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Full-Day Tour of Xunantunich and Cave Tubing from San Ignacio
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USD 95.00*
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Horseback Ride to Xunantunich Maya Ruins Including Traditional Lunch
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USD 85.00*
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Day Trip to Xunantunich and Cahal Pech
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Breathtaking site to see! Take a ferry across river, drive up to guard site to pay fee to walk grounds. Guides are available but not necessary to walk grounds. Arrive early to have best access to grounds for pictures. Cameras allowed. Bring hat, sunblock, water....More

Thank Rachel98002604
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited Xunantunich in the late afternoon, when the sun was warm and provided us with nice lighting of El Castillo. The site closes at 4pm and the last ferry to get you across the river leaves at 4:30pm. We spent nearly two hours...More

Thank Boleslav
Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove early from Placencia and it made a long day, but we really enjoyed the ruins and our guide explaining this history. There were other people there as well, but it was not too overly crowded so we all could still enjoy climbing on...More

Thank packedmule
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Get here early (before 9:30) and you will have this magnificent park to yourself. We hired a guide for our time there (3 hours) for for $30. If you drive, you line up at the side of the road and then get out of the...More

Thank George Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To get to these ruins, you have to take a hand cranked ferry across the river. The ruins themselves are great and some are pretty tall! Being able to climb the ruins was a cool experience (especially the tallest one!) The view from the top...More

Thank Jeremy T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Only like 15 minutes from the San Ignacio village in a bus 1.5$. and then a 15 min walk nice site with few tourists and 5$ entrance fee only. Recommended see more from Belis and other countries on my Facebook travel page Visitorsguidetravel.

Thank mussimussReykjavik
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Xunantunich Mayan Ruin located in San Jose Succotz, Cayo District. It is Easy to get to from the Town of San Ignacio. Whether you take a bus which is cheaper or you can take a taxi to this Ruin. Make Sure that you Bring Water...More

Thank spirithawk9
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We chose to combine sports and culture, and visited Xunantunich on horseback. We got our horses at Hanna‘s stable and did a one hour ride up the hill to Xunantunich. The horses were extremely well trained, and fun to ride. On the hill, our tour...More

Thank Sibylle S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying in San Ignacio and decided to do a self tour of Xunantunich. We ended up getting a taxi from town to drop us off at the ferry and decided to walk the rest of the way up. And up it is -...More

Thank Amber B
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Xunantunich was our favorite Mayan Ruin. It’s large and well excavated. It is also very accessible from San Ignacio on a good road and fun hand cranked car ferry. Xunantunich has an amazingly high temple, which is sporting to climb and not for those with...More

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Response from Carla J | Reviewed this property |
Response from Carla J | Reviewed this property | Hi there. If you will be staying in a main town/city or resort close by you might not need a rental car. Renting a car will give you the freedom of going almost anywhere... More
6 September 2017|
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Response from BelleEscape | Reviewed this property |
Most people exaggerate about a chicken bus! They don’t usually recommend buses because of amount of time it takes to travel from one place to the next! It would definitely be better to stay in San Ignacio especially since... More
14 July 2017|
Response from AmySue1981 | Reviewed this property |
I believe our guide was $20 for the four of us. He was fantastic. There is no way I'd have seen howler monkeys if he hadn't pointed them out, and this is a site where if you want history or explanations, you need a guide... More