Xunantunich Maya Temples & The Belize Zoo - Ambergris Caye Hotel Zone

Your adventure begins as you drive from Belize City on the Western Highway heading 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 temples 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.

Activity Duration: Duration: Full day with Lunch
Activity Availability: Wednesday & Sunday at 8:00 – 8:30 AM

Activity Inclusions:

  • Transportation from/to hotel (Pickup directly from your hotel’s lobby)
  • Guided tour
  • Park fee
  • Lunch at Belizean restaurant
  • Soft beverage

Applicable Hotels:
  • Banana Beach Resort
  • Banyan Bay Villas Resort
  • Belizean Cove Estates
  • Belizean Shores Resort
  • Captain Morgans Retreat
  • Caribbean Villas Hotel
  • Coco Beach Resort
  • Exotic Caye Beach Resort
  • Grand Caribe Belize Resort
  • Grand Colony Villas
  • Las Terrazas Resort
  • Mata Rocks Beach Front Resort
  • Pedro`s Hotel
  • Pelican Reef Villas
  • Portofino Beach Resort
  • Reef Village Resort
  • Royal Caribbean Resort
  • SunBreeze Hotel
  • SunBreeze Suites
  • White Sands Cove
  • Xanadu Island Resort

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Transportation is included with this activity. Pick up time will be between 6:00 - 6:30 AM outside your hotel's lobby or pier. At 7:00 AM you will take a 15 minute flight to Belize City Municipal Airport where you will be greeted by tour guide. BookIt.com will confirm the date and time you selected at the time of your booking with Discovery Expeditions Belize Ltd. Please ensure to contact Discovery Expeditions Belize Ltd. at least 7 days before travel to confirm your reservation(s) and pick up instructions.