This excursion also starts with a drive up the Placencia Peninsula and through the scenic Mayan Mountain in the Cayo District, where you’ll find the town of San Ignacio.
From there, you’ll cross two great rivers, the Macal and the Mopan Rivers. One of them we will cross via a quaint old-fashioned car ferry, one of the few still operating in Belize.
Upon arriving at the majestic Mayan Ruins of Xunantunich, which means ‘Maiden of the Rock’, your knowledgeable local guide will give you a thorough 2-hour tour of these mystical ruins, and tell of the great history of the mysterious Mayan people.
We’ll then lunch at a local Belizean restaurant. There is a Butterfly Farm that’s an optional stop (entrance fee is not included).
Then it’s time to cool off! We head for The Blue Hole National Park. This is a limestone cave formation filled with water that reflects an incredibly blue color-hence the name. This geological formation is part of the massive Belizean cave system that has been largely unexplored. Here you can take a swim and view this natural wonder.
After the swim, it’s time to head back to Placencia to enjoy a relaxing evening at the beach.
Easy to Moderate. There will be some swimming, but not necessary.
What To Bring:
Sturdy shoes, water shoes, swimsuit, towel, hat, camera, sunscreen, repellent, binoculars.
7:00am to 6:00pm
Xunantunich & Blue Hole – $125 US Per Person
(Minimum 4 persons)
Induces lunch, park entrance fees, and 12.5% Sales Tax.