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US$95.00*
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Horseback Ride to Xunantunich Maya Ruins Including Traditional Lunch
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Full-Day Tour of Xunantunich and Cave Tubing from San Ignacio
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Xunantunich Mayan Ruin And Cave Tubing

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Beautiful and worth the hike! Be prepared to walk and it is steep but worth conquering your fear of heights for.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beautiful and worth the hike! Be prepared to walk and it is steep but worth conquering your fear of heights for.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We rented a bike with sidewalk sage in San Ignacio and one of our stops was Xunantunich. We loved the Maya Ruins. Very impressive. Great bonus was that there were not many people and we got to see monkeys up close. Well worth the visit!

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Thank bianca9574
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Still the 2nd highest building in Belize el Castillo towers over the other ruins. Only about 30% excavated this site has a lot of ongoing archeological work. We climbed the many stairs to the top for a spectacular views for miles in all directions. We met a guide at the ferry and are so pleased we payed him the $25... More 

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Golden, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We booked a taxi from San Ignacio to Xunantunich which cost $25 US. Our driver drove us from town, waited 2.5 hrs while we toured the ruins and returned us to our hotel. Considering it was approximately a 45 minute drive which included a small ferry crossing and our driver waited 2.5 hours we got more than our monies worth!... More 

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Bathurst, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited the ruins on our own without a tour guide and on a restricted time limit but were in awe nonetheless! If you are in the area you must make time to stop in to check it out. The climb to the top was easily accessible and the view was amazing. We could almost imagine the grander of the... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This Sunday morning, I explored Xunantunich and Cahal Pech (easy to do in 3-4 hours total). I took a cab from San Ignacio to here - 10 min ride ($30 BZD). I crossed the river using the ferry (btw its free) and did the 1 mile peaceful hike to the site (ferry was closed to vehicles due to high river... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The space felt sacred. We were fortunate enough to be escorted there by an archaeologist from Riber Ray Adventures (hands down the best outfit around) and we arrived early in the morning while howler monkeys were still bellowing, before crowds from cruise ships and large commercial tourist groups arrived. Certainly a place to be better enjoyed without crowds

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Thank R9AKMD
CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took several tours while we were in Belize, and I was pretty determined to do this one on our own. You can drive up, take the ferry, pay an entrance at the gate and go explore. When we arrived at the ferry, a guide approached our car and offered to take us through. He was pretty persistent. I am... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent the day climbing around the ruins. It was really nice not to be harassed about how dangerous it is. We were able to experience the site in a very interactive manner.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you come from Tikal you might want to reconsider but otherwise this site very close to San Ignacio is very much worth it. You get there by a very small ferry crossing. Entrance fee is 10 Belize dollar (or 5 US) and in about 45 minutes you get the gist. The main temple is worth climbing and you will... More 

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