Lubaantun Mayan Ruin & Blue Creek Cave
Visit the Maya Ruin site of Lubaantun and then hike to the caves of Blue Creek. Located in the remote south of Belize is a magical 1300 year old Mayan ruin that is just waiting to share its story with you. Step into the past and imagine coming here as an early explorer, hacking your way through the jungle to the crumbling steps.
up to 30 days in advance
- Duration: 8 hrs
- Available Days: Every day
- Schedule: 8:00 AM
- Hotel Transport Included
- Free cancellation up to 30 days prior
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
Explore the dark shadows and hidden crevices until at last you have it in your hands. As you hold it up to the sky in adoration the rays of the Caribbean sun splinter blindingly through. You are mesmerized by the power of The Crystal Skull. The unsolved mystery of how and why it was created is just one of the stories surrounding Lubaantun. Come experience the magic for yourself and get a glimpse of that ancient world.
Attraction VisitedLubaantun Ruins
Lubaantun (“The Place of Fallen Stones”) served as the home to 20,000 Maya during the Late Classic Period from AD 730–890. Although the lifetime of Lubaantun’s occupation was short, lasting between 130 and 180 years, discoveries of basalt grinding stones, seashells, and obsidian indicate that Lubaantun was once a major trading site. Located in the southern foothills of the Mayan Mountains in the Toledo District, the rich soils here also supported productive farming operations for cacao.
What to Bring
Comfortable shoes, swimming suite, towel, Money for personal expenses and tips.
Transportation from Placencia Area hotels, Guide and Picnic Lunch. TOUR OPERATES with a minimum of 4 persons
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We didn't actually get to Lubaantun. It turns out most of the other folks on our tour were elderly, and some had mobility issues. So, we went to nearby Nim Li Punit, a rural, manor type of ruin. After having visited other large Mayan ruins, this one was perfect. Our guide was short on his knowledge of the history of the ruin, but long on his knowledge of Mayan culture and the local flora. Following our visit to Nim Li Punit, we visited a local cacao farm, where we had an interesting tour, a wonderful lunch, and got to try our hand at making tortillas and chocolate! All in all, a great day!
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This tour is an active exploration of the terrain once controlled by the Maya. You’ll get to hike, climb, and swim as you make your way through the jungle of western Belize, on your way to see the staggering sights of Xunantunich and the swimming hole nestled in St. Herman’s Blue Hole National Park. Along the way, your guide can help paint a picture of what life was like for the Mayans who called this world their home.
9 hrsFrom $190
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