Cahal Pech Ruins Tours

Cahal Pech Ruins Tours

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Located on a hill top overlooking the beautiful town of San Ignacio is Cahal Pech Maya site and the Visitor Center. So close to the town yet so rich in jungle, Cahal Pech is a unique place to visit.

The site center is made up of 34 structures located around several courtyards, including temple pyramids and residential buildings. The tallest structure is 23.5 meters (77 feet) high. There are also 2 ball courts, 8 stelae and 1 altar. Preliminary investigations carried out in 1988 revealed that Cahal Pech was settled by 1200 B.C. and abandoned around A.D. 850. This makes Cahal Pech one of the earliest Maya sites in the Belize region of the Maya lowlands.

Combo Tour: Cahal Pech and Xunantunich Mayan Ruins day tour.

  • Departure: 8:00 am or 1:00 pm
  • Distance: 5 minutes drive from San Ignacio Office
  • Duration: Half day
  • Habitat: Sub-tropical
  • Fitness: Moderate to good
  • Lunch: Hodes Place, San Ignacio
  • Dress: Short or long pants and sturdy footwear, sleevelengths are optional
    What To Bring: Hat, sunscreen, water, insect repellent, camera,binoculars, and raingear if needed