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Northern Mayan Sites

Trip at a Glance

  • Activities

    Private Tour, Sightseeing

  • Price
    Custom Price
  • Duration

    As arranged

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    As arranged

  • Starting Location

    Placencia, Belize


  • Actun Tunichil Muknal - a Mayan cave site
  • Xunantunich - a series of temples and palaces
  • Tikal - urban centres of the pre-columbian Maya civilization
  • Blue Hole National Park - St. Hermans cave system, various natural trails and a cool jungle pool


Trip Info

Eagle Ray offers private tours, sightseeing in various Mayan sites in Belize out of Placencia – join your guide to explore these notable ruins and sites!

Actun Tunichil Muknal is a cave notable as a Maya archaeological site that includes skeletons, ceramics, and stoneware, a Northern Mayan Site.

Xunantunich is a Maya archaelogical site in Northern Belize. The name means “Stone Woman” in the Maya language (Mopan and Yucatec combination name), and, like many names given to Maya archaeological sites, is a modern name. Most of the structures date from the Maya Classic Era. The core of Xunantunich occupies about one square mile (2.6 km²), consisting of a series of six plazas surrounded by more than 26 temples and palaces. One of its structures, the pyramid known as “El Castillo”, the second tallest structure in Belize.

Tikal, according to the modern Mayan orthography, is one of the largest archaeological sites and urban centres of the pre-columbian Maya civilization. It is located in the archaeological region of the Peten Basin in what is now northern Guatemala. Tikal was the capital of a conquest state that became one of the most powerful kingdoms of the ancient Maya. Though monumental architecture at the site dates back as far as the 4th century BC, the site was still active during the classical era.

Blue Hole National Park is over 500 acres (2 km²) in area, and contains St. Hermans cave system, various natural trails, and the cool jungle pool from which the park gets its name. St. Hermans cave tour is a walking tour; your guide will provide you headlight/flashlights to view the spelotems and crystalline formations. While sharing their knowledge of the cave with you. This cave holds important cultural and archaeological significance, offering a glimpse into the Maya Classic Period. St. Herman’s Cave is truly a snapshot in time in the most magical, mystical of settings.

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