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Address: Cayo District | Southwest of San Ignacio, Belize
Phone Number: +501 625-6976
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Description: This Mayan ruin features a 130-foot tall pyramid and impressive stone...
This Mayan ruin features a 130-foot tall pyramid and impressive stone carvings.
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Xunantunich and The Belize Zoo

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Excellent place to visit, beautiful and on the right tour lets you cross the country

Great place to visit especially from a cruise since you need to cross the country to get there. Abutting the country's western border one sees a country rich in history and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit especially from a cruise since you need to cross the country to get there. Abutting the country's western border one sees a country rich in history and culture. I wish our tour had permitted a stop at the outdoor market rather than just crappy tourist junk stands with the same crap as at the port. Without... More 

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CAYO BELIZE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Xunantunich a great place to add to your travel list. Its just a 20 min drive from San Ignacio Town.easy access on a crank hand ferry , going across the Mopan River.beautiful Mayan Ruins and great history to learn from a very informative guides. need to book this tour, no problem i would highly recommend booking through a tour operator,... More 

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Belmopan, Belize
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

It is one hell of a hike, if you walk from the hand-cranked ferry (which is so charming) up to the site. But when you walk into the plaza, the majesty of the site just blows you away. The site of Xunantunich now has a very educational visitor's center, that not only talks about the evolution of the site, but... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Xunantunich can be an exeptional educational experience of a time long past. However, it's best to know when the buses from the cruise ships will show up with hords of people out for a whirlwind day trip to see a sampling of Belize. If the cruise ship buses aren't there, you can feel the essence of the place and become... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful Mayan ruin site directly adjacent to the Belizean/Guatemalan border. To access the site you take a human powered ferry across a river. Climbing to the top of the Castillo is allowed and you can see great views of the surrounding countryside, including a glimpse into Guatemala. Be sure to bring a water bottle to hydrate while exploring the complex.

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Bandon, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This was our first Mayan ruin. A family member recommended we hire a guide so we did. He charged $20 bz each person. I believe it cost $5 to get in. Well worth the money. You can hike almost anywhere. A phenomenal view at the top. If the Mayan civilization interests you it is a good time. They have a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This ruin was small compared to other ruins that we had visited in Guatemala, but worth a visit. There is a small museum with artifacts at the entrance and walking around the site takes no more then about an hour and a half. The most interesting part of the ruins is a facade on the main ruin that is beautiful.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This excursion was so interesting and breathtaking. From the port the bus ride was about two hours but there was a ton of scenery to distract you from the long ride. Also, our wonder tour guides told us interesting facts about a Belize for about most of the trip which also made the trip go by faster. Once you first... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

An amazing experience to be in the presence of history such as this. Beautiful scenery, well maintained and a great experience overall. Worth the trip!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

It was a breath taking experience! At the top of the largest pyramid you can see Guatemala from there! Great hike up the hill! The "ferry" across the water is hand cranked...don't worry its sturdy!

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