Cahal Pech Ruins

Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins Tour

This tour is about half a day.

  • Tour Price: please contact us
  • 2 person minimum
  • Tours include: Transportation, Guide, Entrance Fee, Bottle Water, Soda, Tours Equipment. Lunch is included if you book a Combination (full day) tour

Tour Description

Cahal Pech, 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. The site was first settled around 1200-1000 B.C.

Cahal Pech sits in a lush jungle setting only a short 15 minute walk from the town’s center, giving urban visitors easy access to an archeological site where the remnants of a royal palace are particularly interesting to explore. The site consists of seven plazas and more than 30 structures, including temples, residential buildings, ball-courts, an altar and a sweat house. Early cultural remains, for example, suggest that the site’s first inhabitants were relatively sophisticated. They built large circular platforms that were used for ceremonial purposes, they carved many Mesoamerican or Olmec-like symbols on their pottery, imported jade and obsidian from Guatemala, modeled many figurines in the form of female individuals, and produced decorative beads that were made from Conch shells brought from the Caribbean coast.

In the middle of the jungle, you may see and hear the peaceful and serene sounds of birds and other wildlife that make the site their home.

Tour Tips

Visiting this Mayan Archeological Site will provide you with the most thrilling experience.

This tour is about half a day.

Bring along camera, water, mosquito repellent, sunblock, ect.

For a Full Day: Cahal Pech Ruins Tour is usually combine with Barton Creek Cave Tour or Xunantunich Mayan Ruins Tour.

Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins Tour Details

  • Tour Price: please contact us
  • 2 person minimum
  • Tour include Transportation, Guide, Entrance Fee, Bottle Water, Soda, Tours Equipment.

Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins to leave San Ignacio: