We are hosting ( Falconview Tourist Backpackers Adventure Hostel ), a 3 week credit course for a middle America University
this January. Mayan ruins, visit to an underground cave site of XIBALBA with skeletons and pottery are included
The Actun Tunichil Mucknal underground cave trip to the Mayan sacrifical site, a mile under the ground known as XIBALBA,
with head lamps is awesome and life changing.
The day trip to two ruins, Xununtanich and Cahel Pech, each covering a 1500 period of history, ( 3000 years total ), followed
by the underground expedition to XIBALBA, the next day. The cave site a mile back from the entrance in pitch black, known
as Actun Tunichil Muknal, or ATM expedition. It is rugged! To put yourself in the mind of Mayans 3000 years ago using pine
torches is mind boggling, even though we were using hard hats, ropes and head lamps. Then a trip to Caye Caulker and Tina's
Backpackers Hostel on the beach along the Great Barrier Reef really made our vacation. We did many more things, but these
are the real highlights. Our local Belize history professors were Ray Auxillou and Mrs. Silvia Pinzon Auxillou. They did
a schoolbook on the "Early History of Belize" and also Silvia did a Maya page on the website of Florida International
University from when she worked there years ago. Both can be found on the internet.
This is a University student group study trip on the History of Belize, supported by local experts Ray Auxillou and Silvia
Pinzon. Published authors of Belizean history.