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Xunantunich Mayan Ruins Tour from San Ignacio
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Xunantunich Mayan Ruins Tour from San Ignacio

By Cayo Inland Expeditions
Recommended by 100% of travelers
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Visit the Mayan ruins of Xunantunich on a guided tour that offers an in-depth look into the history and culture of the site. While many of the details are easy to miss on your own, by traveling with a guide you can get insights into the past civilization. Plus, the guide covers all the logistics for you so you can enjoy the trip without worrying about the details.
from
$75.00
per adult (price varies by group size)
from
$75.00
per adult (price varies by group size)

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Ages 0-85, max of 45 per group
Duration: 3–4 hours
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
English, Spanish

Highlights
  • Explore the architecture and culture of the Mayans on a guided tour of Xunantunich
  • Get panoramic views from the top of Belize’s second-largest Maya structure
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off make the trip hassle-free
  • Choose between a morning or afternoon tour to suit your schedule

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Bottled water
  • Professional local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Entry/Admission - Xunantunich
What's not included
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Departure Point: Centrally located hotels within 20km of San Ignacio town Return Details: Original departure point We can pick up guests and return them to their hotel as long as it is within a 20km radius of San Ignacio town
  • Cayo Welcome Center & Tourist Information Center, 5W5J+M57, San Ignacio, Belize Your driver will have a sign with your name so you can easily recognize him/her
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7814P4

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Due to the nature of this tour and the safety of all guests, the tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated or show signs of intoxication. If, as a result, your tour is canceled, you will not be entitled to a refund.
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Things to bring along: Cool and comfortable clothing, hiking/tennis shoes, camera, bug spray, sun block lotion
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers

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

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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How much is Xunantunich Mayan Ruins Tour from San Ignacio?
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What is the Xunantunich Mayan Ruins Tour from San Ignacio cancellation policy?
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Which company provides Xunantunich Mayan Ruins Tour from San Ignacio?
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins Tour from San Ignacio is hosted by Cayo Inland Expeditions. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Cayo Inland Expeditions on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Xunantunich Mayan Ruins Tour from San Ignacio on Tripadvisor

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: 7814P4

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Cayo Welcome Center & Tourist Information Center
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See departure details
  • 1
    Xunantunich
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Mopan River
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

