climbing and hiking, this is best suited for guests that are physically active and have no heart-related medical conditions. While a general physical fitness is needed, this tour is much more psychological due to the great height and daring required. Those with a fear of heights may find that this tour is too much.
What to Bring
Wear comfortable, light clothing such as long trousers & T-shirts; good walking shoes are a must. Bring insect repellent, sunscreen, cash for tips and souvenirs, camera, hat. A small backpack for carrying your things is a good idea as well.
A day full of adventure and adrenaline awaits for those brave enough to do the Black Hole Drop tour. One of the most adventurous tours in Belize, this is a bucket list item and one you won’t soon forget!