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Half-Day Trip to Xunantunich Maya Archaeological from San Ignacio
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"el castillo"
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"belize city"
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"worth the climb"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My wife and I recently visited here while on a Yucatan area cruise. You had to take a hand crank ferry to the site (cranked by the ferry crew) and then take a car/van up to the site. There is a slight uphill climb, but...More

Thank Alaska23_Family
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A few key things about this site: (1) as compared to Chichen Itza (which I experienced during Christmas time), this site has way fewer tourists, which makes it a more tranquil experience, (2) it is stunningly beautiful, with amazing 360 degree vistas from the top...More

Thank Barz P
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Make sure you get to this place when they open. Once people start arriving from the cruise ship, the line backs up to get in, due to the hand crank ferry to get across. Only two cars can be loaded at a time. Passengers must...More

Thank khaase627
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

You first take a hand cranked ferry over the river. We loved that and it was really a neat start. Then we walked for about 20 minutes, uphill to the visitors center. They do have bathrooms. The views are gorgeous. There are many birds and...More

1  Thank canada777-1207
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very very nice. Beautiful place to visit in Belize. Bring your camera and good walking shoes. No sandals. You don't have to be super fit to climb all the way to the top. Just go slow and you will make it. handrails available.

Thank Rocio Marisol R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't believe they let us climb to the top of these amazing structures. The howler monkeys were a highlight! Go at the end of the day when the masses of crowds have already left. Careful-the stairs are slick and there aren't any handrails.

Thank Jocelyn V
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

aside from the ATM cave, this was our other favorite excursion in belize. don't skip this. also, hire a guide at the hand cranked ferry for a fraction of the price, and get a personal tour instead of going with a large tour group for...More

Thank micaela b
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a very beautiful mayan site close to San ignacio. If you have a car you have to cross the river with a ferry (no reservation and it's free, the ferry is going every 5minutes) . The site is not as impressive as Caracol but...More

Thank Squickur
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic Mayan ruin experience. The most important thing is to have an experienced and knowledgeable guide. We went using upside down tours

Thank Mietek771
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great guide through Mariposa Jungle Lodge, who talked about all of the excavated buildings, and also showed us rare birds and talked about other wildlife. Big advantage is that the road is mostly paved, with some dirt sections after the hand cranked...More

Thank annedan439
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carm16
20 February 2018|
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Response from Bibliotekr | Reviewed this property |
When we were there (Dec 2017) the country and the city seemed safe and peaceful. At Xunantunich there were guards/soldiers with weapons milling about. When I asked about it, they said it was because there was still trouble... More
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Bronwyn K
22 December 2017|
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Response from debkami | Reviewed this property |
As mentioned above, the grounds of the ruins themselves are primarily flat grassy areas. Age is less a factor for climbing the the taller structures than balance and heat tolerance. It's a bit steep coming down, but with... More
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Bronwyn K
22 December 2017|
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Response from Bibliotekr | Reviewed this property |
Be careful and take your time. I'm also 60.
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