Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum, San Ignacio

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Journey back in time at Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum, one of the oldest Mayan sites in Belize. Consisting of over 30 structures, the ruins once served as the hilltop home of an elite Mayan ruling family. Wander freely through the site's many tunnels, climbing the buildings and exploring their nooks and crannies. Check out the visitor centre, where artists’ impressions of the settlement in its heyday give you sense of what life was once like here. Make sure to bring plenty of water, sunscreen, and bug spray. Our Cayo trip planner makes visiting Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins & Museum and other Cayo attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Fantastic Mayan ruin experience without so many tourists. The most important thing is to have an experienced and knowledgeable guide. We went using upside down tours  more »
  • We totally enjoyed these ruins. A must see if you are in town. Five dollars to get in and you can take your time and explore.  more »
  • It’s not necessary to go with a tour company. Just get yourself there and pay a little extra for the guide that is there. He taught us so much about the Mayan culture and Cahal Pech. It is quiet witho...  more »
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