Banana Beach

Cahal Pech Ruin & Jungle River Kayaking (Full Day)

After scenic boat cruise through the Caribbean from San Pedro to the mainland, you will kayak through class two, three, and four rapids with cascading falls and breath-taking scenery on the tropical rivers of Belize.  Parrots, parakeets, flycatchers, cormorants, herons, ducks, iguanas and kingfishers are some of the river life you are sure to encounter along the way – not to mention a vast array of bromeliads (air plants), orchids, epiphytic cactuses and more.

After kayaking through the fresh water river, you will return to the lodge, enjoy lunch, and then head towards the Mayan world of St. Ignacio in the Cayo District of Belize.  There you will explore the Maya ruin Cahal Pech.  Cahal Pech, meaning “place of ticks”, rests high near the banks of the Macal River and is a collection of 34 structures, with the tallest being about 25 meters in height.

The site was a palacial home for an elite Maya family, and though most major construction dates to the Classic period, evidence of continuous habitation has been dated to as far back as 900 BC during the Early Middle Formative period (Early Middle Preclassic), making Cahal Pech one of the oldest recognizably Maya sites in Western Belize, and also one of the most interesting to explore.

*Includes: Round trip by boat, full guided tour, entrance fees, tax, and lunch.   Departs at 7:00am and returns at 5:30pm.   Additional US $25.00 per person for travel by plane.

Minimum of 2 people to confirm.