The ruins of Xunantunich are impressive and remarkable. About 40 km from the Tikal complex in Guatemala, Xunantunich was a major ceremonial center for the ancient Maya. From its perch on a natural limestone ridge, visitors enjoy a fantastic view of the surrounding area. From the top, you can see Guatemala.
And though the center is only one square kilometre, Xunantunich is home to 25 temples and palaces, including the second tallest Mayan structure in Belize, the pyramid El Castillo. The site was the first in Belize opened to the public in 1954, and now it has a world renown on-site museum.
After exploring Xunantunich, you will then travel to jaguar Paw, where you will have an experience people are calling “Magnificent”, “Awesome”, “Amazingly beautiful!”, and “Belizean nature at its best!”
After a short hike through the exotic rainforest, enter an exciting realm where rivers disappear into the underworld as you float on inner tubes with only your headlamp to lead the way. Glide past entrances from above, filtering mists of jungle light as you float through underground river caves sparkling with mica-studded stalactites and stalagmites, filled with 1,000 year old pottery shards, statues of fertility gods, and Mayan footprints. Continue past an underground waterfall leading into the Crystal Cathedral, a spiritual place used by the ancient Maya.
Includes round trip by boat, tour guides, and lunch. The park fee of $5.00 US is not included.
Minimum 2 persons.