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Mayan Ruins & Swim at the Inland Blue Hole Tour

Learn about our Mayan History & Blue Hole Swim Tour from Placencia

Book a private day tour from Placencia to the historical Xuantunaich Mayan Ruins in Cayo District and swim in the inland Blue Hole (cenote) at St. Herman's Blue Hole National Park. The Xunantunich Mayan Ruins are some of the finest Maya Ruins in Belize. Driving from Placencia to the 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 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.  


Swim at the inland Blue Hole (cenote), this 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. There is a 5 minutes walk from the parking lot to the Blue Hole cenote.

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Tour Pricing 

  • 2 PAX: $160.00 USD Per Person

  • 3 PAX & More : $140.00 USD Per Person

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: 7:30 am
Returns: 4:00 pm

Intensity: Moderate

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 welcome sign
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Blue Hole at St. Herman's Blue Hole National Park
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