Belize Xunantunich | Cahal Pech Tour
Embark on a fabulous adventure to see some of Belize’s finest Maya Ruins. The drive through the western villages of Belize is a cultural experience with first hand views of colorful homes, schools and market-places. Learn some of Belize’s history as you ride to your first visit which is Xunantunich Mayan ruin which is translated from Mayan- "Maiden of the Rock". Ride across the Mopan River on one of the country’s last of two- hand cranked river ferries. Across the river, the tallest of the ruins stand at approximately 130 feet high, the second tallest Mayan ruin in Belize-which offers a panoramic view of the Cayo District, Guatemala and the Mopan River from the top of the pyramid. This site has been largely excavated and has a well appointed and educational museum (Information Center).
Experience a real Belizean lunch in the immediate area of the ruins and then head off to the second stop on this history tour- the ruins of Cahal Pech, meaning "Place of the Ticks".
Cahal Pech Maya ruin is located just minutes from downtown San Ignacio, and was home to a Mayan Royal Family. Although these ruins are smaller, their significance still amazes archaeologists today. Both ruins existed in a time of Belizean’s rich past and are standing reminders of a culture that is still vibrant in our region of the world.