From San Pedro Ambergris Caye: Cave tubing & Altun Ha

Listing Type
Tour/Activity
Type of Tour/Activity
Mayan Ruins and Archaeological Sites
Tour Type
Cave Expedition, Mayan Ruins
Main Activity
Cave Tubing
Departs From
Start Point
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
Intensity Level
Moderate
$
200
/ Person
Trusted Provider
Luis D
Avg. Response:
7 minutes
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About Listing
Features:
Cave System
National Park
River
Subterranean Cave
Subterranean River
Tropical forest
Highlights
  • Archeological Reserve (Enjoying the Nature)
Belize Gold Standard Certified - Belizing.com

Description
Our Journey starts from San Pedro (Ambergris Caye) where you will get your boat tickets (the boat ride consists of one hour & 30 minutes, Water Taxi transfer from San Pedro to Belize City in which you will be able to see Caye Caulker, Caye Chapel and much more, arriving in Belize city water taxi terminal, where you will meet your tour guide. From there you board a private vehicle with your guide as you begin your road trip to Altun Ha Mayan Ruin: Altun Ha is an ancient Mayan City about 30 miles north of Belize City, dating back to about B.C. 900. It is believed the city was occupied for centuries up until A.D. 1000, covering the classic period A.D. 250-900, the time from which most of the information of this city was gathered and the time when the city was at its height.

The name Altun Ha means “Rockstone Water”, and it is derived from the name of a nearby village called Rockstone Pond, but Altun-Ha’s ancient name remains unknown. The largest temple of Altun Ha is the Temple of the Masonry Altars which stands 54 feet high. The Sun God’s Tomb is also found on this temple dated for about A.D. 600-650, in which researchers found a skeleton and various artifacts when the tomb was excavated.
The Mayans made use of the land and its terrains, as they did so above the surface they also did so below the surface. The Mayans believed that the caves were an entrance to Xibalba “a place of fear” related to death. It is completely so because the Mayans used the caves to perform death rituals and also the river flowing through these caves provided a secret passageway to ambush enemies.

Cave Tubing into a cave system at Caves Branch. After reaching the Caves Branch Archaeological Reserve you will hike for about 30 minutes through the Belize Rain Forest and through a couple of dry caves until you come to the opening of the first cave through which the underground Caves Branch river flows. This is where the REAL fun begins as you will be assisted in getting into your inner tube to begin floating through the caves. It's a short but amazing journey of about 45 minutes to an hour. Our tubes with headrests are linked so there is no need to hold onto someone else's feet and you are guided by a licensed and experienced tour guide :) At the end of the tour, we will head back to the water taxi terminal.
 
Suitable for:
Kids
Teens
Adults
Families
Groups
Couples
Seniors
Handicapped
Recommended Age Range:
Under 10
11 - 20
21 - 30
31 - 40
41 - 50
Over 50
What is Included?
Things the supplier includes without any extra cost.
  • Water Taxi to mainland (round trip)
  • Light Breakfast
  • Cave tubing Equipment (Tubes, Lifevest, Lights, Helmet)
  • Park Fees at both Sites
  • Lunch (Delicious Belizean Rice & Beans with stew chicken and coleslaw), Sodas & Water
  • Mainland Transportation to sites (round trip)
What to bring?
Recommended items to bring on the trip.
  • Extra Dry Clothes, Towels
  • Tennis/Water shoes suitable for hiking/water
  • Sun Block & Bug Spray
  • Camera (Optional)
  • Good Vibes
Rates
The base rates charged by the provider. This includes all taxes and applicable fees.
Minimum:
2 people
Minimum number of people.
Price
Unless otherwise indicated, prices are in US dollars.
Per
Price
Unless otherwise indicated, prices are in US dollars.
Person
$
200
Transportation
Is Transportation provided?:
Yes
Availability
Schedule
Dates
Daily
Provider
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Tza-Ten-A-Ha Awesome Adventures is a local family business that started in the largest fishing village in Belize, known as Sarteneja Village. We conduct pretty much any tour on the ... moremainland and also in the sea. Our tours are basically private starting from two persons to any group size. Our tours are being conducted with much professionalism, care, love and dedication to make your tour the highlight of your entire vacation. Contact us for any double or triple combination of tours to meet your needs. Our new health protocols: Expect to have your tempreture tested upon pickup at your hotel dock, wear a mask properly, keep social distance, avoid touching your face, objects,surface, use hand sanitizer, wash your hands properly, & full payments online are strongly recommended.
Account Type:
Tour Operator
Gold Certified:
Yes
Service Types:
Tours | Activities, Private Guides
Payment & Cancellation
Cancellation Policy
Flexible
  • Cancellations made 15 days before will be fully refunded except for a service fee of 3%.
  • Cancellations made 7 days before will be refunded 70% of the amount paid.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
Terms & Conditions
Tza-Ten-Ha Awesome Adventures terms are as follows:
No shows, before/after tour daily departures, illness, motion sickness, activity canceled because of inclement weather and/or Acts of God, ARE ALL NON-REFUNDABLE AND NON TRANSFERABLE.
 
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Carlos, our tour guide, was especially knowledgeable about the history, construction and plant life of the Mayan Ruins at Altun Ha. We really enjoyed our impressive tour. Then when it was time for cave tubing he was very concerned for our safety during the jungle walk, through which we learned about the growing and processing of cashews, but especially while we were tubing. He kept us constantly in ... more the grasp of his guiding rope and warned us when it was time for Butts Up. He anticipated and made us aware of every limestone structure during our ride. Throughout the time on the road he shared historical and physical geography knowledge of Belize. He made sure we were hydrated and fed during our time with him. He was conversational and made us feel comfortable at all times.
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Fantastic tour!!!!
Luis and Rose were amazing your guides. Attention to every detail and extremely knowledgeable. Altun ha and the cave tubing were awesome experiences. I highly recommend them!
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