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Xunantunich Temples and Jungle Pontoon Waterfall Adventure provided by Jungle Splash Eco-Tours

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Xunantunich Temples and Jungle Pontoon Waterfall Adventure

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 29/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Discover ancient Mayan culture and the beauty of Belize’s rain forest on this combo tour from San Ignacio. Climb to the top of a giant ceremonial temple at the Xunantunich archaeological site and then venture into the Maya Mountains for a pontoon boat cruise through a tucked-away forest reserve, complete with waterfalls, cliff jumping, and tubing. It's a great way to experience both history and adventure in Belize’s Cayo District.
  • You'll start at
    29 Burns Avenue
    Or, you can also get picked up
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    Jungle Splash Eco-Tours
    Stop: 8 hours - Admission included
    Your guide will be with you throughout the day- explaining to you the history of the site. After, you will have the remainder of your day to explore waterfalls onboard an inland Jungle cruise
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  • You'll end at
    29 Burns Avenue
    29 Burns Avenue, San Ignacio, Belize
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  • 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
What to Expect
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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Important Information
Departure Point
29 Burns Avenue, San Ignacio, Belize
5–8 hours
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Lunch
  • Water
  • Local guide
  • Transport by private vehicle with air condition
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  • Gratuities
  • Snacks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Traveller rating
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Jewel wrote a review May 2019
8 contributions
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 over the world. Steven was so knowledgeable,
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Date of experience: April 2019
Andrea_PDX2014 wrote a review Mar 2019
Portland, Oregon10 contributions15 helpful votes
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 to ourselves. It was fantastic. We swam in the river,
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Date of experience: March 2019
Response from JungleSplashTours, General Manager at Xunantunich Temples and Jungle Pontoon Waterfall Adventure
Responded 28 Mar 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!
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Deborah M wrote a review Feb 2019
New York City, New York31 contributions18 helpful votes
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 and we just relaxed. There was
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Date of experience: February 2019
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Response from JungleSplashTours, General Manager at Xunantunich Temples and Jungle Pontoon Waterfall Adventure
Responded 28 Mar 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
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Foodie73 wrote a review Jan 2019
Washington DC, District of Columbia100 contributions19 helpful votes
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 to climb and John took the
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Wendy M wrote a review Dec 2018
Tucson, Arizona12 contributions7 helpful votes
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 Robert were so much
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Date of experience: December 2018
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By: Jungle Splash Eco-Tours
Absolutely amazing! Waterfalls and sunset horseback rides.
Robert and Danny were amazing hosts and guides! Walking through the jungle they answered all of our questions about
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Great day on the water
I did this tour at the last minute and am glad I did. It turned out to be so much fun! The guides are super knowled
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Incredible Day!
We did this excursion last minute and it was absolutely one of the best things we did the whole trip! Robert and De
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Amazing experience! A peaceful day in the jungle
Robert & his crew were lots of fun! We felt safe and well informed. It was an amazing day swimming in waterfalls! I
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Fantastic experience!
Can’t miss experience while in Belize. Probably one of the best experiences my girlfriend and I have been on. Rober
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Exceeded All Expectations
We did the pontoon boat waterfall adventure followed by a horseback ride through the jungle, and it was a true high
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Fantastic Tour For The Whole Family
Our family was in Belize for a New Year's vacation and went on the Jungle Pontoon Waterfall Tour. It was fantastic
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Amazing day activity with unreal views!
Went to Belize with my friend to celebrate her birthday. Our tour coordinator at our resort recommended we try the
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Steven was our guide and he was sensational! This was a day filled with some off roading, a super cool ride on a ma
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Cheryl H
Relaxing and informative
Great last day in Belize relaxing on the water. Saw some wildlife, falls and enjoyed a delicious BBQ. I think it wo
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Amy J
You've come all this way to see the jungle, now see it all from the river!
Robert and his crew work so hard to make the experience one of a kind. We had a large group ranging from good swim
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A must-do when in San Ignacio area
What an amazing lake and entire day. Roberto and his crew are fantastic. Extremely knowledgeable about the surround
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very relaxing
We enjoyed this day trip. Robert and Kenny provided insight of the river. They cooked the meal right on the boat.
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Educational, exceptional horseback tour
The horseback tour with Robert from jungle splash was amazing. I was hesitant because I’ve only been on horses a ha
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Jenny L
Fun Day
My family went on the Jungle Splash Pontoon Boat yesterday for an all day trip. We have gone on the tour with Rober
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Key Details
  • Duration: 5–8 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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