Even though Altun Ha is small as compared to other ruins in the region, the extent to which the site has been cleared and restored makes it easy to imagine its past glory and wealth as a major ceremonial center. The most spectacular find here was a jadeite carving of the head of Kinich Ahau, the Sun God.

From there, re-board your transfer to Nohoch Che’en Nature Reserve for Cave Tubing.  You will start with a jungle trail walk learning about the medicinal and traditional uses of the rainforest plants and trees. Grab your gear, which includes your inner tube, lifejacket, helmet, and headlamp and head down the jungle trail along a leisurely path through two dry cave systems and under beautiful primary broad-leaf rain-forest to the entrance of the cave system. Then enter an exciting realm where rivers disappear into the underworld as you float on inner tubes with only your headlamp to lead the way. On the home stretch, which ends back at your starting point where you crossed the river, enjoy a beautiful outdoor float under the canopy of the rain-forest, with some sunshine coming down through the canopy.   Nohoch Che’en offers modern bathrooms, secure parking, handicraft shops, and water shoe rentals if needed.

Belize Cave Tube | Altun Ha Tour Location: Nohoch Che’en Park, Maskal Village on Old Northern Highway

Level: Easy – Moderate (some walking & stair climbing)

DEPARTURE Tour departs from Belize City, Cruise Terminal, Gate 1
DURATION Approx 5 hours
Belize Altun Ha and Cave Tubing Shore Excursion: Tshirt & Short Pants with Swimsuit under or packed in a small travel bag along with a towel, sandal that can strap unto your feet or sneakers if you don’t mind them getting wet (not flip flops), Cap, Sunshades, Sunblock, Water, Insect Repellent
 Meet & greet at Cruise Terminal, Gate One
Tour transfers in a clean comfortable air conditioned van
Park Entry Fee
Guided tour
Lunch with Beverage
Complimentary Highlights of Belize City Tour (time permitting)
  • 50% credit card deposit to confirm / Balance in cash on tour day
  • Please don’t bring along expensive or priceless items that could get lost or damaged on the tour
  • Tour departure time is based on cruise ship tender time to the terminal.  We ask that you be on the first available tender leaving the ship so as to maximize your tour time!
GUEST SATISFACTION GUARANTEE We have 3 generations of experience in the hospitality industry – at the highest levels of hotel management, tourism organizations, and tourism initiatives in Belize.  We know our country and we excel at customer service. Our guides are carefully selected and individually trained in delivering outstanding customer service.  They bring a true passion for sharing Belize with you.  And, we stand behind our commitment to our guest satisfaction guarantee.
CANCELLATION POLICY Cancellation Policy – at least 24hrs in advance for full refund.  No refund for last minute or no show cancellations.  Full refund if your ship does not port.  Full refund in the event we cancel your tour due to adverse weather or other conditions.




Tender to Mainland

Welcome to Belize!  Your cruise ship will anchor just offshore, and smaller boats called tenders ferry passengers from the ship to the mainland.  Try to get on the earliest tender you can so as to maximize your tour time!

Meet your Tour

Upon arrival at the terminal, make your way to the entrance gate in Terminal One.  Your rep will be waiting to meet you with an “UpClose Belize” sign and will have your name on his/her checklist.

Belize Altun Ha Temple Excursion

Board your tour transfer enjoying a Highlights of Belize City Tour until you eventually make your way through Maskall Village and on to Rockstone Pond.
Altun Ha Maya Temple Site:  Walk the footsteps of royalty -here the burial tomb of a priest in the Temple of the Masonry Altars was the spectacular find of a nine and three quarter pound jade carving of the Sun God, Kinich Ahau. Enjoy a bellyful of our famous Belizean Lunch Special before continuing on your journey.

Belize Cave Tubing Excursion

You will start with a short river crossing assisted by a rope set parallel to the river.  A 30 – 45 minute jungle walk on easy terrain gets you to the start of your cave tubing adventure.  Follow a jungle trail as it weaves alongside the river.  The path is clear and the ground is mostly level on this rainforest walk in the company of your guide as he points out local plants and describes their medicinal and traditional uses.  At the starting point ease into the river or opt for the jump start!  The cave tubing portion of your tour has begun! Experience the cave system by the light of your lamp for an unforgettable adventure of approx 45-60mins.  Your tour ends where you started at the river crossing.

Return to Terminal

At the end of your tour, your guide will return you back to the terminal building in plenty of time to board your return tender to the ship.