Calling all thrill-seekers, culture enthusiasts, friends and family groups! Are you ready for a day filled with excitement, discovery, and spectacular sights? Step right this way! We’re setting off on a dazzling day-trip, perfectly planned for your Belize port day! Experience the majestic wonders of Belize with our unique Belize Cave Tubing and Altun Ha Maya Ruins Shore Excursion.
Begin your day by plunging into the cool, crystal-clear waters of the Nohoch Che’en Caves Branch Archaeological Reserve, where an exhilarating cave tubing adventure awaits! Armed with your personal floatation device, headlamp, and sense of adventure, you’ll be all set to navigate the enchanting caves. Get ready to be mesmerized by the shimmering stalactites and stalagmites and the mystery of the ancient Maya ceremonial centers that lurk within these captivating limestone formations.
The laughter of your family echoes off the cave walls as the river carries you gently through the serene environment. You’ll feel a rush of adrenaline and marvel at the surreal beauty around you. Remember to look up and catch a glimpse of the fruit bats hanging upside down in their natural habitat – a truly unforgettable sight! Don’t worry, they’re just as curious about you as you are about them. This part of the adventure is ideal for all ages – kids will love the gentle thrill of the ride, and adults can sit back, relax, and soak in the stunning scenery.
After our captivating journey through the caves, we’ll dry off and embark on the next phase of our journey – a visit to the awe-inspiring Altun Ha Maya Ruins. The ruins, nestled in the heart of the Belizean rainforest, are a testament to the grandeur and sophistication of the ancient Maya civilization. Prepare to be awestruck as you explore the ceremonial temples and pyramids, some of which date back to 200 BC!
The largest of Altun Ha’s temples, the Temple of the Masonry Altars, is a sight to behold. Picture yourself standing atop this impressive 54-foot high structure, gazing out over the surrounding lush green canopy, feeling the echoes of an ancient world all around you. There’s nothing quite like it! Take a moment here. Capture this memory. It’s one you’ll treasure forever.
As your knowledgeable guide leads you through the site, they’ll bring the Maya civilization to life with fascinating tales and historical facts. Kids and adults alike will be captivated by stories of ancient rituals, Maya astronomy, and even a tale about a giant jade head that was discovered here. This cultural immersion is sure to spark everyone’s imagination!
Throughout the day, you’ll also enjoy authentic Belizean cuisine. Savor the flavors of delicious local dishes like coconut rice and beans, stewed chicken, and fried plantains during a leisurely lunch nestled in the verdant rainforest. Top it off with a refreshing sip of freshly squeezed tropical juice or coconut water – the perfect way to keep your energy high for this day of adventure.
Our “Belize Cave Tubing and Altun Ha Maya Ruins” tour is designed with cruise travelers in mind. We understand your timing needs, so rest assured that we’ll have you back to your ship on time, full of new memories and stories to share.
This tour truly is the perfect mix of adventure, culture, and fun, making it an unforgettable part of your cruise vacation. The combination of the mystical cave tubing experience and the historical exploration of the Altun Ha Maya Ruins ensures that there’s something for everyone in your family and friends group.
Are you ready to create memories that will last a lifetime? Join us for this incredible day of discovery in beautiful Belize!
After immersing yourself in the grandeur of Altun Ha, we’ll return to the cruise port. But the fun doesn’t stop there! On the journey back, we’ll share more about Belize’s vibrant culture, its colorful history, and even its fantastic food scene.
For all the nature lovers, bird watchers, and curious minds, keep your eyes peeled during our travels. Belize is a haven for exotic wildlife. The lush vegetation that we pass may house unique bird species like the keel-billed toucan, Belize’s national bird, and creatures like the howler monkey or the elusive jaguar.
With the majestic rainforest as our backdrop, we’ll reflect on the incredible adventure we’ve just experienced together. From the serene beauty of the Nohoch Che’en caves to the lofty heights of Altun Ha’s ancient temples, this is a journey that has connected us to the natural world and to the rich cultural heritage of Belize.
