Xunantunich Mayan Ruins Tour
Take this tour to see the site that the Maya called “Stone Woman.” You’ll reach Xunantunich via a ferry ride down the Mopan River, followed by a short hike through the jungle. Xunantunich spreads out over a couple of miles, but the central site is fairly compact.
up to 30 days in advance
- Duration: 3 hrs
- Available Days: Every day
- Schedule: 7:00 AM, 2:30 PM
- Hotel Transport Included
- Free cancellation up to 30 days prior
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
For most of the tour you’ll admire the remains of El Castillo, the tall, central temple that dominated the city. El Castillo served as a religious site—the faces carved into one of the temples depict the gods of the sun and Venus, reflecting the Maya’s astrological religion. You have the option to climb the stepped faced of the temple if you’re feeling adventurous. High up on the steps you’ll have the chance to do some bird watching.
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.
What to Bring
Hat, sunscreen, water, insect repellant, camera, comfortable clothes, and sturdy shoes.
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This full-day tour to Tikal National Park introduces you to the greatest city the Maya ever built. It dates back to 200 BC, and remained a flourishing capital until 900 AD. At its height, it is believed to have supported a population of around 90,000.
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This site is home to the renowned 130-feet-tall temple, El Castillo, which offers incredible panoramic views of surrounding temples and views of both Belizean and Guatemalan landscapes. Xunantunich was a major ceremonial centre as well as a residential and recreational area for the ancient Maya civilization. There is a most impressive stucco frieze on the East side of the temple, whose carved elements represent astrological symbols.
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