Xunantunich and Cahal Pech
Min # persons: 2
Duration: 7 – 8 hours
price per person: 95 USD
Included: Lunch (A Belizean cuisine)
What to wear: long pants or shorts, T-shirts, Teva- like sandals or tennis.
Remember to bring: Insect repellent, sunblock, and water.
Visit two amazing archeological sites in the western part of Belize. Xunantunich and cahal pech cities that were once part of a network of kingdoms and ruling families. Immerse yourself in the history with a start at xunantunich, an impressive ceremonial center for over a thousand years, having achieved its greatest success during the terminal Classic Period ( A.D 750-900) and demise between (A.D 900-1050) when it became part of the maya collapse.
Climb el Castillo – the second largest ancient maya structure in Belize which is at approximately 130 ft above plaza level and provides a 360 degree view of the Belize river valley and Guatemala’s border. After lunch in San Ignacio town take a 10 minutes drive to Cahal Pech which is one of the oldest maya sites in Belize. Archeological findings at this site have proven that Cahal Pech was inhabited from 1200 B.C. and abandoned around 900 A.D. unlike xunantunich which its main purpose was that of a ceremonial center, canal pech was mainly a trading center ruled by a royal family.
A Belizean Cuisine – Rice&Beans, cooked with coconut milk served with stew chicken, and fry plantain.