Xunantunich/ Big Rock Falls

Listing Type
Tour Type
Departs From
San Ignacio Town
Intensity Level
/ Person
Trusted Provider
Franscico M
Response rate: 
Response time:
several hours
Location Details
Cayo Welcome Center
About Listing
Archaeological Reserve
Nature Trails
Waterfall | Stream

Getting There: The adventure begins at 8:00 AM on a mere 10 – 15 minutes’ drive onto the village of San Jose Succotz. Here you will cross the Mopan River via an old-fashioned hand-cranked ferry and onto the site's parking lot.

At Xunantunich: Upon arrival at the site, you’ll be amazed at how impressive the Temple of El Castillo (the main temple) actually is at a remarkable 120 feet in height. Pay close attention to the history of this once royal center of ancient civilization as your guide walks you through the site. Feel free to climb to the top of El Castillo if you’re not afraid of heights. There you’ll have a jaw-dropping panoramic view of the surroundings which encompasses part of Guatemala, Benque Viejo Town, and San Jose Succotz among other areas.

Be careful coming down from the pyramid as you make your way over to the ancient ball court. Imagine the excitement happening in real time as your guide paints a vivid picture of how the popular Mayan game of Pokatok was played. On-site you may get to see spider monkeys and, depending on the time of the year, even howler monkeys. An on-site museum will give you an overall idea of this ancient city’s actual size.

Big Rock Falls:

Starts: 1:00PM        Ends: 5:00PM 

Getting There: After Xunantunich, you'll make your way onto the Mountain Pine Ridge road en route to Big Rock Falls. The drive is about 45 minutes on a partially paved road, the farther section of which is dirt.

Along the way, you’ll pass the villages of Cristo Rey and San Antonio. These are small settlements of mostly farmers along the Macal River. Along the way, your guide would normally point out to local flora and fauna such as Toucans, Roadside Hawks, Iguanas, and Medicinal Plants and trees.

At the site: The parking lot approximately 5 to 8 minutes’ walk from the waterfall so you'll want to take everything you’ll need with you for an enjoyable time at the waterfall. From the parking lot, you’ll be walking through a little trail which leads to quite a steep climb down to the river valley. Flip flops are not advisable for this part of the trek. Once you’ve made your way carefully down that cliff, the delightful view of water rushing over the huge 150-ft rock formations and plummeting into the deep rounded pool at its base provides a rush of excitement. 

You won’t regret visiting this site for a nice cold swim amidst the scorching Belizean heat. You may choose to swim all the way up to the waterfall but try to contain the temptation to climb up any of the wet rocks, or do so at your own risk, they tend to get very slippery. Your guide will allow you ample time to swim or bask at your own leisure until you're ready to head back to San Ignacio Town.
Suitable for:
Recommended Age Range:
Under 10
11 - 20
21 - 30
31 - 40
41 - 50
What is Included?
Things the supplier includes without any extra cost.
  • Entrance fees
  • National Park Fees
  • Beverages, Bottle Wate
  • Lunch/ Snacks
  • Driver/Guide
  • Free Hotel Pick up and Drop off for Hotels WITHIN San Ignacio town Limits Only
  • All Taxes, Fees and handling charges
  • 12.5% GST ( Goods and Services Tax)
What to bring?
Recommended items to bring on the trip.
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray
  • Sneakers
  • Swimming Wear
  • Change of Clothes
The base rates charged by the provider. This includes all taxes and applicable fees.
13 people
2 people
Minimum number of people.
Unless otherwise indicated, prices are in US dollars.
Unless otherwise indicated, prices are in US dollars.
2 Pax
3- 6 Pax
7-9 Pax
10- 13 Pax
Special Instructions for Rates
The add on Pick up Fee are for guest staying outside of San Ignacio Town eg. Mahogany Hall, Chaa Creek Resort, Duplooys, Vanilla Hills Etc.
The total cost of the options you choose will be added to the total cost of the tour.
PersonTransfer Pick up
Outside of Town
Xunantunich8:00 AM3 Hrs
Big Rock Falls1:00 PM4- 5 Hrs
Sightseeing, Swimming, Walking
Is Transportation provided?:
Transport Info.
Important Transportation/Pickup Information
Free hotel pick-ups WITHIN San Ignacio Town ONLY.

The following (out-of-town) hotels qualify for free pick-ups: Ka'ana Resort, Cassia Hill, The Log Cab-Inns, and other accommodations around these resorts.
Start Time
Daily8:00 AM
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Tour Operator
Gold Certified:
Service Types:
Tours | Activities
Payment & Cancellation
Cancellation Policy
  • Cancellations made 90 days before will be fully refunded except for a service fee of 3%.
  • Cancellations made 15 days before will be refunded 50% of the amount paid.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
Terms & Conditions
Bookings within 72 hours of due date will require full payment.
Bookings over 72 hours require a 50% deposit.

Cancellations due to inclement whether, natural disasters or any events that are out of our control, will be rescheduled for the following day if your schedule permits.

No refunds will be granted for cancellations made within 48 hours from due date.
50% refund will be granted for cancellations made within 72 hours from due date.

Minimum of 2 persons is required for each tour.

You are responsible for notifying us of any ailments which could lead to your inability to finish your tour for whatever reason.
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