T11A – Xunantunich Maya Site+

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Tour Details


7 years old+

Minimum People:

3 person



Step into history with an enthralling journey to the heart of the captivating Xunantunich Maya Site in Belize. Awe-inspiring and steeped in history, this ancient Maya city beckons you to explore its grandeur from the very start. Known as the ‘Maiden of the Rock,’ the city derives its name from the ethereal female apparition that has fascinated observers for generations. Join us on an exploration of intricate temples, plazas, and the iconic El Castillo pyramid, guided by experts who reveal the rituals, astronomy, and rich cultural heritage woven into every stone.

As you ascend El Castillo’s summit, sweeping panoramic views of the lush jungle and meandering Mopan River await. Delve into the Maya’s royal dynasties and their rituals at the ancient ball court. This journey is an entrancing experience tailor-made for history enthusiasts, culture aficionados, and those captivated by ancient civilizations’ enigmas. Unearth the mystique of Xunantunich Maya Site, where echoes of the past harmonize with Belize’s natural splendor.


Departs: 7:00am
Returns: 5:00pm

RT travel time: 6 hours

What to wear:

Cool comfortable jungle attire for this subtropical climate.

What to bring:

  • An adventurous mindset
  • Bug spray
  • Sun block
  • Your medication
  • Comfortable and well-threaded shoes
  • Change of clothing


  • Round trip ground transportation
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Tour guide

Intensity Level:


Traveling along the picturesque Hummingbird Highway, arrive at the pinnacle stronghold of the Maya metropolis, Xunantunich Maya Site or the ‘Maiden of the Rock.’ Once a bustling hub, this city catered to countless aspirations. Among its remarkable features stands the nation’s second-tallest temple, an emblem of its grandeur.

Nestled within St. Herman’s Blue Hole National Park, the Inland Blue Hole is a captivating cenote boasting a near-perfect circular shape. Distinguished from its offshore counterpart in the Belize Barrier Reef, this natural marvel boasts sapphire waters that beckon swimmers and seekers of tranquility.

Don’t miss out on making the most of your visit by exploring these thrilling combinations:

+(i) Swim at inland Blue Hole

Embark on a captivating journey to Xunantunich, unraveling ancient mysteries, and then refresh your spirit by swimming in the pristine waters of the Inland Blue Hole, blending history and natural beauty into one unforgettable adventure.

+(ii) Swim at Billy Barquedier Waterfall + US $12 PP

Delve into the world of the Maya at Xunantunich, followed by a rejuvenating dip at the Billy Barquedier Waterfall, creating a harmonious balance between historical discovery and natural relaxation.

+(iii) Horseback Riding + US $53 PP

Immerse yourself in history at Xunantunich and continue the adventure with horseback riding, where the past and present intersect, offering a unique perspective on both ancient ruins and modern exploration.

+(iv) Iguana Conservation + US $9 PP

Uncover the mysteries of Xunantunich’s Maya heritage and then expand your horizons by learning about iguana conservation efforts, creating an enriching experience that spans from the past to the preservation of local wildlife.

+(v) Mennonite Culture + US $9 PP

Explore the depths of Xunantunich’s ancient civilization and then immerse yourself in the traditions of Mennonite culture, where you’ll experience a fascinating contrast between the past and a vibrant present-day community.


Confirmation of all tours is subject to meeting the minimum participant requirement.

Tours might be canceled due to unsafe weather conditions or if the minimum participant requirement isn’t met. Rest assured, we’ll promptly notify you about any tour updates.

Please take a moment to review our policies regarding individually booked services, such as ground transfers, day trips, or rental equipment.

Ways to pay:

  • Credit card form (print or digitally fill/sign) then return it to us at your earliest convenience. Send to: BarefootServicesBelize@gmail.com
  • You may add a credit card online here
  • If you wish to have multiple people pay for a group of services, please ask us how.
    • Credit card and bank payment are accepted
  • If you wish to pay for a group of services (package or personalized itinerary)
    • Credit card and bank payments are accepted


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Your Trust Means the World:

We appreciate your trust in us and promise to provide you with peace of mind when you book with Barefoot Services. However, as a smart traveler, we encourage you to purchase Travel Insurance to cover cancellation fees, date changes, or unforeseen circumstances, as we have strict cancellation policies.


Standard Individual DEPOSIT POLICY  

  • To confirm a request, a nonrefundable deposit of US $25 is required immediately for a (one) service.

    • A Golf cart rental
    • A ground transfer
    • A tour

    When they are booked individually. This does not apply for group services, group bookings, personalized itineraries, and other combined services.

  • The balance will be processed within 16 days of the service begin date.

  • All our rates are quoted in USD dollars.

  • Please consider that your card issuer may have international transaction fees.

  • Take note that US $1.00 is converted to Belize $2.00.

  • Barefoot Services reserves the right to charge or not charge your credit card a reservation deposit. This may apply to a repeat customer, a client who is deciding on other services, and other kinds of scenarios.



  • Cancellations are only accepted in writing to BarefootServicesBelize@Gmail.com
  • Cancellations received more than 15 days prior to the service begin date receive no refund of the non-refundable US $25.00 paid.
  • If a deposit was not charged for the one service booked (for whatever reason), at that time, your card will be charged $25.00.
  • Refunds relate to the total amount that was due on your 2nd payment (balance that was due). This is because your initial deposit ($25) is non-refundable.
  • 85% refund – Cancellations received within 15 days of the service begin date
  • 50% refund – Cancellations received within 7 days
  • No refund – Cancellations received within 3 days of the service begin date

Standard Individual DEPOSIT AND CANCELLATION POLICY for services during the date period December 20 through January 10

To confirm any reservation, a valid AMEX, Mastercard, or Visa credit card is required.

  • No Refund – Cancellations received within 15 days of the service begin date

Some benefits of booking with us

Please see our brochure here for other services we provide. You may qualify for a ground tour discount.

  • How to qualify for a ground tour (not a boat trip) discount? Please tell us the dates and activities you want to do. Trips are based on availability of the tour and seats.
    • 8% discount – If there are 2+ people joining a trip on a specific date that is already confirmed as going. It may also be the same date that you want to go.
    • 8% discount – If there are 4+ people, whether a trip is scheduled or not, and the date is available, we will make the trip happen for you.
    • 10% discount – If there are 4+ people joining a trip on a specific date that is already confirmed as going.

Travel Insurance

We encourage you to purchase Travel Insurance to cover cancellation fees or date changes or unforeseen circumstances, we have no control over.

  • Travel medical insurance for individuals, families, and groups
  • Coverage for medical expenses, evacuation, and repatriation
  • Renewable up to 24 months


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