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Xunantunich and Cave Tubing Combo Tour

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Overview
A full day tour starts when your guide meets you at your hotel in San Ignacio Town followed by a short drive to Xunantunich.
After exploring & climbing El Castilloand rest of the Maya site you will then be driving (approx 1.5hrs) to 'Jaguar Paw' where you will enjoy lunch before getting your cave tubing gear before hiking (approx 20 - 30 mins depending on your pace) to the starting point of the cave tubing tour.
Go cave tubing, through the crystalline water of this underground system and enjoy a relaxing tubing adventure. 

(This tour may be affected by seasonal rains - flash floods, so your tour may be susceptible to changes only during extremely wet days)

(lunch for this tour is packed lunch especially for special dietary needs - at times you may have lunch at a local restaurant at 'Jaguar Paw')
Itinerary
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  • 1
    Xunantunich
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Nohoch Che'en Caves Branch Archaeological Reserve
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
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Highlights
  • 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
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
Duration
9h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • 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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Our Tour guide Elio was AMAZING!!! he was so funny and literally had an answer to most of our questions while we were on the Mayan ruin tours! He was so passionate and nice and gave us an awesome lunch as well!! Thanks so much, Elio we will definitely reach out to you again
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We had such an amazing day visiting Xunantunich and cave tubing. We learned so much about the history and culture of the area that we would have never known about had we not booked this tour. Elio made everything so fun and entertaining all day, you could tell he loves his job,
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This was the only day trip we planned for in advance of arrival in Belize. This trip incorporates both a little history and activity learning about the MayanS and climbing the Xunantunich ruins, followed by a cave tubing trip down the river. It was a great day! Elio was our
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I can't recommend St. Leonard's highly enough. They take every effort to anticipate needs and surpass expectations. Oscar is very knowledgable about plant life and I enjoyed learning from him all day. Carla was stellar in every way -- attentive, kind, and in possession of a
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Fabulouso was our guide. This was our second year in a row to Belize but last year we just dove off Ambergris Caye. This year we decided to add this tour onto the end of our trip after the diving. We were so glad we added this tour. Fabulouso was amazingly knowledgeable,
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kittys891
Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania
81
Best tour of the vacation
We had an absolute wonderful day. Carla was our tour guide during the horseback riding tour and did an amazing
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scottsnew1
minnesota
5819
It is a good ride overall.
It was only OK. My horse was so lazy and slow, i thought he would fall asleep while walking. But the scenery was
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Q2197SNashleym
Buena Park, California
20
LOVED IT
Our Tour guide Elio was AMAZING!!! he was so funny and literally had an answer to most of our questions while we
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Skylernilsen
22
Elio was the best guide
We had such an amazing day visiting Xunantunich and cave tubing. We learned so much about the history and culture
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strathconaphone
Washington Dc
5124
More interesting and fun than I anticipated
This was the only day trip we planned for in advance of arrival in Belize. This trip incorporates both a little
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carleelbrown
41
My favorite part of my trip to Belize
I can't recommend St. Leonard's highly enough. They take every effort to anticipate needs and surpass
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Kjanelle16
83
Fabulouso and V.I.V. Tours - Amazing tour
Fabulouso was our guide. This was our second year in a row to Belize but last year we just dove off Ambergris
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Venture699763
10
Great way to see Xunantunich
This tour was a great way to see Xunatunich. We had a small group along with two guides. One of the guides walked
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errbeck
241
informative, personal tour experience!
My husband and I greatly enjoyed our tour with St. Leonard's. Rodolfo was an outstanding guide! It was just the
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Rebecca S
54
Love this Tour Company
My husband, 14 year old son and I spent a fabulous day with Carla and Oscar, first touring Xunantunich and then
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ontheroadagain026
Columbia, South Carolina
43
Amazing knowledge of Mayan history
We did a trip to Xunantunich with Carla. Originally we had planned to ride to the site spend and hour and ride
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emilmat
Kalamazoo, Michigan
20
Elio is the best!
My wife and I had a blast visiting Xunantunich and at the caves. We didn't have high hopes as we had just visited
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kendras445
10
Amazing Experience with the Mayans
My wife and I aren't the type to typically write a review but we were compelled to, after our latest experience.
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Mosey4
20
Best tour!!
This is way past due from our trip to Belize last November. Elio showed us the best time in Belize! He was the
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C9379QPandrewm
30
Most amazing tour ever!!!!
Elio was our tour guide, and not only was he very knowledgable (and able to answer ALL our questions), but he also
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