Mayan Ruin Combo Tour
Spend the day visiting three of Belize’s famous Mayan ruins
• Benque Ruins
• Cahal Pech
What to bring:
-packed breakfast and/or lunch
-bottled water and/or snacks
What to wear:
• comfortable clothing and running/hiking shoes
per adult from
What's included :
- Live commentary on board
- Professional guide
What's excluded :
- Lunch - Food and drinks (if option not selected)
- Spend the day visiting three of Belize’s famous Mayan ruins
Xunantunich, which means “Stone Lady” in Mayan language, is one of the many impressive ancient Mayan sites in Belize. To reach these ruins, you will travel with your guide in a hand-cranked ferry across the Mopan River. Xunantunich sits atop a stunning green hilltop with views of nearby border town, Benque Viejo del Carmen, and Melchor de Mencos, Guatemala. Enjoy a half-day climbing the pyramids, some of which were recently excavated. Learn more about Mayan history in the museum, including how the name of the ruins changed over time. If you are lucky, you might catch a glimpse of the howler monkeys that live in the forest canopies at the site, or a wish willy (black iguana) that can be spotted trying to blend in to the rock of the pyramids. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the site, or travel back across the river to try some yummy local cuisine. A must-see in Belize!
Cahal Pech, which means “Place of the Ticks”, in Mayan language, sits atop a steep hill that overlooks the twin towns of San Ignacio and Santa Elena. Your guide will tell you more about this site, which is believed to have been first settled around 1200 BC. From the structures of site, you can see that its inhabitants were rather sophisticated people. They built circular platforms used for ceremonial purposes, housing structures that resemble modern houses, and a ball court, which are all in amazing condition after thousands of years. Come explore these ruins and let your guide tell you more about the people who lived at Cahal Pech created art and traded communicated with their neighbors in the nearby cities of Xunantunich, El Pilar, and others.
Departure Point :Benque Resort and Spa, Benque Viejo Del Carmen, Belize
Departure Time :8:00 AM
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.