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Xunantunich Day Trip from Belize City
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Day Trip to Xunantunich and Cahal Pech
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"el castillo"
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"hand cranked ferry"
in 113 reviews
"howler monkeys"
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"across the river"
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"mayan ruins"
in 119 reviews
"ferry crossing"
in 18 reviews
"main structure"
in 18 reviews
"hour bus ride"
in 22 reviews
"mopan river"
in 40 reviews
"belize city"
in 76 reviews
"cruise ship"
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"small ferry"
in 13 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 19 reviews
"san ignacio"
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"afraid of heights"
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"ball court"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

While the Egyptian pyramids are extremely impressive, the detail embedded in these ruins truly make them an architectural and archeological wonder. Not only that, but Belize has done an excellent job in terms of providing Education Centers prior to getting to the ruin site to...More

Thank romadaro
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These Mayan ruins are absolutely breathtaking. It truly feels super peaceful up here. I would recommend only climbing to the top if you’re in good physical health as it could be a challenge. It is something worth seeing and experiencing for sure!

1  Thank Amanda O
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful area with a stunning view of the country -- and Guatemala as well just across the border! It is a moderate hike taking into account the heat and humidity, and its best to carry sunscreen and water with you on your way in. (I...More

Thank Jennifer W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked this from our cruise excursions after hearing negative reviews about the port. I have to say, this was an amazing experience! When you arrive you have to take a small hand crank ferry across the river. Then vans take you to the site....More

Thank Ashley S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These Ancient Mayan ruins are a manageable drive from Belize City, but it's well worth it to stay at one of the many charming places in Western Belize. A beautiful site. I would recommend taking a bus/taxi there, for while I never saw any danger,...More

Thank Bigamus
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose to see Xunantunich as it was close to our hotel, and we only had an opportunity to choose one of the many Mayan sights in Cayo. This was an amazing choice. We drove 5 minutes out of San Ignacio and hired Javier (our...More

Thank DanRoppelt
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am a huge Mayan cultural historian in interest but not academically; the point being I've seen a great deal of Mexican, Guatemalan and Honduran Mayan sites. Believe it or not, several of us felt that this site edged out Caracol in scope and in...More

Thank evantorch
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Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

I had always wanted to visit the Mayan Ruins and was thrilled when this tour was available while on a Cruise to Belize. We left early in the morning from the cruise pier for a 2 hour ride through the countryside to the Xunantunich site....More

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Reviewed April 20, 2018

This site is incredible and only about a twenty minute drive from San Ignacio. It is across a river so you must take a small ferry over. On the roadside prior to boarding there are lots of booths selling gifts and such. It is here...More

Thank VancouverRod
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Reviewed April 20, 2018

First, you need to ferry over the river, I had never drove onto a ferry before, they hand crank it across, you can offer to do it, they will gladly let you. once on the other side its about 10-15 minutes to the ruin. One...More

Thank Clzittle
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Travis A
March 10, 2018|
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Response from Mketailgate | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think it opens till 8:00 & you have to take a ferry across a river to enter. However if your adventurous have a taxi drop u off there then swim across. From there it’s probably a 20 min hike to the ruins just... More
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Alethia64
March 10, 2018|
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Response from annedan439 | Reviewed this property |
Try to time your visit so that you do not overlap with the large tour groups from the cruise ships. Early mornings should be fine, since it is a couple of hours drive from the port, or check with locals on which days have no... More
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carm16
February 19, 2018|
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Response from Mketailgate | Reviewed this property |
Safer than here in Milwaukee.
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