Xunantunich Maya Pyramid and Barton Creek Cave canoeing combo
Operated by: Cayo Inland Expeditions
This combination tour incorporates a visit to the popular Maya Temple of Xunantunich located in the Maya village of San Jose Succotz. We will cross the Mopan River on a hand cranked ferry and then drive up to the parking lot and from there hike to the site. We will spend approximately 1.5 to 2 hours hiking, exploring, climbing pyramids, and learning about the history of this site and the Maya Civilization. We will break for lunch at a local restaurant in the village and after lunch we will head south east for a visit to the Maya ceremonial cave of Barton Creek; only accessible by canoe. The 45-minute drive to the cave is very scenic, passing through a few Maya Villages along the way. We will spend approximately one hour canoeing through this cave. With the help of your head lights and spot lights your guide will point out some quite remarkable formations of stalactites and stalagmites. Evidence of use by the Maya exists on ten ledges within the first kilometer of passage. Barton Creek Cave was once an ancient Maya burial site. A unique experience combining two half day activities to create a full day adventure. A fun and educational activity for all ages.