Day Trip to Xunantunich and Cahal Pech
Visit Xunantunich and let the towering structures and Maya land whisper to you some of its many secrets through your knowledgeable local guide. Climb El Castillo at Xunantunich and let time come to a standstill, while you admire breathtaking views of the forest-covered neighboring sites of Actuncan, the San Lorenzo Valley and take a peak at Cahal Pech's silhoette in the distant horizon.
Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before you rediscover yourself amidst Cahal Pech amazing Maya structures. Let yourself be pampered by the cool jungle setting surrounding these Maya sites.
Start your explorer's day with a 7:30am hotel pickup in San Ignacio town en route to the magnificent Xunantunich archeological site in the modern Mayan village of San Jose Succotz - where you will take an unimaginable ride on a hand-cranked ferry across the Mopan River after which you will enjoy a one mile ride through the pre-classic origins of the great Xunantunich site.
Further on and nestled among a lush forest in the Mopan River Valley rediscover and explore Xunantunich's well kept Mayan shrines, royal palace and temple and let those towering structures and Maya land whisper to you some of its many secrets through your knowledgeable local guide. Climb El Castillo, the second highest mayan structure in Belize, and let time come to a standstill, while you admire breathtaking views of the forest-covered neighboring sites of Actuncan, the San Lorenzo Valley and take a peak at Cahal Pech's silhoette in the distant horizon. Give your feet time to absorb the mornings exploration and enjoy a scrumptious lunch at a local restaurant.
Then head to Cahal Pech, an archeological site that sits on a high point overlooking the twin towns of San Ignacio and Santa Elena.Your second Maya site, Cahal Pech, is smaller but still rich in Maya history. Soak up the tranquil environment as you check out Maya structures that once housed elite members of the ancient civilization and let those structures give you a glimpse of how Maya rulers once lived.
Your local guide will meet you at your hotel/resort in San Ignacio Town and provide you with a personalized private experience, allowing you to see Xunantunich & Cahal Pech's interesting natural environment and wildlife. Listen to the sound of native birds, and marvel at the Maya structures, who may share with you their many secrets as you try to imagine what life was like for the ancient people in the Pre-Classic & Classic era.