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Overlooking the beautiful Mopan River from a hilltop, the ruins at Xunantunich are some of the most visited Maya sites in the world. Located in the Cayo region, Xunantunich—which means “stone woman” in Mayan—dates back to the Classic Era, around 200–900. The complex comprises about 25 temples and palaces.

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Cave Tubing & Xunantunich (Mayan Ruins) From Placencia

Cave Tubing & Xunantunich (Mayan Ruins) From Placencia

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Visit one of Belize's impressive ancient Mayan archeological sites—Xunantunich—on this all-day guided tour from Placencia. Located in western Belize, the site offers views of the Guatemala border. Following that, float through mysterious limestone archways into the mouths of centuries-old caves where you'll learn about Mayan rituals and ceremonies and see haunting mineral formations.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$195.00
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$195.00

Xunantunich and Cave Tubing Combo Tour from San Ignacio

Xunantunich and Cave Tubing Combo Tour from San Ignacio

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Explore the dominion of the ancient Maya in Belize on a full-day tour from San Ignacio. Climb to the top of sacred pyramids and learn about the once-mighty civilization at the archaeological site of Xunantunich, and enter a portal to the Mayan underworld on a cave tubing adventure that takes you splashing through the crystalline caverns of an underground cave system. Round-trip transport from San Ignacio Town and lunch are included on this tour.
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  • 9 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$145.00
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$145.00
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Xunantunich and Inland Blue Hole Tour

Xunantunich and Inland Blue Hole Tour

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Combine the best of Belizean nature and culture on this combo tour that includes a visit to the Xunantunich ancient Mayan ruins and the Inland Blue Hole — a beautiful jungle lagoon. The ruins can be difficult to navigate on your own, but a guide explains the site’s fascinating history and helps you safely climb the highest stone temple in Belize. A picnic lunch and all transfers are included for a stress-free adventure.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$184.62
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$184.62

Horseback Ride to Xunantunich Maya Ruins

Horseback Ride to Xunantunich Maya Ruins

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Journey to the ancient Mayan ruins of Xunantunich atop a trusty steed on a half-day horseback riding adventure from San Ignacio. Ride along the Mopan River and through a private organic farm for a unique way to reach the fascinating archaeological site, where you can explore the remains of royal palaces and one of Belize’s largest ceremonial temples with a guide. A typical Belizean lunch caps off the morning tour.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$115.00
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$115.00

Xunantunich Mayan Ruin & Cave Tubing Combo from Belize City

Xunantunich Mayan Ruin & Cave Tubing Combo from Belize City

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In our cross country Mayan Ruin & Cave Tubing tour, get a chance to see both the Belize & Cayo Districts in one day. Learn about the villages along the way as you make your way up to the Nohoch Che’en Caves where you’ll be able to trek through our rainforest, explore the caves and float down the river. After tubing, enjoy a delicious local lunch before climbing the ancient Mayan archaeological site of Xunantunich which rises above the Mopan River and overlooks the neighboring Guatemalan border. At the end of your tour, we offer to drop off guests at a central point in San Ignacio if you plan on staying in Cayo or head back to Belize City where you are dropped off at your original starting point. This tour is packed with adventure and culture from start to finish. With only have a few days in the country, let us help you to see more of Belize with our Mayan Ruin & Cave Tubing tour.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$144.00
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$144.00

Xunantunich Maya Temple and Big Rock Falls combo

Xunantunich Maya Temple and Big Rock Falls combo

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Step back in time at one of Belize’s most impressive Mayan sites, the ancient city of Xunantunich. Cross a hand-cranked ferry to reach the hilltop ruins, where you can explore former palaces, plazas, and ball courts with a guide and climb to the top of a ceremonial stone temple. After this archaeological adventure, head to the Mountain Pine Ridge region for a refreshing swim in Big Rock Falls.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$145.00
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$145.00
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Xunantunich Mayan Ruin and Blue Hole Combo Tour

Xunantunich Mayan Ruin and Blue Hole Combo Tour

Take an air conditioned van on a beautiful ride through the jungles of the Maya mountains on your way to the ruins. After the tour of the site, you can shop for cultural gifts and souvenirs at "The Orange Gallery". Then a stop at one of our favorite local restaurants for authentic Mayan cuisine before a stop at the Blue Hole for a swim in crystal clear waters. (Not the Blue Hole that Scuba divers visit in the ocean)
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$180.00
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$180.00
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Xunantunich Mayan Ruin from Belize City

Xunantunich Mayan Ruin from Belize City

Explore the archeological site of Xunantunich on a private tour from Belize City, and discover the fascinating history of a Maya ceremonial center on the shores of the Mopan River. Climb to the top of El Castillo pyramid, take in views of the lush jungle, then stand between the walls of a traditional ball court. Spot howler monkeys and wild turkeys among the stones, and study the intricately carved stelae, freizes and glyphs that bring the ancient Maya civilization to vibrant life. 
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$133.34
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Mopan River Kayaking and Xunantunich Tour from San Ignacio

