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Xunantunich Temples and Jungle Pontoon Waterfall Adventure

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Visit the Majestic Mayan Temples of Xunantunich! Come and discover the famous "Maiden of the Rock", climb atop the one of Belize's tallest Mayan Temples- El Castillo ( the castle)! From standing atop the 13 layers of heaven, you will then venture into the mystical Mayan mountains and board a Jungle pontoon boat to visit hidden waterfalls!
  • Explore ancient Maya history at the Xunantunich archaeological site
  • Climb a massive ceremonial pyramid for panoramic views
  • Cruise through a lesser-known reserve on a jungle pontoon boat
  • Swim, splash, and cliff jump at the base of secret waterfalls
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Depart San Ignacio for the famed archaeological site of Xunantunich, once a powerful center of Maya civilization that dates back to around 1000 BC. Cross the Mopan River on a vintage hand-cranked ferry, and ascend the hilltop site for a guided tour of ruins, including royal palaces, ball courts, and the El Castillo temple, the second-largest in all of Belize. Climb to the top for panoramic views over the Belizean jungle and into Guatemala.
Next, connect with nature as you venture into the Vaca Plateau forest reserve, a pristine tropical landscape that's off the radar of most tourists. Cruise across a river on an eco-friendly jungle pontoon boat, stopping to climb up waterfalls, cliff jump, swim, and float in inner tubes at the base of the falls.
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Reviewed 7 May 2019

I recently had the pleasure of going on the Xunantunich Temples and Jungle Pontoon Waterfall Adventure and had Steven as our guide. It was one of the best tours and days I have ever had traveling and I have been on plenty of tours all...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Jeweloc
Reviewed 27 March 2019

We had a fantastic day with this combo tour -- a beautiful morning seeing the Xunantunich ruins and hearing about the Mayan history, and a great rest of the day on the rive. We had Steven as a guide and lucky for us, the boat...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Andrea_PDX2014
JungleSplashTours, General Manager at Jungle Splash Eco-Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2019

Thank you Ms Andrea for your kind review. We are very happy yo hear your positive response to your day of adventure with Jungle Splash Eco Tours!

Reviewed 28 February 2019

We visited Xumantunich and then went on a river cruise with Steven and Robert as our guides. It was a wonderful way to spend the day. Steven was incredibly knowledgeable about the ruins and when we arrived on the boat, everything was taken care of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank dmuffer25
JungleSplashTours, General Manager at Jungle Splash Eco-Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2019

Awesome. It is always wonderful to hear the positive response about your day of fun while in Belize. We are very happy that we were able to be part of this experience with you. Thank you for your review

Reviewed 22 January 2019 via mobile

Steve made the trip! He was incredibly knowledgeable and made the trip so fun. We had a group of seven ranging in ages from 14-75. The ruins were just beautiful and so much history, it was fascinating! Steve stayed behind with those who didn’t want...More

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Reviewed 26 December 2018

Highly recommend the combination tour! The morning was educational and we learned a lot about Mayan culture. Pontoon ride was fun, adventurous and relaxing! It was cloudy, cold and raining on the day that we went and we still had an amazing time! Steve and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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