belize mayan ruin tours

Belize Maya Ruin Tours

Maya Ruin Tours

Today, modern archaeologists have uncovered many of these once-lost cities and have opened the sites for visitors to explore and marvel at the beautiful architecture, soaring pyramids and majestic temples carved from native stone and set into place without the use of wheels or animal power.

Xunantunich Maya Ruin Tours

From a Mayan term meaning “Stone Woman”, this impressive site is only accessible by ferry as it is built with a gorgeous view of the Mopan River. Once an important ceremonial center, Xunantunich is home to “El Castillo” (Spanish for “The Castle”), an impressive stone temple that is still one of the tallest buildings in Belize.

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cahal pech maya ruin tour

Cahal Pech Maya Ruin Tour

Despite its unprepossessing modern Mayan name meaning “Place of the Ticks”, Cahal Pech was originally a hilltop city built for the ancient empire’s elite. With a towering command of the Macal River, Cahal Pech has more than 34 different buildings, including a large temple more than 25 meters (82 feet) high.

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Tikal Maya Ruin Tour

A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979, Tikal is one of the most iconic and impressive Maya ruins in the world. Located in the department of El Peten in northern Guatemala, Tikal is a popular attraction for visitors in Belize because of its close proximity to the Belize-Guatemala border.

Tikal is the site of one of the oldest and most powerful city states of the ancient Maya civilization with a footprint of 6 square miles (16 square kilometers). The main attractions for modern visitors are the enormous buildings, including the so-called Temple 1 (measuring 154 feet high), royal palaces, and pyramids. The site also includes three ball courts, hundreds of smaller buildings, stelae and a network of elevated causeways.

Tikal is located within the Tikal National Park in the northern district of El Peten in the country of Guatemala. The entire area is now a nationally-protected biosphere and consists of dense jungle. The nearest inhabited town is Uaxactun, approximately 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Tikal.

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