After experiencing the local market, we drive to the ancient site of Xunantunich which derives from the Yucatec Maya language and means “Stone Woman”.
A scenic drive to San Ignacio Town in the Cayo District, brings you to the first stop which is the San Ignacio Farmer's Market. Here you can witness the harmonious intermingling of the diverse cultures of Belize; witness a display of fresh produce by local farmers; try local cultural delicacies; view natural Mayan herbal medicines and spices or collect some local souvenirs. After experiencing the local market, we drive to the ancient site of Xunantunich which derives from the Yucatec Maya language and means "Stone Woman". This site is situated on a natural limestone ridge. It is a Classic Period Ceremonial Center dating back to the 7th Century AD and is only accessible via a hand cranked ferry. Once across the river, you have the opportunity to explore the site and climb to the top of ‘El Castillo' one of the tallest manmade structures in Belize, which offers panoramic views of Belize and Guatemala. Enjoy lunch at one of the local restaurants in the area before heading back to Hopkins.
What to bring:
- Loose Comfortable Clothing
- Bug Spray/Repellent
- Sneakers/Walking Shoes
- Not Handicapped Accessible
- Not recommended for Pregnant Women
- Not recommended for persons who have Fear of Heights
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