Altun-Ha and Jeep Adventure

Altun-Ha and Jeep Adventure
Price: $220.00
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Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Active, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 6 Hours
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Tender Pier
Food/Beverage Provided Local snacks, Beverages, Lunch
Recommended Dress Comfortable, seasonal lightweight clothing. Closed toe walking shoes. Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and insect repellent.
Restrictions Maximum guest weight is 300 lbs. Guests should be physically fit in order to participate fully. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

Altun-Ha and Jeep Adventure

Altun-Ha was a major trading center, agricultural town and toll city built by the Mayans between 200 B.C. to 800 A.D. Learn about the Mayans, Belize's first inhabitants, as you tour the famous ruins.

During this Belize excursion walk among several structures, including a tomb that contains a 6-inch carved jade head of Kinich Ahau, the Mayan Sun God. This jade carving is the largest well-carved jade object excavated in Belize to date. Climb the steps of the Temple of the Sun God for amazing panoramic views of the site and surrounding area. Throughout your Belize cruise excursion be sure to have your camera to capture a few frame-worthy shots! While here, feel the energy of the Mayan ancestors, as your guide shares fascinating facts about the area's history and development.

After exploring the area you will head to Hattieville, a community born of displaced families following the aftermath of Hurricane Hattie in 1961. Following a brief safety meeting and overview of road rules you will board a Jeep for the ride of a lifetime!

Take the wheel and blaze through the pine savannah and lush forest, as you make your way to the foothills of the Maya Mountains. The merging of these distinct ecosystems provides you the opportunity to see a variety of plants and wildlife, including more than 500 species of birds. Keep your eyes peeled for the Jabiru Stork, yellow headed parrots and the Keel-billed Toucan, the national bird of Belize. You might also see bats, jaguars, ocelots and pumas. Check the trees for orchid sightings including the famed Black Orchid.

Stop midway through your adventure to see a cave system and discover how they were formed and used by various cultures including the Mayans. Exit the forest trail near the Sibun River then drive back to headquarters to enjoy a delicious, traditional Belizean lunch.

Take a few minutes to relax in a hammock, or enjoy a swim in the river before your return back to port.

Book this family friendly tour now for an exciting day in the rainforest and Mayan Ruins of Altun Ha.

Please Note: Guests should be physically fit to participate in this 6-hour tour. Maximum weight for guests in 300 lbs. No wheelchair access available.

5 Stars5.0 / 5  |  22 ReviewsReview This Tour
Awesome tour!
July 07, 2023
We had a group of 4 people, and the guide was very knowledgeable on anything we asked him. Our ship was late arriving to port but the tour was adapted so that we made it back to port on time. Bring a snack as you don't eat lunch until the very end
Reviewer: Delanie
5 Stars
Triple Whammy! Move over Indiana Jones!
April 18, 2023
FAVORITE tour of all we did! Roberto was the best guide, and we had a private tour. My husband and I went in a minivan to the ruins and got there ahead of the cruise tour. We had the place to ourselves. Roberto was very knowledgeable about Mayan foods and herbs. Ask about allspice leaves. Leaving, the tour busses were just arriving! Awesome!Next: jeep jungle tour. It was not where the tour busses take cruise people! Then we saw a cave, way up high that we got to climb to on an aluminum ladder. (I am 66 and am a walker, and had no problem doing this!) It was a dry cave with stalactites and stalagmites, some small insect bats and some real Mayan pottery relics! We felt like real explorers! Then we went to his private family property for lunch, where family prepared an authentic meal for us under a hand-made hut near a local river. Definitely not a "run of the mill" adventure! We got back to port in plenty of time to catch our boat back to our ship! What a great day! Worth the price!
Reviewer: Robin Kruk
5 Stars
Amazing Tour Guide! Really great all day adventure
March 15, 2023
This was a great day!! We got to see all of Belize which I really loved about it. I wanted to see more than just the port gift shops and 1 over crowded beach. In this you get to see the Belize rainforest, caves that Mayans used and still have some artifacts inside. And then of course you get to your the Mayan site. Our Tour Guide was GREAT! Roberto was a great guide, so much knowledge and very friendly. The Jeep’s were in good condition and everyone had their own jeep for their group. Then you get to visit this village near the jungle where they feed you a traditional Belize lunch. The food was very good and the area where we ate was beautiful. Thank you Roberto, you are very good at your profession.
Reviewer: Ryan Cramer
5 Stars
Amazing Belizean Experience
February 04, 2023
Overall, experience was AMAZING!! Huge props to Robbie and the rest of the staff! Loved that the visit to the pyramids did not drag on, and we had lots of opportunities to take pictures. Robbie was very informative and super kind. Authentic Belizean cuisine was some of the best food we had on our entire cruise! Overall definitely worth the price! Highly recommend
Reviewer: Martha Jane Antony
5 Stars
Awesome Trip!
January 13, 2023
So glad we went with this excursion for our cruise. We were a large group of 20 so we had two guides, Robby and Gabriel, and they were both amazing. They had such vast knowledge on Belize, its history, anything you’d need to know. They had water and snacks for us all day which was appreciated, and the highlight was getting to have a home cooked meal at the farm at the end of the day, which was delicious! This is a family run business and you can see the love they put into it, and we definitely felt part of the family by the end of the day. If I had to sum it up, it was a snapshot of Belize in a day. I’d highly recommend them.
Reviewer: Dorene
5 Stars
Awesome tour!!!
January 11, 2023
We had a great time on the tour. The guides were amazing and very knowledgeable. My kids (7 and 10) loved it as well. The ruins were breathtaking, the jeeps were fun to drive, and the cave was really cool. We also liked the lunch they provided at the end. Would definitely book a tour with them again and highly recommend it!
Reviewer: Dennis
5 Stars