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Itinerary

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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Xunantunich
St Leonard's Tours
Overview

Explore the world of the ancient Maya on a combo tour in Belize with included transportation from San Ignacio. Your tour takes you from the heights of ceremonial temples to the depths of the Maya underworld on a cave tubing adventure. Climb pyramids and palaces on a guided tour of the Xunantunich archaeological site, and float through glittering caverns along an underground river. Sample modern Belizean culture with included lunch.

Highlights
  • 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
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Above and Beyond

Rudolfo was so patient with our large rambunctious group and was so knowledgable and made our tour of Xunantunich unforgettable. The lunch was the best meal we had in Belize and home cooked by Rudolfo's wife. We also did the cave tubing with Elio which...More

Thank Katelyn F
Reviewed 12 August 2018
Perfectly amazing combo tour

Elio the guide was perfect, he took time to explain everything and give a lot of information about the activities, the mayans, the country itself and additionals informations. He made sure we enjoyed our tour .More

Thank Cassandra M
Carla J, Manager at St Leonard's Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Very happy to know that our team - Elio, are doing an amazing job in sharing with you our beautiful country and what they love doing - guiding and enjoying such lovely places with all of you. We take pride in sharing with everyone our...More

Reviewed 1 August 2018
Fantastic full day combo tour!

My wife and I booked the Horseback Riding and Cave Tubing combo tour. Our tour guide was Victor, who was knowledgeable about the history of Xunantunich, as well as pointing out local wildlife on our horseback trip. He was particularly good at spotting and pointing...More

1  Thank Kayleigh C
Reviewed 31 May 2018
Absolute Perfection

Of everything we did while we were in Belize, this tour was by far and away my favorite. The Xunatunich and cave tour is incredible, but what really set everything apart was our tour guides, Carla and Rodolfo. It felt more like you were being...More

1  Thank Awahlberg
Carla J, Owner at St Leonard's Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Thank you for your fabulous review, it was great sharing two of our favourite spots with you and your friends. Every moment with our guests is always treasured and we are always happy to share our memorable tours with all of you. Mr Juan and...More

Reviewed 22 May 2018
Great Day in the Highlands

What and amazing couple. Carla and Rudolfo have great little tour company. They have only been around for 2-3 years, but are truly a gem. We started the morning with Rudolfo at Xunantunich. He grew up less that a mile from the site, so has...More

Thank Joel H
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