After a quick 10-minute flight into Belize City, your adventure begins with a scenic drive up the Western Highway to the Cayo (pronounced Ky-o) District. Xunantunich (Maya for “Maiden of the Rock”) sits just inside the Western border of Belize.
San Ignacio is a great place to spend a few days, as it makes a wonderful base to visit incredible sites in Belize such as ATM Cave (Actun Tunichil Muknal), Xunantunich and Caracol, and Cahal Pech which is on top of the hill in San Ignacio. On top of that, there's the advantage of being so close to the Guatemalan border, that a day trip to one of the most impressive Mayan sites in the world, Tikal, is a must.
You will first visit Xunantunich Mayan ruin, also known as the "Maiden of the Rock". It stands 130 feet high, the second tallest Mayan ruin in Belize, and gives a panoramic view of the Cayo District, Guatemala and the Mopan River. The site has been largely excavated and has a great on site museum. After lunch in San Ignacio, the Mayan ruin tour proceeds to Cahal Pech
If you are an adventurer at heart, this tour is for you! Experience the beauty of the cave system from the comfort of your inner tube.
The scenic and peaceful Macal River drains the Maya Mountain and form one of the longest river system in the country.
This is a wonderful excursion, particularly if you have kids. They will love every minute of it. You can start your trip by flying from San Pedro to the mainland or you can take a water taxi. At the mainland, an air-conditioned car or van will pick you up, and toget…
This cave is one of the most popular Mayan burial sites in Western Belize. The cave contains four skeletons, ceramics, and stoneware left by the Maya. The most famous skeleton inside the cave is that of a young girl, the bones of which have been completely covered by the natural processes of the cave, leaving them with a sparkling appearance.
With so many different habitats packed into such a tiny country, it's no surprise that Belize is a paradise for Birdwatchers.
Of all the awesome Belize Maya sites, Caracol would have to be one of the top in terms of importance and grandeur.