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T298BLtraceys
T298BLtraceys
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Exhilarating and fascinating trip!
The cave was beyond expectations in effort but WHAT AN EXPERIENCE!! The ruins were awesome. Guides are truly great
mikewB5863ML
mikewB5863ML
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FULL DAY ATM & XUNANTUNICH COMBO---You don't want to miss this!!!
WOW!!! A big shout our to Wayne, Hector, and O'Neil for a fabulous day! These tour guides work 7 days a week with e
S1592ZKmorganm
S1592ZKmorganm
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Great San Ignacio Belize tour company
Fantastic experience. We had John Paul’s people pick us up at the BZE and drive us to San Ignacio. Great communicat
mapN1526IO
mapN1526IO
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Must see Mayan Temple destination
Caracol Maya Temple was very impressive. Worth the bumpy drive for sure. Perhaps not many tourists go there because
brendamorales0302
brendamorales0302
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Astonishing
Amazing! Great tour… I went with a good Friend he and I loved every minute of the experience. No complaints.
Z1444QIkimg
Z1444QIkimg
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Great experience from beginning to end!
We researched several options and went with Cayo Inland Expeditions for our group tours to Xunantunich and cave tub
Kyle P
Kyle P
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Best San Ignacio tour company
The cave tubing was one of the most fun experiences I have ever had. Our guide Demas was exceptional and made sure
Anita D
Anita D
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Amazing tour!
Great tours with Hector and Demas. Very knowledgeable guides. Need sturdy water shoes or sandals for the cave! Lunc
kellyf2018
kellyf2018
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2 great days with Cayo Inland
My wife and I booked 2 tours during our trip in San Ignacio Belize. Our first tour was to The Mayan ruins in Tikal
TravelMatB
TravelMatB
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Incredible experience, book with this team.
The ATM cave is a must do, and this is the team to go with. We left early, missing the crowds, adding to the experi
B9500LUmeganw
B9500LUmeganw
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Atm
highly recommend, once in a lifetime experience! Guide hector was fantastic, very knowledgeable. Atm was so fun! Ou
julwsul
julwsul
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Highlight of our trip
This adventure was everyone in our group’s favorite part of our trip to Belize. Dimas and Josh picked us up at our
uskmhl01
uskmhl01
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Best in Belize
We were extremely happy with the two tours we did through Cayo - Tikal Mayan ruins and the River tour. Everything
elizabethmP2484CN
elizabethmP2484CN
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A Perfect Vacation Made Possible!
I had the absolute best experience with Cayo Inland Expeditions! I booked several excursions with them for varying
Niki S
Niki S
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Glad we chose this tour
This tour was amazing. Words can't really describe it. We were originally planning to canoe down the Macal River bu
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Alyssabeth G
San Francisco, CA4 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
Just us and one other guest. Our guide was super knowledgeable and is on the board of tourism for San Ignacio which gave us a lot of great info. Very close to town so easy to add into your day. Highly recommend going with a guide, but not required. We were able to climb some of the ruins which gave an incredible view of the valley. It is HOT under the sun so make sure to wear sunscreen. Moderate climb up the ruin so wear comfortable walking shoes and be aware when climbing.
Written March 8, 2023
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Iman K
20 contributions
We had a brilliant private half day tour of the Xunantunitch Mayan ruins with Cayo. Our guide, Dimas, was very knowledgeable and friendly and it was great to see the ruins without the throngs of tourists typical of other tours - at one point it seemed like we were the only people there! So much history contained in beautiful surroundings and they haven't even uncovered it all yet! Highly recommended tour at a very reasonable price.
Written February 24, 2023
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Joe Craig
1 contribution
Feb 2023
Our guide, O'Neil, did a fantastic job at setting the cultural context and relaying to us the role and position of Xunantunich in the Maya world circa 800 to 1100 CE. He was both knowledgeable and very entertaining with funny anecdotes about ancient Maya life and the history of research at this fascinating place. I highly recommend the Cayo Inland Expedition tour. Kudos to this organization.
Written February 16, 2023
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Tom W
1 contribution
Jan 2023 • Friends
This tour was amazing, you can see for miles around. The guide was friendly and spoke English well too. Definitely worth doing!
Written February 9, 2023
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Angela M
Amherst, MA4 contributions
I highly recommend this excursion and this tour company! Orin and Josh are both great guides. Pine Ridge Mountain is also excellent.
Written February 3, 2023
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Michelle R
2 contributions
Jan 2023 • Solo
My husband got sick the day before our tour, so it ended up just being me. I was afraid they would cancel it but the guide, Junior, graciously agreed to take just me, and it was a great experience. The ferry across the river was fun and different, the ruins were impressive, and Junior told me a ton of interesting stories about major Mayan figures. My favorite was about the two queens who bested the boys club. After that, we made a brief stop at a shopping area, where Junior overheard me asking about chocolate and coffee, which no one there had at that time. Since we were able to go so quickly through the site with just two people and had a bit of time, he very kindly offered to stop at the local chocolate shop (heavenly) and coffee seller for me, which was above and beyond. I would definitely recommend this tour and Junior as your guide.
Written January 7, 2023
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Matthew G
3 contributions
Dec 2022
We had a private tour with Oneal and it could not have been a better experience. He picked us up at our hotel and was fun and informative on the drive to the ruins. At Xunantunich he gave us a great background on the Mayans to set the tone before we walked around (and up) the ruins. He brought us into his stories making it relatable and fun.

The ruins were very close to the city of San Ignacio, making it an easy half-day trip with little time spent in the car. Very little in Xunantunich is blocked off giving you the chance to really explore and see everything up close. Unexpectedly we were greeted by some spider monkeys on our way out!
Written December 18, 2022
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Trogan1234
7 contributions
We had a fabulous experience with our guide O’Niell. He was extremely knowledged about Mayan culture and history. We also learned a lot about many other aspects of life in Belize. O’Niell was a fun guy to hang around with. Very intelligent and interesting in so many ways. We really enjoyed our time with him. We would definitely recommend this tour!
Written December 14, 2022
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Ana G
2 contributions
We had the BEST tour guide who was extremely knowledgeable about San Ignacio and the ancient history of the Mayan people
Written November 29, 2022
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Dick P
Amite, LA452 contributions
Aug 2022
We went on this tour with our guide, Dimas, from Cayo Inland Expeditions. He did an outstanding job. His knowledge of the Mayan culture and the ruins is exceptional. This site compared very favorably with a prior tour of the ruins at Copan in Honduras. My grandkids enjoyed the ride on the hand-cranked ferry.
Written August 16, 2022
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