CHRISTIAN BECH’S ANCIENT MAYA SITES EXCURSION
Join our Guide Christian Bech on his Southern Belize Ancient Maya Sites Excursion. Christian’s Maya Site Excursion saves approximately two hours of driving time. Taking a boat across the bay to Independence gives our guests more time to explore the sites and the Mayan village of Indian Creek.
Christian has extensive knowledge of the Mayans history. He is a Naturalist and one of a small number in Belize who holds an advanced birder certificate issued by the Belize Audubon Society. You will experience the Nim Li Punit Ruin in the morning and Lubaantun after lunch. Lubaantun: The name is Maya for “Place of Fallen Stones”. This Late Classic center is noted for its unusual style of construction distinctive of southern Belize. The large pyramids and residences are made of precisely cut stone blocks with no mortar binding them together. The buildings on top of the pyramids were made from perishable materials rather than masonry and hence do not remain. Nim Li Punit: Is known for its large number of stelae; twenty-five large, some are huge, stone slabs and pillars, eight of them carved, in this small area. In fact, one of the stelae is the tallest carved example in Belize. Due to this stelae and the large number of artifacts Nim Li Punit is believed to have served as small but important regional ceremonial center. The second largest jade object in all the Maya World is a jade chest pendant discovered in 2015. (the largest the Kinich Ahau sun god was also discovered in Belize).
From Placencia: Christian will pick you up by boat in Placencia and take you on a 15 minute ride across the bay to Independence. Drive with Christian 40 minutes to the first Maya site. Then Lunch in the Mayan Village of Indian Creek eating a traditional lunch in a thatch home or a buffet style Belizean Meal at Coleman’s Restaurant in big falls. After a tour of Indian Creek you will continue on to the second ruin site. After a 40 minute ride to Independence and a boat ride your back in Placencia.
Christian spotlights his seasonal offering Birding Experience w/ Scarlet Macaws. Contact us for details Four person are needed for the tour to commence. $125 US per person
Private Tour Rates
|$300 USD||1 person|
|$150 USD||2 person|
|$125 USD||3-5 person|
|$100 USD||6+ person|