Altun Ha Mayan Ruins & Belize River Wildlife Combo with Lunch
If you’ve got a short time in Belize and are keen to see it all, this Belize Mayan ruins tour combo is a must-do. Tick off a visit to the Altun Ha Mayan Ruins, a boat ride down the Belize River, and the chance to spot some local wildlife like manatees, crocodiles and more.
Your exciting day out begins when you step aboard the boat for an exhilarating ride along Belize City’s scenic coast. Then, the scenery gets dramatically different as you enter the Belize River. The river was historically used by Maya traders and British loggers to transport precious mahogany, and you’ll learn all about the trade secrets of this ancient tributary. Keep your eyes peeled for your first glimpse of the natural wildlife, but don’t worry. There will be plenty of opportunities to get that perfect shot. Crocodiles, howler monkeys, iguanas, manatees, and even dolphins have all been spotted during the journey.
After the aquatic adventure, it’s time to explore by land, where you’ll be taken to the Altun Ha Mayan Ruins by air-conditioned coach. A guided tour is on the agenda, and you’ll have time to explore this once-mighty Mayan city that covers five square miles. The adventurous among you can climb the stone pyramids for views over the surrounding rainforest.
Just Want Wildlife? Just Want Mayan Ruins?
If you'd prefer to just focus on the wildlife and seeking out those magnificent manatees, then checkout this shorter Manatee excursion. If you'd prefer less wildlife and to focus on Mayan Ruins checkout this trip to Altun Ha or to Xunantunich as well as other nearby Mayan Ruins.