Nohoch Che'en Caves Branch Archaeological Reserve

Nohoch Che'en Caves Branch Archaeological Reserve

Nohoch Che'en Caves Branch Archaeological Reserve
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Kelly K
4 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
This was my favorite part of Belize! We did it all- ruins, nature walks, ATM cave, beaches, and snorkelling...nothing matched the experience of the gentle tubing through the caves and jungle. So relaxing and adventurous at the same time!

We drove to the park and signed up with our guide, Reggie, right there. He had the best vibe - extremely chill and super knowledgeable. This is the guy you want if you want to relax but also have a lot of questions! He customizes the experience to you.

We heard that the Crystal Cave was also worth seeing but weren't sure if we would feel like getting off of our tubes and hiking deeper into the cave system to that spot. Reggie told us we could decide later and pay at the end so we would know what we were getting before paying. He made things very easy for us and even carried our tubes. It was obvious that he loves his job and truly appreciates the wonder and awe of the surroundings. I would've done this exact same tour with him every day if we had more time.

At the end of the trip, Reggie connected us with the local artists in the market area. His wife creates beautiful butterfly art, so he showed us her shop which is right next to Amir, the coconut and pineapple guy! Amir will hook you up with a hollow pineapple that you can fill with rum and pineapple juice - he lets YOU pour the rum and the pineapples have free refills. Worth it!

If you do one thing in Belize, this is it. Connect with Reggie by finding his shop in the market - Shanz Cave Tubing Gift Shop or looking up the shop on FB and sending him a message.

P.S. The Crystal Cave IS worth it so definitely add that to your adventure...you can just do the quick tour not the 7 mile hike ;-)
Written 4 March 2023
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Eugene W
Columbus, OH5 contributions
Apr 2022
This was something I never thought I would do but am glad I did it. The tour guide was absolutely amazing - calm, patient, and considerate. He was a good speaker and we all had an excellent time.
Written 2 May 2022
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Aero3926
Midwest362 contributions
Jan 2022
A relaxing way to spend part of a day. If you have your own transportation, don’t book a tour or hire a guide at the start of the road (often around $180 Belize per person). If you go all the way to the site, you can park for $5 Belize per person, then get a guide, tubes, hard hats, lights, and life vests for about $50 Belize per person. If you are able, best to call ahead so you know there is a guide available and see if you can have your own group rather than being linked to someone else’s. There are both toilets and separate shower/changing rooms to each side of the building with toilets. About half of the float is in the cave and half just floating down the river in the jungle. You will need footwear/shoes of some kind that can get wet for the path to the start, but these can be nearly anything - water shoes, flip flops, sandals, etc.
Written 18 January 2022
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Traveling family
4 contributions
Aug 2021
This was a fantastic experience. For those who have their own transportation you can drive to the spot and find a guide when you arrive- super easy and gives you a private tour!
Written 23 August 2021
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Archie
Glenmoore, PA5,324 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
We had a fantastic time and were very relaxed. Our guide Avery was entertaining and informative. We broke the tour through our hotel. We were driven there and met our guide. Wear swim clothes and they have changing rooms and restrooms at the parking lot. We walked about 20 min to the cave wearing a lifevest and carrying a huge tube along with headlamp. We crossed multiple times across the same river which was very shallow. We sat on our tube and Avery guided us through the river and pointed out all the formations. He is definitely someone I would recommend as he was very friendly and put alot of effort in the tour. We were only 3 of us other tours had 8-10 people in the tube. After we went through the cave we continued our tubing expedition down river and that was a blissful experience. Definitely ask for that ride down river plus tube in the cave. My son swam the whole way and loved it. This is completely different and less strenuous from ATM tour. Its a must do.
Written 27 December 2019
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Annette P
Indianapolis, IN5 contributions
Oct 2019 • Family
Ziplining with Elmer and Osman was so much fun! They made sure safety was the top priority but also had lots of fun! Beautiful site to see on the 7 lines!
Victor did an amazing job guiding the cave tubing. He took the time to point out lots of information about the plants especially the cashew trees, pineapples, and leaf cutter ants. Very fun and informative!
Written 4 October 2019
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Wendi_707
Napa Valley, CA50 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
This was the highlight of our Belize vacation. It was so unique and enjoyable for my family (kids 18 and 10). The water is crystal clear and refreshing on a hot day. Being inside the caves feels adventurous but not scary at all. The staff and vendors are all friendly and restroom facilities are clean and well kept. We booked a tour guide and the added information he provided made a great experience excellent.
Written 22 July 2019
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Erin Bakal
16 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
We went zip lining and then ended the day tubing here-- it was lovely, relaxing, visually very interesting and when we got out of the tubes, we were able to see Mayan artifacts on the side of the cave; just a pile of parts of clay pots that we could touch. We went with MayaWalk tours and our guide was incredible-- he knew so much about not only the wild life (leaf cutter ants are so cool!) but also the Mayan civilization that he shared with us while we walked to the site of the river. We brought our water shoes, but I was glad to see that they also rented them for $3 a pair in case someone forgot. There were also a few folks selling local art near the parking lot. Facilities were clean and well maintained.
Written 10 July 2019
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Howard F
Davenport, FL58 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
Great place to visit, worth the drive from Belize City. Best to do the zip-lining first and then the cave tubing. Staff helpful.
Written 9 July 2019
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TLee
16 contributions
Jun 2019
One of the highlights of our trip to Belize. What a wonderful experience. Thank you to our guide Victor, who carried my tube so I could snap as many pictures as I wanted.
Written 17 June 2019
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