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Xunantunich Temples and Jungle Pontoon Waterfall Adventure provided by Jungle Splash Eco-Tours

Xunantunich Temples and Jungle Pontoon Waterfall Adventure

Xunantunich Temples and Jungle Pontoon Waterfall Adventure
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from RM 698.78 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Discover ancient Mayan culture and the beauty of Belize’s rain forest on this combo tour from San Ignacio. Climb to the top of a giant ceremonial temple at the Xunantunich archaeological site and then venture into the Maya Mountains for a pontoon boat cruise through a tucked-away forest reserve, complete with waterfalls, cliff jumping, and tubing. It's a great way to experience both history and adventure in Belize’s Cayo District.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Explore ancient Maya history at the Xunantunich archaeological site
Climb a massive ceremonial pyramid for panoramic views
Cruise through a lesser-known reserve on a jungle pontoon boat
Swim, splash, and cliff jump at the base of secret waterfalls
What to expect
Depart San Ignacio for the famed archaeological site of Xunantunich, once a powerful center of Maya civilization that dates back to around 1000 BC. Cross the Mopan River on a vintage hand-cranked ferry, and ascend the hilltop site for a guided tour of ruins, including royal palaces, ball courts, and the El Castillo temple, the second-largest in all of Belize. Climb to the top for panoramic views over the Belizean jungle and into Guatemala. Next, connect with nature as you venture into the Vaca Plateau forest reserve, a pristine tropical landscape that's off the radar of most tourists. Cruise across a river on an eco-friendly jungle pontoon boat, stopping to climb up waterfalls, cliff jump, swim, and float in inner tubes at the base of the falls.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 17347P8
Call +60 392125427
Important information
Inclusions
All taxes, fees and handling charges • Lunch • Water • Local guide • Transport by private vehicle with air condition • Entry/Admission - Jungle Splash Eco-Tours
Exclusions
Gratuities • Snacks • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
8h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
If you are staying outside of the area we offer pickups from- simply let us know at time of booking so we can assist you in arranging a pick-up and drop-off! For a small additional fee
29 Burns Avenue, San Ignacio, Belize
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
All taxes, fees and handling charges • Lunch • Water • Local guide • Transport by private vehicle with air condition • Entry/Admission - Jungle Splash Eco-Tours
Exclusions
Gratuities • Snacks • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
If you are staying outside of the area we offer pickups from- simply let us know at time of booking so we can assist you in arranging a pick-up and drop-off! For a small additional fee
29 Burns Avenue, San Ignacio, Belize
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
Not wheelchair accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    29 Burns Avenue
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
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    Jungle Splash Eco-Tours
    Stop: 8 hours - Admission included
    Your guide will be with you throughout the day- explaining to you the history of the site. After, you will have the remainder of your day to explore waterfalls onboard an inland Jungle cruise
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  • You'll end at
    29 Burns Avenue
    29 Burns Avenue, San Ignacio, Belize
    See address & details
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Jewel
8 contributions
Best Tour and Guide Ever!!!!
Apr 2019 • Couples
I recently had the pleasure of going on the Xunantunich Temples and Jungle Pontoon Waterfall Adventure and had Steven as our guide. It was one of the best tours and days I have ever had traveling and I have been on plenty of tours all over the world. Steven was so knowledgeable, fun and everything you could ask for. He picked us up from our resort and we proceeded to the Xunantunich Temples. He was great at pointing out all of the wildlife, even pulling the car over to try to see the state bird. He took his time guiding us up the Mayan ruins while sharing all of the information that makes this place to amazing and special. He then took us for an amazing authentic lunch at a local spot that had the best handmade fresh tortillas. My boyfriend and I wanted to enjoy some adult beverages on the next part of the tour on the pontoon boat, so we loaded up the cooler. We then got to go for a fun drive to the river, the entire way he explained what we were seeing and told great stories. Once we were on the river the day just got better. He new just where to go to show us the baby crocodile and other wildlife. We parked the boat and took a short walk to Rio Frio waterfall for a fun swim, and he even helped me climb up a rock so I could jump. Just when I thought the day couldn't get any better it did. We then went to the twin waterfalls where he pulled up so close that the waterfall was splashing onto the boat, it was absolutely incredible!!! After that we parked at a small sandbar beach where we could still see and enjoy the waterfalls but were able to swim in the calm sand bottom beach. Once we were done on the river boat he drove us to an amazing lookout that overlooked the river and valley wee had just explored, so beautiful! After we were all done he took us back to our resort, but not before allowing us to stop at a market to pick up so stuff for our hotel room, since it was a little way out of town. If you have the chance to go on this combo tour, DO IT!!! And ask for Steven if he is available.
