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Cahal Pech Mayan Site

½ Day Tours
Does not include lunch. Unless requested.
Cahal Pech
½ Day Tours

Cahal Pech (meaning “place of ticks” in Mopan Maya) this arose during the 1950’s when this area was used as pasture.

Found in the Cayo District having a panoramic view of San Ignacio and the Belize Old River. This site is made up of 34 structures located around several courtyards, including temples, pyramids and residential buildings

The tallest structure is 77ft. high. There are also 2 ballcourts, 8 stelae and 1 alter. Cahal Pech is surrounded by a lush jungle environment and is a unique place to escape and spend some quiet time reading.

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Xunantunich
“maiden of the rock”
Xunantunich
Known as “maiden of the rock” is a classic period ceremonial center and a visitor center that provides the history of the site. “El Castillo” is the second tallest structure in Belize and reaches a height of 130 feet above plaza level. The lower temple is famous for it’s large stucco frieze, on both east and west end.
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Xunantunich
It flourished in the terminal period 700 to 900A.D. about the time of the Maya collapse. Located on the Western Highway across the village of San Jose Succotz. Xunantunich site can be reached by a hand cranked ferry daily from 7am to 4pm. This site is one mile away from the river and the top of the pyramid has a spectacular 360-degree panorama of the Mopan River valley into Guatemala.
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Known as “maiden of the rock” is a classic period ceremonial center and a visitor center that provides the history of the site. “El Castillo” is the second tallest structure in Belize and reaches a height of 130 feet above plaza level. The lower temple is famous for it’s large stucco frieze, on both east and west end. It flourished in the terminal period 700 to 900A.D. about the time of the Maya collapse. Located on the Western Highway across the village of San Jose Succotz.  Xunantunich site can be reached by a hand cranked ferry daily from 7am to 4pm. This site is one mile away from the river and the top of the pyramid has a spectacular 360-degree panorama of the Mopan River valley into Guatemala.

Barton Creek
Barton Creek

approximately 4.5 miles long.

Located close to Barton Creek Amish Community and about one hour drive away from San Ignacio Town

This cave consists of huge passages covered with numerous stalactites and stalagmites and other rock formation and very old crystalline structures. Artifacts, hearths and human remains found on the ledges

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Is a large cave approximately 4.5 miles long. Located close to Barton Creek Amish Community and about one hour drive away from San Ignacio Town. This cave consists of huge passages covered with numerous stalactites and stalagmites and other rock formation and very old crystalline structures. Artifacts, hearths and human remains found on the ledges are evidence that the cave was used by the Mayas for different rituals such as human sacrifices, bloodletting and agricultural fertility rites. This cave is a popular tourist destination and one of the easiest since you only need to get into a canoe and paddle slowly equipped with spotlights, life vests, enjoying your surroundings as you go along listening to your Guide.
Bird Watching
Butterfly Farm (MPR)
Iguana Hatchery (SIH)
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Bird Watching
Iguana Hatchery (SIH)
Butterfly Farm (MPR)
Botanical Gardens
Butterfly Farm (Chaa Creek)

Departure time: nine (9am) in the morning.
What to bring along: water, snacks, camera, sun screen, insect repellant, hat, sun glasses, swim wear, change of clothing, towel and any medication needed while on tour.

 

Full Day Tours

Lunch included.

Caracol

Belize’s tallest structure
140 feet
Caracol -"snail"

Two hour ride from downtown San Ignacio Town.
Being a large classic period site located here in Cayo on the Vaca Plateau of Central Belize. It covers 30 square miles of thick, high canopy jungle and includes 5 plazas, an astronomical observatory and over 35,000 buildings with an estimated population of over 200,000 during the height of the Maya Civilization.

Caracol
spanish for “snail”
This site is Belize’s number 1 Maya site with an exotic and mind-blowing history. Being a large classic period site located here in Cayo on the Vaca Plateau of Central Belize
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spanish for “snail” is a two hour ride from downtown  San Ignacio Town. This site is Belize’s number 1 Maya site with an exotic and mind-blowing history. Being a large classic period site located here in Cayo on the Vaca Plateau of Central Belize. It covers 30 square miles of thick, high canopy jungle and includes 5 plazas, an astronomical observatory and over 35,000 buildings with an estimated population of over 200,000 during the height of the Maya Civilization. Evidence suggests that Caracol won a crushing victory over Tikal in the mid-6th century, a theory that Guatemalan scholars have not accepted. A group of chicleros (gum collectors) stumble upon this site in 1936, in the remote jungle of the Vaca Plateau. Hard to believe that this site could have been lost for centuries, as the great pyramid of Caana, at 140 feet, is Belize’s tallest structure.  The most impressive structures are the B Group at the northeast end of the excavated plaza. This includes Caana, or “Sky Palace,” listed as Structure B19-2nd, along with a ball court, water reservoir, and several large courtyards.

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Actun Tunichil Muknal

Being the most famous cave tour in the entire country of Belize. Located 7 miles away from the village of Teakettle on the George Price Highway

skeletal remains,
pottery and other items
that were used in rituals
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Cave of the Stone Sepulcher
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meaning “Cave of the Stone Sepulcher. Being the most famous cave tour in the entire country of Belize. Located 7 miles away from the village of Teakettle on the George Price Highway is about one hour drive from San Ignacio Town. This tour includes an amazing, relaxing, cool 45 minute hike through the forest enjoying the flora and fauna. To enter the cave a short swim is required; then an hour walking through water which in some areas can reach above your waist line. Climbing on rocks takes you up to a dry area where magnificent rock formations of stalagmites and stalactites. The uniqueness of this cave is the dry chamber which is filled up with evidence (skeletal remains, pottery and other items that were used in rituals have been found and left exactly in the same manner) that the Mayas inhabited this area from 1500B.C.  Highlight of this amazing tour is that of the skeleton remains of the “Crystal Maiden” a young lady believed to be eighteen years of age, she was brought  into the cave as a sacrificing gift for the Gods.
Canoeing/Horseback Riding
Is a ideal tour in this part of Belize since we are surrounded by green hills, farms, citrus, caves, waterfalls and rivers such as the Macal and Mopan. Making excellent opportunities for activities such as canoeing and horseback riding enjoying a wide variety of flora and fauna that can be found in this area. Paddling on the macal river one can see iguanas, birds, fishes and different trees and plants. Horseback riding in the countryside and our lush jungle can be an awesome adventure and certainly a memorable lasting experience.
Cave Tubing/Zip-Lining
An hour drive away from San Ignacio Town, cave tubing is the experience of floating through a cave system that has become one of Belize’s most popular attraction. Gently cruise down the Caves branch River into an underground cave used by ancient Mayas. Witnessing within the cave incredible formations of stalactites and stalagmites in the shape human and wildlife figures. Also you can enjoy the thrilling opportunity to do zip lining. A total of 7 platforms going through the jungle of treetops high above the forest with nothing but green vegetation below you.
Barton Creek/Mountain Pine Ridge

Tikal Tour
Cahal Pech/Xunantunich
Xunantunich/Canoeing

Departure time: seven (7am) in the morning.
What to bring along: water, snacks, camera, sun screen, insect repellant, hat, sun glasses, swim wear, change of clothing, towel and any medication needed while on tour.