Xunantunich Mayan Temple Tour (from Belize City)

Listing Type
Type of Tour/Activity
Mayan Ruins and Archaeological Sites
Main Activity
Ruins Exploration
Departs From
Start Point
Belize City
Intensity Level
/ Person
About Listing
Archaeological Reserve, Historical Landmark
  • Mayan temple exploration in El Cayo.
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Your friendly Smart Travel Belize guide will meet guest/s at theFort Street Tourism Village where he will welcome you to beautiful sunny Belize. From there he will take you through the Belize City and give some brief information about Belize.  He will then make his way towards the George Price Highway and inform guest/s about who George is and what he has done for our country.  Along the way, you will be given various information about the small villages and communities that you will pass along the way as well as the flora and fauna and some wetlands that you may see.

Xunantunich is an Ancient Mayan archaeological site in western Belize, about 80 miles (130 km) west of Belize City, in the Cayo District, or about 8 miles west of San Ignacio Town in the Cayo District.
Xunantunich is located atop a ridge above the Mopan River, well within sight of Guatemala. It served as a Maya civic ceremonial center in the Late and Terminal Classic periods in the Belize Valley region. At this time, when the region was at its’ peak, nearly 200,000 people lived in Belize.
Xunantunich’s name means “Stone Woman” which is a combination of Mopan and Yucatec Maya, and, like many names given to Maya archaeological sites, is a modern name; the ancient name is currently unknown. The “Stone Woman” refers to the ghost of a woman claimed by several people to inhabit the site, beginning in 1892. She is dressed completely in white and has fire-red glowing eyes. She generally appears in front of “El Castillo”, ascends the stone stairs, and disappears into a stone wall.

After visiting Xunantunich you will have some time to purchase lunch at a Local restaurant before heading back to Belize City where you will be given a short tour on the Southside of Belize City before being dropped off at your destination.
Suitable for:
Recommended Age Range:
Under 10
11 - 20
21 - 30
31 - 40
41 - 50
Over 50
What is Included?
Things the supplier includes without any extra cost.
  • Entrance Fees
  • Boat Fees
  • Licensed Guide
  • Private Transportation
  • Complimentary Water & other Smart Travel surprises.
What to bring?
Recommended items to bring on the trip.
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Bug spray/insect repellent
  • Hats, caps
  • Camera
  • Long sleeved shirt
  • Extra cash to buy souvenirs
The base rates charged by the provider. This includes all taxes and applicable fees.
2 people
Minimum number of people.
Unless otherwise indicated, prices are in US dollars.
Unless otherwise indicated, prices are in US dollars.
Is Transportation provided?:
Transport Info.
Important Transportation/Pickup Information
Pick up may be available from your hotel, along the George Price Highway, Belize City airstrip, water taxi or international airport.
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About Us Smart Travel Belize is a family owned Belize tour company that has been established to offer tours to tourists and Belizeans alike who wish to learn about the secrets and ... moremysteries that Belize has to offer. Almost too often, we find that we are stuck with tours that are super expensive, crowded, or exclude people who have kids. Hence, as a family of 4 (kids included), we know all too well the hassles associated with traveling and we are committed to bringing our guests an affordable and authentic Belizean experience. Join us as we take you on a Belizean adventure across the length and breadth of this beautiful country that we call home.

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Payment & Cancellation
Cancellation Policy
  • Cancellations made 15 days before will be fully refunded except for a service fee of 3%.
  • Cancellations made 7 days before will be refunded 70% of the amount paid.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
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