Xunantunich and The Belize Zoo Tour


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Brace yourselves for a day steeped in the magic of Belize’s past and the marvels of its wildlife. Our journey begins with the ancient archaeological site of Xunantunich. Nestled near the village of San José Succotz, west of San Ignacio, this site, dating back 1400 years, invites us to uncover the secrets of the Maya civilization.


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The morning sun illuminates the majestic pyramid, "El Castillo," as we embark on a climb that promises not just panoramic views but a connection to the spirit of this ancient Maya city. From the lush jungle to the east to the Guatemalan lowlands stretching westward and the magnificent Maya Mountains to the south, every step is a testament to the enduring allure of Xunantunich.

As the day unfolds, we'll journey to "the Best Little Zoo in the World" – The Belize Zoo.

After a delightful lunch at a local eatery in San Ignacio, prepare for an afternoon filled with encounters with over 45 native species thriving in their natural habitats. Witness the grace of the Central American tapir, the stealth of the jaguar, and the regal presence of the harpy eagle.

The Belize Zoo, more than a destination, becomes a sanctuary dedicated to wildlife conservation, rehabilitation, and education. Your afternoon promises an intimate connection with Belize's extraordinary biodiversity.


How long does the Xunantunich and Belize Zoo tour last?

 The tour typically lasts a full day, starting in the morning with the exploration of Xunantunich and concluding in the afternoon at The Belize Zoo.

Is the climb to the top of "El Castillo" at Xunantunich challenging?

The climb is moderate, offering panoramic views in return. Most visitors find it manageable, but it’s recommended to wear comfortable outerwear.

Are meals included in the tour, and what type of cuisine can I expect during lunch in San Ignacio?

Yes, a delightful lunch is included. The local eatery in San Ignacio often serves traditional Belizean cuisine, providing a taste of the local flavors and culinary delights.

A Journey through Xunantunich and The Belize Zoo

Let the echoes of Xunantunich and the vibrant memories of The Belize Zoo linger in your heart.

Your next chapter awaits in Belize’s embrace. Secure your journey by booking the Xunantunich and The Belize Zoo Tour

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