CHE CHEM HA MAYA POTTERY CAVE & BUTTERFLY FARM

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CHE CHEM HA MAYA POTTERY CAVE & BUTTERFLY FARM

    Lead by an experienced native guide, hike about 30 minutes uphill to the entrance of Che Chem Ha cave. The entrance opens into a vast array of winding limestone passageways and tall, narrow rooms filled with ancient Mayan pottery dating back 1500-2000 years. At the end of the cave is a large room believed to have been used for sacrificial ceremonies. Evidence of a sacrificial altar is still evident. This tour requires a certain degree of physical fitness. The Butterfly Center located in Succotz and has been created to raise awareness and understanding of the local environment for locals and visitors. It provides a comprehensive introduction to the natural history and geography of Belize with an emphasis on the Cayo District. Visitors are lead through displays of butterflies, moths, insects and amphibians, and archaeological artifacts. Knowledgeable guides are on hand to explain and answer questions. There is also an interactive area focusing on the lifecycles of forest life and the fragility of their ecosystems.