Journey to Cahal Pech

Journey to Cahal Pech
Price: $92.00
Children ages 1-4 are free.
Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 6 Hours
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Tender Pier
Food/Beverage Provided Bottled water is included.
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable, seasonal clothing and closed-toe walking shoes. Guests should also bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and insect repellent.
Restrictions Guests should be in good physical condition, as the tour involves walking at ruins. This tour is not recommended for guests who use a wheelchair, or for those with limited mobility.

Journey to Cahal Pech

Settled in 1200 B.C. and abandoned around 850 A.D., Cahal Pech is one of the earliest Mayan sites in Belize and was once the palatial home of an elite Mayan family.

Your journey to this incredible site begins as you are picked up by your expert tour guide at the Belize Cruise Port for a drive into Belize City. Take a few minutes to marvel at the colonial architecture and city highlights, then pass small farms and charming Creole villages as you make your way to Cahal Pech. Upon arrival, your Belize tour guides will lead you through the myriad of courtyards, temples, and residential buildings that make up the Cahal Pech compound. This site contains an impressive 34 buildings, including a structure that is 23.5m (77 ft) high. Gaze up at a monument that was the earliest carved stelae discovered in this area of the Mayan lowlands. Don't leave the site before climbing up one of the temples for beautiful, panoramic views of the compound, as well as the city of San Ignacio in the distance. Conclude your Belize excursion by browsing Mayan artifacts and Belizean collectibles and pick up a souvenir or two before your return back to port. Throughout this tour, you will learn the rich history of the Mayas and cultural diversity of Belize.

This tour is a must-do for history buffs and those who are fascinated by Mayan culture. Reserve your spot for this popular tour today.

4.5 Stars4.7 / 5  |  7 ReviewsReview This Tour
Great choice
December 05, 2019
This excursion was one of the best my husband and I have ever taken. The guide was very knowledgeable about the country and the ruins. I would highly recommend this tour if you are interested in the ancient culture of Belize.
Reviewer: Novella Byrd
5 Stars
Journey to Cahal Pech
April 24, 2019
Our guide was great fun and with hardly any people at the site made it quite peaceful.
Reviewer: Richard Scalise
5 Stars
Journey to Cahal Pech
April 02, 2019
We really enjoyed our excursion. Our guide David was great he was very informative and knowledgable. He was very friendly and kind, David had us back in plenty of time to board the cruise ship.
Reviewer: Lisa Harrison
4 Stars
Mayan adventure
June 01, 2018
What a great experience we had. Brown sugar was our tour guide and he had so much knowledge about the Mayans and the ruins. So much to see and lots of walking on and around the ruins. I would definitely recommend this to all.
Reviewer: Nathan Timko
5 Stars
Worth the long drive
May 31, 2018
The excursion was amazing, though the drive in quite long. We were in a very small group, 5, which made it feel much more personal. Our guide was great, called himself Brown Sugar, and he was a wealth of info about the Mayans and Belize in general.
Reviewer: Elaine Hildebrandt
5 Stars
A Good Recovery
January 22, 2018
Although our disembarkation from the MSC was a gong show and we arrived at the shore excursion site an hour late our guide was waiting and provided us with a very good and professional look into the history of Cahal Pech. We received a good tour and were back to the ship in time for the shuttle back to the ship.
Reviewer: Jerome Beuerlein
4 Stars