Xunantunich & Inland Blue Hole Tour

Listing Type
Tour/Activity
Tour Type
Aquatic, Nature
Departs From
Hopkins
Intensity Level
Easy
Attraction(s)
St. Herman's National Park, Xunantunich
$
125
/ Person
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Response rate: 
81%
Response time:
several hours
Location Information
Departure:
Dangriga, Hopkins or Placencia
About Listing
Features:
Archaeological Reserve, National Park, Nature Trails
Description
Xunantunich Maya Ruins

One of the largest ancient Maya cities ever built, Xunantunich is located approximately 70 miles (110 km) west of Belize City. Constructed on a ridge overlooking the Mopan River, Xunantunich was once home to nearly 100,000 people.

The original name of the site is unknown, but its modern name derives from a Maya term that means “Stone Woman.” First rediscovered in 1892, many visitors to the site reported seeing a ghostly woman who was reported to haunt the structure known as “El Castillo” (The Castle).

Still the second-largest manmade structure in the country, El Castillo measures 130 feet (40 meters) tall. Built as a temple pyramid, El Castillo is located in the exact center of the town.

Today, Xunantunich is located approximately one mile from the Guatemalan border. During its heyday during the Classic Period of the Maya civilization (around 600-700 AD), Xunanutinch competed with nearby cities, including Naranjo, Caracol, and Tikal (which lies just a few miles over the border in Guatemala).

Inland Blue Hole

Not to be confused with the Blue Hole that lies on the offshore reef, the Inland Blue Hole is located in the St. Herman’s Blue Hole National Park near the capital of Belize, Belmopan.

First designated a national park in 1986, St. Herman’s is managed by the Belize Audobon Society as it sits in the middle of one of the most ecologically diverse areas of the country. Over 200 species of birds have been recorded in the area, including the red-legged honeycreeper and the piratic flycatcher. There is also a wide selection of wildlife in the park, including three big cat species.

The Inland Blue Hole itself is a natural phenomenon formed thousands of years ago when a cave collapsed. Today, the Inland Blue Hole is filled with spring-fed water that is naturally a brilliant shade of blue. A perfect area for enjoying a picnic or respite from the heat, the Inland Blue Hole’s refreshing waters offer swimmers a great way to cool off on a hot day.

Other nearby attractions in the park include two caves, St. Herman’s Cave and the Crystal Cave. The water from the Inland Blue Hole flows directly into St. Herman’s Cave, located approximately one mile away.
 
Suitable for:
Kids
Adults
Families
Groups
Couples
Seniors
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.
  • Transportation to and from hotel/airport
  • Guided Tour
  • Lunch at Benny's Kitchen
  • Park Fees
What to bring?
Recommended items to bring on the trip.
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect Repellent
  • Swimsuit (optional)
  • Towels
  • Hiking shoes
Rates
The base rates charged by the provider. This includes all taxes and applicable fees.
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
$
125
Transportation
Is Transportation provided?:
Yes
Transport Info.
Important Transportation/Pickup Information
Transportation is provided to and from hotel/airport.
 
Availability
Schedule
Dates
Start Time
Duration
Daily7:00 AM10
Provider
Did you come to discover and be one with the different ethnic cultures or did you come to have fun and feel the adrenaline rush?... more

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We are the best Tour Company in Belize offering a private shuttling option at great rates. We put a lot of heart into our business, ensuring that all tours and transfers are done with the aim of satisfying our customers. Untame Belize will be the guarantee of your satisfaction, after all, we couldn’t be tamed if we didn’t know Belize BEST.

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Account Type:
Tour Operator
Languages:
Creole, English
Payment & Cancellation
Cancellation Policy
Strict
  • Cancellations made 90 days before will be fully refunded except for a service fee of 3%.
  • Cancellations made 45 days before will be refunded 25% of the amount paid.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
Terms & Conditions
It is HIGHLY recommended that all clients purchase “trip cancellation insurance” in order to cover a possible cancellation.
 
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