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Nim Li Punit (Big Hat)

Near Indian Creek and Golden Stream, Belize
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Archeology in the hills of Belize

Not spectacular, but not bad. A nice excursion where you will learn a lot, visit a small museum... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ken H
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Chagrin Falls, Ohio
Off the beaten track

These aren't the most spectacular of ruins but nonetheless it was a very interesting visit. I quite... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2017
andmar
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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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This Mayan site is known for its 25 intricately carved stelae, including a figure wearing a large headdress ("Big Hat").
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good54%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Near Indian Creek and Golden Stream, Belize
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Not spectacular, but not bad. A nice excursion where you will learn a lot, visit a small museum, see some small(ish) ruins and burial areas as well as some beautiful jungle and countryside below. (See photos) I booked this as part of a shore excursion...More

Thank Ken H
Reviewed 13 August 2017

These aren't the most spectacular of ruins but nonetheless it was a very interesting visit. I quite enjoy seeing sites that have not been primped and this one still has that 'off the beaten track' feel. It is small & doesn't have many visitors. We...More

Thank andmar
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Nice place to see an archaeological site in the Toledo district. The hike is fairly easy to walk with kids. It'll take about half an hour to get around. You'll see several structures, a ball court, and tombs... just don't expect to see any pyramids.

Thank ugooli
Reviewed 7 July 2017

We signed up for this tour on an NCL cruise. The guide, Francisco, from H2O Terra Tours was extremely knowledgeable. His tour included not only the history of Belize but also discussed the ancient and current Mayan cultures and the culture of the Belizean people....More

2  Thank caroles488
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Always heard about this place but never had an opportunity to visit. Was glad to get the opportunity to visit one of Belize"s many Maya Sites in the Country. The place is neat and well kept. I didn't mind to pay the park fee to...More

Thank chamor2547
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Took a tour April 26, 2017... Wish I had done a bit of homework in reading up on significance of discovery... Otherwise well organized tour. Note: there is no gift shop yet, or any phamplets of history ... This ruin is short and easy to...More

Thank Vm M
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Visited as part of a cruise ship excursion. The tour guide was very good and the site is in the jungle. Interesting little museum with beautiful Mayan art. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank KeldCNielsen
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Our guide was Lyra Spang and her vast knowledge made this site come alive. It was a royal residence, so if you're looking for large temples, this is not the tour for you. The views were breath taking.

Thank Theresa H
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

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

Thank mariep070
Reviewed 9 April 2017 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...More

2  Thank StephanieWantstoski
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Response from andmar | Reviewed this property |
We were on an Oceania tour but as they are owned by NCL I assume they use the same local tour company. There was no food stop but it isn't a full day tour (I think it was about 4 hours in total) so were back in time to eat... More
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