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San Ignacio

Xunantunich and Cave Tubing Combo Tour

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Explore the world of the ancient Maya on a combo tour in Belize with included transportation from San Ignacio. Your tour takes you from the heights of ceremonial temples to the depths of the Maya underworld on a cave tubing adventure. Climb pyramids and palaces on a guided tour of the Xunantunich archaeological site, and float through glittering caverns along an underground river. Sample modern Belizean culture with included lunch.
  • Visit Xunantunich Maya ruins and go cave tubing in the same day
  • Climb to the top of one of the tallest ceremonial pyramids in Belize
  • Float through an intricate cave system on an underground river
  • With round-trip transport from San Ignacio, see Cayo district highlights
What to Expect
Meet your guide at pickup from your San Ignacio accommodations and drive to the nearby archaeological site of Xunantunich, crossing the Mopan River on a traditional hand-cranked ferry to reach the hilltop ruins. Learn the history of this ancient Maya city as you explore the remnants of palaces, ball courts, and the imposing El Castillo temple, which offers expansive jungle views from the top. Take a break for an included lunch before heading to the entrance of a massive underground cave system. Climb into a sturdy inner tube and float through caverns once used by the Maya for ceremonial purposes and filled with sparkling stalagmite and stalagmite formations. Back in the light of day, dry off for the return to your San Ignacio hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Cayo Welcome Center Grounds, San Ignacio, Belize

Traveler pickup is offered
TOUR NOT AVAILABLE to cruise ship passengers due to duration of tour and driving distance to & from cruise ship terminals (2 - 3 hours)
EXTRA FEE is charged for any pickup & drop off outside of town. Extra fee varies as per location and can be partially exempted for groups of 3+
NB: Pickups & drop offs NOT AVAILABLE for Belize City, Ambergris Caye, Hopkins, Placencia
Departure Time
7:30 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • all entrance fees, cave tubing equipment, water & light snack
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (within San Ignacio)
  • Lunch (packed lunch for this tour may be the best option, especially with special dietary needs)
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • small group tours
  • Entry/Admission - Xunantunich
  • Entry/Admission - Nohoch Che'en Caves Branch Archaeological Reserve
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
  • pickups & drop offs OUTSIDE of San Ignacio Town (contact us to confirm availability)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Level of fitness required: moderate
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Adults with infants need to pay for any entrance fees, lunch and expenses incurred by infant and wherever applicable
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Please inform us if you or any guests are non-swimmers, using the Special Requirements field
  • Things to bring: sunscreen and insect repellent
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 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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Being it was the dead season we were the only two on the tour! This made it a very intimate and special experience. The Mayan ruins had so much history and our guide had a wealth of knowledge. After the hiking of the ruins we were treated to a very tasty homemade lunch before
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We were taken to the ruins firs. The trip is about 3 hrs from Placencia, but was comfy. The ruins are interesting, but alot of walking and stairs. We then went to the cave tubing at jaguar reserve. It was fantastic! Restful and cool.
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This was the highlight of our of vacation! My adult daughter and I booked the one-way horseback ride into Xunantunich, combined with the cave tubing at Jaguar Paw, a branch of the Nohoch Che'en cave. Carla helped us mount up and walked along side of us on a gorgeous and
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Had a great day with Elio. He picked us up right on time and recommended a place for us to stop for coffee and breakfast. He got us to Xunantunich before the crowds and gave us a very informative tour of the site. We had just arrived in Belize late the night before, so Elio
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Response from rodolfo j, guide at Xunantunich and Cave Tubing Combo Tour
Responded 13 Sep 2019
Thank you for taking time to write a review. St Leonard's tours is very happy you enjoyed your Xunantunich and Cave tubing tour. Elio is an excellent guide who strives to excel in all his tours and we are so glad you had an amazing time taking in all the beautiful experiences that are included in this tour.
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From start to finish this was worth every penny. Our guide Elio was extremely friendly, funny and informative - a fountain of knowledge throughout the day that really gave you a deeper understanding and appreciation of the sites we visited. His knowledge and experience of the
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Response from rodolfo j, guide at Xunantunich and Cave Tubing Combo Tour
Responded 13 Sep 2019
We are very grateful that you took time to write a review. St Leonard's strives to get to Xunantunich as soon as possible to allow guests the unique opportunity to enjoy the site's tranquility, wildlife and the relatively cooler mornings!! We are so happy you appreciated this effort. We are particularly happy you enjoyed Elio and Douglas who work hard to make sure all guests have an enjoyable experience with us. We look forward to taking you again some day.
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Key Details
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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