The Cahal Pech Maya Temples in Belize will take you away from it all. Located in the lush Belize forest, overlooking the beautiful town of San Ignacio, this mountaintop Mayan City is a nature lover’s paradise.
Cahal Pech boasts over 30 structures, ceremonial Temples, Steam houses, and intricate explorable tunnels.
The acropolis, built 900ft above sea level, offers unparalleled views of the Maya mountains and fertile valleys in the West of Belize.
Cahal Pech was the home of an elite Maya Family, inhabited as far back as 1,200 BC, making the Maya site the oldest discovered in Belize.
One of the most striking elements of Cahal Pech is that the site was unearthed, and barely “reconstructed”. The majority of the Temples are found exactly as they were first built, offering a true glance at the intricate Mayan masonry work so long ago.
Cahal Pech is also a renowned location for bird watchers. The site offers Parrots, Humming Birds, Falcons, Toucans, and a variety of migratory birds.
Your journey begins at the port of Belize City where our guides will meet you before heading by air-conditioned vans to the beautiful Cayo District. Cayo is a Belize District we like to refer to as “a Tropical Switzerland”, with rolling green lawns, palm trees, plantations, and lush mountains.
Upon your arrival at Cahal Pech, your Guide will begin your journey into the rain forest to admire the entire site. All the Temples may be climbed and explored.