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Choices for Archaeological Tours

Caracol – Snail

Caracol – Snail

Located on the western edge of the Maya Mountains within the Chiquibul Forest Reserve, Caracol lies on a high plateau of 500m above sea level that drops into a deep valley to the northwest and rises into hilly terrain to the southwest. The site was…

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Altun Ha

Altun Ha

Altun Ha is located 31 miles north of Belize City on the Old Northern Highway. A two-mile dirt road connects the main road to the site. The area around the Altun Ha is rich in wildlife including armadillos, bats, squirrels, agouti, paca, foxes, raccoons, coati,…

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Cahal Pech – Place of Ticks

Cahal Pech – Place of Ticks

Cahal Pech means “place of ticks” in modern-day Maya, and refers to the fact that the surrounding area was once used as pasture land. However, this was the royal acropolis-palace of an elite Maya ruling family who lived here during the Classic period. Cahal Pech…

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Xunantunich – Stone Woman

Xunantunich – Stone Woman

Xunantunich meaning “maiden of the rock” or “stone woman” in Maya, is situated on the Western Highway across the river from the village of San Jose Succotz. It can be reached by ferry daily between 8 am and 5 pm. This site is less than…

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Lamanai – Submerged Crocoddile

Lamanai – Submerged Crocoddile

The Lamanai site is one of the oldest continuously occupied Maya sites in Belize, from about 1500 BC when maize was being grown at the site, to 1680 AD. The name “Lamanai” means submerged insect. However, archaeologists realized in 1978 that Franciscan monks had corrupted…

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ATM Mayan Under World

ATM Mayan Under World

The ATM cave is a hiking and adventure experience with the added dimension of being an educational trip for those interested in archaeology. Here you will find Maya artifacts just the way they were left by the Mayas hundreds of years ago. The cave is…

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