Archaeology Events (June 2018)
Observe Excavations in Real Time – FREE
June 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 2018
Limited to 16 guests per date. Email [email protected] to secure your spot.
Take advantage of our 30% special and observe excavations in real time.
Guests of Chan Chich Lodge will be able to channel their inner Indiana Jones this June when Dr. Brett Houk, associate professor at Texas Tech University, and his team continue their excavations in the Upper Plaza.
Chan Chich Lodge is the world’s only eco-lodge set within a 3,000 year old Maya plaza, which was once part of a thriving ancient city—home to one of the oldest royal Maya tombs in Belize.
Dr. Houk will lead a team of archaeologists and field researchers studying the foundations of divine kingship and the growth of Chan Chich’s royal acropolis, and you’ll be able to observe their work and ask questions. The archeological team will be excavating in the Upper Plaza, just a short walk from the lodge, exposing part of a 2,300 year old building buried in the plaza.
Guests of the lodge are also invited to sit in on lectures by the project staff, which this year includes three PhDs, and later stop by the archaeological field lab in nearby Gallon Jug to see what kinds of artifacts have been unearthed.
Expeditions will run June 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24 and are FREE for guests staying at Chan Chich Lodge. Group size per day limited to 16. Book your spot at [email protected] or call +1-877-279-5726.
Star Parties & Mayan Astronomy (July 2018)
Join Astronomers As They Talk About The Maya’s Celestial Fascination – FREE
July 13-21, 2018
In July the stars are going to come out at Chan Chich. In July you can join astronomers as they talk about the Maya’s celestial fascination. The planet Venus held special meaning for the Maya, and they produced tables that marked Venus’ position throughout the year, and even built royal residences so that its path could be viewed. On July 9 Venus will pass 1 degree north of the brightest star in the constellation Leo, the bluish-white Regulus – so join us and view the occurrence like Maya royalty!
Mayan astronomy is FREE for guests staying at Chan Chich Lodge. Group size per day limited to 16. Book your spot at [email protected] or call +1-877-279-5726.
Feline Fascination (August 2018)
Join Virginia Tech In The Field In Search of Extremely Rare Big Cats – FREE
August 4-5 & 11-12, 2018
If you’re a big cat lover, then join us in August for Jaguar, Puma and Oecelot tracking. Chan Chich’s 30,000 protected acres are home to over 70 known Jaguars, and researchers from Virginia Tech will be on hand to lead expeditions in search o evidence of these elusive creatures, and will compliment the out trips with slide shows on the cat families residing around the lodge. Please note it is extremely rare to see the big cats and these excursions are more focused on looking for evidence of the animals.
Feline Fascination is FREE for guests staying at Chan Chich Lodge. Group size per day limited to 16. Book your spot at [email protected] or call +1-877-279-5726.