Cahal Pech Ruins and Xunantunich Combo
Cahal Pech Ruin "Place of Ticks" is located in San Ignacio Town in the Cayo District, on an imposing hill that overlooks the twin towns of San Ignacio/Santa Elena. Capal Pech was occupied from 1200 BC, one of the earliest sites in Belize along with Xunantunich. This is a compact site with 7 plazas and 2 ball courts, the earliest Olmec-style Stella in Belize. It was a powerful city in the early classic 250 to 600 AD and was abandoned around 750AD
The entrance features a small museum filled with information about ancient Maya History. The museum features Stella, bark beaters to make paper, Metates, Pestles, and Mortar used by the ancient Mayans, and some eccentrics to name a few. This tour starts with a short walk from the parking lot and is ideal for family.
Hidden by the tall trees in the Rainforest, the Cahal Pech Archaeological site offers a Magnificent view of nature, wildlife, and history.
Cahal Pech Ruin Tips and Advisory
The Cahal Pech Ruins Experience with KaWiil Tours
Kawiil Tours is an inbound tour operator for Belize and is owned and operated by Luis Zaiden. Luis grew up in San Ignacio Town, Cayo district in the beautiful foothills of the Maya mountain. From a young age, Luis had a passion for history and nature. He spent most of his childhood with his friends playing in the river and also playing hide and seek in what is now Cahal Pech Archeological site. He never knew at the time that he would end up running his very own Tour Company. Nevertheless, that came to an end when he went to high school and eventually started working in Belize City.
KaWiil Tours offers the best of Western Belize. Luis and his licensed tour guides are well-trained and highly educated in Maya History. Travelers refer to Luis as having an "Encyclopedic Memory" of nature and history.