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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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Horseback Ride to Xunantunich Maya Ruins Including Traditional Lunch

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Xunantunich, besides being a bastion of historical records, is located in a picturesque spot along the Mopan River, whereby you have to hop on a hand-cranked ferry to cross. Make... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Xunantunich, besides being a bastion of historical records, is located in a picturesque spot along the Mopan River, whereby you have to hop on a hand-cranked ferry to cross. Make sure you get a guide. They are worth it! Bring comfortable shoes, water, and sunscreen.

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I took a taxi here… It's close to town and a must do if you are nearby. Climbing to the top is well worth the trip and not as bad as it looks!!

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This ruin is quite easy to get to for anyone staying in western Belize. And it's definitely worth the "value". Even if you have been to Tikal (which we did two days earlier), this is still worth checking out. There are a couple of incredible vistas and panoramas.

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Delft, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

he most beautiful attraction in the vicinity of San Ignacio is Xunantunich Mayan ruins, which is translated as "Stone lady". In my opinion, Xunantunich is much better than more famous Guatemalan Tikal and Uaxactun. It is easy and cheap to get to Xunantunich by public transport. First you take a bus from San Ignacio towards Benque and get off at... More 

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Birmingham, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A great site with lots of history. If the guide didn't point out that there are others which are much bigger, it would be even more impressive. The ride across the river on the hand-cranked barge made it extra-special. Lots of ruins there that are yet to be explored. I am sure that my grandkids will see a lot more,... More 

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Orange, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went on this tour during our Carnival cruise in October 2016. In Belize, we always get tours through the cruise line, because, otherwise, we would worry about the ship leaving without us. And especially since this tour was about 2 hours away. Overall, it was an excellent tour.....we enjoyed it much more than Altun Ha. And the Mayan history... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a two hour drive from our ship but happily spent much of the time learning the history of the Mayan people and their culture. Like many others, we found this to be the best Mayan temple site so far. The site guide was very informative. He had participated in excavating parts of the site starting in 2002, so... More 

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Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Not only are these ruins fairly breathtaking the ease of getting to this mid-size ruin site is nice. So many ruins are a very long drive down horrible rides. This is a car ferry off the high way and then only a one mile drive on paved roads. The car ferry is a fun experience. We were here 12 years... More 

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Milford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a beautiful site and looks amazing in photos. The view from the top of El Castillo was amazing. We saw howler monkeys and iguanas. The hand cranked ferry was fun. The bathrooms were nice and clean and the museum was interesting and informative. We went by ourselves. It was my 3rd favorite of the 3 we saw, but... More 

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Charlottetown, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ended up here as much by accident as by good planning. Our trip to Belize was focused on adventure travel (hiking, repelling, zip-lining, kayaking, snorkelling, camping, etc). Once we realized it was the heart of the Mayan civilization we knew we needed to add history and culture to our itinerary. This was the ruins trip that fit in and... More 

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