Written 7 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Andrea_PDX2014
Portland, OR10 contributions
Great day, highly recommend
Mar 2019 • Family
We had a fantastic day with this combo tour -- a beautiful morning seeing the Xunantunich ruins and hearing about the Mayan history, and a great rest of the day on the rive. We had Steven as a guide and lucky for us, the boat to ourselves. It was fantastic. We swam in the river, enjoyed the waterfalls, jumped off some rocks and enjoyed the rope swing. I'd highly recommend -- it is a great way to spend the day.
Written 27 March 2019
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Thank you Ms Andrea for your kind review. We are very happy yo hear your positive response to your day of adventure with Jungle Splash Eco Tours!
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Deborah M
New York City, NY31 contributions
Great Excursion
Feb 2019 • Family
We visited Xumantunich and then went on a river cruise with Steven and Robert as our guides. It was a wonderful way to spend the day. Steven was incredibly knowledgeable about the ruins and when we arrived on the boat, everything was taken care of and we just relaxed. There was no stress. We stayed out on the boat for as long as we wanted, no one rushed us. The other guys were wonderful too. Cannot recommend this excursion enough.
Written 28 February 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Awesome. It is always wonderful to hear the positive response about your day of fun while in Belize. We are very happy that we were able to be part of this experience with you. Thank you for your review
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Foodie73
Washington DC, DC100 contributions
Great Day Trip
Steve made the trip! He was incredibly knowledgeable and made the trip so fun. We had a group of seven ranging in ages from 14-75.
The ruins were just beautiful and so much history, it was fascinating! Steve stayed behind with those who didn’t want to climb and John took the folks who did.
Nadir and Steve managed our pontoon trip.
Things I didn’t expect: the hour long drive after the ruins to the pontoon is an extremely bumpy ride 80% of the time. We stopped by a grocery store to allow us to buy beer and snacks since we wouldn’t be eating for at least another 2 hours, so bring money.
The pontoon boats don’t have much shade and depends on which one you get. Don’t be surprised if they tie two together to make one larger one. The boats don’t have ladders so if you jump off, prepare yourself to have to climb back on...not for everyone.
We only went to two of the destination spots instead of three...long story.
The food was good, just remember they don’t have food safety guidelines.
It is a long day with a lot of down time. Hopefully you enjoy your tour group. We had 18 on our trip. Space was tight.
Written 22 January 2019
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Wendy M
Tucson, AZ12 contributions
Must do in San Ignacio!
Dec 2018 • Couples
Highly recommend the combination tour! The morning was educational and we learned a lot about Mayan culture. Pontoon ride was fun, adventurous and relaxing! It was cloudy, cold and raining on the day that we went and we still had an amazing time! Steve and Robert were so much fun and food was delicious. We will definitely do it again if we ever return!
Written 26 December 2018
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DHCWESTON
Weston, CT156 contributions
Best and Only Tour of its Kind
Aug 2018 • Family
This is a terrific way to spend a day in San Ignacio area. We started out the morning with a trip to the Mayan ruins to Xunantunich. Steve was an excellent guide — very Knowledgeable not just about the Mayan culture and history but also the local animals , spotting and pointing out various animals including the howler monkeys that we tracked in the area. The second part of the day was spent with Robert ‘(an archeologist by training) and his family (including Javier and Evelyn) on the river pontoon boat. This was a unique trip on the river with gorgeous mountains and scenery and private waterfall spots. We did some hiking and swimming by the waterfall. My son (22) said it was not only his favorite activity on our Belize trip but on any trip. We also had a nice barbecue on the boat. All told, a very memorable day with great guides and well worth the price.
Written 4 September 2018
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Denise B
Waukesha, WI55 contributions
Most fun I’ve had on a tour
Robert from Jungle Splash Eco Tours took us on a morning tour of the Mayan Ruins. We were met by howler monkeys as we began our tour. Robert’s knowledge was top notch. He was awesome. He answered all our questions throughout the tour. We met up with Nadir for our pontoon ride on the river to the waterfall where we jumped off the cliffs, explored the waterfall and and swam in the beautiful lagoon. We were served a bbq lunch and beverages. I have never been on a tour where the guides were having as much fun partaking in the fun as Robert and Nadir. They played with the kids and made sure we were all happy. We left feeling as though we had made new friends. Would definitely recommend Jungle Splash Eco Tours when visiting San Ignacio.
