Xunantunich Maya Ruins Tour from Belize City

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Belize Tours, Fort Street, Belize City, Belize
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8 hours

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Daily Tour

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English, Espanol

About this tour

Experience the captivating allure of ancient Maya civilization on our unforgettable Xunantunich Maya Ruins Tour, departing from Belize City. This tour is designed for guests staying at Airbnbs or hotels in and around Belize City, as well as those staying in the breathtakingly beautiful islands of Caye Caulker or Ambergris Caye. Embark on a journey through time and immerse yourself in the rich history and architectural marvels of the Maya world.

Your adventure begins as our expert guide picks you up from your accommodation in Belize City or a the water taxi or municipal airstrip for guests coming form Caye Caulker, or Ambergris Caye. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the scenic drive as we make our way to the mystical ruins of Xunantunich, located only a stones throw form Belize’s border with Guatemala.

Upon arrival at Xunantunich, you’ll be greeted by a breathtaking sight—a majestic ancient Maya city towering above the treetops. Accompanied by our knowledgeable guide, you’ll embark on an insightful exploration of this archaeological treasure. As you wander through the well-preserved ruins, marvel at the intricate stone carvings, towering temples, and ancient plazas. Gain fascinating insights into Maya culture, history, and spirituality as your guide shares captivating stories and legends.

One of the highlights of the tour is ascending to the top of El Castillo, the main pyramid at Xunantunich. From its summit, you’ll be rewarded with awe-inspiring panoramic views of the surrounding jungle and the neighboring country of Guatemala. Capture these incredible vistas as lasting memories of your journey through the Maya world.

After exploring the main site, we’ll take a break for a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, where you can savor the flavors of Belizean cuisine. Recharge and relax in the tropical ambiance before continuing your adventure.

As the day comes to a close, we’ll embark on our return journey, providing you with ample time to reflect on the wonders you’ve witnessed. Our guide will drop you off at your accommodation, water taxi or municipal airstrip, ensuring a safe and comfortable return.

Join us on the Xunantunich Maya Ruins Tour for an enchanting day filled with history, culture, and natural beauty. Immerse yourself in the mystical world of the Maya and create memories that will last a lifetime. Book your spot now and let us take you on a journey through time!

Structures and Artifacts

The most iconic structure at Xunantunich is El Castillo, the second tallest structure in Belize, rising 130 feet (40 meters) above the main plaza. This impressive temple is known for its intricate friezes, which depict various Maya gods, rulers, and ceremonial scenes.

Other notable structures and features at Xunantunich include:

  • Ancient Maya ball court
  • Numerous plazas and residential buildings
  • Stelae, carved stone monuments that provide insights into the site’s history and rulers
  • A unique hand-cranked ferry crossing the Mopan River, which visitors must use to access the site

Discover the majestic Xunantunich Maya Ruins with our experienced guides, and immerse yourself in the rich history and stunning beauty of this ancient site. Book your tour today and create unforgettable memories of your time in Belize.

Guests coming from San Pedro Ambergris Caye or Caye Caulker are responsible for water taxi or local flight cost to Belize City.

US125 per adults
US85 per child under 13 years of age.

2 to 8 adults US125 per person
8 to 12 adults 10% off
13 or more adults 15% off
Discounts calculate automatically at checkout and are displayed in e ticket.
After booking is made we email to gather your accommodation details.

Only a deposit is taken to reserve all tours balance is due in cash at the time of pickup in Belize City.

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This tour is also available for cruise ship guests docking in Belize City. Xunantunich Cruise Excursion


  • Air Conditioned Transfer
  • Licensed Tour Guide
  • All Entrance Fees
  • Complementary Lunch
  • Souvenirs/Gifts
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Gratuity


We pickup from your hotel, accommodations, AirBnB or homes in Belize City.

A short hour and a half drive west through the rolling foothills of the Maya Mountains brings us to the village of San Jose Succutz where we cross one of the only hand cranked ferries in the country, across the Mopan River to Xunantunich .

Upon arrival at the park, use bathrooms, and its off to tour. guide will provide purified bottled water to keep you hydrated on tour.

At the end of your tour we make our way back to the parking lot re-board the van and make your way to our restaurant where we have lunch. Lunch is local Belizean cuisine of Rice and Beans, stew chicken and coleslaw. From time to time local game meats are available to sample if your brave enough.

After lunch we Re-board our van for your return to Belize city and your tour of the Old Capital of Belize.


Full day (7+ hours)



Tour's Location

Belize Tours, Fort Street, Belize City, Belize

Bulk discount (by Percent)

Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 8 to 12 8 12 10%
2 9 or above 9 100 15%


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