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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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$145.00
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$145.00
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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  • 9 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$135.00
Price varies by group size
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$135.00
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Caracol Day Trip & Water Fall from San Ignacio

Caracol Day Trip & Water Fall 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
  • Taking safety measures
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$115.00
Price varies by group size
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$115.00
Price varies by group size
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$108.98
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$108.98
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Xunantunich Temples and Jungle Pontoon Waterfall Adventure

Xunantunich Temples and Jungle Pontoon Waterfall Adventure

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Climb one of Belize's tallest temples and learn the history of the ancient Mayan civilization on a tour of Xunantunich, a hilltop archaeological site near San Ignacio. After walking among the ruins of ball courts and royal palaces, head to a tucked-away forest reserve for a jungle pontoon cruise. It's an eco-friendly way to explore the Belizean rain forest, complete with waterfalls, tubing, and cliff jumping for the adventurous. 
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  • 5 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$165.35
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$165.35
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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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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$105.00
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$105.00
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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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$50.00
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$50.00
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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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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$61.54
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$61.54
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Xunantunich & Food Tour from San Ignacio

Xunantunich & Food Tour from San Ignacio

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Combine three experiences in one day during this comprehensive excursion ideal for travelers on a time budget. See more of the region than you could alone—including a stop at the Xunantich archaeological site for a tour from a local guide—without the hassle of arranging your own transport. Then, sample several typical Belizean foods and learn to make chocolate the Mayan way.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$135.00
Price varies by group size
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$135.00
Price varies by group size
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Barton Creek Tour

Barton Creek Tour

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The Barton Creek Tour is one of the most relaxing canoe experiences where you will travel inside an ancient waterway canopied by cathedral ceilings as you observe numerous formations of stalagmites and stalactites. This tour is a half day tour and can be schedule at a time convenient to the guests (depending on the amount of persons booking the tour). Usual tour schedule for Barton Creek Tour: 8:30am 1:00pm
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$87.18
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$87.18

Private Caracol Tour from San Ignacio

Private 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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  • 9 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$125.00
Price varies by group size
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$125.00
Price varies by group size
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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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$184.62
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$184.62
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$167.18
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$167.18
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Xunantunich, Horseback Riding, and Chocolate-Making Combo Tour from San Ignacio

Xunantunich, Horseback Riding, and Chocolate-Making Combo Tour from San Ignacio

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Discover highlights of Belize’s western Cayo District on a full-day combo adventure, beginning with a horseback ride through lush jungle and riverside trails. Follow in the footsteps of ancient Mayan royalty and climb to the top of a giant sacred pyramid at the Xunantunich archaeological site, and taste local flavor with a typical Belizean lunch. Finish on a sweet note with a chocolate-making tour where you'll learn to grind raw cacao beans and transform them into silky, decadent chocolate.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$125.00
Price varies by group size
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$125.00
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Full-Day Caracol Maya Temple and Pine Ridge Forest Reserve

Full-Day Caracol Maya Temple and Pine Ridge Forest Reserve

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Follow the footsteps of the ancient Maya on a full-day trip to Caracol from San Ignacio, and go deep into the jungle to discover a remarkable archeological site. Watch for bright tropical birds and howler monkeys as you explore the sprawling ruined city, and take in views of rolling forest canopy from the top of the Caana pyramid. Trace the history of the site in a vivid series of carved stelae and stone altars, then visit a natural swimming pool in the Mountain Pine Ridge before returning to the city.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$138.47
Price varies by group size
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$138.47
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Cave Canoeing from San Ignacio

Cave Canoeing from San Ignacio

Experience the essence of a meditative ambiance as you glide on a canoe through an underground cave system as the sound of the paddle on the peaceful waters harmonizes with your heartbeat. While canoeing through the cave see large crystalline formations, skeletal remains and other cultural artifacts.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.00
Price varies by group size
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$100.00
Price varies by group size

Tikal Tour

Tikal Tour

Tikal is an ancient ruin called Yax Mutal. It is one of the largest archaeological sites located 19 miles north of Lake Petén Itza in the Northern Region of El Petén, Guatemala. Tikal forms part of Guatemala's Tikal National Park which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979.The Tikal Tour takes you back in time where you get to observe and experience the architectural features of the ruins and learn about the daily lives and practices of the Mayans. MINIMUM 2 persons
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$169.24
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$169.24

Private Tour to Maya Sites Xunantunich and Cahal Pech

Private Tour to Maya Sites Xunantunich and Cahal Pech

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Alongside the guide guests will explore the ancient city of Xunantunich for 3 hours and Cahal Pech for 2 hours. During this period of time guest will learn the history, daily life of this ancient civilization and beliefs. You'll be able to climb most of the temples if you are pleased to do so. Educating whilst reliving a wonderful past through the path of our ancestors. "Don't just visit the past, experience it".
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$175.00
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$175.00

