Join us as we venture to Belize’s southernmost district, Toledo, the least developed region of Belize with pristine rainforests and cultural attractions. Your first stop is at the Belize Spice Farm and Botanical Garden that was founded 20 years ago. Here, you will take a one hour guided informational tour getting to see Belize’s largest vanilla and black pepper farm as well as teak, mahogany, rosewood, and sandalwood trees.
Located on the foothills of the Maya Mountains and the basin of the Rio Grande River lies the Maya archaeological site of Ni Li Punit. This site is well known for its large amount of stelae; there is a total of twenty-six stelae, one of which is the longest in Belize. It depicts a figure wearing a large headdress which derived its name Nim li Punit and is translated from the Maya Kekchi language as "the big hat."
Before visiting Lubaantun, the largest Mayan archaeological site in southern Belize, you will 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 demands precise measurements and shapes to fit snugly into its neighboring block.
Timetable: 24 hours noticed required
Departure Time: 8:00am
Return Time: 5:00pm
Travel Time: 45 minutes (to first stop)
Included: transportation, packed lunch, and taxes & fees
What to bring: sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, bug repellent, camera, binoculars, sturdy hiking shoes, water bottles, and power/granola bars
This is a specialty tour:
Our Lubaantun and Nim Li Punit Mayan Ruin Tour is not part of the all inclusive packages.
per person (2 persons minimum)