Background Information

Caha Pech is a fifteen-minute walk from San Ignacio Town situated on the top of a hill in a serene jungle. This 22.39 acres of interesting archeological site when translated in Maya Yucatecan Language means “Place of Ticks” and was coined in the 1950’s when the area around the site was used as a pasture.

On this tour we will observe early cultural remains, circular platforms that were used for ceremonial purposes, carved symbols on pottery and decorative beads made from conch shells.  We will also learn about the history of this densely populated Maya site, which existed from the Middle Pre classic to the late Classic Period and gain a better understanding of how the residents of Cahal Pech traded and communicated with neighbours at the nearby cities of Xunantunich, Baking Pot, El Pilar and Buena Vista.

The site is also a perfect spot for morning birding watching, its flora and fauna attract many species of birds which can be seen during the tour.

Things to Know

Opening Hours of Cahal Pech: 6:00 am – 6:00 pm

Estimated time of tour: Approximately 5 hrs

Meeting / Pickups

Meetings/Pick ups

  • Hotel 


  • Local souvenir vendor

Tour Package Includes

  • Tour of Cahal Pech
  • Admission fee
  • Tour Guide
  • Bottle Water

What to Bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellant
  • Binoculars
  • Sunglasses
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • Bathing suit

What to Wear

Belize has hot and humid temperatures year-round. If you are unsure of what the weather might be like when you are visiting, a good recommendation is:

  • Dri-fit or comfortable clothing
  • Covered Shoe
  • Rain coat or jacket (depending on the time you are visiting)