Mopan River Kayaking and Xunantunich Tour from San Ignacio

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Experience the ancient history and wild landscapes of Belize’s Cayo District on this small-group kayaking and temple combo tour from San Ignacio. Walk among the ruins of a once-mighty Mayan civilization at the archaeological site of Xunantunich, and then test your paddling skills as you kayak down the rapids of the Mopan River. It’s a great way to get your fill of culture and adventure in a single day.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.00
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$100.00

Xunantunich Mayan Ruins Tour from San Ignacio

Xunantunich Mayan Ruins Tour from San Ignacio

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Visit the ruins of a mighty Mayan city on a guided tour of the Xunantunich archaeological site near San Ignacio. Cross the Mopan River on a traditional hand-canked ferry, and then ascend to the hilltop complex featuring the remnants of plazas, royal quaters, ball courts, and the imposing El Castillo temple — the second tallest in Belize. Climb to the top of the great pyramid for views that stretch into Guatemala, and learn about the fascinating ancient Mayan civilization from a guide.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.00
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$75.00
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Xunantunich Riding tour

Xunantunich Riding tour

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Ride a horse to the Maya ceremonial center of Xunantunich on a 4-hour private tour from a legendary riding stable in San Ignacio. Follow your guide along the gentle Mopan River, and watch for tropical birds and howler monkeys among the trees. Enjoy a sweeping view of the Xunantunich complex, then spend an hour at the fascinating site; take in the towering El Castillo pyramid and enjoy the serenity of the rural spot as you ride through the partially excavated ruins before returning to San Ignacio.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.00
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$100.00

Xunantunich and Cahal Pech from San Ignacio

Xunantunich and Cahal Pech from San Ignacio

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Uncover the ancient mysteries of archaeological sites, Xunantunich and Cahal Pech, on an enriching tour from San Ignacio. Travel deep into the Belizean jungle with a guide and discover Mayan structures and exotic flora and fauna. At Xunantunich, gaze at spectacular views of the lush forest from El Castillo, Belize’s second highest man-made structure, and marvel at the intriguing limestone structures of Cahal Pech. Gain fascinating insight into the history and culture of the Maya empire from your expert guide on this educational tour.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.00
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$100.00
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Xunantunich, Horseback Riding, and Chocolate-Making Combo Tour from San Ignacio

Xunantunich, Horseback Riding, and Chocolate-Making Combo Tour from San Ignacio

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Discover highlights of Belize’s western Cayo District on a full-day combo adventure, beginning with a horseback ride through lush jungle and riverside trails. Follow in the footsteps of ancient Mayan royalty and climb to the top of a giant sacred pyramid at the Xunantunich archaeological site, and taste local flavor with a typical Belizean lunch. Finish on a sweet note with a chocolate-making tour where you'll learn to grind raw cacao beans and transform them into silky, decadent chocolate.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$145.00
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Xunantunich Cave Tubing and Zipline Adventure from San Ignacio

Xunantunich Cave Tubing and Zipline Adventure from San Ignacio

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Combine a rainforest zipline experience with ancient Maya ruins on a full-day trip from San Ignacio to Xunantunich Cave. Traveling almost to the remote Guatemalan border, this ziplining trip is a great way to get deep into the jungle without much time on the road, and you’ll go from tree-to-tree on an exciting series of eight platforms that are set high in the rainforest canopy.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$205.13
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Xunantunich Mayan Ruins Half-Day Tour from Belize City

Xunantunich Mayan Ruins Half-Day Tour from Belize City

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Xunantunich Mayan Ruins are located on a natural limestone ridge approximately 8 miles west Of San Ignacio at San Jose Succotz Village in the Cayo District.this is one of the most popular sites in Belize. One historical attribute not likely to be replaced anytime soon is the mechanical ferry used for years to take people to and from the site. Belize is the Maya Jewel of Central America.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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$99.00
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$99.00

Belize 3 day Mayan Experience Explore 5 Mayan Cities, Cave Tube 2 Cave Systems

Belize 3 day Mayan Experience Explore 5 Mayan Cities, Cave Tube 2 Cave Systems

An experience of a lifetime visit 5 of the most spectacular Mayan Cities in Belize...Lamanai, Altun Ha, Nohoch Che'en, Xunantunich and the famous Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) Caves ATM is ranked number one on National Geographic’s list of ‘Sacred Places of a Lifetime’ All you need is your sense of adventure! to book your 3 Days Ultimate Mayan Experience in Belize, we hike 3 Cities and tube beneath 2 Cave Systems Our experienced guides ensure that your adventure is all fun and more importantly safe. Hey don't take our word for it just check out the reviews!
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$600.00
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$600.00

