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Xunantunich

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Five Jungle Mayan Tours We had the best day ever with Ramus Kuk, guide from Five Jungle Mayan Tours. He was so accommodating and funny. Ramus picked us up at the place we were staying and gave us a very informative and interesting history of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Maureen B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful smaller Mayan ruins. Able to easily see all in just a couple of hours at most. Cross the river on a hand-cranked ferry that holds 4 vehicles. About a mile drive up a hill to the park entrance. $5.00 US to enter. Well with...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank traveltheworld805
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took horseback to the ruins which I recommend from Hanna stables. Go in the morning to see the ruins so it’s not so hot. At the top is a beautiful view

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Sbowers5557
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the more impressive ruins in Belize. The climb up the main ruin will give a great view and selfie. haha Be sure to get a guide or map so you don't things.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SmartWorldTraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

We feel honoured to have had our wedding here. Beautiful, stunning and amazing views. The staff was so accommodating and helpful to make our day perfect. We were able to experience the unbelievable feeling of a place which was so vibrant so long ago. The...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Exploring2morrow
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide from Routes and Roots Tours (Shak) was very knowledgeable and able to tell the history of this site in a way that helped us picture life in this ancient civilization. We were able to share his wonder, passion and curiousity about this place...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Robin W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Short drive from San Ignacio is this gem of Mayan ruins, which is fun to get to by taking a ferry and short walk to the site. Great rewarding visit with amazing views from the top. Hire a local guide and you will learn a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Greg S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not as large as machu Picchu but it’s a very well excavated site and still very impressive and unique and close to San Ignacio located by the Mopan River where you can see the Guatemala border from the top. It’s laid around three plazas and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ukienomad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of four including a teenage daughter and son explored Xunantunich. The site is well-developed with an interpretive Visitor’s Centre. However, since there is neither descriptions nor interpretations around the actual site and structures, having a guide is highly recommended. Guides make themselves available...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank nextportofcall
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I spent a wonderful half day on a guided tour of Xunantunich. We arranged the tour through Maya Mountain Lodge. We were the only two on the trip so it was a nice private tour at our own pace. Our guide, Gisele,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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VeroBombero116
February 15, 2019|
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Response from toothfairy0904 | Reviewed this property |
Allspice. It was amazing!
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Darja D
October 15, 2018|
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Response from ViaggiareilMondoSTL | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I booked the tour a few days in advance from Roam Belize, a highly-reputable, local Belizean company, and they picked us up in Placencia, although they will pick you up anywhere you are staying on the Placencia... More
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Janinatt V
September 1, 2018|
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Response from TisforTravels | Reviewed this property |
It’s very safe. I booked a rental car from Avis at the airport. My friend and I did this (two females) and we had no issues. Get a small/mid SUV if possible for more comfort.
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