Visit the Xunantunich Mayan Ruins and the site the Maya named after the "Maiden of the Rock." It has enormous and impressive examples of artful Maya hieroglyphs.
up to 30 days in advance
- Duration: 4 hrs
- Available Days: Every day
- Schedule: 9:00 AM, 2:00 PM
- Hotel Transport Included
- Free cancellation up to 30 days prior
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
The ceremonial center is only 1 mile (1.6 km) away after crossing the ferry on the Mopan River at San Jose Succutz.
Climb up the largest pyramid, El Castillo. It rises 130 feet (39 m) above the main plaza and offers an impressive panoramic view of Cayo District and nearby Guatemala. After the tour, you will head back down to San Jose Soccutz village where you will have lunch.
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
Short or long pants and sturdy footwear, and long sleeves are optional.
Transportation, entrance fee, guide. Lunch is NOT included. Lunch will be included only on full day tours.
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Cannot say enough about this tour. We were surprised and delighted by the horseback ride through the jungle and absolutely LOVED our tour guide Jimmy. We wished we could’ve toured the whole country with him! Phenomenal experience.
Edgar was a great tour guide— his knowledge of the sites history, as well as the adjacent archaeological network, is outstanding. He gave a good perspective to the how and why of the site. The site itself is awe-inspiring. Photos do not do justice to its grandeur.
The guide we had was absolutely the best! Knowledgeable, and also knew when he needed to give us space to explore on our own, and it was an eye-opening experience.
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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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