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Tikal Day Trip with Local Lunch from San Ignacio

Tikal Day Trip with Local Lunch from San Ignacio

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Visit the incredible ancient city of Tikal on this day trip from San Ignacio. Once a powerful city center during the Mayan period, today Tikal is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that draws scores of visitors each year. Your professional guide takes you across the border into Tikal National Park in Guatemala, and leads you on a fascinating tour of the archaeological complex. Round-trip transport from your San Ignacio hotel and all park fees are included.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD 145.00
Price varies by group size
Caracol Maya Ruins Tour Including Rio On Pools, Rio Frio Cave and a Picnic Lunch

Caracol Maya Ruins Tour Including Rio On Pools, Rio Frio Cave and a Picnic Lunch

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Explore the ancient Maya city of Caracol with a full-day tour from San Ignacio that includes the Río On pools and the Río Frio caves. Follow your guide through the vast archaeological site, stand in the field of the ball court, and take in sweeping views of the jungle from the peak of the sky temple pyramid. Follow the history of Caracol in the glyphs, stelae, and carvings throughout the site, and then finish your day swimming in natural pools and visiting a vast limestone cave system in Pine Ridge.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD 125.00
Price varies by group size
Xunantunich and Cave Tubing Combo Tour from San Ignacio

Xunantunich and Cave Tubing Combo Tour from San Ignacio

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Explore the dominion of the ancient Maya in Belize on a full-day tour from San Ignacio. Climb to the top of sacred pyramids and learn about the once-mighty civilization at the archaeological site of Xunantunich, and enter a portal to the Mayan underworld on a cave tubing adventure that takes you splashing through the crystalline caverns of an underground cave system. Round-trip transport from San Ignacio Town and lunch are included on this tour.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD 150.00
Price varies by group size
Xunantunich & Adventure Horse Ride

Xunantunich & Adventure Horse Ride

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Walk in the footsteps of Mayan royalty at Belize’s magnificent Altun Ha ruins on this day trip from San Ignacio. A professional guide will lead you through the archaeological remnants of this ancient city, which was an important center of trade and religion during the Classic Mayan period. Among the complex of more than 500 excavated structures, you’ll visit grand plazas and ceremonial temples, including the discovery site of a famous carved jade figure of the Mayan sun god Kinich Ahau. Round-trip hotel transport is included. 
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD 75.00
Price varies by group size
Day Trip to Tikal Maya Ruins Including Lunch

Day Trip to Tikal Maya Ruins Including Lunch

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Explore Guatemala’s most stunning Maya city on a full day trip from San Ignacio with lunch at a nearby restaurant. Travel back in time as you follow your guide through the remarkable ceremonial center, where weathered stelae, sweeping plazas and imposing temples tell dramatic stories about this ancient civilization. Spot wild turkeys, monkeys and tropical birds within the ruins, and stop to browse Maya crafts and souvenirs at a nearby shop before returning to Belize—don’t forget your passport.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD 167.18
Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave Tour and Picnic

Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave Tour and Picnic

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Explore the cave of the crystal sepulcher on a full-day tour to Actun Tunichil Muknal from San Ignacio, and discover a spiritual site that was sacred to the ancient Maya. Learn about the traditions and rites that took place in the cave system and visit the crystallized remains of an ancient ceremonial victim as you hike deep into the cave with a professional guide. Swim through a spring-fed pool, and follow tunnels, passageways and yawning chambers lined with stalactites, stalagmites, ancient ceramics and stoneware.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD 125.00
Price varies by group size
Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave with Local Lunch from San Ignacio

Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave with Local Lunch from San Ignacio

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Journey into the heart of the Mayan underworld at the Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) cave. Departing from San Ignacio, this guided, action-packed 9-hour tour kicks off with a 45-minute, physically intense jungle hike through the Tapir Nature Reserve to the entrance of the cave. Swim, climb, and spelunk your way through astonishing caverns into the depths of the cave, where you’ll get an up-close look at artifacts and offerings used in ancient Mayan ceremonies. Round-trip transport and riverside lunch are included. Please note this tour isn't recommended for those with a fear of enclosed spaces or heights.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD 120.00
Price varies by group size
San Ignacio to Belize City International Airport

San Ignacio to Belize City International Airport

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End your time in Belize on a high note and take an economical airport shuttle to Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport (BZE) from San Ignacio. Your driver meets you directly at your accommodation to begin your journey. After collecting all of the passengers, enjoy a swift transfer to the airport where you arrive with plenty of time before your departure flight.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD 72.50
Price varies by group size
Private or Share Shuttle San Ignacio to Airport or water taxi

