Altun Ha Mayan Ruins & Cave Tubing
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Altun Ha Mayan Ruins & Cave Tubing

1 day
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ALTUN HA MAYAN RUINS: This tour starts off with a drive through the main streets of Belize City, passing various important monuments and buildings. These provide for photo opportunities while your tour guide gives you the Belizean history behind these monuments and buildings. Then we travel a little over 30 miles away from Belize City on the Phillip Goldson Highway, formerly known as the northern highway, as we make our way to the Altun Ha Maya Ruin. This ruin was once a trading center in this region and is the ruin at which one of Belize's national treasures was found, the Jade Head. This is a massive jade mask of mask of the Mayan god of the sun, Kinich Ahau. ​During the tour of this Maya ruin, you'll get to walk down the same path the Mayas did while learning about their customs while they inhabited the site. The best photo opportunities on this tour come after hiking to the tops of the highest structures where the Mayan elite once occupied. The view from atop is beautiful and offers a panoramic view of this Mayan site as well as the surrounding prisitine jungle. CAVE TUBING: The Maya thought that these caves led to Xibabla, an underworld ruled by the Maya death gods and their helpers in K'iche' Maya mythology. Upon reaching the caves and the river, you can take a dip and admire the beauty of the rocks and cave entrance. After that, you can tube down the river and into the caves that contain artwork and interesting rock formations within! *Please note that the order of these two activities may be reversed.
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