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$95.00*
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Horseback Ride to Xunantunich Maya Ruins Including Traditional Lunch
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Full-Day Tour of Xunantunich and Cave Tubing from San Ignacio
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Xunantunich Mayan Ruin And Cave Tubing

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I Wept

The space felt sacred. We were fortunate enough to be escorted there by an archaeologist from Riber Ray Adventures (hands down the best outfit around) and we arrived early in the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Anchorage, Alaska
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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The space felt sacred. We were fortunate enough to be escorted there by an archaeologist from Riber Ray Adventures (hands down the best outfit around) and we arrived early in the morning while howler monkeys were still bellowing, before crowds from cruise ships and large commercial tourist groups arrived. Certainly a place to be better enjoyed without crowds

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took several tours while we were in Belize, and I was pretty determined to do this one on our own. You can drive up, take the ferry, pay an entrance at the gate and go explore. When we arrived at the ferry, a guide approached our car and offered to take us through. He was pretty persistent. I am... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent the day climbing around the ruins. It was really nice not to be harassed about how dangerous it is. We were able to experience the site in a very interactive manner.

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netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you come from Tikal you might want to reconsider but otherwise this site very close to San Ignacio is very much worth it. You get there by a very small ferry crossing. Entrance fee is 10 Belize dollar (or 5 US) and in about 45 minutes you get the gist. The main temple is worth climbing and you will... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky to have Omar as our guide. He is descended from the Mayan, very knowledgeable, passionate about his heritage, and patient with our speed and questions. If you see him available, we highly recommend hiring him for your tour. The ruins are fascinating and have many different areas to interact with and learn about. The grounds are well... More 

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California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Until Caracol was discovered, Xunantenich was the tallest building of any kind in Belize @ 130 feet. (Caracol it turns out is 140') This very popular, and smallish, site is best visited in the early morning where you may be lucky enough to have it mostly to yourselves (we did). If you haven't been lucky enough to tour one of... More 

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Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went with a guide, Daren, from Chaa Creek Lodge and he was extremely knowledgable about Mayan history and eager to tell us about the site. It was amazing to be able to climb the steps to the top of El Castillo and see other Mayan sites off in the distance. Thoroughly enjoyed the story of the twins and the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we drove from san ignacio. well preserved site.we did not see that many people.hired a local guide.seen large number of howling monkeys.good view of the jungle from the top.visit a small museum at the site.overall good experience .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently were on a cruise on Carnival and booked this excursion through the ship. While this was an AWESOME sight to see, the trip over and back was LOONNG and we had no time before or after to do anything. We had a great driver and guide and thoroughly enjoyed seeing these fabulous excavated ruins and learning about how... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited many mezzo-American ruin sites and this was absolutely the best. It is far away from the coast (next to the Guatemala border) and not fully excavated but what you experience is incredible. You are allowed to climb the temple and many of the other structures. There is still digging going on so more is to be learned... More 

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