San Ignacio Mayan Ruins

Cahal Pech Archaeological Site Tour

Cahal Pech is a Mayan site located near the town of San Ignacio, Belize. The site rests high above the banks of the Macal River containing 34 structures with the tallest structure being 25 meters high. Cahal Pech was the home of an elite Mayan Family dating as far back as 1200BCE making it one of the oldest sites in western Belize.  The name Cahal Pech “place of the ticks” was given when the area was used as a pasture during the first archaeological studies back in the 1950’s.

Xunantunich Archaeological Site

Xunantunich Archaeological Site Tour

Xunantunich is an ancient Mayan Archaeological site in western San Ignacio, Belize. The name Xunantunich means” stone woman” referring to the ghost of a woman claimed by several people to inhabit the site. This Mayan site was used as a civic ceremonial site in the late and terminal classic periods to the Belize valley region. Xunantunich has one of the largest Mayan structure in Belize rising 40 meters above plaza level, and containing two temples. The site core occupies about 300 square meters overlooking an impressive view of the entire river valley. This major Archaeological site can be reached by a daily hand-cranked river ferry across the Mopan River with a one mile drive up to the sites entrance.

We at Belize Archaeology Tours are here to guide and educate you on the worlds of the Mayas, explore Cahal Pech Xunantunich two of Belize’s Many Archaeological sites start from downtown San Ignacio.

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