Altun-Ha and Jeep Adventure

Altun-Ha and Jeep Adventure
Price: $199.00
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Summary
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  |  6 ReviewsReview This Tour
Belize adventure
June 13, 2019
Great experience, recommended 100 percent! Grab riel the tour guy and driver was very professional and informed! Perfect timing for all the activities and food was delicious!
Reviewer: Yaima Alba
5 Stars
Fantastic!!!
April 11, 2019
Highly recommended! You drive the Jeep and the spelunking is AMAZING!!! Gabriel our guide was perfect! Lunch was fantastic, too! Avoid the crowded cruise excursion and experience the real Belize!
Reviewer: Brian Weir
5 Stars
Great Choice
January 15, 2019
We were very pleased with our tour. It was as advertised. We had a personal guide for the day, Gabriel, who was excellent. He explained a lot about Belize and was very knowledgeable and friendly. He was a fun companion for our excursion. The ruins were well worth seeing. The jeep tour was awsome through real jungle in the mud. The cave was also a really cool experience. The lunch was delicious! We would highly recommend this tour. It was a personal tour and much more fun than the larger group tours. A truly wonderful experience.
Reviewer: Michael Geiselhart
5 Stars
A fabulous day!!
August 13, 2018
We took the Altun-Ha and Jeep adventure. Jose was a wonderful guide. It was a fun day of adventure and fun. We loved it and recommend it very highly.
Reviewer: Pam Honeycutt
5 Stars
Forget the crowds
July 23, 2018
We did this tour off of a Princess cruise. We met our guide, Jose, exactly where he was supposed to be in the detailed instructions. Jose was knowledgeable and fun—very conscious of the time so that we would be back well before debarkation. The tour took us first to the ruins at Altun-Ha. These are magnificent Mayan temples deep into Belize. Jose gave us a wonderful history of the area and a thorough explanation. We then went to where the Jeeps were and went into the jungle areas, driving our own cars. It was quite an adventure...we ended up at a magnificent cave which we entered with lights and saw the interior. The tour then took us to a beautiful farm for a delicious lunch. I will NEVER do ship excursions again. We had a total of FOUR people on our tour and Jose was our private guide!! When you see buses crammed full of 55 people, you will never regret using Shore Excursions. Highly recommended.
Reviewer: Philip Bigler
5 Stars
Best tour ever
June 29, 2017
I have done a lot of excursions throughout the years and this was one of the best. Jose our guide was extremely knowledgeable and led a great tour of the Mayan ruins. The Jeep 4-wheeling was a blast. I cant believe they let people abuse these Jeeps like this. Lunch att he farm was great and so was the cave tour. Very physical tour.
Reviewer: Glen Harston
5 Stars