Explore the sercrets of Xunantunich


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Phone: +501-226-2706
Toll Free: 1-800-882-6159
Email: info@amigosjungletours.com

Address:P.O. BOX 53, SAN PEDRO
AMBERGRIS CAYE , BELIZE

We start our day @ 7am…

After picking you up from your resorts we have a continental breakfast before departing San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, Belize.

We take a boat ride through some of the caye’s of Belize on the way to the mainland, where we then board a van that takes us for a 1 hour and 45 minutes drive to the District of Cayo up to Xunantunich and do an hour and a half on the site.

We then break to have a traditional lunch of rice and beans with stew chicken.

We load up and take a 45 minutes drive to Jaguar Paw to experience Cave Tubing.

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We then board the and head back to Belize City to catch the boat back to San Pedro, La isla Bonita by 5:30pm.

 

A little about Xunantunich

Xunantunich (pronounced /Shunantunich/) is an Ancient Mayan archaeological site in western, about 80 miles (130 km) west of Belize City, in the Cayo District. Xunantunich is located atop a ridge above the Mopan River, well within sight of the Guatemala border – which is a mere 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) to the west. It served as a Maya civic ceremonial center in the Late and Terminal Classic periods to the Belize Valley region.At this time, when the region was at its’ peak, nearly 200,000 people lived in Belize.

Xunantunich’s name means "Stone Woman" in the Maya language Mopan and Yucatec combination name), and, like many names given to Maya archaeological sites, is a modern name; the ancient name is currently unknown. The "Stone Woman" refers to the ghost of a woman claimed by several people to inhabit the site, beginning in 1892. She is dressed completely in white, and has fire-red glowing eyes. She generally appears in front of "El Castillo", ascends the stone stairs, and disappears into a stone wall.

 

This tour can be booked as a package:

Xunantunich and Cave Tubing

Xunantunich and Zip Lining

Xunantunich and Crystal Caves

Xunantunich, Zip Line & Cave Tube

Xunantunich, Zip Line & Crystal Cave

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