These Mayan Temple Pyramid hilltop sites have been occupied for 3000 years, before the Roman civilization and the Greek
civilization existed. Occupation goes back to the time of the Minoans on the Aegean island of Santorini, who many claim were
the site of Atlantis, told of some 1500 years much later by Plato in his dialogues, Tiarenes and Oritias.
In digging the septic tank hole for Falconview Hostel, we found Mayan pottery eleven feet down in clay strata, estimated
4,600 years old.
Once this valley trade route was part of the commerce during the OLMEC EMPIRE, which pre-dated the Aztec Empire and
Mayan Empires. It was probably a commercial trade route before the Egyptians built their pyramids on the shores of the Meditteranean?
Archeological finds show people here were eating the GIANT SLOTH and other big game animals now extinct, found only
during the LAST ICE AGE. Belize is a very good place to live if you expect another ICE AGE, now long overdue, according to
Northern hemisphere histories tend to be Euro-centric. But some facts: The Inca Empire in South America was the largest
civilized Empire in known human world history. The Chibcha Empire of South America was bigger than the Roman Empire. The
Mayan Empire, or earlier Olmec Empire was bigger than the Greeks of Egyptian Empires.
Booking information: To take this one day trip to XUNANTUNICH, Clarissa Falls and CAHEL PECH contact our families travel
agency on the tourist barrier reef island of Caye Caulker. Treasure Travel is run by Diane Auxillou of the Auxillou Family
Clan that have been organizing adventurous trips and expeditions around Belize since 1964.
firstname.lastname@example.org is the agency e-mail
or try Ray at: email@example.com
Auxillou Suites on this same tourist island, right on the beach, has an office that will also reserve you this trip
to the Mayan ruins of Xunantunich, Clarissa Falls and Cahel Pech. Wendy Auxillou has this office. E mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Websites of interest in Belize: http//falconview0.tripod.com ( thats a zero in the url ) for the BAK PAK hostel out
on the Western Border mountain and hill area of Belize. This site was updated in December 26th, 2006, you can also try the
url of http://folkmusicfl.tripod.com/adventuresinbelize/ E MAIL: email@example.com This latter e-mail is intermittent,
as telephone infra-structure had not yet reached the small suburb of Hillview/Santa Elena in 2004 yet. -UPDATE- UPDATE- January
1st, 2007- We got cell phone service and the number is 663 5580. We also go down the hills to check e-mails from the Internet
Cafe, or Santa Elena Town Public Library once a day usually.
We welcome intransit visitors exploring the many adventures of this area. You don't need to buy a trip from us. You
can simply live here, or leave your valuables and explore the area on your own, cook your own food, play some music in the
recreational tents out back. Take a mountain bike. If you arrive in San Ignacio bus station, just take a $3 usa taxi to Falconview
Bak Pak Hostel. We recommend bus travelers go to the Bus Terminal in Santa Elena Town more nearby, at Western Highway EXIT
66 1/2 though. Accomodation is only $9 usa a night. We do other things like teach Marimba, Steel band, Guitar. Organize mountain
bike races, the ANNUAL MAYA MOUNTAIN FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL is here. There is even an unexplored, unexcavated Mayan hilltop
temple complex about 4 miles away from us back in the hills. You can see the temple top as you come up the hill to this suburb
from the Western Highway of Belize.
CLICK HERE - for the adventures list and FALCONVIEW TOURIST BACKPACKERS ADVENTURE HOSTEL IN WESTERN BELIZE.
There are a series of hilltop pyramid complexes guarding the Belize valley trade route into Guatemala. The best two Mayan
ruins and most popular are; XUNANTUNICH and CAHEL PECH, in Western Belize.
The daily trip from Falconview Bak pak Hostel to the ruins leaves about 10 a.m., returning about 5 p.m.
If you have advance paid reservations, there is a FREE Hostel shuttle will meet you at the SANTA ELENA BUS TERMINAL,
if it is not otherwise occupied. A taxi ride is cheap as it is only a 1/2 mile hike up 160 feet altitude to Falconview Hostel,
the Hillview suburb on the slope of Green Parrot Valley. We walk this distance regularly just for the excercise, but don't
recommend it in the hot sun with a heavy back pack! Depending on the time of day, school childen in groups are walking down
the dirt road to school in Santa Elena Town every day.
There are a lot of Mayan Ruins in Belize. These two are the BEST!
|This famous mysterious CRYSTAL SKULL was found at another Belize Mayan temple ruin.
The HOSTEL also offers a 1 DAY TRIP to the Mountain Pine Ridge, Hidden Valley Falls (1600 ft), Rio Frio Cave and Rio On
You can also take a 3 night camping and 2 day hiking expedition up on the remote mountain ridges of the Belize Alps.
These things change year by year! So email and double check first.
We have local Tour Guides who specialize in Adventures and Expeditions and they will pickup and deliver you at the front
desk for other adventures.
ADVENTURES IN BELIZE URL and Falconview Tourist Backpackers Adventure Hostel. CLICK HERE!
For up to EIGHT days of different expeditions and adventures to choose from in Western Belize headquartered out of Falconview
Adventure Hostel, CLICK HERE!