This package is designed for people who are especially interested in learning about the past of the Maya Civilization and would like to experience the local archeological sites. Spend four nights at Pook’s hill and visit the Xunantunich, Cahal Pech and Caracol Maya sites and the famous Actun Tunichil Munkal (ATM Cave). The first day of your stay will include a visit to Cahal Pech, the royal acropolis-palace of an elite Maya family during the classic periods, and Xunantunich, Belize’s most accessible Maya site of significance. Xunantunich’s dominant structure, El Castillo, rises 130 feet above the jungle floor, making the views from the top superb, with forest stretching out all around and the rest of the ancient city mapped out beneath you. Your second day will be spent at Caracol, which is the largest Maya site in Belize and covers some 35 sq miles, with 36,000 structures marked so far. A day trip to the site takes you up through the rugged back-roads of the Mountain Pine Ridge and deep into the folds of the Maya Mountains. The ATM Cave tour combines nature hiking, caving adventure, and a magical trip into the Maya underworld, making it one of the most popular adventure tours in western Belize. A forty-five minute hike up the Roaring River Valley and through the rainforest of the Tapir Mountain Preserve leads you to the entrance of the cave where an experienced guide will take you on a journey into ‘Xibalba,’ the Maya underworld. Exploring this geologically fascinating cave is a treat all of its own but the main attraction is the ‘Cathedral’ chamber, which was a Maya ceremonial and burial ground. Pook’s Hill is the nearest lodge to the ATM Cave and offers early morning private tours that provide our guests with the opportunity to get into the cave first. (Please note that this is “wet” tour with lots of time spent in rivers. You will need closed toes shoes that can get wet and socks. It is a full day of physical activity and may not be appropriate for all people. The official age limit is 12 years.)
Maya Belize 4 night Package with Cahal Pech, Xunantunich, Caracol, and ATM Cave includes:
- Four night’s accommodation at Pook’s Hill Lodge
- A full day guided tour of the Cahal Pech and Xunantunich Maya Sites
- A full day guided tour of the Caracol Maya Site
- A full day guided tour of the ATM Cave
- All meals beginning with dinner the arrival day and ending with breakfast the departure day
- Pick- up and drop off from/to Belize City (upgrades to other destinations available)
- All taxes and service fees
Add An Extra Night To Your Package!
Add an extra night at Pook’s Hill with all meals included to any package and allow yourself the luxury of a full day to enjoy our old growth rainforest preserve or to arrange for another tour of your choice (extra tour price not included in rate).