6-night: wild west
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Day 1 - Pick up and transfer to Kane Villas (includes grocery stop)
Day 2 - Visit Caracol Mayan Ruin, Rio Frio Cave & Rio On Pools
Day 3 - ATM Cave
Day 4 - Day of Relaxation
Day 5 - Canoe Barton Creek & Big Rock Waterfall
Day 6 - Xunantunich & Cahal Pech Ruins
Day 7 - Check out and transfer
6 nights accommodation
Round-trip transfer to/from anywhere in Belize City or the International Airport. Elsewhere in the country is subject to additional charge.
All tours include transportation, tour guide, entrance fees and lunch.
9% government hotel tax included in package.
Groceries not included.
Gratuities not included.
Tours in any package may be substituted - cost of package may differ based on changes.
Please note that there is no refund or credit for unused package items.
Caracol, Rio Frio Cave, Rio On Pools
The largest Maya city ever excavated in Belize, Caracol is a huge site that features majestic temples that modern visitors can climb to enjoy a spectacular view of the surrounding Chiquibul forest reserve. Still an active archaeological site, Caracol has revealed many of its treasures but much work is needed to uncover all of its secrets. After exploring the impressive ruins of Caracol, you’ll continue to explore Mountain Pine Ridge with stops at Rio On Pools and Rio Frio Cave for a refreshing swim in the crystal clear waters. You will also enjoy a homemade Belizean lunch.
Actun Tunichil Muknal (cave of the stone sepulchre) is commonly referred to as ATM Cave. It is one of the most impressive Maya ceremonial caves containing rare bloodletting altars used in sacrifices by Maya royalty and where calcified skeletons, ceramics and stoneware have been found. The best known is “The Crystal Maiden”, the intact skeleton of a teenage girl, whose bones have been calcified over the years to a sparkling crystallized appearance.
The hike to the cave entrance through the lush Tapir Mountain Nature Reserve requires visitors to swim to the mouth of the cave and then wade through ankle to chest high water and once inside the magnificent cave the exploration begins. The tour requires climbing and swimming as well as crawling through small spaces. The cave is extensively decorated with cave formations in the upper passages, a labyrinth of dry chambers which lead to the cathedral-like main hall, a towering chamber 350 meters in length and 50 meters wide and filled with artifacts and sacrificial remains. Visitors remove shoes and explore the cave in socks only to protect the artifacts on the cave floor. After this, another climb takes you to the stone sepulchre (after which the cave is named) where the Crystal Maiden lies.
Photography is not allowed in the Cave. This is an extraordinary Belize adventure and a rare opportunity to see ancient Maya ceremonial sites and altars as that have been virtually untouched for centuries.
Barton Creek Cave Canoeing & Big Rock Waterfall or Butterfly Farm or Zipline
Begin the journey by driving through farmland where you can see the Mennonite community of Upper Barton Creek and experience their traditional lifestyle. Upon reaching Barton Creek, you will board your canoe and paddle into the remote Barton Creek Cave. Glide into a hidden cave entrance that’s surrounded by water and explore a deep series of passages that were sacred to the ancient Maya. Use your headlight to illuminate crystal formations and dangling stalactites and learn about the cave’s ceremonial history. Slip into the water for a cool swim before enjoying a local lunch.
Following lunch you head to Big Rock Waterfall, a 150-foot waterfall on Privassion Creek.. Here, the cool spray of mist from the waterfall refreshes swimmers in the clear, deep pool below. It's a beauty you don't want to miss!
Xunantunich & Cahal Pech Arcaheological Sites
Start your explorer's day with an early morning pick-up and be transported to the magnificent Xunantunich archaeological site in the modern Mayan village of San Jose Succotz - where you will take an unimaginable ride on a hand-cranked ferry across the Mopan River after which you will enjoy a one-mile ride through the pre-classic origins of the great Xunantunich site. Further on and nestled among a lush forest in the Mopan River Valley rediscover and explore Xunantunich's well-kept Mayan shrines, royal palace and temple and let those towering structures and Maya land whisper to you some of its many secrets through your knowledgeable local guide. Climb El Castillo, the second highest Mayan structure in Belize, and let time come to a standstill, while you admire breath taking views of the forest-covered neighboring sites of Actuncan, the San Lorenzo Valley and take a peek at Cahal Pech's silhouette in the distant horizon. Give your feet time to absorb the mornings exploration and enjoy a scrumptious lunch at a local restaurant.
Following lunch head to Cahal Pech, an archaeological site that sits on a high point overlooking the twin towns of San Ignacio and Santa Elena. Your second Maya site, Cahal Pech, is smaller but still rich in Maya history. Soak up the tranquil environment as you check out Maya structures that once housed elite members of the ancient civilization and let those structures give you a glimpse of how Maya rulers once lived.
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