Cahal Pech Day Trip

The Cahal Pech archaeological site day trip is a fantastic opportunity to explore the rich history and culture of the ancient Mayan civilization.

The site is on the hills just outside the beautiful San Ignacio town, providing visitors with stunning panoramic views of the Twin Cities.

Cahal Pech, which translates to “Palace of Ticks” in Yucatec Maya, reflects the ancient Mayan people’s affinity for naming things after animals.

The tour begins at a small visitor center, where you can admire the rich artifacts discovered at Cahal Pech.

After this, you hike under the canopy of trees for a few minutes. As you walk, you will be amazed by the plazas and palaces that appear before you.

Cahal Pech is estimated to have been built over 1800 years ago and is considered one of the most important archaeological sites in Belize, with ample evidence of Mayan occupation.

Dr. Jaime Awe, one of Belize’s leading archaeologists, discovered a remarkable royal burial in the center of the largest plaza. One of the most exciting discoveries at Cahal Pech

During the tour, you can walk through the buildings’ narrow passages, enter the royal residences’ rooms, and sit in the main square, just like the Mayan elites did while listening to the rich history of Cahal Pech.

In addition, the earliest dated carved stela, dating back to 300BC to 250AD, was also found here, providing further insight into the ancient Mayan civilization’s practices and beliefs.

Overall, the Cahal Pech day tour is a fascinating and educational experience that is to be noticed.

Visitors can immerse themselves in the history and culture of the Mayan people while enjoying the beautiful scenery of the surrounding landscape.


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