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Xunantunich, Cayo

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#1 of 18 in Historic Sites in Belize
Observe the unbelievable ancient structures at Xunantunich, a site of ancient Mayan civilization and commerce. Contemplate the site's largest structure, a pyramid standing at a staggering 40 m (130 ft) tall, and climb to its summit for amazing vistas across the jungle. Consider taking a guided tour for for a more illuminating visit, helping you to absorb extra knowledge about the fascinating Mayan civilization. Don’t forget your camera and sunscreen, and keep you ears open for the sound of howler monkeys bellowing from the jungle canopy. Use our Cayo road trip website to visit Xunantunich on your trip to Cayo, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • We did a guided trip. The guide was very knowledgeable and was able to explain and point out a lot of things with that we would’ve never noticed on our own. We enjoyed seeing the monkeys in the area. ...  more »
  • If you can't hike up a steep climb then go anyway to see the countryside. The highway doesn't have stop lights, just lots of speed bumps that send you bouncing up and down. The small towns are so intr...  more »
  • If you want a truly spiritual and 'time machine'-type of experience with the ancient Mayans, take a day trip (from Placencia, Hopkins, Dandriga) to Xunantunich with Roam Belize (ask for Ricky Pereira ...  more »
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