Xunantunich Maya Ruin Tour

Listing Type
Tour/Activity
Tour Type
Inland, Mayan Ruins
Departs From
Hopkins
Intensity Level
Moderate
Attraction(s)
Cahal Pech, Xunantunich
$
120
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$
140
/ Person
Trusted Provider
  • Secure Online Payment
  • 100% Fraud Protection
  • No Booking Fees
No Foreign Transaction Fee for USA customers.
Josephine S
Response rate: 
93%
Response time:
1 hour
Location Information
Departure:
Hopkins Village, Belize
About Listing
Features:
Archaeological Reserve, Nature Reserve
Highlights
  • Second Tallest Maya Ruin
  • Hiking
Description
Depart for a day of Mayan historical adventure to see some of the finest Maya Ruins in Belize. The drive through the hummingbird highway and the western villages of Belize is a cultural experience with first-hand views of the Mayan mountains, orchards, colorful homes, schools, and market-places.

Xunantunich is located in the Cayo District across from Benque Viejo Road near the village of San Jose Succotz just a few miles from Belize’s western border with Guatemala. At the village of San Jose Succotz, we cross over the Mopan River using a hand-cranked ferry. From the other side of the river, it’s a mile uphill to the site, which can be accessed on foot or in a vehicle.

Xunantunich Mayan ruin, also known as the “Maiden of the Rock” is the second tallest Mayan ruin in Belize. The largest pyramid, El Castillo stands 130 feet high above the main plaza and offers an impressive panoramic view of the Cayo District, Guatemala, and the Mopan River. The site has been largely excavated and has a well-appointed educational museum.

Experience an authentic Belizean lunch in the immediate area of the ruins.
 
Suitable for:
Kids
Teens
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.
  • Park Entrance Fee
  • Lunch & Water
  • Licensed Tour Guide
What to bring?
Recommended items to bring on the trip.
  • Camera
  • Hat
  • Insect Repellant & Sunscreen
  • Water
Rates
The base rates charged by the provider. This includes all taxes and applicable fees.
Capacity:
12 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.
Description
Person
$
140
2-3 persons
Person
$
120
4 or more persons
Itinerary
Time
Duration
8:00 AM8 hours
Activities
Hiking, Sightseeing, Walking
Transportation
Is Transportation provided?:
Yes
Transport Info.
Important Transportation/Pickup Information
We will pick you up at any hotel in Hopkins.
 
Availability
Schedule
Dates
Duration
DailyDeparts: 8:00 am Returns: 5:00 pm
Provider
 (3)
Premier Provider
Get to know Belize adventure tours is a locally owned and operated tour company in Hopkins Village, Belize. We provide visitors to Belize with the most personalized vacation travel ... moreexperiences possible. We offer first-hand experiences, friendly staff and a whole lot of fun! All guides are licensed and certified, with at least five years’ experience in tour guiding our experienced guides bring to life the most memorable experiences of all aspects of our beloved country.

We are a licensed tour operator in Belize and offer a broad choice of tours and activities – cave tubing, zip lining, wildlife experiences, birding, archaeological adventures, and all sorts of hiking, horseback riding, marine tours, and shuttle service. We have a reliable and comfortable 14 seater air-conditioned van accommodating small groups or private tours.

All tours can be customized to suit the needs of the guest and all tours are fully guided from the point of departure until your return. Belize is full of adventures in nature and history. We invite you to let us be your guide to discovering how amazing Belize really is.
Tour Operator License:
05-T100
Account Type:
Tour Operator
Languages:
Creole, English, Garifuna, Spanish
Payment & Cancellation
Cancellation Policy
Flexible
  • 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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One of the best days in Belize. And all the days were hard to beat.
I don't know if anything I say can do the tour to Xunatunich from Hiokins Bay Resort via Get to know Belize aka Belizing! First of Josie was great to communicate with, she's prompt to answer and gives any updates, and post trip followup. We were picked up around 9 in the morning by Gabriel, I really can't say enough good things about this man. From the time he picked us up by the end of the day, I ... more felt like I had met a long lost family member. The trip which was a little over two hours each way, flew by. The scenery was beautiful and Gabriel told us facts about all the areas along the way, backstories of areas, things that he has seen here since the time he was a child, and much more about the history of just about everything. He showed us how to coax a tarantula out of a hole. Pointed out spider monkeys, parrots, picked out an amazing place to eat lunch, and the tour went at our speed. If we wanted to see something he waited and even showed us more. At Xunatunich he knew about everything about the Mayan civilization, and was current on what the universities were doing with new archeological excavations at Xunatunich and other Myan sites, not only about in Belize, but also in Guatemala across the border. The tour was supposed to be about 5-6 hours, but due to our curiosity Gabriel was out with us for about 9 hours, but at the end of the excursion it had flown bye, and I was saddened to say good bye to my new found brother on earth. If you read this and happen to see Gabriel please let him know that Mike says hi and that I hope his he, his family, and his people are doing well, with much love from Nebraska.
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We had Gabriel (Gabby) as a guide. He was awesome. Super knowledgable and pointed out very interesting things during the drive to and from Xunantunich. Gabby also made the tour of Xunantunich awesome with all of his knowledge. He made sure we were comfortable, and it was awesome to share lunch with him.
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We enjoyed spending time with our local host who was kind, patient and spoke of the culture of Belize, his own people, and the ruins. Everything was timely and enjoyable.
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Loved this Excursion!
My family of six truly enjoyed this trip to Xunantunich. Julian, our driver, was so friendly and knowledgeable. The scenery is beautiful. Our Mayan guide was easy going and fun - knowledgeable on the ruins and philosophical about life. Our lunch in San Ignacio was delicious. Belizing is great. I would highly recommend them for all tours and activities.
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Great, friendly tour service, truly fascinating tour
I would absolutely use belizing.com again. Our driver was friendly and knowledgeable about the area, so the drive to the Maya site was interesting even though it was long. He answered all of our questions about local trees and industries and animals. Our tour guide in the Maya ruin itself was enthusiastic and smart and very encouraging - I was a little anxious to be up so high off the ground a couple ... more of times, but his comfort helped me feel more confident.
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