Altun-Ha And Jeep Adventure
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.
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