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Ruins at Xunantunich Mayan Site

Xunantunich Mayan Ruins Tour and Blue Hole Cenote

Explore Xunantunich Mayan Ruins & Swim at Blue Hole Cenote

Take a day trip from Hopkins Village to the inland Blue Hole and the historical Xuantunaich Mayan Ruins in Cayo District, Belize. The Xunantunich Mayan Ruins are some of the finest Maya Ruins in Belize. The drive to the Blue Hole and Xunantunich Mayan site in western Belize takes you through the scenic Hummingbird Highway and the western villages of Belize. This is a cultural experience, sightseeing tours with first hand views of the countryside, Mayan Mountains, farms, colorful homes and San Ignacio farmers market.  

Experience an authentic Belizean lunch in the immediate area of the ruins.

Xunantunich Mayan Ruins

Xunantunich Maya Ruins is located in the Cayo District near the village of San Jose Succotz just a few miles out of San Ignacio Town. At the village of San Jose Succotz, we cross over the Mopan River using a hand-cranked ferry. From the other side of the river, it’s a mile uphill to the site, which can be accessed on foot or in a vehicle.

Inland Blue Hole

The inland Blue Hole (cenote) is located at the St. Herman's National Park on the Hummingbird Highway. It was formed by the collapse of an underground limestone cave. In this case, the river running through the original cavern still flows through the cave system, and forms a sapphire-colored pool at the bottom of the sinkhole. The depression measures about 100 feet deep and 300 feet in diameter, with the actual blue hole at the depression’s base having a depth of about 25 feet.

inland Blue Hole cenote near Belmopan City

Ready to book your tour?

Tour Pricing from Hopkins

  • 2 PAX: $140.00 USD Per Person

  • 3 to 4 PAX : $120.00 USD Per Person

  • 5 PAX & More : $100.00 USD Per Person

Tour Pricing from Placencia

  • 2 PAX: $160 USD Per Person (from Placencia)

  • 3 to 4 PAX : $140.00 USD Per Person (from Placencia)

  • 5 Pax & More : $115.00 USD Per Person (from Placencia)


What's included on the Tour?

Park entrance fee, water, lunch, licensed tour guide and transportation.

What to bring?

Bug spray, sun block, hat, camera and a change of clothing & towels for after water activities.

Tour Duration:

Departs: 800 am
Returns: 3:00 pm

Intensity: Moderate

Tour Combo Option

Mayan Ruins Tour can be Combined with Cave Tubing at St. Herman's Cave 
Tour Price: 2 Pax - $200 USD per person, 3 Pax or more $175 USD per person 
Xunantunich and Inland Blue Hole Tour Photo Gallery

Xunantunich Mayan ruin, also known as the “Maiden of the Rock” is the second tallest, and the most popular Mayan ruin in Belize.


The Blue Hole is a cool and refreshing place for an afternoon swim.

Xunantunich Mayan Ruins hand crank ferry
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Xunantunich Mayan Ruins, Cayo District B
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Xunantunich Mayan Ruins, Cayo District B
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins & Blue Hole Tour
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