Private Altun Ha And Cave Tubing From Belize City

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM Tour departs within walking distance of the cruise port
  • Departure Details :
    Belize City, Belize City, Belize District
    Traveler pickup is offered
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

This 6-hour tour will take you to Altun ha, the ruins of an ancient Mayan city in Belize. You will also have the opportunity to go cave tubing along the Caves Branch Rivera. You can book this tour to share with other people or just for your own group of friend or family!

Highlights

All entrance fees included

All necessary equipment included

All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included

Lunch included

Private guide for a more personalized experience

Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

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 Maya 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.

Inclusions

Fuel surcharge

GST (Goods and Services Tax)

Local taxes

Beverages

Lunch

All activities

Driver/guide

Entry/Admission - Altun Ha

Exclusions

Gratuities

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

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

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

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

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

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  • 03-Jul-2019

    This excursion was awesome! Our tour guide, Paul, was great! He was very talkative and really showed us a good time! Highly recommend this excursion!

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Do not miss the Cave Tubing! Our guide, Ellsworth, was awesome and very funny! He was very knowledgeable about the island and made sure to keep us happy. I definitely recommend requesting him! We drove out to the caves while he pointed out various interesting things. Once at the excursion start, we had a 30 minute hike to the cave that was full of beautiful greenery and interesting things to see. Ellsworth pointed out different plants and things along the way. When we got to the cave mouth the real adventure began. It was just magnificent and Ellsworth pulled us along and made sure we were safe and together the whole time. After we had an authentic island lunch and Ellsworth stopped to purchase us bottles of water. We were short on time due to our boat arriving late so we opted not to do Altun Ha even though Ellsworth assured us we could make it. Instead, he gave us a driving tour of Belize City which was very interesting and worth seeing and we stopped for pictures by the water. If you do not want to do a lot of driving, I suggest doing just the Cave Tubing. It is an hour from port to the cave then an hour to Altun Ha and an hour back to the port. There are also a number of things you can do enroute to the cave tubing as well as zip lining at the cave.

  • 01-Sep-2018

    Great tour :

  • 16-Mar-2018

    Private is the best way to do this tour. Our driver was waiting for us when we got off the cruise ship and we left immediately. We were to the caves and tubing before the other tours had even gotten to the beginning. This allowed us to be in the caves without a lot of people in them, so we could truly appreciate them. We were only four people our group and our guide in these beautiful caves just cruising down the river in a tube hearing all about the history and story behind what we were seeing. The hike of 30 minutes almost deterred us, as we had a 75 year old in our group with a bad knee, but it was not bad. Our guide was kind and carried her tube for her, so she had no problem. After cave tubing, we went to the amazing ruins Altun Ha. Keep in mind there is about an hour ride in between. We had a nice lunch on the way of bbq chicken that was fantastic. Altun Ha was a beautiful Mayan ruin and our guide was passionate about the history. He gave so much wonderful information and was happy to answer any questions. We had just enough time to pick up a couple of mementos at the ruins before heading back to the ship. We had a wonderful guide who made this trip magical.

  • 30-Jan-2018

    Our guide was Gavin and did everything perfectly. He was prompt and very informative about his country. Due to rain we were unable to do the tubing portion so he took us to see some howler monkeys in the wild, which was pretty cool. This is a good tour if you want to experience the personal touch.

  • 21-Nov-2017

    I can't say enough wonderful things about this,it's a private tour, not a tour bus,our driver was very knowledgeable about Belize and the ruins,we were able to make a couple quick stops for local wine and choc tea, diff guide for tubing who was also fabulous,a bit of a hike but beautiful, book this!

  • 31-Oct-2017

    We did not stop in Belize due to a Hurricane brewing up. Viator gave a FULL refund. NO problem just gave us the refund. Have used Viator before and have had great time. NEVER us a CRUISE LINE tour - nothing but a CATTLE CALL.

  • 31-Jul-2017

    Outstanding! Our guide was waiting for us with a sign as we got off the water taxi from San Pedro.
    Loved the private experience and personal one on one treatment at the ruins and at the cave tubing. It felt like an outing with a friend rather than a tour. Professional, friendly, and informative.

  • 14-May-2017

    This was definitely a great tour encompassing both things we were interested in on the same day. Since we were cruising, only had a single day in the country, and had very limited time with it being a tender port, it did feel very rushed. I would recommend picking one activity or the other if you only have about seven hours in the country since there's a good deal of driving between locations. That said, our guide, Kent, made the driving time absolutely worth it since he kept up an interesting and informative conversation throughout the entire ride, pointing out interesting things to see so there was never a dull moment. If you only have plans to visit the one time and want to do both activities, this is probably the best way to do so.

  • 21-Mar-2017

    We were met at the port by our guide Gerson--very easy to find and on time. He was a great guide, very knowledgeable, and smart! It was raining when we got to Belize City, so he suggested that we go to the cave tubing first since it would be out of the rain. We were the first tour through the caves that morning, which was amazing. Very easy walk to the entrance of the caves. The water level was low, so he had to spend some time wading and pulling us through, which he did without complaint! Loved this part of the tour--an experience that should not be missed. After the cave tubing, we went up to Altun Ha, and arrived just after the last tour bus left--we had the place to ourselves. Gerson was full of information and answered every question that we had. Because of his creative thinking and flexibility of scheduling, not to mention his awesome driving skills! we made back to port ahead of schedule, allowing us time for shopping and a little more sightseeing. His English was perfect, and he understood every corny joke and innuendo that we made!

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