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Xunantunich and Inland Blue Hole Tour

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    This tour includes a visit to two of the most incredible attractions in Belize, the ruins of the ancient Maya city of Xunantunich and the sapphire waters of the Inland Blue Hole. Xunantunich Maya Ruins One of the largest ancient Maya cities ever built, Xunantunich is located approximately 70 miles (110 km) west of Belize City. Constructed on a ridge overlooking the Mopan River, Xunantunich was once home to nearly 100,000 people. The original name of the site is unknown, but its modern name derives from a Maya term that means “Stone Woman.” First rediscovered in 1892, many visitors to the site reported seeing a ghostly woman who was reported to haunt the structure known as “El Castillo” (The Castle). Still the second-largest manmade structure in the country, El Castillo measures 130 feet (40 meters) tall. Built as a temple pyramid, El Castillo is located in the exact center of the town. Today, Xunantunich is located approximately one mile from the Guatemalan border. During its heyday during the Classic Period of the Maya civilization (around 600-700 AD), Xunanutinch competed with nearby cities, including Naranjo, Caracol, and Tikal (which lies just a few miles over the border in Guatemala). The Inland Blue Hole Not to be confused with the Blue Hole that lies on the offshore reef, the Inland Blue Hole is located in the St. Herman’s Blue Hole National Park near the capital of Belize, Belmopan. First designated a national park in 1986, St. Herman’s is managed by the Belize Audobon Society as it sits in the middle of one of the most ecologically diverse areas of the country. Over 200 species of birds have been recorded in the area, including the red-legged honeycreeper and the piratic flycatcher. There is also a wide selection of wildlife in the park, including three big cat species.
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Departure Time
7:00 AM
  • Lunch
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
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  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 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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This was hands down the best part of our vacation. We couldn’t have asked for a more knowledgeable guide to give our family an authentic Belizean experience. Jimmy knows so much about the flora and fauna, the Mayans and the local culture both past and present. You can count on
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I fully enjoyed this trip to xunantinich with Jimmy as a guide! He's full of energy and he's really competent; he knows what he's talking about and is eager to share his knowledge. The food was excellent and the stop at the blue hole for a swim so refreshing!
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I had a blast on this adventure! The crew was awesome. I wound up being the only person on the tour but I don't think I would have it any other way now. They were so informative and friendly! I honestly had one of the best days ever! The ruins were beyond incredible and will
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Spent the day at these two places. Our tour was set up and run by Jungle Sea Tours at the Almond Beach at Jaguar Reef hotel. Our tour guide, Mario Teul, was fantastic. He really knows his history and was a delight to spend the day with. The site is beautiful. It is not even
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The Mayan ruins are breath taking and will leave you speachless. My second time here and they uncovered so much since the last time I was here. The view from the top of the pyramid includes rivers bordering countries and go es you a glimpse back in time. The tour guides are
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About the operator
By: Untame Belize Tours & Transfers
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Rita S
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I just love the people at Untame Belize
I just returned from the most amazing vacation in Belize. A prime reason I had such a positive experience was the
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Best shuttles and transfers from Belize City to Placencia
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Key Details
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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