T11A – Xunantunich Mayan Ruins+

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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 Ruins 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 Ruins, 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 Ruins 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.


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the date period December 20 through January 10.

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  • Cancellations made within 15 days of the service start date are not eligible for a refund.

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