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From Belize City: Altun Ha and Belize Zoo Adventure

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Activity provider: Jose Tours Belize

From Belize City: Altun Ha and Belize Zoo Adventure

Activity provider: Jose Tours Belize

From US$ 120 per person

Discover the real Belize, past and present, with a tour of Belize City and a visit to the Mayan archaeological site Altun Ha. The Belize Zoo will enchant you with Belize’s history, culture, and wildlife!

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
We will collect you from the port, your hotel, the airport or water taxi.
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  • Beautiful landmarks and old colonial buildings mixed with the modern give the “Old Belize Capital” that Caribbean charm. Leaving the city, you journey
  • Belize City’s historical highlights and multicultural flavor await you on this city tour.
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The Belize Zoo is the perfect way to experience Belize’s untamed jungles and savannahs. The Tropical Education Center was started in 1983 to provide a home for wild animals featured in various documentaries. From the beginning, it was apparent that Belizeans were not familiar with the different species of wildlife that shared their country and great efforts were made to transform the little zoo into a dynamic wildlife education center. Today, the Belize Zoo covers approximately 29 acres of tropical savannah and features over 125 animals native to Belize. Many of these animals were injured when rescued and have been nursed back to health. Enjoy the awesome range of mammals, birds and reptiles in their natural habitat, including jaguars, howler monkeys, toucans, egrets, crocodiles, and tree frogs. You will spend approximately 1½ hours touring the zoo and educational center before returning via Belize City. Beautiful landmarks and old colonial buildings mixed with the modern give the “Old Belize Capital” that Caribbean charm. Leaving the city, you journey past several quaint villages along the “Old Northern Highway” towards your Mayan Ruins adventure. Three plazas and thirteen structures mark the epicenter of this very important ceremonial site of the ancient Mayan civilization. Altun Ha also served as a trade center, located only seven miles from the sea and surrounded by a primary broadleaf rainforest. This site captured world attention when Professor David Pendergast of the Royal Ontario Museum discovered the 9½ pound jade head of the Sun God Kinich Ahau in the tomb of a Royal Priest, located within the main temple of the masonry altars. Prepared stone steps allow visitors to climb atop one of the main temples on the site to capture the beautiful views of the surrounding countryside.
  • Transportation to and from the port or Hotel
  • Belizean Lunch
  • Belize City tour
  • Mayan Sites Archaeological Reserve
  • Entrance fees
  • Complimentary bottled water, sodas.
  • An absolutely remarkable time!
  • Climbing the ruins is not allowed during or after rain for safety reasons. Not wheelchair accessible.

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  • Light/cool clothing, comfortable walking shoes, cap or hat, sunglasses. Sunblock a must! Cameras,, insect repellent.
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Jose has excellent knowledge and experience with both the Altun Ha site as well as the zoo. Additionally, he described many points of interest as we traveled between locations. His in-depth knowledge about Belize as well as these important sites created a very warm experience for us. Each location revealed a few nice surprises along the way as well.

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March 26, 2022

The Altun Ha is beautiful, the zoo is great, the lunch is delicious!

Excellent! This is a good activity if you're interested in a bit of history! The Altun Ha site can be explored in under an hour. The zoo is lovely and very interesting as well. Lunch was absolutely delicious and greatly appreciated! Jose and his team are wonderful people, extremely friendly and accommodating. They really work hard to make sure you have the best experience.

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February 8, 2019

Product ID: 32011