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Xunantunich

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Xunantunich

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Xunantunich and Cave Tubing Combo Tour from San Ignacio
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Farm Riding Tour AND Xunantunich tour
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Xunantunich and Cahal Pech from San Ignacio
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Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave Tour and Picnic
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Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave Tour and Picnic

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Step into the world of the ancient Maya on a tour of Actun Tunichil Muknal, hiking and wading deep into a series of tunnels, chambers, and passageways. Support from an experienced cave guide ensures a safe trip into—and back out of—the maze-like cave network, where you’ll find the "Crystal Maiden," the crystallized remains of an ancient ceremonial victim.
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ROEming Belize wrote a review Aug 2020
Belize129 contributions1 helpful vote
Xunantunich Maya site is a very impressive site and makes for a great day out. From Cayo it’s a great half day excursion. The fun begins from the start with getting there. To get there you travel across the Mopan River on a hand- cranked ferry. From there it’s a short walk up a hill where you get to all the temples. The most impressive temple is the El Castillo Temple decorated with intricate hand-carved stelae. It rises 130 feet giving you a 360 degree view of the plaza and lush jungle. The best part is that you can climb up to the top where you get to take in an impressive view of the whole site and also spot Guatemala at a distance.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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301lisa33 wrote a review Jul 2020
Coventry, United Kingdom1,357 contributions228 helpful votes
We visited a number of Mayan sites and this is one of the smaller ones. It doesnt require much walking. A range of interesting buildings some with very intricate carvings. Not as diverse as some sites. Climbing to the top the views are huge. Much quieter than other sites, which is definitely a plus. The site is accessed via a quirky small vehicle ferry, which adds to the fun for some
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Date of experience: November 2019
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OnAir318202 wrote a review Apr 2020
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My wife and I were staying in St. Ignacio just about 3 miles away and also visited Kahal Peche. Both were amazing but Xunantunich was a large city and is still largely unexcavated. It has the largest pyrimid in the area and you can still climb it. From the top you can see well into Guatemala and we could see where we were staying in St Ignacio and the forest surrounding Kahal Peche. There are independent guides which you can hire, but negotiate the price first, or you can wing it. I liked our guide (though I didn't negotiate first) and we learned a lot. After our tour we continued to explore, it was a wonderful experience. The architecture and friezes (probably not using this word right) were amazing. I would go back in a New York second..
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Chris A wrote a review Apr 2020
Hampshire, United Kingdom73 contributions35 helpful votes
Ok, so this is not as big as Tikal but it is all the better for it. All of the different elements are quite close together so you get a real feel for how it would have looked all those years ago. It has a very high main pyramid with brilliant views over the whole site. Also, great getting there on a cable ferry across the river.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Ronald D wrote a review Apr 2020
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom633 contributions160 helpful votes
The centre of Xunantunich occupies an area less than a square mile and composed of six major plazas surrounded by more 25 temples and palaces. The large pyramid El Castillo, is well known for the frieze of the stucco decoration, which at one time extended around the entire temple. You can climb to the top of of El Castillo to admire panoramic vista of the surrounding rainforests, as well as views of the bordering towns around Belize and Guatemala.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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