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Xunantunich and Cahal Pech from San Ignacio provided by St Leonard's Tours

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Xunantunich and Cahal Pech from San Ignacio

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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A note from Xunantunich and Cahal Pech from San Ignacio
All St Leonard's Tours will be PRIVATE until further notice. This means ONLY members of one party (family/friends) for any given tour/vehicle EXCEPT for lunch at restaurant(s) which may have other persons (social distancing will be exercised). Guides are compensated on a daily basis
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Updated 16/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Visit the two Mayan cultural sites of Cahal Pech and Xunantunich on a guided tour that shares the history and legends of the ruins. By stopping at two different sites, history buffs and nature lovers can see vastly different ruins while also learning about their commonalities. Plus, by booking a tour that includes round-trip transportation, you can escape the hectic city of San Ignacio without the hassle of renting a car or navigating the foreign roads.
You'll start at
Public Event and Band Stage
Or, you can also get picked up
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  • 1
    Cahal Pech
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Benny's Kitchen
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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You'll end at
Public Event and Band Stage
Cayo Welcome Center, San Ignacio, BelizeThe Welcome Center OR your hotel/resort in San Ignacio Town. PICKUPs/DROPOFFs to ANY location more than 20 minutes driving from San Ignacio Town may NOT be provided by St Leonard's, and you will be contacted after your name and address of your hotel is confirmed by local provider.
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  • Explore Cahal Pech and Xunantunich on a guided tour
  • A guide shares easy-to-overlook details and context for the cultural sites
  • Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off make the tour hassle-free
Important Information
Departure Point
Public Event and Band Stage, Cayo Welcome Center, San Ignacio, Belize
5–6 hours
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Professional local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (select hotels only)
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Cahal Pech
  • Entry/Admission - Xunantunich
  • Entry/Admission - Benny's Kitchen
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Entrance fees and meals for infants
  • pickups & drop offs to hotels/resorts OUTSIDE of San Ignacio Town
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • REQUIRED: min of 2 people, Children must be accompanied with one paying adult
  • LOCAL PROVIDER must be informed of any vegetarran, vegan, gluten free or any other FOOF ALLERGY
  • Wheelchair accessible; please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately as per local weather on day of tour
  • REQUEST FOR car seat must be done at least 24 hours before tour date
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • TOUR NOT AVAILABLE for CRUISE SHIP passengers due to duration of tour plus driving distance to & from cruise ship terminals
  • Most travelers can participate
  • PICKUP time starts 7am OR EARLIER for any hotel outside of San Ignacio town as per arrangement with local provider - before tour date
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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friaslm wrote a review Nov 2019
Saint Paul, Minnesota4 contributions
Absolutely amazing time with our tour guide extraordinaire Carla! Her knowledge and passion for Mayan culture and history is second to none. Worth every minute! We would have given her 10 stars if that were an option. Forget booking through the hotels. Support small family
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Response from Carla J, Manager at Xunantunich and Cahal Pech from San Ignacio
Responded 12 Dec 2019
Thank you for your kind words, I am very happy you enjoyed your day with me and the beautiful Mayan sites of Cahal Pech and Xunantunich. I certainly enjoyed your company and questions.
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Samantha wrote a review Oct 2019
3 contributions
Do this tour!! Our tour guide Carla was amazing. You can tell she had a passion about her hometown and the ruins. We got extremely lucky with us the two of us on the tour so it was really a personalized tour. We could ask all the questions and go at our pace. Definitely try to
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Date of experience: October 2019
Response from Carla J, Manager at Xunantunich and Cahal Pech from San Ignacio
Responded 12 Dec 2019
Thank you for taking time to share with us your experience. We really appreciate your feedback and are so happy you enjoyed your tour me. Small group tours are definitely the way to go and something we strive to do on a daily basis.
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Fawny Bee wrote a review Aug 2019
England, United Kingdom2 contributions2 helpful votes
We had a brilliant day with Carla! She was so friendly and extremely informative at both sites! Her enthusiasm for these two sites, and history in general was contagious! My husband Luke likes to take his time and ask lots of questions. She was so patient and was able to answer
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Date of experience: August 2019
Kara W wrote a review Jan 2019
Chicago, Illinois14 contributions3 helpful votes
Rodolfo was one of the best guides that we have ever had. We really enjoyed our day with him - learning about his life in Belize - and the ruins. He was incredibly fun to be around and informative. I would highly recommend any chance you get to spend with him. Thanks for taking
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Date of experience: December 2018
Response from rodolfo j, Guide at Xunantunich and Cahal Pech from San Ignacio
Responded 4 Feb 2019
Thank you Kara for taking time to write a review. Your kind words are much appreciated and we are very happy you enjoyed your tour with St Leonard's. Jordan, Laura and Carl and yourself were a joy to have for a day and we look forward to your next visit. St Leonard's
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Alaska_403 wrote a review Jan 2019
Calgary, Canada5 contributions17 helpful votes
Had an amazing day with tour guide Jorge Lozano. He let us spend as much time as we wished at each ruin. He was very knowledgeable and passionate about Belize and the ruins and I learned so much. Lunch at Benny's was great too.
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Great trip!
Our guides were great! Very knowledgeable and fun. Lunch was delicious. Loved that all the plates, silverware etc.
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We absolutely loved this tour. The tour guide Karla picked us up at our Airbnb on time, she was very friendly and p
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Excellent tour to Xunantunich!
My wife, two daughters (ages 11 and eight) and I thoroughly enjoyed our time with Carla on a horseback riding tour
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Cave tubing and xunantunich
Really great experience, Elio was a great tour guide. had so much fun. All the stories about the old mayan culture
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Great Tour, Great Hospitality, Horses well maintained.
I was so impressed by how well keep the horses were loved. When I did this tour in August. The dry season was rea
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A must do tour
Most amazing tour yet taken. Elio, our tour guide was informative, funny and most accomodating. A bucket list adven
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Amazing experience
This trip is, by far, the best money I have ever spent on a guided trip. Our guide, Elio, picked us up at our hotel
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Great experience! Highly recommended
We had a great time doing horse riding and visiting the ruins! William was a great guide and would highly recommend
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Fantastic day to see it all!
Elio was the absolute best guide! We were a party of 4 and we had him all to ourselves. He is super knowledgeable
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Mark G
Amazing and attentive
Amazing trip led by Carla! The 4 of us (wife and 2 daughters age 11, 16) were greated by Carla and a handler (sorry
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Ruins and Tubing
This was a full day of adventure and it was so worth doing. Seeing Xunantunich and learning the history, walking 20
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Best tour ever!! 10/10
I'm so glad that we picked this option of 1-way horseback ride to Xunantunich and then cave tubing. Carla was welco
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Ruins, cave tubing and ziplining
Angel our tour guide from Hopkins was amazing. Knowledgeable and funny. He took such good care of us from the first
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I highly recommend this company. Carla and Juan were our guides and we did a custom 2 day tour. I have been coming
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Oscar is the best tour guide ever!
Oscar was hands down the best tour guide I’ve ever had. Extremely nice guy who you can tell loves his job and count
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Key Details
  • Duration: 5–6 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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