We begin by making our way to the mainland & up the Belize River. Along the way as we serve breakfast keep an eye out to spot crocodiles, iguanas & possibly manatees.
- 8 hrs
- Available Days:
- Every day
- 6:45 AM, 7:15 AM
- Inquire for Transportation
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
Once at the site our guide will give you an informative tour of the ruins.
Home to the second largest Mayan pyramid in Belize, Xunantunich is one of the most impressive Mayan sites in Belize. The site is composed of three major ceremonial plazas surrounded by numerous temples, palaces, and house mounds. Xunantunich is located 8 miles (13 km) southwest of San Ignacio on the Western Highway.
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