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Overlooking the beautiful Mopan River from a hilltop, the ruins at Xunantunich are some of the most visited Maya sites in the world. Located in the Cayo region, Xunantunich—which means “stone woman” in Mayan—dates back to the Classic Era, around 200–900. The complex comprises about 25 temples and palaces.

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Xunantunich Mayan Ruins Tour from San Ignacio

Xunantunich Mayan Ruins Tour from San Ignacio

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Visit the ruins of a mighty Mayan city on a guided tour of the Xunantunich archaeological site near San Ignacio. Cross the Mopan River on a traditional hand-canked ferry, and then ascend to the hilltop complex featuring the remnants of plazas, royal quaters, ball courts, and the imposing El Castillo temple — the second tallest in Belize. Climb to the top of the great pyramid for views that stretch into Guatemala, and learn about the fascinating ancient Mayan civilization from a guide.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.00
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$75.00
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Xunantunich and Cave Tubing Combo Tour from San Ignacio

Xunantunich and Cave Tubing Combo Tour from San Ignacio

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Explore the dominion of the ancient Maya in Belize on a full-day tour from San Ignacio. Climb to the top of sacred pyramids and learn about the once-mighty civilization at the archaeological site of Xunantunich, and enter a portal to the Mayan underworld on a cave tubing adventure that takes you splashing through the crystalline caverns of an underground cave system. Round-trip transport from San Ignacio Town and lunch are included on this tour.
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  • 9 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$145.00
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$145.00
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Xunantunich Day Trip from San Ignacio

Xunantunich Day Trip from San Ignacio

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Step back in time to the powerful peak of the ancient Mayan civilization with this guided 3-hour tour of the Xunantunich ruins. Let your imagination run wild as you explore the temples, plazas, and royal palaces of the famed archaeological site by foot. From the top of the imposing El Castillo pyramid, take in panoramic views of the surrounding Belize River Valley and the ancient city below. Round-trip transport from your San Ignacio hotel is included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.00
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$75.00
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Xunantunich Riding tour

Xunantunich Riding tour

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Ride a horse to the Maya ceremonial center of Xunantunich on a 4-hour private tour from a legendary riding stable in San Ignacio. Follow your guide along the gentle Mopan River, and watch for tropical birds and howler monkeys among the trees. Enjoy a sweeping view of the Xunantunich complex, then spend an hour at the fascinating site; take in the towering El Castillo pyramid and enjoy the serenity of the rural spot as you ride through the partially excavated ruins before returning to San Ignacio.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.00
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$100.00

Cave Tubing & Xunantunich (Mayan Ruins) From Placencia

Cave Tubing & Xunantunich (Mayan Ruins) From Placencia

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Visit one of Belize's impressive ancient Mayan archeological sites—Xunantunich—on this all-day guided tour from Placencia. Located in western Belize, the site offers views of the Guatemala border. Following that, float through mysterious limestone archways into the mouths of centuries-old caves where you'll learn about Mayan rituals and ceremonies and see haunting mineral formations.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$195.00
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$195.00

Horseback Ride to Xunantunich Maya Ruins

Horseback Ride to Xunantunich Maya Ruins

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Journey to the ancient Mayan ruins of Xunantunich atop a trusty steed on a half-day horseback riding adventure from San Ignacio. Ride along the Mopan River and through a private organic farm for a unique way to reach the fascinating archaeological site, where you can explore the remains of royal palaces and one of Belize’s largest ceremonial temples with a guide. A typical Belizean lunch caps off the morning tour.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$115.00
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$115.00

Xunantunich Mayan Ruins Half-Day Tour from Belize City

Xunantunich Mayan Ruins Half-Day Tour from Belize City

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Xunantunich Mayan Ruins are located on a natural limestone ridge approximately 8 miles west Of San Ignacio at San Jose Succotz Village in the Cayo District.this is one of the most popular sites in Belize. One historical attribute not likely to be replaced anytime soon is the mechanical ferry used for years to take people to and from the site. Belize is the Maya Jewel of Central America.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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Xunantunich Mayan Ruin And Cave Tubing from Belize city

Xunantunich Mayan Ruin And Cave Tubing from Belize city

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The atmospheric ruins of Xunantunich are some of the most-visited Mayan ruins in the world. During your stay in Belize, ensure you don’t miss the ancient archeological site on this 6-hour tour of Xunantunich, including cave tubing. Ideal for adventurous travelers, this excursion allows you to explore the Mayan ruins, hike through exotic rainforest, and ride an inflated inner tube down rivers running through darkened caverns. Entrance fees and round-trip transport from your Belize City hotel are included on this small-group tour, limited to 15 people.  
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$199.00
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$199.00

