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Ancient Palace Explorer
Port of Call: Belize City, Belize
Minimum Age: 3 Years
Activity Level: moderate
Duration: 6 Hours 30 Minutes
Adult Price*: $79.99 each
Child Price*: $74.99 each


Summary


Discover the magic of this famous Mayan archeological site, Cahal Pech, ancient Mayan kingdom followed by a delicious Belizean lunch.


Description


Discover the magic of this famous Mayan archaeological site, Cahal Pech, ancient Mayan kingdom followed by a delicious Belizean lunch.Depart the pier on an air-conditioned motor coach for the scenic 2-hour ride to the beautiful Mayan Ceremonial Palaces of Cahal Pech. Your knowledgeable guide will narrate the history of Belize (formerly British Honduras), pointing interesting sites and describing the daily life of modern-day Belizeans as you pass through Creole villages and the outskirts of the capital. Finally arrive at Cahal Pech. There is a small but interesting museum on-site that houses a collection of artifacts that were discovered during the excavation of Cahal Pech. Your guide will lead you through, explaining what the different displayed items were used for, giving you better insight as to what the daily life of the Maya was like. Take jungle canopied walk to the amazing Palace compound with over 30 structures. This active archaeological site includes 7 plazas, numerous temples and residential buildings connected by "corbel arched" passageways. Get ready for a real Belizean lunch. The famous dish of rice and beans with chicken and sides, awaits you at The Orange Restaurant and Gift Gallery, an open-air, garden view restaurant. Enjoy your peaceful ride back to the cruise ship pier after lunch. NOTES Minimum age is 3 years. Travel time from the pier to Cahal Pech is approximately two hours. Climbing the ruins is not allowed during or after rain due to safety reasons. Light cool clothing, comfortable walking shoes, a hat and sunscreen are recommended. Participants should be able to navigate a few higher than normal steps and walk a 2 acre compound to complete the guided tour itinerary. Temperatures can reach the 90s during the summer. Participants should be fit enough to walk this distance un-aided and not have health concerns that may place them at risk during their tour participation.


* Excursion pricing is provided for reference only. Pricing and number of tickets are dynamic and may vary by season, ship, itinerary and time of day. Rates are per person, with pricing listed per adult and child. You will book your shore excursions through the cruiseline's website when you complete your final payment, or you may book them at the Shore Excursion desk onboard.

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