Xunantunich & Adventure Horse Ride

Xunantunich & Adventure Horse Ride

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Walk in the footsteps of Mayan royalty at Belize’s magnificent Altun Ha ruins on this day trip from San Ignacio. A professional guide will lead you through the archaeological remnants of this ancient city, which was an important center of trade and religion during the Classic Mayan period. Among the complex of more than 500 excavated structures, you’ll visit grand plazas and ceremonial temples, including the discovery site of a famous carved jade figure of the Mayan sun god Kinich Ahau. Round-trip hotel transport is included. 
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.00
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$75.00
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Xunantunich Mayan Ruin And Cave Tubing from Belize city

Xunantunich Mayan Ruin And Cave Tubing from Belize city

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The atmospheric ruins of Xunantunich are some of the most-visited Mayan ruins in the world. During your stay in Belize, ensure you don’t miss the ancient archeological site on this 6-hour tour of Xunantunich, including cave tubing. Ideal for adventurous travelers, this excursion allows you to explore the Mayan ruins, hike through exotic rainforest, and ride an inflated inner tube down rivers running through darkened caverns. Entrance fees and round-trip transport from your Belize City hotel are included on this small-group tour, limited to 15 people.  
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$199.00
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$199.00

Xunantunich Day Trip from San Ignacio

Xunantunich Day Trip from San Ignacio

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Step back in time to the powerful peak of the ancient Mayan civilization with this guided 3-hour tour of the Xunantunich ruins. Let your imagination run wild as you explore the temples, plazas, and royal palaces of the famed archaeological site by foot. From the top of the imposing El Castillo pyramid, take in panoramic views of the surrounding Belize River Valley and the ancient city below. Round-trip transport from your San Ignacio hotel is included.
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  • 3 hours
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$75.00
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Private Xunantunich Mayan Ruin with local Lunch from Belize City

Private Xunantunich Mayan Ruin with local Lunch from Belize City

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Explore one of the world’s most-visited Mayan sites at your own pace on a private tour that lets you dive deeper into the history of the Xunantunich ruins. Exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Site with a private guide means that you’ll have ample time to ask questions as can tailor your itinerary to only cover the areas that most interest you. Plus, your guide puts the 26 different temples into context with commentary.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$170.00
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$170.00

Triple Activity Limo Tour -- Xunantunich Ruins, Cave Tubing & Zip Lining

Triple Activity Limo Tour -- Xunantunich Ruins, Cave Tubing & Zip Lining

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We are the first -- and only -- provider of super stretch, 20 passenger, SUV limousines in the country of Belize. When you go on one of Belize's amazing day tours, learn about our culture, visit our fabulous ruins and caves, and explore our wildlife adventures, why do so bouncing around in a circa-1980 panel van with a distracted driver/guide yelling over his shoulder at you? Instead, ride with a professional limo driver dedicated to only one thing -- your safety. Take a deep and meaningful dive into our culture with a top-flight guide, who accompanies you inside the limo, faces you, eye to eye, answering all your questions and catering to all your needs. Breakfast, lunch, spirits, all included. In truth, you spend more time getting to these sites than enjoying them, so why not make the transportation part of the experience? this tour is perfect for a group that wants a private tour experience.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$230.00
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$230.00
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Private Tour : Xunantunich Cave Tubing and Zip line from Ambergris caye

Private Tour : Xunantunich Cave Tubing and Zip line from Ambergris caye

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Float among the Mayan ruins on a cave tubing adventure combined with a thrilling zipline ride. After convenient hotel pickup, travel to the Temples of Xunantunich and fly over the forest canopy on a zipline. Enjoy a guided stroll through the forest, admire stalagmites and stalactites in two dry caves, and get carried lazily downstream in a tube on this memorable day trip.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$300.00
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$300.00
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Cave Kayak, Maya City, Ziplines

Cave Kayak, Maya City, Ziplines

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Experience the Mayan world and see the major ancient site of Xunantunich, plus go cave tubing and ziplining, on this all-day guided tour. Explore the ancient ruins before you take flight through the air on a zipline course that includes six stages; each platform is 100 feet (30.5 meters) high. Then, cruise along in an inner tube as you pass through a series of underground caves.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$169.00
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$169.00
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Xunantunich and Cave Kayaking or Tubing

Xunantunich and Cave Kayaking or Tubing

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On this guided combination tour from Belize City, explore the City of Xunantunich and go tubing or kayaking through an underground cave system. First, visit El Castillo, which is adorned with stucco friezes depicting the gods before heading on an inner tube or kayak to navigate Caves Branch, an archeological reserve consisting of a network of limestone caves.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$189.00
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$189.00
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