Xunantunich and Inland Blue Hole Tour

Xunantunich and Inland Blue Hole Tour

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Combine the best of Belizean nature and culture on this combo tour that includes a visit to the Xunantunich ancient Mayan ruins and the Inland Blue Hole — a beautiful jungle lagoon. The ruins can be difficult to navigate on your own, but a guide explains the site’s fascinating history and helps you safely climb the highest stone temple in Belize. A picnic lunch and all transfers are included for a stress-free adventure.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$184.62
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Xunantunich and Cahal Pech from San Ignacio

Xunantunich and Cahal Pech from San Ignacio

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Uncover the ancient mysteries of archaeological sites, Xunantunich and Cahal Pech, on an enriching tour from San Ignacio. Travel deep into the Belizean jungle with a guide and discover Mayan structures and exotic flora and fauna. At Xunantunich, gaze at spectacular views of the lush forest from El Castillo, Belize’s second highest man-made structure, and marvel at the intriguing limestone structures of Cahal Pech. Gain fascinating insight into the history and culture of the Maya empire from your expert guide on this educational tour.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.00
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$100.00
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Mopan River Kayaking and Xunantunich Tour from San Ignacio

Mopan River Kayaking and Xunantunich Tour from San Ignacio

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Experience the ancient history and wild landscapes of Belize’s Cayo District on this small-group kayaking and temple combo tour from San Ignacio. Walk among the ruins of a once-mighty Mayan civilization at the archaeological site of Xunantunich, and then test your paddling skills as you kayak down the rapids of the Mopan River. It’s a great way to get your fill of culture and adventure in a single day.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.00
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$100.00

Farm Ride plus Xunantunich tour

Farm Ride plus Xunantunich tour

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Ride a horse deep into the countryside on a 2-hour private riding tour from San Ignacio along the Kiskadee Trail, and explore open pasture, jungle trails and the scenic Mopan River. Watch for parrots, herons and kiskadees as you follow your guide along a gentle path that’s appropriate for all skill levels, then pause to visit an ancient Maya site. Take in the tropical sounds of bird song and monkey calls, and enjoy the serenity of this rural valley before finishing your tour with return transfer to San Ignacio.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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$85.00

Xunantunich and Cave Kayaking or Tubing

Xunantunich and Cave Kayaking or Tubing

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On this guided combination tour from Belize City, explore the City of Xunantunich and go tubing or kayaking through an underground cave system. First, visit El Castillo, which is adorned with stucco friezes depicting the gods before heading on an inner tube or kayak to navigate Caves Branch, an archeological reserve consisting of a network of limestone caves.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$189.00
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$189.00
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Combine 2 of Belizes most popular activities into 1 great package from Placencia

Combine 2 of Belizes most popular activities into 1 great package from Placencia

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Visit one of the most impressive Mayan ruins in Belize—Xunantunich—on this all-day private excursion from Placencia. After exploring the ancient archaeological site and the pyramid known as “El Castillo,” you’ll float under limestone archways into the mouths of centuries-old caves. Marvel at the rock formations and learn about the ancient Mayan rituals and ceremonies.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$195.00
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$195.00

Private Xunantunich Mayan Ruin with local Lunch from Belize City

Private Xunantunich Mayan Ruin with local Lunch from Belize City

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Explore one of the world’s most-visited Mayan sites at your own pace on a private tour that lets you dive deeper into the history of the Xunantunich ruins. Exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Site with a private guide means that you’ll have ample time to ask questions as can tailor your itinerary to only cover the areas that most interest you. Plus, your guide puts the 26 different temples into context with commentary.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$170.00
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$170.00

Xunantunich, Horseback Riding, and Chocolate-Making Combo Tour from San Ignacio

Xunantunich, Horseback Riding, and Chocolate-Making Combo Tour from San Ignacio

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Discover highlights of Belize’s western Cayo District on a full-day combo adventure, beginning with a horseback ride through lush jungle and riverside trails. Follow in the footsteps of ancient Mayan royalty and climb to the top of a giant sacred pyramid at the Xunantunich archaeological site, and taste local flavor with a typical Belizean lunch. Finish on a sweet note with a chocolate-making tour where you'll learn to grind raw cacao beans and transform them into silky, decadent chocolate.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$145.00
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$145.00
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Farm Horseriding, Xunantunich & Cave Tubing from San Ignacio

