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Nim Li Punit & River Tubing

The name Nim Li Punit is derived from a carving on one of the site's twenty six stelae, which depicts a figure wearing a large headdress. In the Maya Kekchi language, Nim li Punit  means "the big hat." The monument on which this carving appears is the longest stela in Belize (Stela 14), originally located in an area called Plaza of the Stelae.

Nim Li Punit is a small site in the Toledo District. It is situated on a ridge in the foothills of the Maya Mountains just off the Southern Highway, 25 miles north of Punta Gorda. Nim Li Punit is regarded as a ceremonial center consisting of two plazas, one higher than the other. There are 25 stelae of which 8 are carved. The largest structure is 33-40 feet above the plaza level and is constructed of dry, sandstone typical of sites in southern Belize. There are 3 plaza areas and a ballcourt. The concentration of so many stelae makes this a unique site.

Combine your journey in the the ancient past with an exhilarating float down the South Stann Creek through the lush rainforest which, to this day, supplies the native Maya people with medicines, food, and building supplies for their traditional thatched homes.  Blend the new with the old in a cultural journey through the wilds of Belize!   Stimulate your senses and your soul! 

  • WHAT TO BRING:  Backpack,  bug spray, towel, bathing suit, change of clothes, tennis shoes or hiking boots, river shoes,  snack and water, sunscreen, sunglasses, dry bag  


  • RETURN to HOPKINS/PLACENCIA: 5 pm (includes lunch and all park entrance fees, transportation and guide)


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