Overlooking the beautiful Mopan River from a stunning hilltop, the ruins at Xunantunich are some of the most visited Mayan sites in the world. Located in the Cayo region, Xunantunich, which means "stone woman" in Mayan, dates back to the Classic Era, about 200-900 AD.

The complex is made up of 6 groups and about 25 different temples and palaces, and is dominated by the astonishing El Castillo, which stands 40m (130ft) tall, and from the top, provides an amazing view of the jungle canopy, the other ruins, and even past the Guatemalan border. 

Learn about the incredible history of the Mayan inhabitants, the excavations, and the environment on the site, and stop into the visitors' center for more information. 

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Full-Day Tour of Xunantunich and Cave Tubing from San Ignacio, San Ignacio, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Full-Day Tour of Xunantunich and Cave Tubing from San Ignacio

Explore the majestic Mayan complex of Xunantunich, where you can climb the magnificent structures with some great views of the surrounding landscape with your ...  Read more

Location: San Ignacio, Belize
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $135.00
Private Tour of Xunantunich And Belize Zoo, Belize City, Historical & Heritage Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private Tour of Xunantunich And Belize Zoo

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

The zoo was created as a sanctuary for the country’s indigenous species and is now home to an impressive array of large cats, primates, reptiles and birds. A ...  Read more

Location: Belize City, Belize
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $150.00
Horseback Ride to Xunantunich Maya Ruins Including Traditional Lunch, San Ignacio, Private ... 
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Horseback Ride to Xunantunich Maya Ruins Including Traditional Lunch

4.5 star rating: Recommended 10 Reviews

A pleasant half day ride through the Belize rainforest on the banks of the Mopan River and through a private organic farm to the Xunantunich Archaeological ...  Read more

Location: San Ignacio, Belize
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $95.00
Small-Group Mopan River Kayaking and Xunantunich Tour from San Ignacio, San Ignacio, Horseback ... 
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Small-Group Mopan River Kayaking and Xunantunich Tour from San Ignacio

Kayak down the Mopan River rapids and manage to stay on top of your kayak over the course of 8-hours. Accompanied by a guide, float down the waters, observing ...  Read more

Location: San Ignacio, Belize
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $100.00
Horseback Riding Tour to Xunantunich, San Ignacio, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Horseback Riding Tour to Xunantunich

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

You will be picked up from your hotel in San Ignacio and taken to a farm. Once there, you will mount horses and ride for about 1.5 hours through ...  Read more

Location: San Ignacio, Belize
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.00
Half-Day Trip to Xunantunich Maya Archaeological from San Ignacio, San Ignacio, Archaeology Tours
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Half-Day Trip to Xunantunich Maya Archaeological from San Ignacio

Xunantunich Maya Temple means “Maiden of the Rock," and it is located only 30 minutes south-west of San Ignacio Town, in the beautiful village of San Jose ...  Read more

Location: San Ignacio, Belize
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $60.00
Xunantunich Day Trip from Belize City, Belize City, Archaeology Tours
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Xunantunich Day Trip from Belize City

Take a guided tour of the archaeological site of Xunantunich, a Mayan gemstone hidden deep in the rainforest. Learn about the history of the site and climb the ...  Read more

Location: Belize City, Belize
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $135.00
Xunantunich and The Belize Zoo, Belize City, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Xunantunich and The Belize Zoo

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 36 Reviews

Imposing temples and exotic animals! Is it the latest Hollywood action movie? No, this time it's real and you're the star. Travel Belize by a hand-cranked ...  Read more

Location: Belize City, Belize
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $135.00
Belize Zoo and Xunantunich Day Trip by Air from Ambergris Caye, Ambergris Caye, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Belize Zoo and Xunantunich Day Trip by Air from Ambergris Caye

View wildlife at the Belize Zoo and explore the Mayan plazas and palace ruins of Xunantunich on this full-day air tour from Ambergris Caye. You’ll see ...  Read more

Location: San Pedro, Belize
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $251.60
Xunantunich Day Trip from San Ignacio, San Ignacio, Air Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Xunantunich Day Trip from San Ignacio

Travel back in time and experience what life was like in the city of Xunantunich, one of Belize’s most popular Mayan sites. This tour from San Ignacio takes ...  Read more

Location: San Ignacio, Belize
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $69.99

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