Join us as we venture further south to Toledo, Belize’s most southern district. Our first stop will be at the Belize Spice Farm and Botanical Garden that was created 20 years ago. Here we will take a one hour guided tour, getting to see the country’s largest vanilla and black pepper farms as well as teak, mahogany (the national tree), rosewood and sandalwood trees.
After we leave the spice farm, we continue further south to the Mayan Archaeological site, Nim Li Punit. This site is well known for the amount of stele found there. In Kekchi Maya, Nim Li Punit translates to “The Big Hat”. It was named for the longest stele depicting a figure wearing a large headdress. Nim Li Punit is located at the foothills of the Maya Mountains within the drainage basin of the Rio Grande. Many beautiful vistas can be seen from here.
Before visiting Lubaantun, the largest Mayan Archaeological site in southern Belize, we stop in Big Falls Village for a delicious lunch. Lubaantun is known for its unusual style of construction; no visible mortar binds the limestone blocks together! It is believed that the strength of each structure lies in every hand-cut stone, which demanded precise measurements and shapes to fit snugly to its neighboring block.
Join us on this tour to learn about the Mayan culture and civilization as well as to experience the aromatic tour of the spice farm.
- Timetable: By Request
- Duration: 6 hours
- Difficulty: Moderate
- Departure: 8:00a.m
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