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JUNGLE JEEP AND ALTUN HA RUINS COMBO

Per Person $194 USD
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JUNGLE JEEP AND ALTUN HA RUINS COMBO

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When planning a visit to Belize, the first thing that comes to mind is its ancient Mayan roots, and the intricate temples and towns that still stand today, attracting many visitors who come for a view into Belize's past and leave with a deeper cultural understanding of Mayan civilization.

After meeting your guide, we will begin with a van ride to the Altun Ha Mayan Ruins. Passing through Belize City, we'll continue on through Belize's tropical jungle en route to the Altun Ha Mayan Ruins. Upon arrival, you will be awed by the panoramic views and the sheer enormity of this ancient wonder.

Unravel secrets from the past as you climb the highest temple. Don't forget your camera. These pictures will be worthy of framing back home. With a cultural emphasis on social rituals, mathematics, and understanding greater powers, the Mayans are known for intricate tombs that reveal a society that values respect and honor. Perhaps the most famous tomb at Altun Ha is located in the Temple of the Masonry Altars. Here, archaeologists discovered a jade head of Kinich Ahau, the Sun God. Weighing 10 lbs., this discovery proved to be the largest jade artifact uncovered to date, a true testament to the advanced Mayan society of the time.

Now that you have a deeper understanding of the history of Belize, we will continue on to enjoy an off-road Jeep adventure like no other. Dirt roads are calling your name. Prepare to get a little muddy and embrace the spirit of an off-road experience. Your guide will point out wildlife, including colorful birds and the flora and fauna that is unique to a tropical jungle. We'll take a break to explore a Mayan cave where you will be awed by natural crystalline rock formations.

Before we end our day, you will be treated to a delicious Belize-style lunch. Enjoy chicken, rice, beans, and potato salad. Enjoy freshly squeezed orange juice or, if you wish, you may purchase an alcoholic beverage from the cash bar. You will have time to cool off in the Sibun River or peruse the Belize souvenir shop. Relax and enjoy your time in beautiful Belize.

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Round trip transportation
  • Van tour to Altun Ha Mayan Ruins
  • Guided Jeep adventure
  • Exploration of Mayan cave
  • Delicious lunch

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Sat - no
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Departures (local time)

  • 8:00 AM (6 hrs)

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• This program begins with a van ride to the Altun Ha Mayan ruins. Following your tour of the ruins, you will embark on the Jeep adventure.
• Please bring a driver's license, tennis shoes, swimming wear, towel, insect repellent and sun block.
• Please know the ruins are located approximately 1 hour from Belize City.
• Bring a swimsuit if you wish to swim in the Sibun River.
• Lunch is included in the price of this tour. Bring cash if you wish to purchase a souvenir.

Restrictions

• You must be at least 18 years old with a valid drivers license to drive the jeep.
• The minimum age to participate is 4 years old and the maximum weight per person is 300 lbs.
• This tour is not recommended for pregnant women, people with back or knee issues, or anyone with recent surgery.
• Van holds 14 passengers maximum.
• Maximum 4 persons per jeep.
• You must be at least 18 years old to consume alcoholic beverages.
Although we have both manual and automatic transmission Jeeps, we strongly suggest that at least one member of your party (that can drive) is comfortable using a manual transmission.