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Southern Belize is home to some of the most important ceremonial centers of the region. Lubantun is Mayan for "Place of the Fallen Stones," noted for its unusual and finest style of ... moreconstruction in the Maya World. An administrative, religious, political and commercial center, mainly used for occasional festivals, ball games and other sacred ceremonies. An abundance of ceramic whistle figurines (charm stones) or ritual-accompanying accouterments and tombs have been found here. The center of this site is on a large artificially raised platform between two small rivers, noted that the situation is well-suited for military defense. The large pyramids and residences are made of large stone blocks with no visible mortar binding them together, primarily black slate rather than the limestone typical of the region. Unlike other Maya sites, the existing structures are solid with no doorways and rounded corners, unique features not found in other sites of the region. The buildings on top of the pyramids are believed to have been made from perishable materials rather than masonry and hence do not remain. The famous yet controversial crystal skull was supposedly discovered here in 1926. Anna Mitchell-Hedges, the adoptive daughter of archaeologist Fredrick A. Mitchell-Hedges claimed that she had found the ‘crystal skull’ here during her father’s second trip to Belize, an expedition for her seventeenth birthday. This perfectly shaped 8-inch human skull crystal is still owned by Anna who lives in Canada. The origin of the crystal skull still remains a mystery. After exploring Lubantun we enjoy a traditional lunch at a local restaurant in the area, then we explore Nimli Punit. This small Mayan site dates back to the late classic period and is regarded as a ceremonial center. Its name is derived from a carving on one of the site's twenty-six stelae, the highest concentration found in Belize and the Mayan world, which depicts a figure wearing a large headdress. During recent excavations, the second-largest, single jade artifact found in Belize was discovered here amongst many other relics. In the Kekchi Maya dialect, Nimli Punit translates to "big hat." The monument on which this carving appears is the largest stelae found to date in Belize and the second largest in the Mayan World. It is situated atop the foothills of the southern part of the Maya Mountains. Walkthrough the ruins and learn of the customs and traditions of this ancient civilization!
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Placencia
Experience the Rainforest while you explore the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary. The world’s first reserve of its kind! Through Dr. Alan Rabinowitz's ecological studies conducted ... morebetween 1982 and 1984, it was observed that the Cockscomb Basin contained the highest population density of Jaguars ever recorded. Therefore in 1984, the area was initially declared a forest reserve with a “No Hunting” ordinance to protect the large Jaguar population and their habitat. It was later declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1986.

While at the preserve, we hike well-established trails through the rainforest learning about the flora and fauna. Along the way, one may see evidence of Jaguars and other mammals such as Howler Monkeys, Tapir or Peccaries (wild pigs). The preserve is also a haven to over 300 bird species making it an added attraction to the avid Bird Watcher. We will also have the opportunity to take a refreshing swim at one of the waterfalls’ pools and for the more adventurous will allow additional time to trek to the summit for a spectacular panoramic view of the basin. After a picnic lunch we gather “inner tubes” and life vest, proceed to South Stann Creek River to finish our expedition tubing down the gentle river while taking in the scenery and spotting wildlife and more birds.
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Placencia
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South Main street, Hopkins
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Stann Creek
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