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Altun Ha and Cave Tubing Tour from Belize City

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    This tour will take you to visit a Mayan ruin where you can learn about a great civilization that inhabited Belize over 3,000 years ago. Journey through the Mayan underworld, tubing through underground caves over 175,000 years old as your headlights reveal many untouched crystal formations below the surface of the earth.

    Altun Ha was first settled somewhere around 250 BC, with construction of the buildings beginning in 100 AD and continuing throughout the Classic Period that ended in the 10th century. Some 10,000 Mayans lived in and around Altun Ha, which was a significant trading center as evidenced by the large amounts of jade and obsidian excavated here in the early sixties and seventies.

    Altun Ha Tour: spanning a 25 square mile area roughly an hour from Belize City, Altun Ha is made up of two central plazas surrounded by towering temples that enclose the palm strewn land. The larger of the two plazas, Plaza A, is the site of a mysterious tomb discovered beneath one of the temples called Temple of the Green Tomb. Jade, jewelry, flints and skins are among the three hundred remnants that were unearthed here.

    Cave tubing provides thrills to suit nearly any age and fitness level. After a brief 30-minute hike to the entrance of the cave, inner tubes are used to float along the Caves Branch River. See your light flicker upon strange shapes and the ultimate darkness beyond.

    Hear the echo of your own voice bounce off the distant walls. Listen to the water dripping from the ceiling, creating spectacular formations in the stunning chambers. And while you might be expecting dark and claustrophobic passageways, you are likely to find enormous chambers and cathedral-sized rooms.

    You will be driven back to your hotel or cruise port at the end of the tour.
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    Departure Point
    Cruise port, airport or centrally located hotels
    Duration
    6h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Fuel surcharge
    • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
    • Local taxes
    • All activities
    • Driver/guide
    • Bottled water
    • Entry/Admission - Altun Ha
    Exclusions
    • Lunch
    • Gratuities
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • Please dress appropriately for this tour
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 8 July 2019 via mobile

    I gotta be honest, I did not know what to expect. I really didn’t believe the reviews as being legitimate but I gotta say that it was all true. I’m not a person who normally leaves a review but I felt compelled to speak highly...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank Joseph G
    Reviewed 31 May 2019

    My husband, 3 adult children (ages 22-25), and I spent the day with Paul on 5/29/19. We were on the first tender of the morning from our cruise ship as recommended, and went to straight to Altun Ha. He spent the majority of the drive...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank AVLGirl13
    Reviewed 23 May 2019 via mobile

    My family and I had Paul as our guide and he was outstanding. He was friendly and knowledgeable. We greatly appreciated the small size of our group. When we were tubing we were able to observe larger groups which didn't have an intimate feeling like...More

    Thank Jubilation10
    Reviewed 20 May 2019

    Going on a private tour is the way to go. Our guide, Ellsworth did a great job. Even better considering that our ship was late in getting us into port. The cave tubing was so much fun... this is definitely something that you shouldn't miss....More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    1  Thank cashonly
    Reviewed 6 April 2019

    Took us longer than expected to get a tender from our cruise ship to port, but luckily the delay was not too great and did not impact on the days activities. Our guide was Paul, he was informative and interesting. First stop was the cave...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
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    Response from Robert G | Reviewed this property |
    No lunch is not included, but there will be places where you can purchase food. I suggest you pack snacks to get you by until you return to the port. We didn't want to stop and eat lunch, time is limited and we wanted to... More
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