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Archaeology Tours

Tikal Day Trip with Local Lunch from San Ignacio

Visit the incredible ancient city of Tikal on this day trip from San Ignacio. Once a powerful city center during the Mayan period, today Tikal is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that draws scores of visitors each year. Your professional guide takes you across the border into Tikal National Park in Guatemala, and leads you on a fascinating tour of the archaeological complex. Round-trip transport from your San Ignacio hotel and all park fees are included.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Adrenaline & Extreme

Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) Cave with Local Lunch from San Ignacio

Journey into the heart of the Mayan underworld at the Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) cave. Departing from San Ignacio, this guided, action-packed 9-hour tour kicks off with a 45-minute, physically intense jungle hike through the Tapir Nature Reserve to the entrance of the cave. Swim, climb, and spelunk your way through astonishing caverns into the depths of the cave, where you’ll get an up-close look at artifacts and offerings used in ancient Mayan ceremonies. Round-trip transport and riverside lunch are included. Please note this tour isn't recommended for those with a fear of enclosed spaces or heights.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Historical & Heritage Tours

Xunantunich and Cave Tubing Combo Tour

Explore the dominion of the ancient Maya in Belize on a full-day tour from San Ignacio. Climb to the top of sacred pyramids and learn about the once-mighty civilization at the archaeological site of Xunantunich, and enter a portal to the Mayan underworld on a cave tubing adventure that takes you splashing through the crystalline caverns of an underground cave system. Get a taste of Belizean culture in the modern Mayan village of San Jose Succotz. Round-trip transport from San Ignacio Town and lunch are included on this tour.
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  • 9 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 9 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

Full-Day Cave Tubing, Including a Picnic

Float down a pristine river in the heart of the jungle with a full-day tubing and caving trip from San Ignacio. Strap on a helmet equipped with a waterproof headlamp, and hike into a cave entrance surrounded by lush foliage. Follow a gentle stream through a series of cavern passages, learn about the rich Maya history of the region, then enjoy a cool swim in the clear water. Visit a final cave to see a thriving bat colony and fantastic rock formations before returning to San Ignacio.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave Tour and Picnic

Explore the cave of the crystal sepulcher on a full-day tour to Actun Tunichil Muknal from San Ignacio, and discover a spiritual site that was sacred to the ancient Maya. Learn about the traditions and rites that took place in the cave system and visit the crystallized remains of an ancient ceremonial victim as you hike deep into the cave with a professional guide. Swim through a spring-fed pool, and follow tunnels, passageways and yawning chambers lined with stalactites, stalagmites, ancient ceramics and stoneware.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Historical & Heritage Tours

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Tikal Tour

Tikal is an ancient ruin called Yax Mutal. It is one of the largest archaeological sites located 19 miles north of Lake Petén Itza in the Northern Region of El Petén, Guatemala. Tikal forms part of Guatemala's Tikal National Park which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979.The Tikal Tour takes you back in time where you get to observe and experience the architectural features of the ruins and learn about the daily lives and practices of the Mayans. MINIMUM 2 persons
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

Caracol Maya Ruins Tour Including Rio On Pools, Rio Frio Cave and a Picnic Lunch

Explore the ancient Maya city of Caracol with a full-day tour from San Ignacio that includes the Río On pools and the Río Frio caves. Follow your guide through the vast archaeological site, stand in the field of the ball court, and take in sweeping views of the jungle from the peak of the sky temple pyramid. Follow the history of Caracol in the glyphs, stelae, and carvings throughout the site, and then finish your day swimming in natural pools and visiting a vast limestone cave system in Pine Ridge.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Tikal Mayan City Tour with Lunch

Visit Central America's most legendary ancient Mayan site on a private day trip to Tikal, located across the border from Belize in Guatemala. Get help crossing the border for a stress-free entrance to the archaeological site, and spend the day exploring the mighty and mysterious ruins of temples, plazas, royal apartments, and more with a guide. Look for wildlife like howler monkeys and toucans while trekking through the rainforests that surround the UNESCO-listed site, and recharge with included lunch at a restaurant inside the park.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 9 hours
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Barton Creek Tour