As we approach the bustling cruise port, you’ll likely be filled with a warm sense of adventure, of discovery, and of friendship. These memories, and the stories you’ll tell, will truly last a lifetime. As you board your ship and wave goodbye to the stunning Belizean landscape, you’ll carry with you a part of this enchanting country.
The “Belize Cave Tubing and Altun Ha Maya Ruins” tour is more than just a day trip; it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience, an opportunity to bond with family and friends, and a chance to step into a world of adventure and history that you’ll never forget. So, whether you’re an adventure junkie, a history buff, a nature enthusiast, or you’re just looking for a fun-filled day with loved ones, this tour is sure to leave a lasting impression.
So come, join us! Strap on your adventure gear, bring your sense of wonder and let us whisk you away on this incredible journey. Belize is ready to surprise and delight you, and we can’t wait to share its many splendors with you!
With the “Belize Cave Tubing and Altun Ha Maya Ruins” tour, every moment is filled with fun, learning, and laughter. We guarantee that this day in Belize will be a highlight of your cruise vacation! You’ve been at sea, now it’s time to delve into the heart of Belize and discover its hidden treasures. See you soon, fellow explorers!
Adults US$145 Children under 13 years US$85
3-6 adults US137.75 per person
7-10 adults US130.50 per person
11 or more US123.25 per person
prices calculate automatically at checkout. Only a deposit is taken to secure the reservation the balance is due in cash at the time of pickup a the port in Belize City. After your reservation is received we will email with pickup details as well as to get your ship information. We keep track of all arrival and departure times for all ships porting in Belize.
Should your ship not port for any reason we offer a 100% refund on your deposit!
The excursion typically lasts around 6 to 7 hours, including travel time to and from the port.
The excursion includes guided tours of the Nohoch Che’en Caves and the Altun Ha Maya Ruins, all necessary equipment for cave tubing, transportation, and a traditional Belizean lunch.
Yes, the excursion is family-friendly and suitable for children. However, for the cave tubing, participants need to be comfortable in water and children should be at least 40 inches tall for safety reasons.
You should bring a swimsuit, towel, comfortable clothing and footwear, a change of clothes, sunscreen, bug spray, a hat, and a camera for all the beautiful sights!
The cave tubing requires a 30-minute walk through the jungle and the ability to swim. Exploring the Altun Ha Maya Ruins involves some walking, often up steps and uneven terrain. Participants should be in good health and physical condition.
Yes, the excursion is designed with cruise ship schedules in mind. We ensure that you return to your ship with ample time before departure.
The excursion typically runs rain or shine. Cave tubing may be affected by heavy rains as it can cause water levels to rise. Any changes due to weather will be communicated to participants as early as possible.
We pickup from your hotel, AirBnB, Vacation Rentals, Homes
Roughly and hours drive west to St. Mathews village is the turn of into the Nohoch Che’en Archeological Park. On the way your guide will explain the history of Belize and flora and fauna of the surrounding area.
Upon arrival at the park, change and use bathrooms, gear up and its off to your cave tubing adventure. A short 45 minute hike into the rainforest to the top of the caves, on the way your guide explains the surrounds, flora and fauna. Unlike Cruise guests that go only to cave 3 you make your way to 4, as you have enough time. At the caves entrance your guide latches all tubes together and your off, on your float back in time your guide explains the history of the caves and its importance to the Ancient Maya. At the end float back to the initial start point.
At the end of your tour we make our way back to the parking lot where we sit and have a delicious local Belizean Lunch.
An hours driver east bring us to the small village of Rock Stone Pond which shares its name with the ancient Maya city of Altun Ha. On arrival you take a quick bathroom break all who need and its off to learn the history of the Ancient Maya who once occupied the city. The city, an important trading post on the coast of Belize at its peak housed more than 10,000 Maya. After your tour, we return to Belize city.
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