San Jose Succotz

Category
Destination
Type of Destination
Village
Population
1,200
District/Region
Cayo
Description
Highlights
  • Xunantunich Archaeological Site
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Belizean Cuisine
  • Paintball
  • Mopan River

About Location
San Jose Succotz is a Maya village in Cayo District, Belize, consisting mainly of people of Yucatec Maya descent. Locally known as "Succotz," this quant, little village is home to great restaurants delivering delicious food. And, just across the Mopan River, lies the archaeological site of Xunantunich. Be sure to stop at the different arts and crafts stands near the ferry for handmade souvenirs.
 
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20
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$
25
/ Person
Departs From:
San Ignacio Town
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Do you want to learn some basic horsemanship? This tour is designed for people who want an introduction to handling, saddling and riding a horse while enjoying the beautiful countryside ... moreand connecting with nature.
$
108
/ Person
Departs From:
San Ignacio Town
Provider:
This medium-sized cave features a few narrow passageways and short climbs, and is suitable for ages 10 and up. With close proximity to the park entrance, it is the perfect cave for ... morethe whole family to explore! Come and explore a cave that is rich in Mayan history! Kids will love scrambling over the rock walls and using the helmets with a headlight as they become young cavers while learning about the ancient Maya people who used to dwell in the cave.

This tour is approximately 4 hours or more. This Treasure cave tour takes place right in this beautiful 300-acre adventure park in Cayo just 10 minutes from the famous Xunantunich Mayan ruin. This tour includes entrance fee and a professional licensed tour guide.
$
85
/ Person
Departs From:
San Ignacio Town
Provider:
In need of some R&R or meditation in a quiet outdoor setting? Come try out unique yoga cave! Tucked away in a quiet corner of Cave World Adventures, you can be one with nature ... moreand find your zen- Belizean style! Use this private cave to practice yoga, meditation, journaling, praying, or whatever you need to relax, calm your mind, and enjoy nature. 

This tour is approximately 4 hours or more. This cave takes place right in this beautiful 300-acre adventure park in Cayo just 10 minutes from the famous Xunantunich Mayan ruin.
This tour includes entrance fee and a professional licensed tour guide.

Time: 8am, 1pm
$
109
/ Person
Departs From:
San Ignacio Town
Provider:
This unique walk-through cave is featured deep in the jungle and accessible by ascending mossy stone steps. In addition to impressive stalactites and stalagmites, come and discover ... moreMayan traditions and ceremonies that took place thousands of years ago. It also includes Maya glyphs, unique formations and stunning views of the rainforest. This cave was part of a network of caves that the ancient Maya people believed connected them to the underworld in which their gods lived. This cave is perfect for those who don’t like enclosed spaces or too much climbing

This tour is approximately 4 hours or more. This cave tour takes place right in this beautiful 300-acre adventure park in Cayo called Cave World Adventures just 10 minutes from the famous Xunantunich Mayan ruin. This tour includes entrance fee and a professional licensed tour guide.
$
171
/ Person
Departs From:
San Ignacio Town
Provider:
This large cave, set deep in the jungle outside of San Jose Succotz, Belize, is for the hardcore adventurer. It literally has no end in sight (experts haven’t discovered it yet)! It ... morefeatures huge stalactite formations, Mayan ceramics, three lakes, and a breath-taking skylight view. It is believed that the ancient Mayans used this cave to access the underworld and that their gods and deities that resided there. The evidence has shown that the Mayans used this cave from the Early Preclassic, 1400-900 BC, until the Post Classic, mid-1500. It is also believed that this cave could possibly be part of a network that connects to the nearby site, Xunantunich. Come explore the Three Lakes Cave and be awed by such a rich, vivid history that is still present today!

This tour is approximately 4 hours or more. This 3 Lakes cave tour takes place right in this beautiful 300-acre adventure park called Cave World Adventures in Cayo just 10 minutes from the famous Xunantunich Mayan ruin. This tour includes entrance fee and a professional licensed tour guide.
What to bring:

packed breakfast and/or lunch
bottled water and/or snacks
swimwear, towels, extra dry clothes

What to wear:
comfortable clothing and running/hiking shoes
$
75
/ Person
Departs From:
San Ignacio Town
Journey to the ancient Maya ruins of Xunantunich on a horse for a closer experience with nature and appreciate the wonders of our rainforest, flora, and fauna. This experience begins ... moreon the outskirts of Succotz village riding along the banks of the Mopan River, you'd be lucky enough to spot the Howler Monkeys jumping from limb to limb and witness their powerful howl. Then heading on to the Maya site of Xunantunich, one of the most popular sites in Belize; where you will learn of its importance in Maya history. At the top of the highest temple, you'll behold a spectacular view, miles of the rainforest as well you will spot the border town of Benque Viejo (Belize) and neighboring Melchor de Mencos (Guatemala).
$
225
/ Person
Departs From:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
Let us take you on a journey back to the age of the pre-Columbians, an age where these Mesoamerican regions were once tamed by the Mayans. Among these regions, on the native ridges ... moreof Belize, you can embark on an exploration of Mayan Ruins and cave systems on one single tour.

Just about 80 miles west of Belize City, endures Xunantunich, an Ancient Maya archaeological site that majestically stands at the summit of a mountain giving a dominant view of the entire site and region.

The Mayans made use of the land and it’s terrains, as they did so above the surface they also did so below the surface. The Mayans believed that the caves were an entrance to Xibalba “a place of fear” related to death. It is completely so because the Mayans used the caves to perform death rituals and also the river flowing through these caves provided a secret passageway to ambush enemies.

Which brings us to your next stop of the trip, Cave Tubing into a cave system at Caves Branch. Inside the caves, you will encounter remains of ancient artifacts, tools and also secret chambers.

The tour offers a complimentary hour & 30 minutes Water Taxi transfer to Belize City in which you will journey along Caye Caulker, Caye Chapel, mangroves and enjoy a glimpse of St. George’s Caye before arriving the commercial City of Belize where you will meet your tour guide. From there you board on a private vehicle with your guide as you begin your road trip on the George Price Highway to Xunantunich. You will get enough time to explore the entire courtyard, the Temples and also visit the on-site museum and gift shop before it is time to head back on the highway to Caves Branch. Caves Branch is renowned for it’s impressive Cave Tubing adventures and also it’s thrilling zip line.
$
195
/ Person
Departs From:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
Xunantunich is Mayan ceremonial center sitting at the peak of a mountain just a bit less than a mile from the Mopan River, which has to be crossed on a hand-cranked ferry to continue ... morethe journey to the ruins. This Mayan site consists of the main structure (El Castillo) rising over 130 feet above the plaza level offering a birds-eye view of the entire valley, towns and the bordering town of Melchor De Mencos, Peten, Guatemala. In this structure, there are two temples, one of them features a mask of what appears to be the sun god and next to it are some astronomic figures that represent Venus. At the site, you can also find a gift shop and a small museum.

The tour offers a complimentary safe transfer on one of the Water Taxi ferry to Belize City, an hour and 30 minutes ride where you will journey along Caye Caulker, Caye Chapel, mangroves and get a glimpse of St. George’s Caye before arriving the commercial City of Belize where you will meet your tour guide. From there you board their private vehicle where you begin your journey on the George Price Highway, a scenic journey where you can enjoy the beautiful Belize landscape. Upon arriving at the village of Succotz you will get off the highway to cross the river on the hand-cranked ferry, where you will are taken uphill on your vehicle to the beautiful courtyard of Xunantunich.

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