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|
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Belize Altun Ha Temple Excursion
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.