Written 31 March 2018
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LoveTravel565264
8 contributions
Incredible Tour! Wish there was a 7/5 rating option!
Just had the most incredible day with Jungle Splash Eco-Tours. We did the Xunantunich ruins in the morning and the pontoon waterfall adventure in the afternoon and we were totally blown away. The ruins tour was fascinating! We had an amazing time with Ramos, who answered all our questions and was incredibly knowledgeable about the history and the different structures. The afternoon was full of sunshine and laughter as we went to 3 different waterfall locations where we swam, went cliff jumping, rope swinging, and a little waterfall hiking. Robert, Nadir, and Giovanni were all so fun and made the day a total delight. They also cooked a delicious BBQ lunch which we enjoyed with some refreshing provided drinks. The pontoon was great, it was comfortable and provided some appreciated shade as we relaxed under its canopy. All in all, I couldn’t recommend this tour enough and would love to do it again if we had the chance. If we could give more than 5 stars, we would. Thanks so much for the unforgettable day Jungle Splash Eco-Tours!
Written 29 March 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you very much for your great review and rating :) Our guides are grateful to hear a positive response and to know that they had a positive impact on your vacation while touring in Belize.
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cycletour
California45 contributions
A MUST do!
Jan 2018 • Friends
Do yourself a favor and let Robert show you his playground! We did this as our first excursion - and it was a perfect start to the vacation! See Xunantunich before you see Tikal. Take time to take it in. Steve did a great job showing us around. The waterfall adventure is a hidden gem that everyone should experience! Robert knows the land and will show you a good time! The waterfalls are beautiful, floating on the water is peaceful, and lunch that is cooked on the boat is delicious! Wear your bathing suit and water shoes (I did not...) and I promise you will quickly be in vacation mode. Pack some beers, a towel, and a change of dry clothes. Robert also leads camping trips, which I may have to try the next time I'm in San Ignacio.
Written 18 January 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you for taking the time to write us a genuine review of your experience touring with us! One of our popular combo options is the Xunantunich Mayan temples and the Jungle cruise. A great way to see the famous Xunantunich Mayan temples and after, spend the day swimming at secret waterfalls! Thank you for choosing to book with Jungle Splash, and we hope to have you on board our Jungle Gypsy pontoon boat soon again! Warm Regards Christy M
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baileyc643
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Absolutely amazing! Waterfalls and sunset horseback rides.
Robert and Danny were amazing hosts and guides! Walking through the jungle they answered all of our questions about
daver451
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Great day on the water
I did this tour at the last minute and am glad I did. It turned out to be so much fun! The guides are super knowled
kerrybrown33
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Incredible Day!
We did this excursion last minute and it was absolutely one of the best things we did the whole trip! Robert and De
oksanaberezan
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Amazing experience! A peaceful day in the jungle
Robert & his crew were lots of fun! We felt safe and well informed. It was an amazing day swimming in waterfalls! I
mattlQ631JK
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Fantastic experience!
Can’t miss experience while in Belize. Probably one of the best experiences my girlfriend and I have been on. Rober
jessicasG1900MN
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Exceeded All Expectations
We did the pontoon boat waterfall adventure followed by a horseback ride through the jungle, and it was a true high
bradk688
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Fantastic Tour For The Whole Family
Our family was in Belize for a New Year's vacation and went on the Jungle Pontoon Waterfall Tour. It was fantastic
zaryas2019
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Amazing day activity with unreal views!
Went to Belize with my friend to celebrate her birthday. Our tour coordinator at our resort recommended we try the
Wind1nMyHair
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WHAT AN ADVENTURE!
Steven was our guide and he was sensational! This was a day filled with some off roading, a super cool ride on a ma
Cheryl H
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Relaxing and informative
Great last day in Belize relaxing on the water. Saw some wildlife, falls and enjoyed a delicious BBQ. I think it wo
Amy J
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You've come all this way to see the jungle, now see it all from the river!
Robert and his crew work so hard to make the experience one of a kind. We had a large group ranging from good swim
BWD214
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A must-do when in San Ignacio area
What an amazing lake and entire day. Roberto and his crew are fantastic. Extremely knowledgeable about the surround
mulvihilljs
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very relaxing
We enjoyed this day trip. Robert and Kenny provided insight of the river. They cooked the meal right on the boat.
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Educational, exceptional horseback tour
The horseback tour with Robert from jungle splash was amazing. I was hesitant because I’ve only been on horses a ha
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Fun Day
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