This combo tour will depart
from Belize City in air-conditioned to the Old Northern Highway for 50 minutes.
Altun Ha is the nearest excavated Maya Temple to Belize City and is probably
the most visited by Belizean school children from all over the country. This beautiful
Maya Temple whose name means “Rockstone Water” has wide-open spaces. The
temples are easily climbed and are not as tall as Lamanai and Xunantunich.
After trekking an ancient
home of the Maya, you’ll head west for 90 minutes on the Western Highway, for
Cave Tubing. Once at the outpost, you’ll be given a basic orientation and
safety briefing before heading off on a 30-minute hike which includes wading
through a few knee-deep water streams. Don’t let the hike worry you though; as
it’s mostly on flat terrain, is enjoyable and informative. It’s shaded by the
rainforest canopy and our tour guides will point out flora and fauna noteworthy
to the area.
Once at the entrance of the
cave system, it’s time for your cave tubing adventure through the ancient Maya
underworld. Inside, you’ll see intricate crystalline formations that line the
cave with a majestic rise and fall of stalagmites and stalactites that add to
the serene richness and grandiose of Xibalba as it’s known. If there’s time,
and you’re open to added adventure, our guides may stop at the mini waterfall
and swimming area. After leaving the falls, you’ll emerge into the sunlight and
free float downstream, ushered by the gentle current and little rapids, to a
harmony of birds and natural wildlife which routes back to where the tour
It’s then on to the Belize Zoo before heading back
home. The Belize Zoo is a small zoo with a big heart. Every species is placed
in habitats that are similar to what their natural surroundings would be if
they were still in the wild. Birds fly high in natural, enclosed canopies.
Crocodiles lounge about in pools made just for them. The magnificent Jabiru
Stork stakes its claim to lots of space and may even fluff its huge wingspan
for a show. The Jaguar, Mountain Lion, and other wild cats blend into space
provided for them and may come out for amazing photo opportunities.
Here you can get a look at the national animal, the
Tapir (Mountain Cow), and smell why the peccary has its own place in the Belize
creole language. You will feel as if you are truly in the jungles of Belize.
The Belize Zoo is a fun family trip. Even if you have
visited many other zoos, the exotic flora and fauna of this little zoo will win
● Bug Spray (Repellent)
● Comfortable walking
shoes/tennis Digital Camera/Cellphone (waterproof/waterproof casing
Note: It’s best to use comfortable shoes and clothing that will
air dry quickly if you don’t want to bring along a change of clothing for cave
tubing. If you opt to bring a change of clothes, bathroom facilities and
showers are provided onsite at the tubing outpost for a quick shower. It’s
rinse and go! No body soap, or rags provided.
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