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Xunantunich and Cave Tubing Combo Tour

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A full day tour starts when your guide meets you at your hotel in San Ignacio Town followed by a short drive to Xunantunich.
After exploring & climbing El Castilloand rest of the Maya site you will then be driving (approx 1.5hrs) to 'Jaguar Paw' where you will enjoy lunch before getting your cave tubing gear before hiking (approx 20 - 30 mins depending on your pace) to the starting point of the cave tubing tour.
Go cave tubing, through the crystalline water of this underground system and enjoy a relaxing tubing adventure. 

(This tour may be affected by seasonal rains - flash floods, so your tour may be susceptible to changes only during extremely wet days)

(lunch for this tour is packed lunch especially for special dietary needs - at times you may have lunch at a local restaurant at 'Jaguar Paw')
You'll start at
Cayo Welcome Center Grounds
Or, you can also get picked up
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  • Pass by St Leonard's Tours
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    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Nohoch Che'en Caves Branch Archaeological Reserve
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
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You'll return to the starting point
  • Visit Xunantunich Maya ruins and go cave tubing in the same day
  • Climb to the top of one of the tallest ceremonial pyramids in Belize
  • Float through an intricate cave system on an underground river
  • With round-trip transport from San Ignacio, see Cayo district highlights
What to Expect
Meet your guide at pickup from your San Ignacio accommodations and drive to the nearby archaeological site of Xunantunich, crossing the Mopan River on a traditional hand-cranked ferry to reach the hilltop ruins. Learn the history of this ancient Maya city as you explore the remnants of palaces, ball courts, and the imposing El Castillo temple, which offers expansive jungle views from the top. Take a break for an included lunch before heading to the entrance of a massive underground cave system. Climb into a sturdy inner tube and float through caverns once used by the Maya for ceremonial purposes and filled with sparkling stalagmite and stalagmite formations. Back in the light of day, dry off for the return to your San Ignacio hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Cayo Welcome Center Grounds, San Ignacio, Belize

Traveler pickup is offered
TOUR NOT AVAILABLE to cruise ship passengers due to duration of tour and driving distance to & from cruise ship terminals (2 - 3 hours)
EXTRA FEE is charged for any pickup & drop off outside of town. Extra fee varies as per location and can be partially exempted for groups of 3+
NB: Pickups & drop offs NOT AVAILABLE for Belize City, Ambergris Caye, Hopkins, Placencia
Departure Time
7:30 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • all entrance fees, cave tubing equipment, water & light snack
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (within San Ignacio)
  • Lunch (packed lunch for this tour may be the best option, especially with special dietary needs)
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • small group tours
  • Entry/Admission - Xunantunich
  • Entry/Admission - Nohoch Che'en Caves Branch Archaeological Reserve
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
  • pickups & drop offs OUTSIDE of San Ignacio Town (contact us to confirm availability)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Level of fitness required: moderate
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Adults with infants need to pay for any entrance fees, lunch and expenses incurred by infant and wherever applicable
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Please inform us if you or any guests are non-swimmers, using the Special Requirements field
  • Things to bring: sunscreen and insect repellent
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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We had an excellent day and Elio was by far the best tour guide ever. He was never rushed and showed us a fun time. First going to the ruins, then the most delicious lunch followed by the tubing in the caves. He took us on a side walk/swim through the cenotes and we got to
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We had the best day ever with Elio, our tour guide. He picked us up at the hotel and took us to Xunatunich early, which was perfect timing. We practically had the place to ourselves. It was quiet and just breathtakingly beautiful. We then did the caves branch/ jaguar paw
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Being it was the dead season we were the only two on the tour! This made it a very intimate and special experience. The Mayan ruins had so much history and our guide had a wealth of knowledge. After the hiking of the ruins we were treated to a very tasty homemade lunch before
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We were taken to the ruins firs. The trip is about 3 hrs from Placencia, but was comfy. The ruins are interesting, but alot of walking and stairs. We then went to the cave tubing at jaguar reserve. It was fantastic! Restful and cool.
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This was the highlight of our of vacation! My adult daughter and I booked the one-way horseback ride into Xunantunich, combined with the cave tubing at Jaguar Paw, a branch of the Nohoch Che'en cave. Carla helped us mount up and walked along side of us on a gorgeous and
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Key Details
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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