Tikal Sunset Tour from San Ignacio in Small Group

Tikal Sunset Tour from San Ignacio in Small Group

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Small group of maximum 9 people, premium tour visiting the best spots to photograph the monuments Guaranteed departure, we operate only with 1 passenger without additional charges and if we go over 9 people, we make 2 groups Extensive tour, with enough time and flexibility, excellent for photographers Entry fees available in advance, we pay those for you, just send us a list of names, last names and ages Excellent English-Spanish bilingual guide with deep knowledge of local history, flora and fauna and with service attitude to give a meaning to each monument visited Bottles of water, lunch at Restaurante del Parque included (gluten-free and vegan options)
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$242.06
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$242.06
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Zip Lining and Cave Tubing Caves Branch

Zip Lining and Cave Tubing Caves Branch

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Nohoch Che’en caves located at Caves Branch is definitely one of the ten top things to do in Belize. Our country holds the largest cave system in Central America and the Caves Branch forms part of this natural wonder. In 2010 Nohoch Che’en or Caves Branch was declared a 15.5 acre archaeological reserve by the Belize government. Many caves are located in this area including Petroglyph, Pothunters, Satabe, Footprints, St. Margret’s Cave, Pottery Cave, and Caves Branch Rock Shelter among others. You will also experience Belize’s Subtropical jungle when you Zip lining over the rainforest canopy and fly over the spectacular view of the Caves Branch River. The rainforest is home to a rich diversity of insects, birds and animals such as the spider monkeys and kinkajous which are spotted during the zip lining tour. You are fastened to a harness which is attached to a cable. The experienced guides will instruct you on how to push off from the platform and soar into the forest canopy.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$138.47
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$138.47

Caracol Maya Ruin Tour

Caracol Maya Ruin Tour

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The Caracol Mayan Ruin Tour is a moderate tour for kids 12 years and older. The entire tour takes approximately 8 hours (full day tour) and departs at 7:30am from San Ignacio it includes transportation, guide, park entrance fees and lunch. On the way back a stop is made in the Mountain Pine Ridge (Rio Frio Cave and the Rio On Pools) to cool off and enjoy a picnic lunch. Two places that will be explored are the Rio Frio Cave and Rio On Pools. MINIMUM 2 person
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$117.95
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$117.95

ATM Cave (Actun Tunichil Muknal)

ATM Cave (Actun Tunichil Muknal)

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Let our guides take you back in time, explore the impressive underworld of the ATM Cave and enjoy one of the most enlightening experiences of your life. When you venture into the hour glass shaped entrance you will be welcomed by clear blue waters from the perennial stream that flows throughout the cave. Along the way you will see ancient tools, pots and pieces and learn the history of the Mayan Civilization. As you travel deeper into the cave you will meet sacred burials and the Crystal Maiden complete and intact female remains covered in sparkling mineral deposits. Her death is sacrificial ritual for agricultural fertility.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$128.21
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$128.21

Tikal Sunrise Tour from hotels in San Ignacio in Small Group

Tikal Sunrise Tour from hotels in San Ignacio in Small Group

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Small group of maximum 9 people, premium tour visiting the best spots to photograph the monuments. Guaranteed departure, we operate only with 1 passenger without additional charges and if we go over 9 people, we make 2 groups. Extensive tour, with enough time and flexibility, excellent for photographers. Entry fees are not included but available in advance, we pay those for you if you want, just send us a list of names, last names and ages. Excellent English-Spanish bilingual guide with deep knowledge of local history, flora and fauna and with service attitude to give a meaning to each monument visited. Enough food included: coffee to wake up, bottles of water, Mayan breakfast to go and lunch at Restaurante del Parque (gluten-free and vegan options)
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  • 12 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$247.18
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$247.18
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Barton Creek & Big Rock Falls

Barton Creek & Big Rock Falls

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Barton Creek Cave is a stream cave located near San Ignacio in the Cayo District. It was used by ancient Mayan people for ceremonial purposes and it was discovered in 1970 and studied by archeologists in 1998. As you enter Barton creek, you will enjoy the scenery of the Mennonite Community and their traditional lifestyle. During the tour you will see sparkling crystal formation and learn about the Mayan history, archaeology and geology. The tour consists of exploring 1 mile of the massive 4.5 long cave which is yet to be discovered. Big Rock Falls is a hidden gem located in the Mountain Pine Ridge Reserve flowing over the Privassion Creek. It is a large cenote surrounded by big rocks and a small pool at the bottom. This tour is for both adventure seekers and relaxation lovers. You can climb boulders and plunge into the pool below or relax under the water fall and enjoy a water massage. MINIMUM 2 person
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$128.21
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$128.21

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