Visit the Majestic Mayan Temples of Xunantunich! Come and discover the famous "Maiden of the Rock", climb atop the one of Belize's tallest Mayan Temples- El Castillo ( the castle)! From standing atop the 13 layers of heaven, you will then venture into the mystical Mayan mountains and board a Jungle pontoon boat to visit hidden waterfalls!
Your day of adventure beings as you leave from San Ignacio Town, and board a hand cranked ferry, across the Mopan river, which flows in from neighboring Guatemala.
Xunantunich, ( Maiden of the Rock) reveals to be one of the earliest centres, in the region pre-dating to around 1000 B.C., when it was still a growing village. A once growing village that eventually grew into one of the powerhouses of the region alongside with Naranjo, 8 km due west of Xunantunich. This impressive monument you are able to see today, archaeological research dates it to the 7th century!.700A.D-750A.D. Xunantunich most recent discover has actually revealed the largest Royal tomb in the country of Belize.
Be amazed by how boldly El Castillo stands overlooking the rest of the complexes. Climb this spectacular structure, which rises 40m (130 ft.). One of the highest man-made buildings in the country and also one of the most famous too. When you stand on top of El Castillo enjoy the same breath-taking view that the cities rulers once did. Look into Guatemala and much of our Jewel Belize with a 360-degree panoramic view.
After visiting this Beautiful Mayan site, you will then venture off the beaten path and deep into the Vaca Plateau forest reserve. A secret piece of paradise awaits you. Board a jungle pontoon and let it be your guide as you are given the rare opportunity to become part of mother nature's environment without hurting her, or the wildlife that call this beautiful lush forest home. Hidden behind the vast green array of trees and birds, beyond the beckoning of the howler monkey's laugh, visit a world unseen by many. With optional tubing, cliff jumps and a waterfall you can climb, this adventure is a lifetime experience.
Commences in:San Ignacio, Belize
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