Xunantunich Mayan Ruins

Listing Type
Type of Tour/Activity
Mayan Ruins and Archaeological Sites
Main Activity
Ruins Exploration
Departs From
Start Point
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
Intensity Level
/ Person
Trusted Provider
Manuel U
Avg. Response:
2 hours
About Listing
Archaeological Reserve
  • Scenic journey
  • Hand cranked ferry
  • Beautiful courtyard of Xunantunich
  • Gift shop & small museum
Xunantunich is a Mayan ceremonial center sitting at the peak of a mountain just a bit less than a mile from the Mopan River, which has to be crossed on a hand-cranked ferry to continue the journey to the ruins. This Mayan site consists of the main structure (El Castillo) rising over 130 feet above the plaza level offering a birds-eye view of the entire valley, towns, and the bordering town of Melchor De Mencos, Peten, Guatemala. In this structure, there are two temples, one of them features a mask of what appears to be the sun god, and next to it are some astronomic figures that represent Venus. At the site, you can also find a gift shop and a small museum.

The tour offers a complimentary safe transfer on one of the Water Taxi ferries to Belize City, an hour and 30 minutes ride where you will journey along Caye Caulker, Caye Chapel, and mangroves and get a glimpse of St. George’s Caye before arriving at the commercial City of Belize where you will meet your tour guide. From there you board their private vehicle where you begin your journey on the George Price Highway, a scenic journey where you can enjoy the beautiful Belize landscape. Upon arriving at the village of Succotz you will get off the highway to cross the river on the hand-cranked ferry, where you will are taken uphill on your vehicle to the beautiful courtyard of Xunantunich.

Lunch is on us!
What is Included?
Things the supplier includes without any extra cost.
  • Boat transfer to mainland (round trip)
  • Lunch
What to bring?
Recommended items to bring on the trip.
  • Bright colored clothing
  • Footwear suitable for hiking
  • Insect repellant
  • Camera
  • Water
The base rates charged by the provider. This includes all taxes and applicable fees.
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
For guests staying on the north side of Ambergris Caye, north side starts from the Bridge, please remember to state which hotel you are staying at when you make your reservation online.
DailyYou board your boats in San Pedro anytime within 6 to 8 am.
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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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