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Chaa Creek Natural History Museum

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Address: San Ignacio, Belize
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Macal River Canoeing and Rainforest Medicinal Trail

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Lovely time

The medicine trail is really great and the tour guides are awesome. I stayed here for a study abroad trip and we went for a night-time hike, LOVED IT! Chaa creek is a happy place... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2016
Zeima K
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Fairfax, Virginia
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

Being on a hotel property I wasn't sure how interesting this would be, but it was really well done. They put a lot of time & pride into it so it's a great way to spend a couple hours learning about Belize. The butterfly farm was really cool, they really care about them!

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

what we saw was interesting and our guide was great, but definitely not worth the time and heat. This may be good for younger kids (elementary age).

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Fairfax, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

The medicine trail is really great and the tour guides are awesome. I stayed here for a study abroad trip and we went for a night-time hike, LOVED IT! Chaa creek is a happy place with happy vibes.

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Berkeley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

Very knowledgeable and informative guides helped us understand the natural history of Central Belize. The blue morpho butterflys are dazzling.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

Admirably complete and shows what you might see on the trail. Also conveys the history of the land. Right next to the butterfly farm and both can be done together. Recommend you do it in the beginning of your stay

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Montsoreau, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

You are just right in the Middle of them in their conservatory. The guide is so good in explanations. It is simply a so beautiful souvenir and so interesting to re discover more about them

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

We took a cab from San Ignacio to Chaa Creek to visit the Blue Morpho Butterfly Farm...and we loved it! For a low entree fee we had access to their great natural History Museum, with a helpful and very knowledgeable guide. We also had access to the Blue Morpho Butterfly farm. Again we had an amazing guide all to ourselves... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

this small but interesting museum is staffed by people who can answer questions and are very friendly. I especially liked the birds nests, the mayan home, and the butterfly house.

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Thank Dainalp
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

A great exhibit of the history of Belize, especially the area surrounding the resort. A must see while a guest. Our family thought the museum was very well done and informative. The butterfly house is close by. This is where they propagate two species of butterflies. Everything at Chaa is First Class

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

Lots of steps to the museum and butterfly house. Got a ride back down, but if you have knee replacements or need them, best to get a lift!

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