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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

More Transportation in Xunantunich

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Hitching a Ride

It was Day 12 of our Belize trip by the time we arrived in the area where Xunantunich is located. We had finished up with our very enjoyable two days of bird-watching in the watery world of the...
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Arrive early

It is very important that you arrive to all sites in Belize before the bus loads of retirees on cruise ships get there. The cruise ship people, while all very nice, tend to move extremely slow. The...
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Ferry across the Mopan River

Even getting to Xunantunich is interesting - you have to take this hand-cranked ferry across the Mopan River. That ferryman must have strong arms! After that it's only about a mile to the site. The...
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The Cute Hand-Cranked Ferry!

I recommend the ferry highly... mainly because it is the ONLY way to get over to Xunantunich! This hand-cranked ferry will hold one or two vehicles and will take you the short distance from the...
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Take the Cable Ferry to Get Across the River

In order to get to Xunantunich you must take a bus or colectivo from San Ignacio 12 kms north to a small village. There is a cable ferry that will take you across the 40 meters or so of the Belize...
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ferry boat

To get to Xunantunich you have to turn off the Western Highway and cross the Mopan River. The hand-winched ferry can hold one vehicle. The ferry has a full time operator but you are welcome to help...
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Hand Cranked Ferry

Just a quick tip for those heading to Xunantunich - you must take a hand-cranked ferry across a very narrow river to access the ruins.
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The Ferry

This is kind of amusing. There is a pulley system that is cranked manually by a Belizean on the Ferry. I never got the cost, because we hired a car...but it can't be more than $5.00
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"Xunantunich - Small but Beautiful Mayan Ruins"
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"Mayan Ceremonial Site"
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"Xunantunich! So fun to Pronounce! =)"
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"Maiden of the Rock: Xunantunich"
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