The Rainforest Medicine Trail features plants and herbs used in traditional Maya medicine. Guided and self-guided tours wind gently above the bank of the Macal River. Visitors can see and learn about flora from vines that store drinking water, to plants that help abate malaria.

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Family Review of Rainforest Medicine Trail

Away Travel Expert: Candyce H. Stapen
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FamilyExpert Rating 4.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Children aged 3 - 5 , 6 - 12 and 13 - 17
FamilyExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • Stay at the nearby family-friendly Lodge at Chaa Creek.
  • On a walk along the trail, where plants are labelled with the English and Maya names, learn what the plant looks like as well as how the Maya use them medicinally. For example, Cockspur's roots and bark heal snakebites, but crush the substance and drink it to get rid of a cold and a cough.

adjacent to the Lodge at Chaa Creek
San Ignacio

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: 011 501-820-4010
Fax: 011 501-824-3912
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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