San Ignacio Tours
Xunantunich Day Trip from San Ignacio

Xunantunich Day Trip from San Ignacio

By Belize Family Adventure
per adult (price varies by group size)
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Ages 0-99
Duration: 3h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English, Spanish

  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from within San Ignacio Town limits
  • Entry/Admission - Xunantunich
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick up and Drop off outside San Ignacio Town limits

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • 43 Burns Avenue, San Ignacio, Belize
    Unit 2
Pickup details
  • We provide complimentary pick up for hotels located within town limits, for hotels outside of town, we can arrange pick up at a small surcharge
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Wheelchair accessible
      • Stroller accessible
      • Near public transportation
      • Infant seats available
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6219XUNAN

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • It is recommended you wear comfortable shoes and clothing
      • Please note: a minimum of 2 passengers is required in order for this tour to operate. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6219XUNAN

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