San Ignacio, Belize Nature Walk

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Cahal Pech Tour, Belize
Cahal Pech TourSan Ignacio

Located on a hilltop overlooking the beautiful town of San Ignacio is the Cahal Pech Maya site and the Visitor Center. This site is one of the oldest Maya ruins in Belize.

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Caracol Maya Temple, Belize
Caracol Maya TempleSan Ignacio

This tour will take you to two different nature reserves in the Maya Mountain region of western Belize. You'll get to see Maya ruins and some of the incredible natural formations that characterize this part of the country. Keep in mind that there is some hiking and climbing involved in this tour, so participants should be at least moderately fit and have no physical limitations.

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Hiking
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Ruins
Caracol Mayan Site Tour, Belize
Caracol Mayan Site TourSan Ignacio

Caracol Mayan Temples was discovered in 1938 by loggers, located deep within the Chiquibul Forest Reserve now it is the most extensive Maya site in Belize and one of the biggest in the Maya World.

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Caracol Mayan Ruins, Belize
Caracol Mayan RuinsSan Ignacio

Take this tour to see one of the largest Maya ruins in the world inside the Chiquibul Forest Reserve. It begins with an early morning drive from Chaa Creek—you’ll travel 2 hours to reach this site.

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Tikal Mayan Ruins - Belize to Guatemala, Belize
Tikal Mayan Ruins - Belize to GuatemalaSan Ignacio

Tikal is a highly doable day-trip from San Ignacio, and this all-day excursion ensures that you don’t miss out on seeing one of the most spectacular ruins left behind by the Maya. This is an all-day tour, and includes a stop for lunch. Join your guide for an exciting trek to the jungle, which with any luck will include sightings of some incredible wildlife – keep an eye out for the famous resplendent quetzals and their tremendous tail feathers. Sightings of monkeys and birds will continue once you arrive, and you’ll get to watch jungle animals skitter up and down the stony faces of the many temples.

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Caracol Mayan Temple, Belize
Caracol Mayan TempleSan Ignacio

Take this full-day tour to visit the impressive remains of the Caracol site. It served as an important trading hub for nearby Tikal, which is right across the border in Guatemala. This is an educational tour as well as an opportunity to experience the forests of western Belize. It also includes a break for lunch.

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Pontoon on the Vaca Lake, Belize
Pontoon on the Vaca LakeSan Ignacio

This tour takes place on a pontoon boat called La Capitana, on a man-made reservoir of the Macal River. Macal River makes its way through the Cayo District, which has large swaths of wild jungle.

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Xunantunich and Cahal Pech Tour, Belize
Xunantunich and Cahal Pech TourSan Ignacio

This tour takes you to two of Belize's top Maya sites - Xunantunich and Cahal Pech.

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Guided Tours
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Ruins
Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins, Belize
Cahal Pech Mayan RuinsSan Ignacio

Take this tour to see one of the oldest Maya sites in Belize. It has ruins that you can climb and is only 30 minutes from Chaa Creek.

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Bird Watching Tour, Belize
Bird Watching TourSan Ignacio

Take an early morning tour of the Chaa Creek Nature Reserve to see the many bird species that make their home here. Your guide will be an experienced bird watcher who can help you spot some of the more elusive birds.

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Green Iguana Conservation Project , Belize
Green Iguana Conservation Project San Ignacio

Located on-site, the Green Iguana Conservation Project is an interactive exhibit located at the San Ignacio Resort Hotel that gives visitors a closer look at the life of Green Iguanas. The venture aims to conserve and look after the endangered species by educating the public about the role Green Iguanas play in the ecosystem.

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Species Exhibits
Medicinal Trails Tour, Belize
Medicinal Trails TourSan Ignacio

For many thousands of years, the Maya have cured what ails them with exotic jungle plants. On this tour, you’ll take a tour of hiking trails on the private, 17-acre property of stunning jungle in San Antonio, Belize. This is both a nature tour and an educational tour, where you’ll get to enjoy the scenery at a relaxed pace while you learn about plant medicine.

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Xunantunich and Cave Tubing, Belize
Xunantunich and Cave TubingSan Ignacio

This tour takes you to one of Belize’s most well-known and thoroughly studied Maya sites in Belize, before continuing to a cave tubing adventure – splashing around in an inner tube is a great way to cool off after exploring a fascinating site. First, you’ll spend 3 to 4 hours exploring the site of Xunantunich. In the afternoon, you’ll leave on a 5-hour tubing trip down the swift moving water that passes through Jaguar Paw Cave.

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