Private or Share Shuttle San Ignacio to Airport or water taxi

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Enjoy an easy, economical exit from Belize with this shared departure transfer from your San Ignacio hotel to Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport (BZE). This prompt, door-to-door shuttle service will pick you up at your hotel and take you directly to the international airport near Belize City, approximately a 1.5-hour ride.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD 20.00
Price varies by group size
Xunantunich Riding tour

Xunantunich Riding tour

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Ride a horse to the Maya ceremonial center of Xunantunich on a 4-hour private tour from a legendary riding stable in San Ignacio. Follow your guide along the gentle Mopan River, and watch for tropical birds and howler monkeys among the trees. Enjoy a sweeping view of the Xunantunich complex, then spend an hour at the fascinating site; take in the towering El Castillo pyramid and enjoy the serenity of the rural spot as you ride through the partially excavated ruins before returning to San Ignacio.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD 100.00
Cave Tubing and Jungle Zip Lining Through Belize

Cave Tubing and Jungle Zip Lining Through Belize

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Float through a flooded cave system then soar through the jungle canopy on a full-day combination tubing and ziplining adventure from San Ignacio with a small group. Hike through a lush forest to reach the Caves Branch River, then float alongside your guide as you explore the natural formations, glittering crystals and stalactites inside a spacious series of caverns. Swap your inner tube for a harness, then strap in to a series of exciting ziplines that take you from tree to tree with a bird’s-eye view of the forest floor. 
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD 153.85
Price varies by group size
Full-Day Cave Tubing, Including a Picnic

Full-Day Cave Tubing, Including a Picnic

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Float down a pristine river in the heart of the jungle with a full-day tubing and caving trip from San Ignacio. Strap on a helmet equipped with a waterproof headlamp, and hike into a cave entrance surrounded by lush foliage. Follow a gentle stream through a series of cavern passages, learn about the rich Maya history of the region, then enjoy a cool swim in the clear water. Visit a final cave to see a thriving bat colony and fantastic rock formations before returning to San Ignacio.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD 96.16
Price varies by group size
Yaxha Archaeological Focus Day Tour with Monkeys Spotting

Yaxha Archaeological Focus Day Tour with Monkeys Spotting

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Take out your camera and get ready to capture iconic pictures in Yaxha. After picking you up from the airport or hotel, the guide will take you on a walking tour from Gate 2 of the Yaxha Mayan Site to Yaxha North Acropolis, where you’ll visit the Minor Astronomical Observatory. Then, you’ll explore Grupo Malher, Yaxhá-Nakum-Naranjo National Park, Cultural Triangle Yaxha-Nakum-Naranjo National Park, Yaxha National Park, and Square of the Columns.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD 105.00
Price varies by group size
ATM Cave (Actun Tunichil Muknal)

ATM Cave (Actun Tunichil Muknal)

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Head deep into the jungles of Belize and discover the Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave, ATM for short, during this full-day excursion. Join a small group and depart San Ignacio in search of the impressive underground cave that was once sacred to the ancient Mayans. Admire the various geological formations inside and see sacred burial remains.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD 175.00
Small group Caracol Tour from San Ignacio

Small group Caracol Tour from San Ignacio

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Discover the ancient Maya city of Caracol on a full-day private tour from San Ignacio with an optional visit to the Rio On pools. Explore the sprawling complex at your own pace as you explore with a local guide, and learn the history of this site through the glyphs, stelae and ceremonial carvings that are scattered throughout the ruined political center. Watch for wild turkeys and howler monkeys among the stones, and take in sweeping views of the jungle from the towering sky palace pyramid before returning to San Ignacio.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD 130.00
Price varies by group size
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins Tour from San Ignacio

Xunantunich Mayan Ruins Tour from San Ignacio

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Visit the ruins of a mighty Mayan city on a guided tour of the Xunantunich archaeological site near San Ignacio. Cross the Mopan River on a traditional hand-canked ferry, and then ascend to the hilltop complex featuring the remnants of plazas, royal quaters, ball courts, and the imposing El Castillo temple — the second tallest in Belize. Climb to the top of the great pyramid for views that stretch into Guatemala, and learn about the fascinating ancient Mayan civilization from a guide.
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  • 3 hours 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD 75.00
Price varies by group size
Caracol Maya Ruin Tour

