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Xunantunich Maya Site with Local Tour guide provided by Belize Caving Expeditions

Xunantunich Maya Site with Local Tour guide

Xunantunich Maya Site with Local Tour guide
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About
Tour guide share their local Knowledge which has been pass on to them by their ancestor. Tour Guides take their time and fit to your schedule, time and share as much information as possible. be in a small group which make a different experience.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • 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
What to expect
  • A 15 minutes drive will take us to the village of San Jose Succotz, where a hand-cranked ferry is used to cross the Mopan River to get to the site of Xunantunich. Xunantunich “maiden of the rock” was known to be a major ceremonial center during the Classic Period and is one of the most popular sites in Belize, because of its uniqueness. The center is composed of six major plazas surrounded by more than 25 temples and palaces. The large pyramid, “El Castillo”, is well known for the frieze or band of stucco decoration which at one time extended around the entire temple. El Castillo rises 130 feet above the main plaza and offers an impressive panoramic view over the Mopan River valley. The site is a late classic period 600 AD to 900 AD which also was the border line influence of el Naranjo a large ceremonial site over in Guatemala. A two hour guided tour would be enough time to visit the main parts of Xunantunich.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • 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.
What to expect
  • A 15 minutes drive will take us to the village of San Jose Succotz, where a hand-cranked ferry is used to cross the Mopan River to get to the site of Xunantunich. Xunantunich “maiden of the rock” was known to be a major ceremonial center during the Classic Period and is one of the most popular sites in Belize, because of its uniqueness. The center is composed of six major plazas surrounded by more than 25 temples and palaces. The large pyramid, “El Castillo”, is well known for the frieze or band of stucco decoration which at one time extended around the entire temple. El Castillo rises 130 feet above the main plaza and offers an impressive panoramic view over the Mopan River valley. The site is a late classic period 600 AD to 900 AD which also was the border line influence of el Naranjo a large ceremonial site over in Guatemala. A two hour guided tour would be enough time to visit the main parts of Xunantunich.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 205204P7
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • free Hotel within San Ignacio Town Limits and outside San Ignacio for an additional Fee
  • 6 Far W St, San Ignacio, Belize Ground floor of Elviras Building by Ervas Resturant
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • free Hotel within San Ignacio Town Limits and outside San Ignacio for an additional Fee
  • 6 Far W St, San Ignacio, Belize Ground floor of Elviras Building by Ervas Resturant
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Stephanie M
10 contributions
Not just caving tours!
Nov. 2021
We had Edgar P take us on a horseback riding trip then onto xunantunich. I contacted the company very last minute ( 8pm the night before) but they had availability and arranged a trip for us mid-day. The horseback riding was on well trained horses and it followed a beautiful trail along the Mopan river and through some fields. We got to ride by a hidden Mayan city called Buena Vista which felt like finding undiscovered ruins in the jungle. Then we were given a traditional lunch which was very tasty and was more than enough food. After lunch we went across the ferry to xunantunich and our guide was very knowledgeable. Our tour was private (just my husband and I), reasonably priced, and Edgar shared with us all kinds of knowledge about jungle plants, the local people, and Mayan customs.
Written 16 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Diane G
Baxter, TN159 contributions
The best guide, horse ride and Xunantunich combo!!
My granddaughter and I followed up our ATM tour by using the Belize Caving Tour company again. ( thanks for helping us Eric)
We spent the day on a 2 part tour that included a horse ride on a farm adjacent to the Mopan River in the Cayo district, and an afternoon hike through Xunantunich. Note: we did a total of 6 guided tours on our vacation and interestingly, we both chose this day as our favorite! The horses were well trained. The land, jungle and river were beautiful. We road through countryside, saw farm animals and learned about the birds, trees, Mayan mounds, Mayan reservoirs, and then explored a lost Mayan village . I literally had tears of astonishment and joy for experiencing that moment. Our guide, Edward was professional, kind and super knowledgeable. Our driver, Edgar made us feel safe and served a delicious lunch before our afternoon at Xunantunich.
Note for other travelers:
I read "don't bring jeans" due to Belize heat. I think it must have been written by people only touring San Pedro or Caye Caulker.
Wear long pants, (yes, jeans) , and close toed shoes. I wore my hiking shoes and used them on the ride and at Xunantunich.
Bring a swimsuit if you want to refresh in the river. You'll have a couple chances!!
Yes to hat, bug spray and sunscreen (if you have sensitive skin). Although I didn't need sunscreen and we were under the canopy for most of the ride.
Xunantunich in the afternoon was a good plan. I found out most people tour there in the AM. We distantly saw only one other group of 3 or 4 people.
I think the other horse ride combos ride to Xunantunich on the roadway, get off at the ferry and then take the tour of Xunantunich. This is a double tour at separate areas that aren't adjacent.
Written 2 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Andrea
15 contributions
Fabulous day visiting Mayan Ruins and Cave Tubing!
We did a combo tour with this and the cave tubing. It was a fabulous day! Francisco was so knowledgeable and his love of Belize’s culture and nature was evident. It is obvious he is respected and well known in the community and among the other tour guides.
Francisco also did our transfer from Belize City to Cristo Rey. It was like a bonus tour and orientation to the area :) highly recommend!
Written 17 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

