Explore Belize’s ancient Mayan roots and captivating natural wonders on this combo tour from San Ignacio. First, channel your inner archaeologist with a guided visit to the hilltop ruins of Xunantunich, a once-mighty Mayan city. Later, hike through the jungle to reach the mouth of an underground cave network, where you’ll float through mysterious, glittering caverns on an inner tube.
Combo cave tubing and archaeological adventure from San Ignacio
Cross the Mopan River on a hand-cranked ferry
Explore the ancient Mayan ceremonial site of Xunantunich
Take in panoramic views of the Cayo District from the top of a stone pyramid
Float through an underground cave system on an inner tube
Includes pickup and drop-off from San Ignacio hotels
Great way to pack in two top Belizean tours in a single day
After morning pickup at your San Ignacio hotel, travel to the nearby archaeological site of Xunantunich, crossing the Mopan River on a traditional hand-cranked ferry along the way. Strategically built on a hilltop, Xunantunich was an important ceremonial site during the classic Mayan period and today ranks among Belize’s most impressive and well-preserved ruins. It was also the first to be open to the public, and has been welcoming visitors since 1954. Explore the main plaza along with remnants of a royal palace, ball courts, and administrative buildings with your guide. Climb to the top of the majestic, pyramid-shaped temple for awe-inspiring views of the leafy Cayo District and neighboring Guatemala. Keep an eye out for howler monkeys swinging in the trees below. Next, journey to the heart of the ancient Mayan underworld on a cave tubing adventure. Hike through the rain forest to reach the mouth of an extensive underground network, and launch onto a slow-moving river aboard a personal inner tube. Float through mesmerizing chambers where the light from your headlamp flickers across mysterious rock and crystal formations. After emerging back into daylight, relax on the return ride to your San Ignacio hotel.