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$
120
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$
140
/ Person
Departs From:
Hopkins
 (4)
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 ... moreexperience 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.
$
95
/ Person
Departs From:
San Ignacio Town
 (2)
For an exciting combination of Xunantunich and water sports, try our kayaking and Xunantunich tour! This adventure starts at the impressive site of Xunantunich, which means “maiden ... moreof the rock” in Maya. This site takes you back in the time of a once great and flourishing civilization. View stellae, ball-court, elite residential palaces, sacred altar for blood-letting rituals and ceremonial courtyard. Climb to the top of El Castillo which is 130 ft and enjoy a panoramic view of the picturesque landscape below. After learning about the magnificent Maya history, it's time for the adrenalin rush-gliding down the rapids of the Mopan River on your sit-on-top kayaks. The challenge is to stay on top of the kayak as you ride down while at the same time enjoying nature in this particular area.
$
168
/ Adult
Departs From:
Belize City
 (1)
Your adventure day starts right when your friendly tour Guide meets you right at the hotel or the airport in Belize City. He/she will get you in, and the air-conditioned tour van will ... moretake you on a 90-minute drive to Xunantunich. The drive will offer a variety of views on the countryside of Belize. Green lawns, palm trees, plantations, and hillside will be part of the scenery. Please note that the order of the excursion activities may be switched depending on the time 0f the year.

You will have the chance to experience small a hand ride on a ferry ride. Its ride is as smooth as it is brief. It is only a 10-minute river crossing ride, enough time for you to step outside the van and stretch your legs while looking at the beautiful river.
El Castillo is the second largest Mayan temple in Belize. Standing at about 135 foot above the level of the central plaza and to this date, you have the opportunity to climb this impressive Mayan temple structure. Reaching the top you can enjoy the unique view including a border town of Guatemala. Xunantunich is at the top of the Mayan World! Your local Belizean excursion tour guide will have many facts to share about this Ancient Maya astrological sites!

After your guided tour of Xunantunich, the ride to the Cave Tubing Park is about 60 minutes. Your cave tubing adventure with part of this Adventure in Belize. When You arrive at Cave tubing, your tour guide will go over safety information. Then, you will be getting your headlamp and follow the guide on the walk to the cave entrance – approximately 30 minutes.

These caves system that was considered to be the Underworld of the Maya. With date over 2,000,000 years old cast shadows on the cave walls as you explore and experience the ancient Mayan underworld as you Tube along. A living museum, where the past can you still experience in its historical and natural caves. Glide past openings in the ceiling chamber of the caves, filtering mists of jungle light, as your tubing through underground river caves sparkling with mica-studded stalactites and stalagmites. There are three caves you get to float through. Your friendly excursion guide will help you to get the most out of this experience.
$
100
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$
115
/ Person
Departs From:
San Ignacio Town
 (1)
Xunantunich was the first excavated Mayan site in Belize that was opened for the public. Though it is smaller compared to the other Mayan sites, it consists of one of the tallest structures. ... moreThe huge statue of the Sun God, El Castillo, and the 130-foot tall pyramid are a couple of structures that attract visitors. Xunantunich means “Stone Woman” or “Maiden of the rock” in the Yucatec dialect. These names are derived from the image of a woman depicted in one of the paintings.

Cave Tubing: Take a refreshing ride on inner tubes down the Caves Branch River and through a series of Ancient Mayan Caves for an incredible experience. This tour is perfect for families with older kids, especially as an escape from the Belizean heat.
$
250
/ Person
Departs From:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
Cave tubing and zip line combination tour is for those looking for an adventure of a lifetime. There is nothing like the thrill of flying free like the birds or sitting back to enjoy ... morebeing carried lazily through mysterious caves and under the shade of nature’s lush canopy. Considered one of the hottest new adventure sports and rated number 1 in Belize, the cave tubing and zip line excursion allow you to embark on every traveler’s dream adventure.

The Zip Line Adventure consists of 8 Zip Line Platforms each strategically located within the Rainforest canopy. Double cables (each capable of withstanding 2, 000 pounds of weight, the requirement for this tour truly has nothing to do with weight but with the size of the safety equipment) are used for the ultimate safety.

The walk to the beginning of the first Cave Entrance is a natural gentle 30 to 40-minute stroll through the beautiful Belizean Rainforest. Your guide will take you through two dry caves where many stalagmites and stalactites can be admired along the way.
The Xunantunich Maya Ruins are by far the ruins with the most archeological importance in the country of Belize. Situated in the tropical rainforest the Temples of Xunantunich are West of Belize City close to the Guatemalan border in the beautiful Cayo District.
$
10
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$
20
/ Person
Type of Vehicle:
Full Size Van
Xunantunich (Mayan pronunciation: [ʃunanˈtunitʃ]) is an Ancient Maya archaeological site in western Belize, about 70 miles (110 km) west of Belize City, in the Cayo District. Xunantunich ... moreis located atop a ridge above the Mopan River, well within sight of the Guatemala border – which is a mere 1 kilometer (0.62 mi) to the west. It served as a Maya civic ceremonial center in the Late and Terminal Classic periods to the Belize Valley region.
$
95
/ Person
Departs From:
San Ignacio Town
This is an amazing tour that combines single track, double track and the Maya site of Xunantunich. The challenge starts at the outskirts of San Jose Succotz Village; this portion being ... moreon single track and is the most rugged part of the ride. We pedal on this hilly terrain dodging tree branches and jumping tree roots. This part of the ride is a bit more technical and rugged; especially when going downhill-staying on the bike is a challenge. After this, we move to a feeder road; a double track ride in a more open area where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the mountains around the area. The ride continues through the open pasture and through a semi-deciduous forest.to the beautiful river bank where a picturesque single track leads us to the village of San Jose Succotz. Here we cross the Mopan River on a ferry and ride up hill for a mile on paved road to the Maya Site of Xunantunich, which has the second tallest structure in Belize “El Castillo”. The view from atop is magnificent and worth the effort!
$
110
/ Person
Departs From:
San Ignacio Town
This tour will take you from the Maya temple to the entrance of the Mayan underworld. The adventure starts at the popular Mayan site of Xunantunich; just getting there is an adventure ... moreof its own. After touring the temples, we drive to No’och Che’ en Cave, where you will start off on an easy hike through the jungle to your starting point. As you sit back and enjoy tubing downstream, you will be floating through a series of remarkable limestone caves, each filled with fascinating discoveries of the Mayan underworld. There is also an opportunity to leave your tubes behind and go exploring into cave chambers, where you will see ceramic pieces and beautiful geological formation. The adventure ends floating downstream through the jungles of Belize; back at the starting point.
$
95
/ Person
Departs From:
San Ignacio Town
This adventure takes place along the Mopan River in San Jose Succotz Village, which was once considered a Mayan village, established in the eighteen hundreds. Crossing the Mopan River ... moreon a hand crank ferry followed by a mile drive to Xunantunich archeological site where you will learn how this was once great and flourishing civilization. Thereafter, the fun and excitement begin by floating on your tube on one of the only rivers that have retained its name since the time of the Mayas the “Mopan River”. This floating adventure takes at least three hours downstream, part of the float is mellow but the rapids make the adventure more exciting. The rapids are point five-just enough to kick in some adrenaline.
$
75
/ Person
Departs From:
San Ignacio Town
Journey to the ancient Maya ruins of Xunantunich on a horse for a closer experience with nature and appreciate the wonders of our rainforest, flora, and fauna. This experience begins ... moreon the outskirts of Succotz village riding along the banks of the Mopan River, you'd be lucky enough to spot the Howler Monkeys jumping from limb to limb and witness their powerful howl. Then heading on to the Maya site of Xunantunich, one of the most popular sites in Belize; where you will learn of its importance in Maya history. At the top of the highest temple, you'll behold a spectacular view, miles of the rainforest as well you will spot the border town of Benque Viejo (Belize) and neighboring Melchor de Mencos (Guatemala).
$
250
/ Person
$
200
-
$
250
/ Adult
Departs From:
Placencia
This Zip Line Adventure consists of 8 Zip Line Platforms each strategically located within the Rainforest canopy. Double cables (each capable of withstanding 2, 000 pounds of weight, ... morethe requirement for this tour indeed has nothing to do with weight but with the size of the safety equipment) are used for the ultimate safety.

