HOPKINS, Belize- The 2012 Winter Solstice marks the end of the current Mayan Long Calendar signaling the beginning of the next era, or bak'tun.
The New Year comes once every 365 days, but a New Bak'tun won't start again in this lifetime. December 12-22, 2012 travelers can join the festivities and ring in the new bak'tun at Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort on the central coast of Belize. From Hamanasi guests can go on guided trips to famous Mayan sites like the pyramids at Xunatunich, the city of Cahel Pech, and the ruins of Lubaantun and Nim Punit. As part of Hamanasi's Mayan Experience package, guests can also visit lesser known sites such as the sacred Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave and the unexcavated Mayflower Mayan site. The chefs at Hamanasi add to the experience by creating traditional Mayan dishes. Hamanasi's Mayan Experience Package includes seven nights' beachfront accommodations, five Maya-inspired day trips, meals, ground transportation, hotel and sales tax, welcome drink, and a special Mayan gift. Limited space still available at Hamanasi. Around Belize other Mayan events include a mass wedding at Cahel Pech, an overnight solstice festival at Caracol, and the closing festival at Cahel Pech. Media Contact: Nancy Harrison, Nancy@adventuremedianews.com, www.hamanasi.com Photos Available. View Hamanasi Adventure and Dive Resort media kit.