Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins Tour

Take a tour of the old capital before exiting Belize City, via the Western Highway, and embark on your journey across the width of Belize to Cahal Pech. Travel the country side as we make our way through small communities while your guide shares the cultural and traditional history of the locals. Upon arriving at the tourist town of San Ignacio, your guide will drive atop the Cahal Pech hill. Once there, we take a short break and begin our tour of the Cahal Pech Maya ruin. We trek up the hill where the historical monuments of the Mayas await. Cahal Pech is a city built over 1800 years ago with spiritual walls and plazas where natives once made ritual sacrifices and offerings.

Cahal Pech translates to “Place of Ticks” in Maya. The ruin got this name because it was being used as pasture land when the site was rediscovered; although, at the time of settlement, it was the royal palace of an elite Mayan ruling family. Cahal Pech consisted of 7 plazas and over 30 structures including temples, residences, ball courts, altars and a sweathouse. The Cahal Pech Maya ruins were settled around 1000 B.C. and abandoned by 800 A.D. Of recent discovery is a great royal burial ground in the largest plaza. After our tour, you’ll visit the Cahal Pech’s museum that showcases some of the artifacts found on the site. Complimentary drinks and snacks will be provided.

Tour Prices Regular Price Group of 10+ Discount Price
Adults $70.00 $63.00
Kids (10 and under) $50.00 $45.00
Private/Overnight Guest (min. 4 pax) $110.00 $99.00
Tour Length: 6 Hours

What To Bring

Prescription glasses, sun block if the sun is out bright, binoculars, cameras or video cameras, bug spray, some cash to shop with and medications if needed.


Lunch, Water, Personal Guide, Transportation, Park Fees, Maya Ruin Tour, Western Country Side Tour, Inland Forest Hike