The Cave Tubing walk to the beginning of the first Cave Entrance is a natural gentle About 30 to 40-minute walk through the beautiful Belizean Rainforest. Your guide will take you through two dry caves where many stalagmites and stalactites can be admired along the way.
The Xunantunich Maya Ruins are by far the ruins with the most archeological importance in the country of Belize. Situated in the tropical rainforest, the Temples of Xunantunich are West of Belize City close to the Guatemalan border in the beautiful Cayo District.
$
125
/ Person
Departs From:
Hopkins
Provider:
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 ... morethe 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.
$
250
/ Adult
Departs From:
Placencia
You will be picked up in Placencia and head to Xunantunich with a local guide. The site was a major ceremonial center for the ancient Maya and it was the first Mayan site in Belize ... moreto be open to the public in 1954. From the top of Xunantunich, you will get a spectacular panoramic view of the Cayo District and across the border in Guatemala.

Getting to Xunantunich includes riding a hand-cranked ferry to cross the majestic Mopan River.

After exploring Xunantunich and having lunch ( not included in the price), you will head to the Belize Caves. This is where you start with a hike through the exotic rainforest to the mouth of the cave. The view is stunning as you float away from the cave entrance to your inner tube with only your headlamp to lead the way.

Afterward, you will return to your hotel.
$
200
/ Adult
Departs From:
Hopkins
You will be picked up in Hopkins and head to Xunantunich with a local guide. The site was a major ceremonial center for the ancient Maya, and it was the first Mayan site in Belize ... moreto be open to the public in 1954. From the top of Xunantunich, you will get a spectacular panoramic view of the Cayo District and across the border in Guatemala.

Getting to Xunantunich includes riding a hand-cranked ferry to cross the majestic Mopan River.

After exploring Xunantunich and having lunch ( not included in the price), you will head to the Belize Caves. Heres where you start with a hike through the exotic rainforest to the mouth of the cave. The view is stunning as you float away from the cave entrance to your inner tube with only your headlamp to lead the way.

Afterward, you will return to your hotel.
$
90
/ Person
Departs From:
San Ignacio Town
Xunantunich was a classic period Maya ceremonial and residential center. This site is located along the western border of Belize with Guatemala on the Mopan River in the village of ... moreSuccotz. The core occupies a hilltop with six plazas that include temples and palaces. The most prominent rises 130 ft above the plaza called “El Castillo”. Vehicles use a hand crank ferry to access the site.
$
50
/ Person
Departs From:
San Ignacio Town
Located in the village of San Jose Succotz, Xunantunich "maiden of the rock", is one of the most popular sites in Belize. We start off at the Mopan River where we cross the river via ... morea hand-cranked ferry and ride up hill for a mile on paved road. This was a major ceremonial center during the Classic Period. The center is composed of six major plazas surrounded by more than 25 temples and palaces. The site is a late classic period 600 AD to 900 AD which also was the border line influence of El Naranjo- a large ceremonial site over in Guatemala. The large pyramid, “El Castillo”, is well known for the frieze or band of stucco decoration which at one time extended around the entire temple. El Castillo rises l30 feet above the main plaza; is the second tallest structure in Belize and offers an impressive panoramic view of the Mopan River valley, the border town of Benque Viejo (Belize) and neighbouring Melchor de Mencos (Guatemala). Just being here and appreciating this view makes it totally worth the effort!
$
95
/ Person
Departs From:
Belize City
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 ... morethe Belize City and gave 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 to 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” it 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.
$
173
/ Adult
Departs From:
Belize City
Xunantunich and Belize Zoo adventure begins as you head for the wildlife habitat known as The Belize Zoo. The zoo was created as a sanctuary for the country’s indigenous species and ... moreis now home to an impressive array of large cats, primates, reptiles, and birds. A visit to the zoo gives you the opportunity to see Belize’s amazing wildlife in one location. The adventure continues with a scenic drive up the Western Highway to the Cayo District.

Xunantunich sits just on the Western border of Belize. Before reaching the entrance of this ancient city, your party will board a 19th-century hand-cranked ferry which takes you across the Mopan River. The ruins are actually located on one of the highest plateaus in the area and it is possible to climb to the top of “El Castillo”, the largest of the temples at this site. From this vantage point, one gains a panoramic view of the Cayo District and nearby Guatemala.
$
75
/ Person
Departs From:
San Ignacio Town
Provider:
A quiet riverside trail will take you to the village of San Jose Succotz where you will cross the river by ferry. Just a little further on is the well known Mayan city complex of Xunantunich. ... moreAfter an hour exploring this site, you will be happy for your steady steed to get you off your feet for your ride home. WEIGHT limit: 245 lbs per rider (comfortable long pants higly recommeded)

Time: 4-5 hours (includes 1 hour at the site)
$
200
/ Person
Departs From:
San Ignacio Town
Xunantunich and Cave Tubing Tour