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Chechem Ha cave

Belize
+501 667-4714
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Amazing, unique cave

Had an amazing time visiting this cave. William was a great guide, explaining the surroundings in... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2018
Wyochris1
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Driggs, Idaho
Great, but fairly strenuous - especially if it's wet and muddy

The hike to the cave (and also back) is about 35 minutes, much of it uphill and downhill, and you... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2018
dennisfr
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed April 8, 2018

Had an amazing time visiting this cave. William was a great guide, explaining the surroundings in both the jungle and the cave. I enjoyed the whole trip. The pottery in the cave is incredible, not to mention the ceremonial circle in the last room.

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Reviewed February 4, 2018

The hike to the cave (and also back) is about 35 minutes, much of it uphill and downhill, and you spend about an hour in the cave. When I was there, there had been heavy rains, so the hike was muddy, slippery, and quite taxing...More

Thank dennisfr
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Reviewed January 29, 2018

After a reasonable trek to the cave entrance. Our incredible guide, Gonzo from River Rat, gave us a comprehensive run down of safety guidelines and equipped us with our helmets and lights. Once inside this amazing cave, he was a fountain of knowledge about all...More

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Reviewed December 8, 2017

We were lucky to have a guide, Gonzo, who is also a brother of William, a man who found the cave. Gonzo is also a professor of archealogy and loves to share his knowleadge of the history. We spent several hours with him inside the...More

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Reviewed October 18, 2017

We were very fortunate to have two amazing guides take us to this cave. Gonzo from River Rat was just an incredibly knowledgeable and personable guide who has worked here with archeologists in the past. The walk to the entrance can be a little tiring...More

Thank rodolfo j
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Reviewed April 7, 2017

Unlike more popularized sites, this cave afforded an intimate experience. My husband and I and another couple we were traveling with were the only visitors. We came with a guide from Black Rock Lodge, who drove us and accompanied us on the walk to and...More

Thank Tellurian
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Reviewed February 23, 2017

My wife and I took the tour of the Chechem Ha cave with the local farmer William who first discovered it in 1989. The cave and its Mayan artifacts are in amazing condition even though they are over 1,000 years old. The cave network is...More

Thank Mark G
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Reviewed July 24, 2016

I was lucky enough to visit this cave right after it was discovered. This was prior to the ropes being added to keep people from touching the pots. I worried about the artifacts being compromised at the time and did not touch them. I feel...More

Thank sandygreenberg
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Reviewed May 17, 2016

Is not on the maps and you hardly will find a tour to go, the place is not far from San Ignacio but you could be lost because is not a sign available to guide you. We went on our own without previous announce and...More

Thank SmarTravelMom
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Reviewed January 5, 2016

This cave was discovered by William's dog in 1989. William manages this cave which is on his property since then. You will see artifacts dating for the oldest from 2000 BC left in the position they where discovered. You will receive a personal attention: William...More

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Dewin15
December 30, 2015|
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To arrange a tour to this cave you can contact Williams Nephew, Robert. He is a tour operator that offers signature tours and also offers the Che Chem Ha Caves. Look up Jungle Splash Eco tours and ask for help regarding this... More
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