El Pilar Mayan Ruin

Cultural & Theme Tours in San Ignacio

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Tour description provided by Viator

a whole day tour with a duration of approximately 8 hours What to bring:  • packed breakfast and/or lunch  • bottled water and/or snacks  What to wear:   • comfortable clothing and running/hiking shoes
El Pilar is a Mayan Ruin located about 7 miles from Bullet Tree Falls village in Cayo, Belize. Your expert guide will take you to this site, which is surrounded by an abundance of water sources (“pila” means “water basin” in Spanish). This site is still being excavate, and most structures are in the early stages of excavation. An interesting feature of this site is a causeway which runs along the eastern edge of the site all the way across the border of the country into Guatemala. So far, 12 pyramids and 25 plazas have been discovered at El Pilar. It is believed to have been inhabited from 500 BC to 1000 AD. There are a variety of different residential structures at the sight, including an elite household, and also ceremonial structures. In addition to 3 archaeological trails, there are also 2 nature trails for you to explore on the site. Your guide would be happy to accompany you on the trails and point out notable plants and wildlife in addition to providing you with more information of the rich Mayan history.

What’s included

  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional guide

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks are available for purchase
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option not selected)