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Half-Day Tour to Xunantunich and Cahal Pech
"After hotel pickup in San Ignacio your tour starts as you head to Xunantunich one of the most popular archaeological sites in Belize and home to its second-highest manmade structure. Take a ride on a hand-cranked ferry across the Mopan River to reach the site and admire views of the green landscape of the Mopan River Valley from atop the great El Castillo.Your second Maya site Cahal Pech is smaller but still rich in Maya history. Its prime location overlooking the twin towns of San Ignacio and Santa Elena provides a glimpse of how Maya rulers once lived. Your guide walks you through both sites to provide you with a personalized e allowing you to see their interesting natural environment and wildlife. Listen to the sound of native birds
From $75.00
 
Xunantunich Mayan Ruin And Cave Tubing
"You will be picked up in Belize City and head to Xunantunich with a local guide. The site was a major ceremonial center for the ancient Maya and it was the first Mayan site in Belize to be open to the public in 1954. From the top of Xunantunich you will get a spectacular panoramic view of the Cayo District and across the border in Guatemala.Getting to Xunantunich includes riding a hand-cranked ferry to cross the majestic Mopan River.After exploring Xunantunich and having lunch you will head to the Belize Caves. This is where you start with a hike through the exotic rain forest to the mouth of the cave. The view is stunning as you float away from the cave entrance to your inner tube with only your headlamp to lead the way.< you will return to your hotel in Belize City."""This 6-hour tour to the ancient Mayan center of Xunantunich sits on an impressive hilltop just near the border of Belize and Guatemala. Xunantunich was a major ceremonial center during the classic period.title=Highlights&1=All+entrance+fees+included&2=All+taxes%2C+fuel+surcharges+and+service+fees+included&3=Free+drinks+included&4=Private+guide+for+a+more+personalized+experience
From $138.00
 
Full-Day Tour of Xunantunich and Cave Tubing from San Ignacio
"Begin your 9-hour tour to Xunantunich from San Ignacio with hotel pickup. Travel to this Mayan complex nestled in the jungle setting of the Mopan River Valley. Explore this majestic structure and climb to the top of El Castillo the second highest man-made structure in Belize. Take in the magnificent views. Visit many of the secret places of the underworld where the Maya once practiced religious rituals. Learn about the interesting history and culture of the Mayan people. Head to the nearby modern Mayan village of San Jose Succotz. Enjoy a traditional lunch at a local restaurant. Prepare to enter t"""Explore the majestic Mayan complex of Xunantunich where you can climb the magnificent structures with some great views of the surrounding landscape with your English-speaking guide. Enjoy lunch at one of the local restaurants during this 9-hour tour. Visit many of the secret places of the underworld where the Maya once practiced religious rituals. Go cave tubing
From $135.00

More Things to Do in Lamanai

Lamanai ruins – High Temple

As the name suggests, this is the tallest structure at Lamanai. It was built over two phases, an initial pre-classic one around 100 BC and a major reshaping of the front in the late classic period,...
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Jan 23, 2011

Other activities we could have done

There are eight free activities in total, and you can do two for each night of your stay, so a four night stay would allow you to do all of them. They are scheduled to run every day – two at dawn, two...
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Jan 23, 2011

Medicine walk and village life

This activity is another of those included in your stay at Lamanai Outpost. It takes place every morning, and when we signed up we were asked whether we would like to have lunch in the village or back...
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Jan 23, 2011

Crocodile Encounter

On our last evening at Lamanai we did the other of our paid-for activities, the Crocodile Encounter. This started after dinner, at 8.00 PM, so we made our way down to the dock where we met up with...
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Jan 23, 2011

Howler Monkey Trek

Although there are plenty of free activities on offer at Lamanai (certainly enough to have kept us occupied for the three days that we were there), some of the additional paid-for options sounded too...
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Jan 23, 2011

Spotlight safari

This is one of two free evening activities available as part of your package at Lamanai (the other is the Night Walk which unfortunately we didn’t manage to make time to do), and like the others is...
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Jan 23, 2011
 
 
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Sunset cocktail cruise

This is one of the “standard” activities included in your all-inclusive package, and was the first that we did, signing up for a trip just an hour or so after our arrival at the lodge. The activities...
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Jan 23, 2011

Lamanai ruins – the museum

Older websites may show images of a small and rather jumbled museum, but a newer one has been constructed in recent years and now shows off the archaeological finds from the site to good advantage....
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Jan 23, 2011

Lamanai ruins – Jaguar Temple

The southernmost of the excavated temples is the Jaguar Temple. It takes its name from the sculptures on the facade which are said to represent jaguars, an animal of great significance to the Maya....
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Jan 23, 2011

Lamanai ruins – Stela Temple

This temple lies quite near the High Temple and is the only one we were told we may not climb. It takes its name from the stela, Stela 9, which was discovered, face-down and buried in soil, on its...
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Jan 23, 2011

Lamanai ruins – Mask Temple

The Mask Temple is at the northern end of the complex and is an excellent example of the Lamanai “habit” of building in layers, each on top of an earlier structure. In the case of the Mask Temple,...
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Jan 23, 2011

Lamanai ruins – an overview

The Lamanai Maya ruins may be less extensive than those at sites elsewhere in Central America, but they are well worth a visit, whether or not you’ve been to some of the other sites. We’d already had...
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Jan 23, 2011

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Lamanai Outpost, P.O. Box 63, Orange Walk, Belize
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