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Tikal Maya Ruins
"The tour starts in San Ignacio at 7:30am where you will be explained step by step the activities of the day. Then you will drive to the the Belize border for 20 minutes where you will be escorted through the border. After you cross the border into Guatem you will drive to Tikal which is 1.5 hours away. You will be able to spend 3.5 hours in Tikal. Then you will drive about 30 minutes where you will have lunch for about an hour. Afterwards you will drive for about 1.5 hours back to the border. Once you cross the boarder there will be another 20 minute drive until San Ignacio.""""This tour is great for both young and senior citizens because of it easy access. Tikal is filled with wild life like monkeys turkeys
From $156.00
Full-Day Exploration of the Caracol Maya Temple
"An early departure from San Ignacio Town is required. You will be picked up at your hotel at approximately 7:30 am and will travel for two hours south of San Ignacio Town through the scenic Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve. FYI: all transportation guide fees park entrance fees and your lunch are included. During rainy season this site is only accessible in a 4W drive vehicle.This large ancient Maya archaeological site is located in the Cayo District of Belize within the Chiquibul National Park. At Caracol there are approximately 267 structures per square kilometer 85% higher than Tikal. The site covers approximately 200 square kilometers and within this area
From $110.00
Caracol Day Trip from San Ignacio
"Caracol the largest Mayan archaeological site in Belize was also the largest metropolis in the Maya lowlands during the Classic Period. In 650 AD the urban area of Caracol had a radius of approximately 6 miles (10 km) around the center of the site. Caracol maintained a population of more than 140000 people through the creation of an immense agricultural system and elaborate city planning. After hotel pickup in San Ignacio board your comfortable minivan or SUV for the approximate 2.5-hour drive to Caracol located within the Chiquibul Forest Reserve. En route
From $120.00

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Where is this place?

Xunantunich is in the jungle in the western part of Belize near the Guatemalan border. It's about 8 miles from the town of San Ignacio, which serves as an information hub for Belize's Cayo District....
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Ongoing Excavation

Pyramids and temples are in various stages of excavation, and we saw several archaeologists working while we were there. Our guide explained that it's better to leave things buried until there's money...
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The Mayans

Mayan civilization flourished in the first millenium A.D. They were very sophisticated astronomers and mathematicians, and had a written, hieroglyphic type language, although almost none of it...
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Xunantunich - Accessible and a good value!

Xunantunich is a great Mayan site to visit, as it is easily accessible from the main road just about 8 miles west of San Ignacio (where many of the sites are off the main road and require long trips...
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