Nohoch Che'en, also commonly known as Caves Branch, is an archaeological reserve in Belize, consisting of a network of limestone caves. The Caves Branch River winds through a porous limestone landscape that is riddled with holes like a piece of Swiss cheese. Water flows through the jungle and then into caves before disappearing into underground passages only to later emerge again in some remote jungle stream. A few brave cave divers have ventured deep into pitch dark underground waterways but have only begun to map this intricate maze of water and rock.
Caves Branch River flows continuously through 5 different caves. After the second cave, the river goes underground for a short segment only to re-emerge and continue into the third cave. The river flows unbroken through each cave tunnel, like a freeway tunnel you drive through. From the entrance of the first cave to the exit of the last cave is approximately 4.5 miles (7km).
• $95 usd/person
DURATION: 5 to 6 hours
MINIMUM HEIGHT: 48 inches
INCLUDED IN COST:
• Round-trip transportation
• Tour guide
WHAT TO BRING/WEAR:
• Hiking shoes/trainers (will get wet)
• Wear pants or shorts and shirt, t-shirts are good, swim wear
• Water shoes with thick soles, sandals (no flip-flops), or tennis shoes
• Insect repellent/bug spray
More than 30 days before tour = 100% refund
20-30 days before tour = 50% refund
10-20 days before tour = 25% refund
2-10 days before tour = 10% refund
Day before tour and day of tour = no refund.