Kayak in the Sibun River, enjoying the beautiful scenery that surrounds you as you paddle with the flow of current and meandering through the foot hill of the Maya mountains. The Sibun River is a river in Belize which drains a large central portion of the country. Xibun is an alternate Mayan spelling of Sibun that appears on some Spanish colonial-period maps of the region and is sometimes used to refer to the ancient Maya people who inhabited the region.
The headwaters of the Sibun River are located within the Maya Mountains, at approximately 800 meters above sea level. The river then flows through a gorge until it reaches an alluvial floodplain, where citrus and cacao plantations exist. Here the river valley is flanked by Karst topography featuring Maya cave sites. Before the river reaches the village of Freetown Sibun, river figs and spiny bamboo (Guadua longifolia) are common along its banks; along the stretch of river between the coast and the village, mangroves are predominant. It empties into the Caribbean Sea, south of Belize City.
RECOMMENDED AGE: None. Height restriction is minimum of 48 inches
DURATION: 4 Hours
WHAT TO BRING/WEAR:
- shorts & t-shirts
- water shoes w/ thick soles/sandals (no flip-flops)/tennis shoes Keens work great
- bug spray (if allergic or easily bothered)
- sun screen (if you are sensitive to the sun)
- change of clothes