Caracol Maya Ruin Tour

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Explore the Maya Ruin of Caracol and learn its history. Learn the history of how the Caracol was founded before the Common Era. Spend time hiking, touring, having fun, and taking pictures to commemorate the experience. Then, you visit the Rio Frio cave and check out the enormous bolder, stone chandeliers, water pools, and waterfalls. At Rio On Pools, you can enjoy sunbathing, water massages, relaxation, and swimming at a natural spa.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD 125.00
Xunantunich and Cahal Pech from San Ignacio

Xunantunich and Cahal Pech from San Ignacio

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Uncover the ancient mysteries of archaeological sites, Xunantunich and Cahal Pech, on an enriching tour from San Ignacio. Travel deep into the Belizean jungle with a guide and discover Mayan structures and exotic flora and fauna. At Xunantunich, gaze at spectacular views of the lush forest from El Castillo, Belize’s second highest man-made structure, and marvel at the intriguing limestone structures of Cahal Pech. Gain fascinating insight into the history and culture of the Maya empire from your expert guide on this educational tour.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD 135.00
Price varies by group size
Private Tikal Mayan City Tour with Lunch

Private Tikal Mayan City Tour with Lunch

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Visit Central America's most legendary ancient Mayan site on a private day trip to Tikal, located across the border from Belize in Guatemala. Get help crossing the border for a stress-free entrance to the archaeological site, and spend the day exploring the mighty and mysterious ruins of temples, plazas, royal apartments, and more with a guide. Look for wildlife like howler monkeys and toucans while trekking through the rainforests that surround the UNESCO-listed site, and recharge with included lunch at a restaurant inside the park.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD 200.00
Price varies by group size
Caracol Day Trip & Mountain Pine Ridge from San Ignacio

Caracol Day Trip & Mountain Pine Ridge from San Ignacio

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Awaken your inner archaeologist as you explore the sprawling Mayan ruins of Caracol. Departing from San Ignacio, you’ll journey deep into the jungles of Belize to the Chiquibul Forest Reserve — home to one of the largest Mayan sites in the country. Your expert guide will illuminate the fascinating history of Caracol, which was once a mighty city and a rival of neighboring Tikal in Guatemala. Explore magnificent plazas, temples, palaces, and an observatory while learning about the social and religious practices of the ancient Mayans. Round-trip transport from your San Ignacio hotel is included on this full-day tour.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD 125.00
Price varies by group size
Barton Creek & Big Rock Falls

Barton Creek & Big Rock Falls

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See ancient geological history with this canoe tour. Upon arrival, you'll learn about the history of the region including the role of the Barton Creek Cave in ceremonies performed by the Mayan people. While exploring the cave you'll see gorgeous crystals forming and learn about the culture of local Mennonite communities. Once you arrive at Big Rock Falls you'll have the option of cooling off in the free-flowing water.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD 135.00
Xunantunich Day Trip from San Ignacio

Xunantunich Day Trip from San Ignacio

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Step back in time to the powerful peak of the ancient Mayan civilization with this guided 3-hour tour of the Xunantunich ruins. Let your imagination run wild as you explore the temples, plazas, and royal palaces of the famed archaeological site by foot. From the top of the imposing El Castillo pyramid, take in panoramic views of the surrounding Belize River Valley and the ancient city below. Round-trip transport from your San Ignacio hotel is included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD 75.00
Price varies by group size
Barton Creek Cave Canoeing Shared or Private from San Ignacio

Barton Creek Cave Canoeing Shared or Private from San Ignacio

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Get an intimate glimpse into the coves and crevices of Belize’s intricate cave network during a private canoeing tour of Barton Creek Cave. Opting for a private canoe tour allows you to set the pace of your paddling as you listen to tales of Mayan history and culture from your guide. Plus, hotel pickup and drop-off allow you to skip the hassle of hiring a car and finding a meeting point.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD 85.00
Price varies by group size
Barton Creek Tour

Barton Creek Tour

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Discover the history and natural beauty of the Barton Creek cave system on a canoe trip through its twisting passages. Glide through jungle riverways and under cathedral cave ceilings as an experienced guide shares information about the history and culture of the area while you look for stalactite formations and ancient artifacts in the cave. After the canoe journey, enjoy a picnic lunch and stop for a refreshing swim before returning to San Ignacio.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD 98.00
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