Your Altun Ha Mayan Ruins and Belize Cave Tubing tour starts An hour northward out of Belize City, your disembarkation point, along quaint country roads, secondary rain forest, Creole villages and isolated farms, rises the majestic beauty of the Maya ceremonial center called Altun Ha (rock stone pond).
Royal priests ruled Altun Ha for many centuries, and traded with other Mayan centers in Meso America. Some 55 years ago, Dr. David Pendergast of the Royal Ontario Museum in Canada, along with his excavation team, discovered a tomb of a priest in the Temple of the Masonry Altars, and in it, a nine and three quarter pound jade carving of the Sun God, Kinich Ahau – a world famous event! Climb prepared stone steps to the stars! Surround yourself with the aura of these ancient stargazers living in the rain-forests of Belize. After a delicious Belizean lunch, travel to Nohoch Che’en Archaeological Reserve for the second part of your Altun Ha Mayan Ruins and Belize Cave Tubing Tour only a short one hour drive away.
An hour’s easy drive west from Altun Ha brings us to the Sibun Caves Branch cave tubing site – with modern bathrooms, secure parking, excellent jungle restaurant, and handicraft shops, the hub for your Belize Cave Tubing
After changing, grab your tube, life vest and caving light, and walk a leisurely jungle trail through two dry cave systems and under beautiful primary broad-leaf rain-forest to the entrance of the cave system and the most popular tour in Belize – cool and comfortable floating through gorgeous stalactite and stalagmite filled caverns where the ancient Maya people once practiced the important rite of traveling through the underworld, ruled by the nine dark lords of their cosmological religion.
Your guides will take you safely through the system, and then, at the end of the caves, enjoy a beautiful outdoor float under the canopy of the rain-forest, with some sunshine coming down through the canopy. At the end (this is actually a circuit – you float back to where you started hiking!)
US165 per person. 2 to 4 persons. Minimum 2 persons to book.
US145 per person 5 to 7 persons
US135 per person 8 persons or above.