The Barton Creek Tour is one of the most relaxing canoe experiences where you will travel inside an ancient waterway canopied by cathedral ceilings as you observe numerous formations of stalagmites and stalactites. This tour is a half day tour and can be schedule at a time convenient to the guests (depending on the amount of persons booking the tour).Usual tour schedule for Barton Creek Tour: 8:30am 1:00pm
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 hours
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Day Trips

Tikal Tour From Belize

With limited buses going in and out of Guatemala and a sprawling archeological complex it can be overwhelming to visit Tikal independently. Visit the UNESCO listed ruins with ease on an all-inclusive 8-hour tour. Private transfer from San Ignacio takes you to the park, where you enjoy free admission. Then, follow your guide on an immersive tour to the ancient city’s most important landmarks.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 hours
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Archaeology Tours

Caracol Day Trip & Water Fall from San Ignacio

Awaken your inner archaeologist as you explore the sprawling Mayan ruins of Caracol. Departing from San Ignacio, you’ll journey deep into the jungles of Belize to the Chiquibul Forest Reserve — home to one of the largest Mayan sites in the country. Your expert guide will illuminate the fascinating history of Caracol, which was once a mighty city and a rival of neighboring Tikal in Guatemala. Explore magnificent plazas, temples, palaces, and an observatory while learning about the social and religious practices of the ancient Mayans. Round-trip transport from your San Ignacio hotel is included on this full-day tour.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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Historical & Heritage Tours

Caracol Tour from San Ignacio

Discover the ancient Maya city of Caracol on a full-day private tour from San Ignacio with an optional visit to the Rio On pools. Explore the sprawling complex at your own pace as you explore with a local guide, and learn the history of this site through the glyphs, stelae and ceremonial carvings that are scattered throughout the ruined political center. Watch for wild turkeys and howler monkeys among the stones, and take in sweeping views of the jungle from the towering sky palace pyramid before returning to San Ignacio.
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  • 9 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 9 to 11 hours
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Archaeology Tours

Xunantunich and Cahal Pech

Uncover the ancient mysteries of archaeological sites, Xunantunich and Cahal Pech, on an enriching tour from San Ignacio.  Alongside a knowledgeable guide, travel deep into the rural density of the Belizean jungle to discover magnificent Mayan structures and exotic flora and fauna. At Xunantunich, gaze at spectacular views of the lush forest from El Castillo, Belize’s second highest man-made structure, and marvel at the intriguing limestone structures of Cahal Pech. Gain fascinating insight into the history and culture of the Maya empire from your expert guide on this educational tour. Round-trip transport to San Ignacio Town and lunch are included on this tour. 
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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Archaeology Tours

Lamanai Day Trip from San Ignacio

This guided tour takes you into the jungles of Belize to explore the Lamanai ruins, the site of an ancient Maya city. Begin your journey with a scenic cruise down the New River to reach the entrance to the archaeological site, and then explore the excavated temples, plazas, and royal palaces with your guide.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Adrenaline & Extreme

Crystal Cave and Blue Hole National Park Day Trip from San Ignacio

Explore the mysteries of the Mayan underworld with an expedition to Crystal Cave in Belize’s Blue Hole National Park. On this full-day trip from San Ignacio, a professional guide will lead you along a lush jungle trail to the cave entrance, where you’ll spelunk your way through glistening limestone formations and encounter ceremonial artifacts left behind by the ancient Maya. When you emerge back into the daylight, take a refreshing dip in the beautiful Blue Hole, a natural sinkhole surrounded by towering tropical forest. Lunch and round-trip transport from San Ignacio are included.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 9 hours
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Day Trips

Xunantunich, Horseback Riding, and Chocolate-Making Combo Tour

Discover highlights of Belize’s western Cayo District on a full-day combo adventure, beginning with a horseback ride through lush jungle and riverside trails. Follow in the footsteps of ancient Mayan royalty and climb to the top of a giant sacred pyramid at the Xunantunich archaeological site, and taste local flavor with a typical Belizean lunch. Finish on a sweet note with a chocolate-making tour where you'll learn to grind raw cacao beans and transform them into silky, decadent chocolate.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve from San Ignacio

