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.
Private, full-day combo tour from San Ignacio
Explore natural and cultural highlights of Belize's western Cayo District
Visit the hilltop archaeological site of Xunantunich
Climb to the top of the enormous El Castillo pyramid for views into Guatemala
Learn about ancient Mayan culture and religious practices from a knowledgeable guide
Float through an underground cave system in a tube
Private guide and transport for a more personalized experience
This was easily one of our favorite days of entire stay in Belize. José was very knowledgable and a lot of fun - he was so easy to talk to and took care of everything for us. The ruins are incredible, plus this tour takes you early so you can beat the crowds. The lunch was homemade and was easily one of the best meals we had on our trip. The cave tubing takes about an hour to drive to from San Ignacio, but is totally worth it! It was so much fun - it's almost indescribably how beautiful the cave and water are. I would recommend this tour to all of my friends and family. Thanks again, José!
Highly recommend St Leonard's for this combo tour. Elio was our guide and did a fantastic job. He shared a lot of history, culture and wildlife with us and was very funny as well! This combo tour is a great idea. After touring Xunantunich in the hot sun the cool water felt amazing. Also with the timing of this combo tour we were able to miss most of the large cruise ship groups. The food served for lunch was also very delicious, I ate way more than I should have!
My husband and I traveled to Belize for our one year anniversary. We wanted beach and jungle. Belize gave us everything we wanted and more. Our day trip to Xunantunich and cave tubing was led by Carla. She and her husband own and operate St Leonard's and her attention to detail is first class. Prior to booking this trip, I researched touring companies in the area and felt that St, Leonard would be the best choice for us. We were staying at a resort that offered tours but we didn't want the resort to dictate our entire experience. We wanted the real Belize.
The tour was wonderfully choreographed, interesting and fun. What I appreciated most was Carla going at our pace, our questions and curiosity helped shape the tour of the ruins and cave tubing.
We then drove to the cave tubing which should have been a long drive but Carla made it go by very quickly with conversation. Cave tubing was incredible and more fun then I could have imagined. I don't swim and Carla made sure I was comfortable and felt safe.
By the way, she is a fantastic cook and the lunch that was prepared was one of the best we had in Belize! Thank you again for an incredible day and memories that we will have always. :
To say that this tour was amazing is an understatement. Everything was perfect. Carla our guide was extremely knowledgeable and it made the experience better to have someone that not only knows their information but also loves to share that information with others. A must when in Belize!!!
Great day trip made even better by the tour company and guide Leon. We stayed in a rented home Hillview House -Airbnb and they picked us up at the house. To make sure they knew where the house was they did a drive by the night before so there wouldn't be any delays. Trip started at the welcome center where our guide gave us a detailed history of the site and culture. Then on the the ruins where you can climb all the structures. If you are afraid of heights you may not want to climb to the top as there are no hand rails or railings. After touring the site our guide broke out a home cooked lunch of local food which was excellent. Chicken, coconut rice, salsa, plantains and pineapple. After that it was a 1 hour drive to cave tubing. A 45 minute walk leads to a 1 hour trip through 2 caves and then the river back to the start. Bring your own water shoes or you can rent them there for 3.00 USD.
We Had a Great Time at Xunantunich and Cave Tubing. Tour guide gave terrific explanations of Mayan culture at some recently excavated ruins. Tubing was fun. Walking shoes a must for walking 20 minutes on river rock path. Ate a local lunch. Local guide customized tour to accommodate us as older tourists. Assume everything you bring cave tubing will get wet. Large operation with life jackets, helmets, headlamps, and showers when you are done.
Awesome trip. Carla was a very knowledgeable and friendly tour guide. She went out of her way to make sure that my girlfriend and I enjoyed our day and she even made several out of the way stops when we asked. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone.