xunan-tunich-belizeXunantunich was known to be a major ceremonial centre during the Classic Period. It is located in the village of San Jose Succotz where a hand-cranked ferry is used to cross the Mopan River.

Xunantunich or “maiden of the rock” is one of the most popular sites in Belize, because of its uniqueness.  The centre is composed of six major plazas surrounded by more than 25 temples and palaces. The large pyramid, “El Castillo”, is well known for the frieze or band of stucco decoration which at one time extended around the entire temple.  El Castillo rises 130 feet above the main plaza and offers an impressive panoramic view over the Mopan River valley.  The site is a late classic period 600 AD to 900 AD which also was the border line influence of el Naranjo a large ceremonial site over in Guatemala.  Xunantunich had a population 7,000 to 10,000 living within radius of 3 kilometres.

Time: 9:00AM/1:00PM to 1:00PM/5:00PM (4 hours)

Things to bring: Comfortable clothe for the tour, Comfortable shoes for walking around the site,
Mosquito reppellant, Cameras, Sun block, Medication if any


Private Tour includes: Entrance fee, water, snack, beer, sodas, tour guide and transportation

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Phone: 011 (501) 600-9192  or  011 (501) 670-0746