Private Altun Ha And Cave Tubing from Belize City
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Private Altun Ha And Cave Tubing from Belize City

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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.
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  • Local taxes
  • Beverages
  • Lunch
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  • Driver/guide
  • Entry/Admission - Altun Ha
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  • 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 it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Tammy H
5 | 2019-07-03

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!

5 | 2019-07-03

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.

Heather L
5 | 2018-01-30

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.

robert h
5 | 2017-10-31

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.

5 | 2017-07-31

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.

5 | 2017-03-21

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!

Colleen M
5 | 2016-06-21

This tour was the best. My boyfriend and I watched tour buses take 45 minutes to just get off the bus and take a bathroom break. This tour allowed us to get in and out of places more quickly. That being said, we went to a bunch of places to take photos and learn more about the history of Belize. I have raved about this tour experience and forever will spoil ourselves with private tours from here on out.

William E
5 | 2016-04-21

Loved it! Some fun with some history and a truer sense of country, history, culture, politics. Our guide, Gavin, was amazing - knowledgeable, passionate, energetic. So much better than I'd expected or hoped and a significant better than the cruise ship offered. Highly recommend!

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