Xunantunich & Cahal Pech
Are you ready to spend the day at maya archeological sites? Then join us for a full day at Cahal Pech and Xunantunich. Mystic River makes adventure travel in Belize easy and convenient!
Join our trained guide as we begin with navigating the Cahal Pech site. This site was once a palatial home for an elite Mayan family. It is one of the oldest recognizably Maya sites in Western Belize, resting high on the banks of the Macal River. The site was abandoned in the 9th century AD for unknown reasons.
The name Cahal Pech means “place of ticks” and was adopted in the 1950s when the area was a cow pasture. Cahal Pech is now and archaeological park and houses a small museum with artifacts from various ongoing excavations.
After the thrilling experience at the site, continue with the journey at the Xunantunich Maya ruin. Pronounced “shoo-NAHN-too-nich”, it is located about 130 kms (80 miles) west of Belize City, atop a ridge overlooking the Mopan River. Its name means “Stone Woman” in the Mayan language. The “Stone Woman” refers to the ghost of a woman who several people have claimed inhabits the site. The ghost is said to be dressed completely in white and have fire-red glowing eyes. She generally appears in front of El Castillo, ascends the stone stairs and disappears into a stone wall!
This two in one exploration will make your vacation worthwhile.
Duration: All Day
Price: US$180 per person