Xunantunich Ruins & Barton Creek Cave Canoeing- San Ignacio
Xunantunich “Maiden of the Rock” a late classical city known for its continuity in development; whilst other great cities beginning to collapse such as Tikal, Caracol and Naranjo; this city was striving with a vibrant society. This city is host to the highest man made structure built in Belize, preserved by Mother Nature for over 1400 years. Hike up the mounds, into the walls of these great palaces and temples and learn about the importance of its people, ceremonies, rituals and practices performed to withstand the challenges of the collapse of surrounding cites.
Above the tallest building over 42 meters from its base, the stucco frieze was left behind by this great civilization, is interpreted by notable archaeologist to tell us the significance of this city; strategically built a top a hill. Enjoy the view that is not only sacred, panoramic but also a spiritual and divine connection with the Mayas.
+ Barton Creek Cave Canoeing
While Barton Creek is impressive for its sheer size and depth, the canoes remain on a course through the areas most traveled. Guides bring you deep into the cave so you can marvel at the shimmer from the countless crystal formations then turn the canoe around so your journey can end where it began.
As a cave, Barton Creek served as an important place of worship for the ancient Maya. Though looting was rampant upon discovery of the system, Barton Creek has nevertheless remained a place of historical significance. Archaeologists still find remnants of Mayan culture within and have found no less than 28 different human remains. Even with such a large collection of historical majesty, it’s the natural formations that make this cave truly special.
**Please note that for pick up/drop off beyond San Ignacio Town will incur additional charges
Pick up/Drop off at hotel, Transportation, Personal Guide, Entrance Fee, Lunch, All equipment, & Waters
Comfortable Hiking Clothes, Comfortable Walking Shoes, Extra Cash, Camera, Sunblock, Hat