San Ignacio

Xunantunich and Cahal Pech from San Ignacio

Badge of ExcellenceSan Ignacio, Belize

From USD 135.00

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 5 to 6 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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.
  • Head into the jungle to explore Xunantunich and Cahal Pech
  • Learn about the rich history of the Maya civilization from your guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in San Ignacio Town included
  • Lunch at a local restaurant included

What's Included

  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Professional local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (select hotels only)
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Entrance fees and meals for infants
  • pickups & drop offs to hotels/resorts OUTSIDE of San Ignacio Town

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Public Event and Band Stage
    Cayo Welcome Center, 5W5J+G54, San Ignacio, Belize

    The Welcome Center OR your hotel/resort in San Ignacio Town. PICKUPs/DROPOFFs to ANY location more than 20 minutes driving from San Ignacio Town may NOT be provided by St Leonard's, and you will be contacted after your name and address of your hotel is confirmed by local provider.

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

08:00 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

NB: pickups & drop offs OUTSIDE San Ignacio Town need to be confirmed with local provider prior to tour date, since some may incur a minimal EXTRA FEE. Pickups anywhere in Belize City, Belmopan are ONLY available when arranged with local provider prior to tour date. THIS TOUR is not available for any cruise ship guest, this due to duration of tour plus distance from cruise ship terminals (approx 2 - 3 hours depending on location for docking of ship)

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • REQUIRED: min of 2 people, Children must be accompanied with one paying adult
  • LOCAL PROVIDER must be informed of any vegetarran, vegan, gluten free or any other FOOF ALLERGY
  • Wheelchair accessible; please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately as per local weather on day of tour
  • REQUEST FOR car seat must be done at least 24 hours before tour date
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • TOUR NOT AVAILABLE for CRUISE SHIP passengers due to duration of tour plus driving distance to & from cruise ship terminals
  • Most travellers can participate
  • PICKUP time starts 7am OR EARLIER for any hotel outside of San Ignacio town as per arrangement with local provider - before tour date
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Traveller Tips

I highly recommend this tour to anyone who is adventurous, loves historical sites and wants to learn about the Mayan’s Contribution to History.
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A great day!
Paige_J, Jan 2023
A great day trip with a very knowledgeable guide! Our guide showed us around Cahal Pech before it got too crowded and then over to Xunatunich to climb the ancient structures. Delicious lunch spots, as well.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you for taking time to write a review. We are very happy you a great day trip learning about Cahal Pech and Xunantunich. Topping off a day with a wonderful meal is one of the best ways to end a day. Thank you once again and we hope you enjoy many more plates of rice and beans!!
Tour guide picked us up...
Jaspret_B, Apr 2022
Tour guide picked us up at hotel and gave amazing insightful tour. So much local knowledge really helps make it pop
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. Our amazing team works hard to give everyone a memorable experience. We are really happy you had a great day and we look forward to having you join us again some day.
Exciting and Amazing Tour
pbranch2012, July 2019
The guide was extremely polite and professional. He was very knowledgeable about the Ruins and history of the Mayan. Thanks my guide Rudolpho Juan my sister and l now have a better understanding of our family’s Mayan History. I would definitely repeat tour again with my other family members. I highly recommend this tour to anyone who is adventurous, loves historical sites and wants to learn about the Mayan’s Contribution to History.
Response from Host, Aug 2019
Hey girls!! We are very happy you both had a great time exploring our amazing Mayan heritage both past and present. Try listening to Andy Palacio's last album, 'Watina' and the Garifuna Collective. My warmest regards to Patricia and yourself. We look forward to welcoming you and other members of your family the next time you come to Belize.
Loved this!!!
Trail16404799890, June 2019
Carla is amazing!!! She was very knowledgeable and made our tour very fun! She was sensitive to the needs and limits of our group. She made us feel at home and comfortable.
I cannot say enough good things...
eharris00, Aug 2017
I cannot say enough good things about St. Leonard's Tours. Carla was so kind and so knowledgeable! It was nice because it was just us and the tour guide instead of being lost in a large group and missing things. We got to take our time! We loved it so much we hired them the next day for cave tubing!