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Xunantunich Mayan Ruins Tour

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Mayan Ruins
Guided tour to Xunantunich
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Cruise Friendly
Cruise port pick-up & drop-off
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Private Tour
Two person minimum
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Family Friendly
Ideal for people of all ages
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Description

For the perfect balance between adventure and history within the Belizean jungle, you can’t look past a Xunantunich Mayan Ruins Tour. The archeological site is found about 70 miles west of Belize City and makes an easy half-day trip whether you’re staying in the city or visiting for the day by cruise ship. The site dates back to the Classic period of Mayan history, from about 300 A.D. to 900 A.D., and is one of the most popular sites in Belize, thanks to its historical and cultural significance.

Xunantunich was the first Mayan ruin in Belize to open to the public back in 1954. One of the highlights of a visit is crossing the Mopan River on the Xunantunich hand-cranked river ferry, just like they used back when it opened. There are several ancient structures around the Xunantunich site, but El Castillo Pyramid at Xunantunich in Belize is one of the region’s most well-known structures.

El Castillo has been partially excavated and explored, so if you’re feeling particularly adventurous, you can attempt to climb the 130-foot-high pyramid. From the top, you can enjoy a breath-taking panoramic view over the jungle canopy and even see past the Guatemala border, which is just 0.6 miles away. Even if you’re not into heights, you’ll still get the most out of a visit. This Xunantunich Mayan Ruins Tour includes a knowledgeable guide who will take you to explore the various trails and structures found around the site.


What's Included

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Round-trip transportation
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Lunch
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Tour Guide
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Bottled Water
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Entry to Xunantunich
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Taxes
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Souvenirs
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Optional gratuities

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