Hopkins Belize Tour - Take a day trip from Hopkins Village to the historical Mayan ruins in Cayo District western Belize. The Xunantunich and Cahal Pech are some of the finest Maya Ruins in Belize. The drive from Hopkins to the western Mayan Ruins of Belize takes you through the scenic Hummingbird Highway and the western villages of Belize. This is a cultural experience, sightseeing tours with first hand views of the countryside, Mayan Mountains, farms, colorful homes and San Ignacio farmers market.
Xunantunich Maya Ruins is located in the Cayo District near the village of San Jose Succotz just a few miles out of San Ignacio Town. At the village of San Jose Succotz, we cross over the Mopan River using a hand-cranked ferry. From the other side of the river, it’s a mile uphill to the site, which can be accessed on foot or in a vehicle.
Experience an authentic Belizean lunch in the immediate area of the ruins.
Xunantunich Mayan ruin, also known as the “Maiden of the Rock” is the second tallest, and the most popular Mayan ruin in Belize. The largest pyramid, El Castillo stands 130 feet high above the main plaza and offers an impressive panoramic view of the Yalbac Hills, Cayo District, Guatemala, and the Mopan River. The site has been largely excavated and has a well-appointed educational museum on site.
Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins is located on an imposing hill that overlooks the towns of San Ignacio and Santa Elena. The name of the site means “Place of Ticks” in the Yucatecan Maya language. This name was coined in the 1950’s when the area around the site was used for pasture. The site is particularly important for the information it has provided on the earliest Maya settlers of western Belize.
Dress: Short or long pants and comfortable sturdy footwear – short sleeve lengths
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