Altun Ha Mayan Ruins And River Wallace Tour - Belize City

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  • Duration: 5 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    9am Tour departs within walking distance of the cruise port
  • Departure Details :
    Belize City Tourism Port
  • Return Details :
    Belize City Tourism Village Port
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Altun Ha Mayan Ruins & River Wallace is a shore excursion for you if youd like to visit an important Mayan ruin and see Belizes wildlife in lush tropical rainforest.

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Step aboard Splash Wave boats, hang on to your hat for an exhilarating ride along Belize Citys scenic coast. Then you will enter the Belize River, called Rio Wallace by the Spaniards during the Conquistador rule of the New World a was a place where Maya traders and British loggers transporting precious mahogany also used the tributary.

Keep your eyes open and your camera ready for a glimpse at the natural wildlife. You just may spot crocodiles, iguanas, howler monkeys, and even feeding manatees or dolphins during your journey.

After approximately 90 minutes on the river, your tour captain will tie up at a riverside dock for 30 to 45 minutes. Take the time to purchase a local lunch and browse the gift shop for Belize souvenirs.

Were off to Altun Ha Mayan Ruins

Then board your air-conditioned motorcoach for the 45-minute ride to Altun Ha, an ancient Mayan ceremonial center that covers five square miles.Archeologists did not know about this ancient site until 1963 when Hal Ball. Three plazas and thirteen structures mark the epicenter with the largest of the pyramids being The Temple of the Masonry Altars. This is where, in 1965, Professor David Pendergast of the Royal Ontario Museum discovered the almost ten-pound jade head of the Sun God Kinich Ahau in the tomb of the Royal Priest. Located only seven miles from the sea, Altun Hawas also a vital trade center during the Classic Period (250-900 AD) and may have had a population of about 10,000 people.

For a panoramic view of the surrounding countryside and as long as weather permits, climb the stone steps at on of the three of the main temples.The view is just awesome.

After exploring the Mayan site, board your air-conditioned coach, sit back and relax during your 45-minute ride back to the pier and your return to your Fun Ship.

For a truly interesting insight into Belizes ancient past and the natural wonders of the country, book the Altun Ha Mayan Site & River Wallace now. Its an exciting way to add fun ashore to your fun afloat.

Inclusions

  • Entrance fees
  • National Park fees
  • Bottled water
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • River cruise
  • Private tour
  • Sightseeing cruise
  • Small-group tour
  • Walking tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach

Exclusions

  • Lunch

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

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

Dress code is formal

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