Visit the archaeological site of Xunantunich located near the village of San José Succotz, west of San Ignacio. This site dates back some 1400 years and offers a true experience of what life was like at this ancient Maya city. While on site, a climb to the top of the 130 foot high pyramid called "El Castillo" offers one of the most spectacular views in all of Belize. Lush jungle is seen to the east, the Guatemalan lowlands to the west and the beautiful Maya Mountains to the south.
After lunch at local eatery in San Ignacio, we visit “the Best Little Zoo in the World,” The Belize Zoo; here you’ll see more than 45 native species in their natural habitat including endangered and rare species like the Central American tapir, the jaguar and the harpy eagle. The Zoo has a well deserve reputation for conservation of native wildlife, rehabilitation of injured animals and an outstanding public education program. It’s the one site you are guaranteed to see Belize’s wildlife up close and personal