- Round-trip transportation from your cruise ship tender pier!
- Air-conditioned, fully licensed, and insured transportation!
- English-speaking certified excursion guide!
- Cold bottled water!
- Guided tour of Altun Ha Mayan Ruins and entrance fee!
- Guided boat excursion of Old Belize River (Wallace River)!
- Small groups only - minimum of 6 people per departure!
- Climb the Altun Ha Mayan ruins if you wish!
This fun combo cruise excursion in Belize takes you to one of the best Mayan Ruins - Altun Ha along with a scenic boat ride on the River Wallace. Enjoy nature and learn on this guided tour.
Your friendly guide will be waiting for you right outside your Belize cruise ship terminal. You will get checked in, onboard the transportation, and to your first destination, River Wallace. Along the way, your English-speaking guide will give you lots of educational and interesting information about the area and your day ahead.
When you get to the Olde Belize River, also known as River Wallace, you will board your riverboat for the scenic route up the river. You can expect to see a variety of flora and fauna and your guide will point them out. The river itself, its banks, and its overhangs are home to many jungle species such as crocodiles, howler monkeys, iguanas, and many birds.
The river was named after the Scottish pirate, Peter Wallace. Your route will be just a short portion of the 180-mile-long river. The guide will also be giving you information about your second destination, the Mayan ruins of Altun Ha. Your river portion stops at the small village of Burrell Boom where you will board your transportation that will take you to Altun Ha.
These Mayan Ruins were once a Mayan ceremonial and commerce center. They cover about 5 square miles in area and contain over 500 structures. This is a unique opportunity as Altun Ha is one of the few ruins left that does allow the guests to climb the structures.
Altun Ha ruins were not discovered until 1963 when they were spotted from the air making them relatively "new" ruins. They date back to 250 BC and have 3 plazas and 13 center structures with the most famous being the pyramid (temple of Masonry) that rises 54ft high.
The famous "Jade Head" was discovered by Professor Pendergast in 1965 who uncovered the carved head that weighs almost 10 lbs. It represents the Sun God, Kinich Ahau.
Your transportation will take you back to your Belize cruise terminal afterward.