Nim Li Punit or Lubaantun

This tour to Nim Li Punit takes an interesting look at the natural world of the Maya, in addition to an educational archeological site. After touring this ruin near the foothills of the Maya Mountains, you’ll visit a botanical farm to see a selection of plants that the Maya used. You’ll also get to know a wide variety of plants and spices that only grow in the tropics. This is an all-day tour that leaves at 8 AM and returns at 5 PM, and includes a break for a homemade lunch.

from $ 163


Free cancellation

up to 30 days in advance

 Belize
 Belize
  • 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

Experience Highlights

Archeology
Nature Walk
Ruins
Nim Li Punit Ruins

Nim Li Punit has two plazas, which in total feature over 26 stelae – large stone slabs covered in hieroglyphs. Your guide can tell you more about the information historians have gleaned from their symbols. This site probably served as a ceremonial center, and you’ll see if you can pick up some of that mystical energy while you’re here.

The nearby tropical spice farm is quite picturesque, with lots of mahogany, teak, and rosewood trees. It’s a large working farm, and produces lots of vanilla and peppercorn plants. On your tour, you’ll learn about which crops were the most important for the Maya, and smell the fragrant tropical spices that are native to this region, including cardamom, clove, and nutmeg. Flowering plants like jasmine, heliconia, and hibiscus make this garden even more of a treat for the senses.

Attraction Visited

Nim Li Punit Ruins

The Mayan site of Nim Li Punit is easily accessible from the Southern Highway and sits on a ridge 220 feet (67 m) above sea level. On a clear day, the Caribbean Sea is visible from the site. A series of plazas and platforms are built into the hillside.

Nim Li Punit Ruins

What to Bring

Walking shoes, comfortable clothes, sunscreen, sunglasses, bug spray, and money for personal expenses.

What's included

Transportation, entrance fees, water, lunch, and guide.

Transportation

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