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“Better than Tikal (in a way)”
Review of Xunantunich

Xunantunich
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Belize Zoo and Xunantunich Day Trip by Air from Ambergris Caye
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Day Tour: Xunantunich, Horseback Riding and Chocolate Making
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Xunantunich Mayan Ruin and Cave Tubing from San Ignacio
Ranked #2 of 73 things to do in Cayo
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

My family enjoys the "less regulated allow me to climb on top of that thing" kind of adventure. When we went to Tikal there are not as many opportunities to do that - but at Xunantunich you can really "fully" enjoy these ruins by being up close and personal.

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Reviewed 13 August 2014

It takes about 2 hours in bus from the port to reach the ruins. There are several ruins at this site. You have the option of climbing to the top of one of the ruins. Passage to the top is steep and narrow; no one in the tour had difficulty with the climb. Beautiful view from the top. Tour guides were knowledgeable and did a good job explaining the history & culture. It is very hot & humid during the summer (the only downside to excursion). Two small gift shops at site. Definitely recommend

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Reviewed 9 August 2014

Very close to Chaa Creek, don't miss this site if you are even mildly interested in Mayan ruins. The site has many ruins, and a guide helps you understand all the rich history. Tons of photo ops from low and high.

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Reviewed 5 August 2014

A view across the jungle greets you if you climb to the top of the highest pyramid at this ruins. Accessed via a hand-cranked auto-ferry, this is one of Belize's most spectacular sights. From atop "El Castillo" you can see Guatemala.

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Reviewed 5 August 2014

I used a local stables to get there on horse back and then walked around the ruins on foot, a great way to enjoy the local landscape. I was lucky that it was a quiet whilst I was there and left just in time for a huge crowd of american children turning up. The ruins are pretty big and most of them you can walk to the top and see the views from the top and see the whole area (definitely worth doing). It's not very strenuous and fine if you take your time, although you probably want better footwear than flip flops. There's a steep hill up to the ruins, but it's a paved path. I spent about 1.5 hours inside the ruins wandering around and enjoying the peace and quiet, it's impressive to see. I can imagine it's a different experience in peak season surrounded by people.

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