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“Photo ops, incredible formations, few people” 5 of 5 stars
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Crystal Cave
Blue Hole National Park, Belmopan 00000, Belize
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“Photo ops, incredible formations, few people”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

We did the crystal cave tour. Most descriptions talk about repelling down at the start but you can just climb down. Prepared to get very muddy. Suggest wearing long sleeves and long pants although there were people in our group who had shorts on and did fine. It is worth it to take the out and back to the "wonderland". Great photo opportunities. We were the only group despite being ther during peak season.

Visited December 2012
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“A good tubing was had by all”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

We enjoyed the hike to cave entrance as well as the tubing experience. Our guide was helpful and knowledgeable.

Visited March 2012
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“Mountain Cow Cave blows away ATM cave!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

We were lucky enough to get to explore Mountain Cow Cave a few weeks ago. I've been to ATM scores of times, and always thought it was one of the best...it is. But Mountain Cow Cave really does put ATM to shame. It's a dry cave, although you will get muddy, which is part of the fun.

It's located behind St. Herman's Cave and the inland Blue Hole. There's a 30 or so minute hike to the entrance, and then a quick repel into the mouth of the cave. There are hundreds, no thousands, of really amazing formations in there. Flow stone of all colors! Stalagmites and Stalactites everywhere. Pillars too. Amazing!

There are some technical climbing routes you can take if you want to. Having an amazing guide, Luis from Hun Chik, really helped make the day memorable. I would recommend him to everyone. Great with the kids, and adults, and he knows that cave like the back of his hand.

Definitely a must do! I'm planning the next trip already!

Visited January 2012
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“Crystal Cave (Mountain Cow)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2008

This caving excursion is for the ultimate caver. This cave is only accessible by via tour companies. We went with Hun Chi'ik Tours from San Igancio. The cave takes expert cavers about 3 hours to tour and inexperienced cavers 6 hours. Althought it is a very technical cave to climb, so I only recommend the experience cavers to go. Since there are no man made foot holds, ropes or ladders inside of the cave (like ATM aka Actun Tunichil Muknal). You basically have to climb with what nature gave you and use your muscle to pull yourself up. The whole cave is filled with calcium carbonate formations from floor to ceiling and when the light shines on the formations they sparkle like diamonds. The actual caving experince is very rewarding as you climb up rock walls, slide thru small crevices and crawl thru tiny gaps. The area nicked named "Wonderland" is fantastic and even more spectacular than the rest of the cave. It is a dry cave with little puddles of water in it. so expect to get dirty. There are bats, blind crickets and spiders in the cave. So it's not for the weiry.

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