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Altun Ha and Cave Tubing Tour from Belize City

Highlights
  • Visit Altun Ha, site of an ancient Mayan settlement
  • Go tubing in the Branch Rivera Caves
  • Activity is suitable for participants of all fitness levels
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Altun Ha and Cave Tubing Tour from Belize City
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Altun Ha and Cave Tubing Tour from Belize City
US$125.00
Overview

Learn about 3,000-year-old Mayan civilization with a visit to Altun Ha, then go tubing in the Branch Rivera Caves during this 6-hour adventure from Belize City. At Altun Ha, walk through the two ancient plazas that once served as center of commerce for 10,000 Mayan residents trading jade and obsidian. With your adventure guide, hike 30 minutes to the entrance of the cave, then hop on an inner tube and float through the underground network of rivers. No experience is necessary; this activity is suitable for participants of all fitness levels. A traditional Belizean lunch with refreshments and round-trip transportation from centrally located Belize City hotels, the airport or the cruise port are included. 

What to Expect
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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1 - 5 of 8 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago
A Perfect Day!

Our tour guide was amazing! He picked us up right from the cruise terminal and made sure we were back on time (something we were worried about). It was a private tour for just my husband and I. Cave tubing was awesome and the ruins...More

1  Thank Wilfredo G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wow, Must do in Belize

First of all "Private Belize Adventure" is exactly what you'll get. My group of 3 met our guide "PAUL" outside the Carnival Cruise terminal early Paul said to go out to the Cave Tubing first. During the drive Paul explained areas we were driving through....More

1  Thank Robert G
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile
Best Bang for Your Buck

This excursion package is well worth booking. The cruise we were on did not offer this package of tubing in combination with the ruins. This private company went above and beyond to provide this as a possibility! Our guide was excellent and had us back...More

1  Thank Alyssa W
Reviewed 27 April 2018
Awesome Serene Experience

I highly recommend this tour. We did this excursion our first day in Belize and it was well worth it! We were the only 2 in the group along with our tour guide. It was like a private tour. We were the only other people...More

1  Thank Marisa S
Reviewed 11 April 2018
Loved our day in Belize!

Top notch company! We had such a great time with Paul. He met us right away outside Terminal 1 off our ship and off we went! We were all by ourselves at the Altun Ha ruins thanks to an early start. Tubing was wonderful too....More

1  Thank rrkingcool
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Ethan E
6 May 2018|
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Response from Crystal L | Reviewed this property |
We departed early morning, like 7:30 and returned around 3:00 I think. You can contact the tour provider directly to find out for sure.
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