The Ruins of Xunantunich

Great Excursion
November 11, 2022
The ruins are really amazing to see right in front of you and the guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. The food was also very tasty. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
Reviewer: Brad
5 Stars
Very interesting
November 02, 2022
Our tour guide Garreth was very informative and knew a lot about the Mayan history, and the lunch we got was really good and it was cool to have an authentic Belizean meal. We cut it a little bit close to when we needed to be back to the ship but overall I think this is a tour Id consider doing again.
Reviewer: Vanessa C
5 Stars
Beautiful Location
August 16, 2022
Beautiful and impressive ruin site, we enjoyed the day with our knowledgeable guide and the lunch was good in a nice Belizean cafe. The hill from the parking lot to the site is steep but very short, took 5 minutes to walk so not bad. The drive is at least 90 minutes and the guide drove a bit on the crazy side for us, escaped a few dangerous situations on the road, otherwise nice experience.
Reviewer: David
4 Stars
Guide was the best.
July 26, 2022
The trip was filled with interesting history and local information.
Reviewer: Marian Matturro
5 Stars
February 15, 2020
Just really can not say enough about this experience! A small group (11) which is ideal. The van driver was also our guide. Very interesting, informative and responsive to any and all questions. There is a very steep hill to walk up to get to the complex which could be limiting for some. This particular complex of ruins is truly spectacular! The climb up the largest in the complex could be challenging, but there are different levels at which any climber can call it quits. Not terribly difficult to get all the way to the top for spectacular views. Yes, you CAN see Guatemala and, if you are lucky, can hear howler monkeys in the surrounding forest. Would definitely recommend this to anyone.
Reviewer: C. Shelton
5 Stars
February 01, 2020
Our guide was very knowledgeable and very informative. The ruins were amazing.
Reviewer: John D Flores
5 Stars
Rushed, but worth it
December 29, 2019
We booked this excursion without much regard to getting back to the ship on time. The day before the trip I had serious reservations about going, despite having paid for it. Our driver, Garret, and his assistant Tiffiny were awesome. They made me feel comfortable we would not miss the ship. To do so, it seemed we were not going at or below the speed limit ever. The only vehicle that passed us (both directions) was a chopper driver, apparently in a bigger rush than us. That being said, we had ample time to climb and explore the ruins. We even stopped on the way back for a surprisingly good lunch. Beer not included, but only $2 (on ship it was $7). Belikin was the local beer of choice, and quite good. Garret was very knowledgeable, and answered all questions. He kept the show on schedule in a polite and professional manner. I would recommend this tour to anyone with an interest in history.
Reviewer: rich
5 Stars
Awesome experience
October 28, 2019
We enjoyed our excursion to the Mayan Ruins at Xunantunich. We were fortunate to have a small group on the tour so it really felt personalized. Our guide, Gareth, was very knowledgeable, pleasant and kept us right on time. Everyone in the group liked the lunch that was provided from a local restaurant on our way back. It was truly tasty. The ruins were fascinating and climbing to the top is not for the faint of heart. I highly recommend this tour!
Reviewer: Tracy Williams
5 Stars
Great guide/unforgettable experience
October 14, 2019
We were fortunate to have a small tour group (6 people) and Garreth for our guide. He was quite knowledgeable about all things Belize. He was pleasant and kept us on track for our timeline. The ruins were amazing. If you are in the slightest bit afraid of heights, I can't recommend the climb to the top. If you do go, the view is astounding and I couldn't help imagining the people who built and used it. The lunch we were served was delicious. Garreth had us back to our cruise ship right on time. I can definitely recommend this tour.
Reviewer: Laura Williams
5 Stars
Great Day Trip
March 16, 2019
Made for a wonderful day trip and a great way to see more of the area! Guide was very knowledgeable and lunch was delicious local cuisine! Would definitely recommend
Reviewer: Sara Bond
5 Stars
Ruins of xuantunich
February 21, 2019
Wonderful experience. Great guide and driver. Only criticism is the long drive there and back. Included meal was good as well. We learned a lot.
Reviewer: E. Ellis
5 Stars
Xunantunich pyramid
February 07, 2019
Trip was interesting and pyramid was fantastic. My only complaint was the driver/guide needed audio system as in the back we could not hear a lot of what he was saying. Other than that it was a great excursion
Reviewer: Edith George
5 Stars
The ruins of xunantunich
February 05, 2019
Great tour
Reviewer: Joyce L Lundquist
5 Stars
Awesome adventure!!!
January 29, 2019
I cannot say enough about this excursion. Gareth, our guide, was incredible. I am a little bit of a history nerd, and he knew so much about the history of Belize, especially the Mayan civilization. He is a wealth of knowledge. I was humbled standing at the ruins that were started 3,500 years ago. After hiking up the ruins, we were taken for a traditional Belizian lunch, where I also sampled their national beer. All in all, this was a great excursion. I have nothing negative to say about it. I would definitely recommend this excursion.
Reviewer: Matt Miller
5 Stars
Excellent excursion
December 23, 2018
This was one of the best excursions I have ever attended. My family had the pleasure of spending the day with Chris of Splash Waze Tours as we visited the Ruins of Xunantunich. The trip to the site was approx. 1.5 hours away from the port and Chris utilized this time wisely as he educated us on his country. The drive through the various districts was equally exciting compared to the ruins. To top it off, we have a great lunch before we headed back to the ship. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone visiting Belize. You will not be disappointed!
Reviewer: Rodney Brown
5 Stars
2nd Choice
December 12, 2018
The trip to Xunantunich was canceled due to rains and mudslides the day before so we went to another set of ruins, which were great and our guide was very informative. We then took a boat ride down the river back to port which was wonderful. It turns out the second choice would have been our first choice.
Reviewer: Amerling
5 Stars
December 18, 2017
We could not go to the original place because of flooding, so the guide brought us to another. The trip was so very enlightening! We traveled across Belize for 70 miles. We had a chance to see the houses and people.Our driver(guide) told us of the local people and customs. He was very knowledgable as he grew up there. He knew the history of the ruins also. The ruins we went to were amazing! Afterwards we were brought to a local restaurant and were served the local dish. Absolutely fantastic experience. I highly recommend it.
Reviewer: Cheryl Horvath
5 Stars
Excellent Excursion!!
December 22, 2016
This tour did not disappoint!! The tour driver's knowledge of Belize and sights was impressive! We rode in comfort, NEW mini-van, small group made it intimate. The ruins were amazing and the driver was so accommodating, anticipated our needs! Did not make us walk more than we had to!! Lunch was superb, excellent example of local cuisine! Would highly recommend this tour to any first time visitors to Belize!!
Reviewer: Belinda Bernal
5 Stars