This tour starts by making your way along the riverside trail leading through habitat for birds, green iguanas and other kinds of Belizean wildlife.
- 5 hrs
- Available Days:
- Every day
- 9:00 AM
- Hotel Transport Included
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
The trail comes to an end on the banks of the Mopan River in the village of San Jose Succotz, where an ancient hand-operated ferry waits for those seeking Xunantunich. The tour of Xunantunich lasts around an hour, after which you will return to you mount and make your way back to San Ignacio.
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, sun block, water, insect repellent, camera, binoculars and rain guard if necessary. Long pants, sturdy shoes and long or short sleeve shirts (Optional).
Transportation, entrance fee, guide, packed lunch, horse
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Horses were well trained and safe. Scenery was beautiful.
Our guide, Carla from St. Leonard's Tours was great. The ride was very picturesque and Carla was very knowledgeable about the ruins. This tour was first class.
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