Embark on a journey through history and explore the fascinating Xunantunich Maya Ruins, located in the beautiful Western Belize. This full-day tour departs from Belize City and takes you on a captivating adventure through the ancient Maya civilization.
Duration: 8 hours
What to bring:
Xunantunich Maya Ruins, situated in the western part of Belize near the border with Guatemala, offer a unique and unforgettable glimpse into the ancient Maya civilization. This archaeological site, whose name means “Stone Woman” in the Maya language, dates back to the Classic Period (roughly AD 200-900) and was once a thriving ceremonial center.
Xunantunich was first discovered in the late 19th century and has since been extensively excavated and studied. At its peak, the city was an important political, economic, and religious center for the Maya people. The site was abandoned by the 10th century, likely due to a combination of environmental and political factors.
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.
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.
This tour is also available for cruise ship guests docking in Belize City.
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.
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