Background Information

The tour starts from San Ignacio Town as we embark on our trek from low flat land to beautiful hills you will get to see the Maya Mountains from a distance and scenic views of the tropical jungle.

The drive takes approximately 30 minutes to arrive at the hand crank ferry which leads us to the Xunantunich Mayan Site. Once, we arrive to the ferry we will be hand cranked across the beautiful green Mopan river which we then drive for another 5 minutes to our destination.

Once we arrive to the archaeological reserve of Xunantunich the guide will take us to explore the ancient wonders of the site. We will have the opportunity to climb the El Castillo temple which is approximately 130 feet tall. From here we will be able to see Guatemala one of the neighbouring countries with Belize. As we trek along the site which is surrounded by jungle, we might run into some wildlife and get glimpse of monkeys, birds, spiders and much more.

After we finish the site tour, we will enjoy some seasonal fruits and refreshments and then make our way back to Belize city.

Things to Know

Opening Hours of Xunantunich: 6am- 5pm

Estimated time of tour: Approximately 5 hrs

Meeting / Pickups

Meetings/Pick ups

  • Hotel 


  • Local souvenir vendor

Tour Package Includes

  • Tour of Xunantunich
  • Admission fee
  • Tour guide
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch (Dietary restrictions can be accommodated)

What to Bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellant
  • Binoculars
  • Sunglasses
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • Cash to buy items from local vendors along the way

What to Wear

Belize has hot and humid temperatures year-round. If you are unsure of what the weather might be like when you are visiting, a good recommendation is:

  • Dri-fit or comfortable clothing.
  • Covered Shoe
  • Rain coat or jacket (depending on the time you are visiting)