Location: Belize City, Belize
Cruise down the Belize River and visit the ancient Mayan site of Altun Ha on this exciting day tour from Belize City. Combining exotic wildlife and legendary history, the tour highlights the exquisite natural beauty of Belize and its Mayan heritage. Your guide awaits!
* Entrance fees
* Hotel pickup and drop off from select Belize City hotels
* Local taxes
* Professional guide
* Conducted in English
An enjoyable three-hour river cruise takes you several miles inland by way of the historic and scenic Olde Belize River. It’s not unusual to encounter troops of black howler monkeys relaxing in the jungle canopy by the riverbank, and you may even spot elusive crocodiles basking in the warm sunlight. You can also see iguanas, several varieties of birds, and numerous flora.
At Burrell Boom, a quaint settlement by the river, you will be served a tasty local lunch with refreshments. After lunch your tour bus and guide will accompany you to the Mayan ruins of Altun Ha (Mayan for “Rock Stone Water”). Here you will learn the captivating history of this site where the famous jade head “Kinich Ahau” was uncovered by Dr. David Pendergast of the Royal Ontario Museum.
Altun Ha was once a major trading centre linking the Maya on the Caribbean coast with the Central American mainland Maya. It is also well known for its variety of birdlife.
After your tour of Altun Ha you’ll board the bus for your return drive to Belize City.
Departure Point: Tour departs from most Belize City hotels, the Domestic (Municipal) Airport in Belize City or the San Pedro-Belize Express Water Taxi Terminal in Belize City
Departure Time: 8:00am – Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pick up time.
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