Xunantunich Maya Archaeological Site

Listing Type
Tour/Activity
Tour Type
Inland
Departs From
Hopkins
Intensity Level
Moderate
$
250
/ Person
Trusted Provider
Belize CA T
Response rate: 
89%
Response time:
3 hours
Location Details
Departure:
Palmento Grove Lodge Office
About Listing
Features:
Archaeological Reserve
Description
Join our best Mayan Expert Guide to explore the Magnificence World that his ancestors created. Listen and become engage as history comes alive through the souls of a living mayan.

Xunantunich means the “Stone Maiden” in the Maya language. Since 1892, numerous people have claimed to have seen a ghost here, dressed completely in white with red glowing eyes.Ongoing excavations have revealed that the Xunantunich mayan ruins in Belize probably played an important role in the political power struggle of the Classical period.

It seems likely that it joined in an alliance with Caracol & Calakmul in Mexico to bring down Tikal in Guatemala.

Xunantunich stands on a flattened hilltop, overlooking the Mopan River in Belize.

There are 5 plazas on site, which were once part of this Maya civic ceremonial center.

However they are completely overshadowed by the towering El Castillo, or The Castle – it’s what makes the Xunantunich mayan ruins in San Ignacio one of the top destinations in Belize
 
Suitable for:
Kids
Teens
Adults
Families
Groups
Couples
Seniors
Recommended Age Range:
Under 10
11 - 20
21 - 30
31 - 40
41 - 50
What is Included?
Things the supplier includes without any extra cost.
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Water
  • Repellent
What to bring?
Recommended items to bring on the trip.
  • Comfortable Attire
Rates
The base rates charged by the provider. This includes all taxes and applicable fees.
Capacity:
10 people
Minimum:
2 people
Minimum number of people.
Price
Unless otherwise indicated, prices are in US dollars.
Per
Price
Unless otherwise indicated, prices are in US dollars.
Person
$
250
Activities
Hiking, Sightseeing
Transportation
Is Transportation provided?:
Yes
Transport Info.
Important Transportation/Pickup Information
a/c minivan
 
Availability
Schedule
Dates
Start Time
Duration
Daily8:00 AM5-6 hours
Provider
Belize Cultural Adventure Travel Services is not your typical travel services company. Unlike other firms which focus primarily on selling packaged adventures or transportation services, ... moreBelize Cultural Adventure Travel Services is geared towards promoting indigenous cultures in the country and empowering them through a shared experience of traditional and legacy knowledge, music, culture, food, and dance.

Belize Cultural Adventure Travel Services works with all of the indigenous cultures of Belize, including Creole, Mestizo, Maya, and Garifuna in an effort to improve cross-cultural awareness and improved understanding. Instead of drive-by visits or tourist trap-style fake cultural performances, Belize Cultural Adventure Travel Services works directly with the indigenous cultures to help them preserve and protect their ancient traditions.

Activities offered by Belize Cultural Adventure Travel Services include workshops on making traditional foods from scratch, village home stays, and music and dance performances.

At Belize Cultural Adventure Travel Services, the empowerment of local communities comes first. That's why a portion of all proceeds goes towards funding an annual cultural entrepreneurship and indigenous cultural preservation summer camp.

Belize Cultural Adventure Travel Services is a sister company of the Palmento Grove Cultural & Fishing Lodge located in Hopkins, Belize, which is a Garifuna community that actively works to protect and promote traditional Garifuna culture.
Account Type:
Tour Operator
Tagline:
Tourism that empowers all!!
Languages:
Creole, English, Garifuna
Tour Operator License:
05-105
Payment & Cancellation
Cancellation Policy
Moderate
  • 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
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
 
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