Xunantunich Maya Temples & The Belize Zoo
with round-trip transfer by water ferry
from Caye Caulker
After a 45-minute boat ride into Belize city your adventure begins as you head for the wildlife habitat known as The Belize Zoo. The zoo was created as a sanctuary for the country’s indigenous species and is now home for an impressive array of large cats, primates, reptiles and birds. A visit to the zoo gives you the opportunity to see Belize’s amazing wildlife in one location. The adventure continues with a scenic drive up the Western Highway to the Cayo (pronounced Ky-o) District. Xunantunich (Maya for “Maiden of the Rock”) sits just inside the Western border of Belize. Before reaching the entrance of this ancient city, your party will board a 19th century hand-cranked ferry which takes you across the Mopan River. The ruins are actually located on one of the highest plateaus in the area and it is possible to climb to the top of “El Castillo”, the largest of the temples at this site. From this vantage point, one gains a panoramic view of the Cayo District and nearby Guatemala.
Duration: 8 hours
Pick up time: 6:30am - 7:15am
Tour Inclusions: Transportation from/to hotel; guided tour; park fee; served lunch; soft beverage.
Level of difficulty: Moderate - Some walking required over uneven ground. Not wheelchair accessible.