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Belize: Maya mountains and jungle

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The unspoilt interior of Belize harbours some of Central America’s loveliest landscapes and a host of little-visited Mayan sites. In the north, wildlife sanctuaries rub shoulders with sugar cane fields, and recently uncovered Mayan cities poke their head above the canopy of dense jungle. The river banks from the Mennonite village of Shipyard are decorated with tangled bromeliads hanging from tropical trees. Nearby are the Mayan ruins of Lamanai with almost 700 structures.

West towards Guatemala, in the Cayo District, the Macal River offers a water-borne way to explore the forest scenery; and the jagged peaks and gorges of ancient Mountain Pine Ridge are just begging to be explored.

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Things to do in Maya mountains and jungle

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One of the real highlights of this area is a visit to the ATM caves, set in the foothills of the Mayan Mountains, which are as mystical as they are beautiful. Be prepared to get wet as you swim through the cave entrance to an underground wonderland of sparkling stalactites. The real excitement comes as you climb into a second chamber, a Mayan burial site, where the calcified remains of ancient skeletons (perhaps sacrificial victims) still remain.

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