By: Belize Caving Expeditions
elaineelaine1981
elaineelaine1981
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Amazing, memorable expedition
This adventurous expedition was very well guided with an immense amount of information about Mayan culture. Caving
ajnavy04
ajnavy04
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Bad Operator to do Business With
I had a poor experience with this operator. I booked my travel with them through Expedia. The night before the tour
ctoth3
ctoth3
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Xunantunich and Cave Tubing
We had an amazing day doing a combo tour of Xunantunich and Cave Tubing with our tour guide Cisco. My partner and I
FussyCosmo
FussyCosmo
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A MUST DO with a great company
This is an absolute MUST DO, once in a lifetime, don't pass it up activity with a great company! My boyfriend and I
Becky D
Becky D
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Amazing Tour
I can’t say enough about Gliss! He was the most amazing tour guide for the ATM Cave Tour as well as the Xunantunich
F6026LXdianeg
F6026LXdianeg
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Top notch tour company won't disappoint !!
We had one of the absolute best guides for the ATM! ( Eric) He measured our group's abilities and presented us with
jaclynd1989
jaclynd1989
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Great Tour guides!
Belize caving is the best!! We did the caracol Ruin site one day and the cave tubing/zip lining combo another day.
RoshBaby2
RoshBaby2
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ATM Tour is a Must Do in Belize (hopefully with Fernando)
"This was one of the coolest things I've done in my life" - one person in our group as we were leaving, and I would
Mia_the_explorerr
Mia_the_explorerr
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Awesome day trip to Caracol Ruins!! Must do!
This tour was a highlight of my day! I was with a family and they made the tour even better! So much Mayan informat
jwages732
jwages732
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ATM Cave
Patrick was our guide for the ATM tour and was extremely knowledge able and wonderful company for the hike and spel
Kennhuss
Kennhuss
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Best part of our vacation!
Patrick was an amazing guide for our ATM tour. He is extremely knowledgeable and has such love for his country. Whi
135gregoryj
135gregoryj
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Good Mix of Adventurous and Relaxing
My girlfriend and I did this tour together on our vacation. The service provided by the company was great, with doo
usetheforks
usetheforks
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Great tour company - very professional!
I did the Horse Back Riding & Xunantunich on Good Friday (2 April). I was very lucky to see some local wildlife alo
Kara G
Kara G
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Unbelievable!! Do it!
This tour was incredible! Definitely a unique experience that you won't find anywhere else. Fernando was very knowl
Tiffani D
Tiffani D
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Mean Guide Ruined Our Experience
Definitely book this tour if you’re ok being disrespected and spoken down to. The guide Patrick was an absolute jer
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