on site experiences

Walks & Hikes

Chan Chich Lodge has an extensive trail system of over nine miles of well-maintained trails for hiking and exploring. Trails have directional signs and numbered markings that match the different plants and archaeological features throughout the trail system booklet. Guests are free to explore the trails on their own or sign up for a guided walk service with one of our resident experts. Walking tours of the trail system area are available at your request.

Archaeological Walk

Led by one of our resident guides, guests will learn about the once
thriving Mayan community known as Chan Chich, or “Little Bird.” The tour
starts in the main plaza, which was once a Mayan ball court. Guests
will visit the Upper Plaza and get a glimpse of various “looters’
trenches” from within. Our guides will share their vast knowledge of
Mayan architecture, culture, and medicine.

Birding Walk​

Chan Chich is home to hundreds of resident bird species and hosts various species of migrant species. Our guides spend numerous hours studying their habitats, feeding habits and calls, allowing them to maximize unique sightings. This tour is sure to please beginner birders as well as seasoned veterans. Continue here for more information on Chan Chich birding.

Medicinal Plant Walk

Spend some time with our guides learning about a variety of medicinal plants that were used by the Maya and are still used today throughout the region. Learn about the healing properties of the Provision Tree, Twelve O’ Clock Plant and many others.

All daytime walking tours are priced at US $12.00/hour/person + 12.5% General Sales Tax

Night Walks

As the sun sets on the tropical rainforest, many creatures settle down for the night while a host of nocturnal creatures emerge. After dinner, grab a flashlight and join your guide for a walk around the lodge area and surrounding trails. See Tarantulas and other spiders, Tree Frogs, and various interesting critters. Go deeper into the trails for a chance at Kinkajous, Margays, and Ocelots.

Night walks are priced at US $14.00/person/hour + 12.5% General Sales Tax