Best Hiking in Belize
Belize Jungle Tours
Mountain Cow Cave
This is a challenging hike and cave exploration. If you are in good shape, you should make a point to join a tour (ropes are required to get into the cave, so you will not be able to do this without a guide). The cave is located in Blue Hole National Park, along the Hummingbird Highway. The hike to the cave is about 3 miles, and there is a lot of elevation gain and loss getting there. This cave is also known as Crystal Cave for the extensive crystal formations found within, along with Mayan artifacts. Many lodges offer their own tours here, but if yours does not offer this adventure, you can contact Mayawalk Tours in San Ignacio.
Che Chem Ha
Discovered only 35 years ago, Che Chem Ha was first explored by a farmer harvesting palm leaf on his land. His dog chased some game into what appeared to be a burrow. When his dog did not reappear, the hunter realized that the small hole was actually a collapsed entrance to a cave. He later returned to investigate further and found a huge cavern filled with Mayan ceremonial pottery and a deep ceremonial chamber that extends one-half mile into the earth.
With the Belize Archaeological Department’s blessing, he now offers tours to the cave, which includes a 2-mile, relatively flat, hike to the cave entrance. Touring the cave with William, the farmer who originally found the site, is a fabulous experience! Call the Morales family directly in Belize to arrange a tour: 011.501.661.4714. You can read more about Che Chem Ha cave on our Belize Caves page.