Black Hole Drop
This truly unique climbing, caving, and rappelling adventure begins with a 7:00 AM departure time from either Placencia or Hopkins. A short while later, participants will reach the Caves Branch Jungle Lodge. From there, it’s time to suit up for a vigorous hike up into the Maya Mountains to reach Actun Loch Tunich, known by the Maya as the “Mother of All Caves”.
The famous Black Hole is found near the mouth of the cave. Although it is not truly bottomless, the floor of this infamous sinkhole lies nearly 500 feet beneath your feet, so dark that it is impossible to see the bottom.
At this point, the experienced caving guides will set up a system of harnesses and rappelling ropes. Once you’re strapped in, the adventure begins with a heart-pounding leap over the edge. As climbers descend below 100 feet, the view opens up, rewarding those brave enough to try it an unforgettable sight of the tops of the jungle canopy. Climbers will then continue to descend beneath the level of the tree tops and into the Black Hole itself.
At the bottom, it’ll be time for a well-earned rest and a delicious picnic lunch. Next, it’s time to climb both ladders and rock faces to make your way back to the surface. From there, it’s an easy walk back downhill and back to the van for the trip home.
The cost for the Black Hole Drop adventure is $195 per person. The tour includes return trip transportation to either Placencia or Hopkins at 5:00 PM.
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“I came to Belize for adventure, and boy, did this tour deliver. They call it the black hole drop, and it sure feels like it because you look down and all you see is nothing. Hiking up to the cave and then rappelling down was intense! And I love how they call the cave the Mother of All Caves. This tour is not for the weak!”
-Lewis Herrera, Seattle, Washington
“All my life, I’ve believed in overcoming my fears by blasting through them. I was really challenged by the Black Hole Drop, but I felt like a true champion after climbing out at the end. Picnic lunch afterwards was the most delicious food I ate in Belize, probably because I was riding a major high. This tour is truly spectacular. If I can do it, anyone can!”
-Elizabeth Brand, San Antonio, Texas