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Address: Near Indian Creek and Golden Stream, Belize

This Mayan site is known for its 25 intricately carved stelae, including a...

This Mayan site is known for its 25 intricately carved stelae, including a figure wearing a large headdress ("Big Hat").

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Great Tour

Enjoyed the ruins very much. We had toured 3 different ones and this was one of our favorites. The tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Missoula, Montana
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Pompano Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tour guides were very friendly, informative and open to questions. The scenery was beautiful and was intrigued by all the history.

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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came off the Norwegian at harvest cay. We took a boat ride to shore, then a bus for an hour to the site. Biggest tip: bring a snack. Our tour started at 11am and ended late afternoon. There were no places to get a snack. The site itself is still in its infancy. It is cool to see a... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the BEST excursions during our 7-Day Western Caribbean cruise from New Orleans with Norwegian while in Belize. Our guide was very informative and very educated (Willy). The park was clean and well taken care of. Our family had a wonderful time hiking through the park. The travel to the ruins carried you through the banana farms. Great experience!

Thank Anita R
Missoula, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed the ruins very much. We had toured 3 different ones and this was one of our favorites. The tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly.

Thank SuzieQ25
Grapevine, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nim Li Punit is a lovely Maya archeological site known for its many stellae. It has a small museum and interpretive center with stellae and translations of their inscriptions. The site is easy to explore without a guide. There were no other visitors present when we were there and it was beautifully peaceful and serene.

Thank Wilma L
Norfolk, Virginia
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2 reviews
Reviewed 5 March 2017

amazing what they found and uncovered . It's ashame they do not have the money to complete the excavation .

Thank vagentelman
Rochester, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This was our visit to Belize from a cruise. It was a drive from the harbor to the site. Our guide was excellent, he had been involved in the "restoration" and a Maya descendant. It was a bit of a climb but we had time see the various sections of ruins. The stela were especially interesting. There were piles of... More 

Thank RonJmn
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent tour of some Mayan ruins and especially because got to see some newly discovered tombs.....great guide and very informative

Thank John J
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Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

We visited these ruins as an excursion from our Norwegian Cruise. Our tour guide on the bus ride was fantastic. He was a descendant of the Mayan people and was very knowledgeable and proud to share his heritage with us. He was a great teacher and even made up a quiz game for the ride back to see how much... More 

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West Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

BZ$10 pp entry fee, open air museum with a few small displays, some of the large stelae, archeological info and history on the site. Well groomed area for a nice walk around, some steep steps. Some of the walls are well preserved, but most of the area is a pile of rubble. Several tombs are visible. We spent about an... More 

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