Discover pristine forests, limestone caves and scenic waterfalls on a full-day trip to the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve from San Ignacio. Visit the hidden source of the Rio Frio river, then slip into the water at a series of natural pools and rock slides. Pause for a picnic lunch before continuing to Big Rock Falls, a 150-foot (46-meter) waterfall that gives off a cooling spray of mist as it tumbles into a clear, deep swimming hole, then return to San Ignacio through the rugged mountain terrain.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

Day Trip to Tikal Maya Ruins Including Lunch

Explore Guatemala’s most stunning Maya city on a full day trip from San Ignacio with lunch at a nearby restaurant. Travel back in time as you follow your guide through the remarkable ceremonial center, where weathered stelae, sweeping plazas and imposing temples tell dramatic stories about this ancient civilization. Spot wild turkeys, monkeys and tropical birds within the ruins, and stop to browse Maya crafts and souvenirs at a nearby shop before returning to Belize—don’t forget your passport.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

Xunantunich Mountain Bike Adventure

Get in gear for this Belize mountain biking adventure! Experience the magnificent Mayan ruins of Xunantunich in a way that few others do, reaching the archaeological site by way of a challenging single- and double-track ride. You’ll bike through a subtropical forest with an expert guide, then cross the Mopan River on a traditional hand-cranked ferry before riding to the hilltop ruins. Take in the panoramic views from the top of the imposing El Castillo temple and explore other highlights of the ancient city. The tour includes round-trip transport from your San Ignacio hotel. 
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Day Trips

V.i.V. Cave-kayaking and Zipline from San Ignacio

Spend the day in the great outdoors on this half-day adventure tour from San Ignacio. Soar through the treetops on a 100-foot-high zip line and take in the views of the lush rainforest. Then hike about 30 minutes to a cave to begin your kayak tour. Paddle past rock formations, waterfalls, hidden chambers, swim spots, and more as you navigate the cave system in a leisurely manner.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

Day Trip To Crystal Cave and Blue Hole National Park

Discover some of Belize’s top natural attractions with ease on an 8.5-tour of Crystal Cave (Mountain Cow Cave) in the Blue Hole National Park from San Ignacio. Following a moderately challenging hike, you’ll descend to Xibalba, the reputed entrance to the Mayan underworld, and marvel at stalagmites, stalactites, and crystal formations. Plus, you’ll swim in the Blue Hole and enjoy a hearty lunch accompanied by rum punch.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Archaeology Tours

Altun-Ha Maya Site & Baboon Sanctuary Day Trip from San Ignacio

Walk in the footsteps of Mayan royalty at Belize’s magnificent Altun Ha ruins on this day trip from San Ignacio. A professional guide will lead you through the archaeological remnants of this ancient city, which was an important center of trade and religion during the Classic Mayan period. Among the complex of more than 500 excavated structures, you’ll visit grand plazas and ceremonial temples, including the discovery site of a famous carved jade figure of the Mayan sun god Kinich Ahau. Round-trip hotel transport is included. 
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Cultural Tours

Xunantunich & Food Tour

Combine three experiences in one day during this comprehensive excursion ideal for travelers on a time budget. See more of the region than you could alone—including a stop at the Xunantich archaeological site for a tour from a local guide—without the hassle of arranging your own transport. Then, sample several typical Belizean foods and learn to make chocolate the Mayan way.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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Day Trips

Full-Day Barton Creek Cave with Optional Zipline, Butterfly Farm Or Big Rock Falls

Canoe to the remote Barton Creek Cave on a full-day trip from San Ignacio with an optional zipline adventure, butterfly farm visit or jungle hike to Big Rock Falls.  Glide into a hidden cave entrance that’s surrounded by water, and explore a deep series of passages that were sacred to the ancient Maya. Use your headlight to illuminate crystal formations and dangling stalactites, and learn about the cave’s ceremonial history. Slip into the water for a cool swim, then finish your day with the adventure of your choice.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
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