Cahal Pech means “place of ticks” in modern-day Maya, and refers to the fact that the surrounding area was once used as pasture land. However, this was the royal acropolis-palace of an elite Mayan ruling family who lived here during the Classic period. Cahal Pech was settled around 1000 BC and abandoned by 800 AD.
DURATION: 2.5 hrs approx. FITNESS/INTENSITY: Moderate KID FRIENDLY: YesView Details
Caracol Maya Ruins is located in the Cayo District, deep in the jungles of the Chiquibul Reserve and the tour includes a visit to the on site museum that hosts the ancient artifacts narrating the story of Caracol in it’s era.
DURATION: 10 hrs approx. FITNESS/INTENSITY: Moderate KID FRIENDLY: YesView Details
This site was named El Pilar Spanish word for watering basin due to the numerous sources of water that are located in that area. Archeologist considers this to be the largest Mayan center in the Belize River Valley with more than 25 identified plazas in an area of approximately 100 acres.
DURATION: 4 hrs approx. FITNESS/INTENSITY: Moderate KID FRIENDLY: YesView Details
It is one of the major sites of the Mayan civilization, located in the rainforest of central Peten in Guatemala. Easy access to this Mayan site from the Cahal Pech Village Resort since it is only two hours drive away from the Western border of Belize.
DURATION: 12 hrs approx. FITNESS/INTENSITY: Moderate KID FRIENDLY: YesView Details
Located about 80 miles west of Belize City in Cayo District near the town of San Ignacio and the border with Guatemala, Xunantunich is most famously known for the large temple known today as El Castillo (Spanish for “The Castle”) which is more than 130 feet tall (30 meters) making it the second-tallest building in Belize.
DURATION: 3 hrs approx. FITNESS/INTENSITY: Easy KID FRIENDLY: YesView Details
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