Xunantunich Mayan Ruins and Cahal Pech Maya Site
Highlights / General details
You will depart the resort to go to San Ignacio. Upon arrival at San Ignacio town your guide who will give you an easy introduction to the history of the Ancient Mayas in Belize. You will first start with Xunantunich Maya Site located in the San Jose Succotz Village. This is one of the most popular Maya Ruins in Belize because of its unique attributes and its easy accessibility. To reach to the site, you will have a short ferry ride to cross the Mopan River followed by a 1 mile drive to the main entrance. The center is composed of six major plazas surrounded by more than 25 temples and palaces. The largest pyramid, El Castillo, is well known for the frieze or band of stucco decoration which at one time extended around the entire temple. El Castillo rises 40 meters above the main plaza and offers an impressive panoramic view over the Mopan River valley including views of our neighboring country, Guatemala.
After stopping for lunch in San Ignacio, the Mayan ruin tour proceeds to Cahal Pech, meaning "Place of the Ticks". Cahal Pech Mayan ruin is located 15 minutes on the outskirts of San Ignacio, and was home to a Mayan Royal Family. It is recognized as one of the oldest Maya sites in Western Belize. After this last stop, you will be taken back to the resort.
Hotel pick-up and drop-off; Entrance fee; Professional tour guide; Lunch and water.
Hours of operation
Available daily; Departs at 7:30am.
Please wear light clothing, hiking shoes or good traction shoes, insect repellent, sun screen, socks, and hat.
There is a minimum of 2 passengers required per booking.
Please be ready 15 minutes prior the pickup schedule time at the lobby of your hotel.
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.
**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**