Farm Horseriding, Xunantunich & Cave Tubing from San Ignacio

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Experience the unspoiled wonders of Belize's countryside and jungle on this combo adventure from San Ignacio. First, explore the open savannah and wildlife-rich wooded trails on a horseback riding tour, then hike through the lush lowland forest to reach the Caves Branch River for a classic cave tubing float. It's a great way to explore the best of the Cayo, complete with a delicious Belizean lunch in between activities.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$185.00
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$185.00
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Xunantunich Maya Temple and Big Rock Falls combo

Xunantunich Maya Temple and Big Rock Falls combo

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Step back in time at one of Belize’s most impressive Mayan sites, the ancient city of Xunantunich. Cross a hand-cranked ferry to reach the hilltop ruins, where you can explore former palaces, plazas, and ball courts with a guide and climb to the top of a ceremonial stone temple. After this archaeological adventure, head to the Mountain Pine Ridge region for a refreshing swim in Big Rock Falls.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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$145.00
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Xunantunich Maya Ruins

Xunantunich Maya Ruins

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Depart for a day of Mayan historical adventure to see some of the finest Maya Ruins in Belize. Xunantunich is located in the Cayo District across from Benque Viejo Road near the village of San Jose Succotz just a few miles from Belize’s western border with Guatemala. At the village of San Jose Succotz, we cross over the Mopan River using a hand-cranked ferry. From the other side of the river, it’s a mile uphill to the site, which can be accessed on foot or in a vehicle. Xunantunich Mayan ruin, also known as the “Maiden of the Rock” is the second tallest Mayan ruin in Belize. The largest pyramid, El Castillo stands 130 feet high above the main plaza and offers an impressive panoramic view of the Cayo District, Guatemala, and the Mopan River. The site has been largely excavated and has a well-appointed educational museum. Experience an authentic Belizean lunch in the immediate area of the ruins.
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  • 7 hours
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$179.49
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Xunantunich & Adventure Horse Ride

Xunantunich & Adventure Horse Ride

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Walk in the footsteps of Mayan royalty at Belize’s magnificent Altun Ha ruins on this day trip from San Ignacio. A professional guide will lead you through the archaeological remnants of this ancient city, which was an important center of trade and religion during the Classic Mayan period. Among the complex of more than 500 excavated structures, you’ll visit grand plazas and ceremonial temples, including the discovery site of a famous carved jade figure of the Mayan sun god Kinich Ahau. Round-trip hotel transport is included. 
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.00
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$75.00
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Private Xunantunich Maya Ruin Adventure From Belize City

Private Xunantunich Maya Ruin Adventure From Belize City

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Explore the wonders of Xunantunich, a Mayan Site that has the Second Tallest Structure in Belize, El Castillo. Jose Tours Belize is a family run business that provides visitors with new adventures, unforgettable experiences, and quality services in Belize. This tour provides an experienced guide as well as an A/C tour van to provide safe and comfortable transportation as you enjoy your trip!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$176.00
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$176.00
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Xunantunich Mayan Ruin and Cave Tubing from Placencia

Xunantunich Mayan Ruin and Cave Tubing from Placencia

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Take a break from beach combing and water sports to explore the ancient ruins and mysterious caves of the Cayo district on this full-day combo tour from Placencia. Visit the remnants of a once-mighty Mayan city at Xunantunich — where you can see all the way to Guatemala from the top of a pyramid — and then float through an underground network of caverns on a cave tubing adventure.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$275.00
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$275.00

Xunantunich Maya Pyramid and Barton Creek Cave canoeing combo

Xunantunich Maya Pyramid and Barton Creek Cave canoeing combo

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Climb to the top of Belize’s second-tallest ancient pyramid and canoe to a sacred Mayan cave on this combo tour from San Ignacio. At the Xunantunich archaeological site, take in the views from atop the ‘El Castillo’ temple and see the ruins of royal palaces. A drive through modern Mayan villages takes you the entrance of Barton Creek Cave, once a sacred site for burials and ceremonies. The cave is only accessible by canoe, but it's a gentle ride, making this a great option for all ages and fitness levels.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$160.00
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$160.00
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Cave Kayak, Maya City, Ziplines

Cave Kayak, Maya City, Ziplines

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Experience the Mayan world and see the major ancient site of Xunantunich, plus go cave tubing and ziplining, on this all-day guided tour. Explore the ancient ruins before you take flight through the air on a zipline course that includes six stages; each platform is 100 feet (30.5 meters) high. Then, cruise along in an inner tube as you pass through a series of underground caves.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$169.00
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$169.00
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