We went to the Xunantunich Mayan site 2/2013. We drove there by private auto. Prior to crossing the small ferry there are a group of souvenir sellers and we were told to ask for a guide who sells there named Albert Panti. He was available and for a small fee offered to give us a tour of the ruins. Each person in our group also had to pay a nominal fee to enter the ruin site. Albert was absolutely fabulous, the ruins were magnificent and I feel if we had not had him as a guide it would almost have been a wasted day. He has an incredible knowledge base and also has a great sense of humor!
We spent an hour or so touring and it was plenty of time to listen to him, take pictures and ask our many questions.
The climb to the top of the tallest structure is not for the weak of heart, it takes a bit of energy and is very high. I will say, my husband who is uncomfortable with heights made it with no difficulties.
After we walked back down we visited the few gift shops that are on site. There are also restrooms you can use there.
Leave time to see the shops at the water crossing if you like trinket buying.
We went with 4 adults and one 12yr old all of which rated it as a wonderful day.
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