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Xunantunich and Cave Tubing Combo Tour

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Start your great Xunantunich & Cave tubing Combo when your local guide greets you (7:30am) at your hotel in San Ignacio Town,  followed by a short drive to the  majestic Mayan complex of Xunantunich, where you will hike for about an hour exploring this impressive epicenter.

After exploring this interesting Maya site you will then be taken to 'Jaguar Paw' where you will enjoy lunch before cave tubing through a fascinating cave system, considered a portal to the secretive underworld, where the Maya once practiced religious rituals. Go cave tubing, through the crystalline water of this underground system and enjoy a relaxing tubing adventure. 

(This tour may be affected by seasonal rains - flash floods, so your tour may be susceptible to changes only during extremely wet days)

(lunch for this tour is packed lunch especially for special dietary needs)
  • Visit Xunantunich Maya ruins and go cave tubing in the same day
  • Climb to the top of one of the tallest ceremonial pyramids in Belize
  • Float through an intricate cave system on an underground river
  • With round-trip transport from San Ignacio, see Cayo district highlights
What to Expect
Meet your guide at pickup from your San Ignacio accommodations and drive to the nearby archaeological site of Xunantunich, crossing the Mopan River on a traditional hand-cranked ferry to reach the hilltop ruins. Learn the history of this ancient Maya city as you explore the remnants of palaces, ball courts, and the imposing El Castillo temple, which offers expansive jungle views from the top. Take a break for an included lunch before heading to the entrance of a massive underground cave system. Climb into a sturdy inner tube and float through caverns once used by the Maya for ceremonial purposes and filled with sparkling stalagmite and stalagmite formations. Back in the light of day, dry off for the return to your San Ignacio hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Cayo Welcome Center Grounds, San Ignacio, Belize

Traveler pickup is offered
TOUR NOT AVAILABLE to cruise ship passengers due to duration of tour and driving distance to & from cruise ship terminals (2 - 3 hours)
EXTRA FEE is charged for any pickup & drop off outside of town. Extra fee varies as per location and can be partially exempted for groups of 3+
NB: Pickups & drop offs NOT AVAILABLE for Belize City, Ambergris Caye, Hopkins, Placencia
Departure Time
7:30 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Equipment
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (within San Ignacio)
  • Knowledgeable local guide
  • Lunch (packed lunch for this tour may be the best option, especially with special dietary needs)
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • small group tours
  • Entry/Admission - St Leonard's Tours
  • Entry/Admission - Xunantunich
  • Entry/Admission - Nohoch Che'en Caves Branch Archaeological Reserve
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
  • EXTRA fee for pickups & drop offs OUTSIDE of San Ignacio Town (contact us to confirm availability)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Level of fitness required: moderate
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Adults with infants need to pay for any entrance fees, lunch and expenses incurred by infant and wherever applicable
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Please inform us if you or any guests are non-swimmers, using the Special Requirements field
  • Things to bring: sunscreen and insect repellent
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This was the highlight of our of vacation! My adult daughter and I booked the one-way horseback ride into Xunantunich, combined with the cave tubing at Jaguar Paw, a branch of the Nohoch Che'en cave. Carla helped us mount up and walked along side of...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Melissa F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great day with Elio. He picked us up right on time and recommended a place for us to stop for coffee and breakfast. He got us to Xunantunich before the crowds and gave us a very informative tour of the site. We had...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank weindan
rodolfo j, guide at St Leonard's Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking time to write a review. St Leonard's tours is very happy you enjoyed your Xunantunich and Cave tubing tour. Elio is an excellent guide who strives to excel in all his tours and we are so glad you had an amazing...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From start to finish this was worth every penny. Our guide Elio was extremely friendly, funny and informative - a fountain of knowledge throughout the day that really gave you a deeper understanding and appreciation of the sites we visited. His knowledge and experience of...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank James M
rodolfo j, guide at St Leonard's Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are very grateful that you took time to write a review. St Leonard's strives to get to Xunantunich as soon as possible to allow guests the unique opportunity to enjoy the site's tranquility, wildlife and the relatively cooler mornings!! We are so happy you...More

Reviewed 3 August 2019 via mobile

My friend and I spent adventurous and informative day with the fabulous Victor. He spared no expense at filling out brains with knowledge and our souls with adventure. He also double as a dedicated and creative personal photographer. We cannot say enough about how much...More

Thank elainem408
Reviewed 27 July 2019 via mobile

This tour was amazing! We did the Xunantunich tour with Ellios, who was incredible, patient and made us feel very safe. We started with the tour first, he is very knowledgeable on the history, he gave great information. We ate and then did the cave...More

Thank KaySullyArlene
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