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    Ha Altun and the Olde River Belize Safari

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    Enjoy a Belize River cruise and visit the ancient Mayan site of Altun Ha on this exciting day trip from Belize City. Combining exotic flora and fauna with legendary history, the tour highlights Belize's exquisite natural beauty and Mayan heritage. Your guide is waiting for you!

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    You will take a pleasant three-hour cruise on the Olde Belize River that will take you several miles. It's not uncommon to encounter troops of black howler monkeys relaxing in the jungle by the river, and you may even spot elusive crocodiles basking in the warm sunlight. You can also see iguanas, several varieties of birds and a variety of flora.



    At Burrell Boom, a picturesque settlement by the river, you will be served a tasty local lunch with refreshments. After lunch, your tour bus and guide will accompany you to the Mayan ruins of Altun Ha (Mayan for "Rock Stone Water"). Here you will learn the captivating history of this site where the famous "Kinich Ahau" jade was discovered by Dr. David Pendergast of the Royal Ontario Museum.

    Altun Ha was once a major trading center linking the Maya on the Caribbean coast with the mainland Maya of Central America. It is also well known for its wide variety of birds.

    After your visit to Altun Ha, you will board the bus to return to Belize City.

    Detailed schedule

    Starting point :
    Departs from most hotels in Belize City, Belize City Domestic (Municipal) Airport or San Pedro at Belize Express Water Taxi Terminal in Belize City



    Departure time :
    08.00 p.m

    Hotel pickups begin before this time; exact pickup time will be advised upon reconfirmation.

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