Xunantunich and In land Blue Hole from Placencia

Xunantunich and In land Blue Hole from Placencia


8 Hours

Tour Type

Mayan Ruins

Group Size

15 persons




Untame Belize: Xunantunich Maya Ruins and Inland Blue Hole Adventure from Placencia

Step into the heart of Belize's rich history and natural wonders as you embark on an unforgettable journey from Placencia with Private Belize Adventure. This tour offers a deep dive into the ancient Mayan city of Xunantunich and the serene beauty of the Inland Blue Hole.

Whether you're a history enthusiast, a nature lover, or someone looking to explore the untamed beauty of Belize, this tour promises an experience that will leave an indelible mark on your memories.

Why Xunantunich and Inland Blue Hole?

The Legacy of Xunantunich

Xunantunich, which means “Stone Woman” in the Maya language, is one of Belize's most iconic Mayan ruins. Located in the Cayo District near the village of San Jose Succotz, this ancient Mayan city offers a window into the world of ancient Maya. As you explore the ruins, you'll discover that Xunantunich was once home to one of the largest ancient Maya cities ever built. The view from “El Castillo,” the central pyramid, is breathtaking, offering panoramic vistas of the surrounding jungle and even parts of Guatemala.

The Tranquility of the Inland Blue Hole

Often confused with the Blue Hole on the offshore reef, the Inland Blue Hole is a deep swimming hole in the Blue Hole National Park. Managed by the Belize Audubon Society, this serene spot is surrounded by lush vegetation and offers a refreshing dip after exploring the ruins of Xunantunich.

Tour Highlights

Delving into Xunantunich Mystique

Your journey begins with a guided tour of the ruins of Xunantunich. With a knowledgeable tour guide from Private Belize Adventure, you'll traverse through time, exploring the ancient structures and learning about this ancient Mayan city's ceremonies, rituals, and legends.

Refreshing Moments at the Inland Blue Hole

After the historical exploration, the Inland Blue Hole awaits. Dive into the tranquil waters, surrounded by the lush flora and fauna of Belize's jungle. The serene ambiance and the cool waters make this segment of the tour a perfect way to relax and rejuvenate.

Customizable Experiences

For those seeking more, Private Belize Adventure offers add-ons like cave tubing in Belize's majestic cave systems or a traditional Mayan lunch, giving you a taste of Belize's rich culinary heritage.

Essential Information

Cancellation Policy

Travelers should know that the tour might be canceled if the minimum participant count isn't achieved. In such cases, Private Belize Adventure will promptly notify you via email, ensuring a hassle-free full refund process.

Payment Details

Payments are accepted in both US dollars and Belizean dollars. Ensure the confirmation of your payment is tracked to guarantee a seamless tour experience.

Feedback and Communication

After concluding the tour, Private Belize Adventure values your feedback. Your insights and suggestions are instrumental in enhancing the tour experience for future travelers. For any tour-related updates or queries, communication will be facilitated through the official channel of Private Belize Adventure.


The Xunantunich and Inland Blue Hole tour, orchestrated by Private Belize Adventure and commencing from Placencia, is more than a mere excursion. It's a voyage through epochs, a descent into nature's marvels, and embracing Belize's profound historical and cultural legacy. Whether Belize is a new destination on your travel map or a cherished favorite, this tour promises memories that will resonate with you for years.


Entrance Fees
Private guide

Travel Styles

Nature & Adventure


What should I wear for the tour?
We recommend wearing comfortable clothing suitable for walking and exploring. Bring a swimsuit and a change of clothes for the Inland Blue Hole segment. Sturdy walking shoes are essential for the Xunantunich exploration.
How long is the tour?
The combined tour typically lasts a full day, with several hours dedicated to exploring Xunantunich and a few hours at the Inland Blue Hole.
Is lunch provided?
Lunch is not included in the standard package, but a traditional Mayan lunch can be added as optional.
Are there age restrictions for participants?
While there's no strict age limit, the tour might be challenging for very young children due to the walking involved. Please consult with Private Belize Adventure for specific concerns.
Can I book a private tour?
Yes, Private Belize Adventure offers the option to book a private tour. Please get in touch with them directly for pricing and availability.
What if the tour is canceled due to weather?
If the tour is canceled due to adverse weather conditions, you will be promptly notified and offered a different date or a full refund.
How do I get to the starting point in Placencia?
Detailed directions will be provided upon booking. If you need transportation assistance, please reach out to Private Belize Adventure.
Are there restroom facilities available during the tour?
Restroom facilities are available at the Xunantunich site and the Inland Blue Hole National Park.
Is it safe to swim in the Inland Blue Hole?
Yes, the Inland Blue Hole is a popular and safe spot for swimming. However, always follow safety guidelines and stay within designated areas.
Can I bring my camera?
Absolutely! Cameras are encouraged, especially for the picturesque views from Xunantunich and the serene beauty of the Inland Blue Hole. However, ensure your camera is waterproof or kept in a protective case during the swimming segment.
How physically demanding is the tour?
he Xunantunich segment involves walking and exploring, so a moderate level of fitness is required. The Inland Blue Hole is more relaxed, with swimming being the primary activity.
Do I need any prior knowledge of Mayan history for the tour?
Not at all! The tour is designed to be informative for both newcomers and those familiar with Mayan history. Your guide will provide all the necessary information.
How can I contact Private Belize Adventure for further questions?
You can reach out to Private Belize Adventure via email or their official contact number provided upon booking. Remember, it's always a good idea to reach out to the tour operator, Private Belize Adventure, directly for any specific concerns or special requests. They are committed to ensuring you have an unforgettable Belizean experience!

Tour Location

Xunantunich and In land Blue Hole from Placencia
from $197

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Monday 07:00 - 00:00
Tuesday 07:00 - 00:00
Wednesday 07:00 - 00:00
Thursday 07:00 - 00:00
Friday 07:00 - 00:00
Saturday 07:00 - 00:00
Sunday 07:00 - 00:00