Altun Ha is the nearest Mayan temple excavated by Maya near Belize City, and it is usually the most visited in the country.
The Altun Ha site Mayan temples consist of two main plazas, including the Temple of the Sun God (or Temple of Masonry Altars)
Close to the Caribbean Sea, Altun ha Mayan ruins is a unique cultural zone and other coastal sites.
There are no stelae at Altun Ha Mayan temples, but the discovery of rich tombs indicates that the ruling elite enjoyed access to considerable amounts of exotic goods.
Another beautiful feature of this site is the large water reservoir called “Rock stone Pond.” The bottom line with yellow clay giving the bottom firmness capable of retaining water.
Our next stop is Jaguar Paw:
After a scenic drive to the outpost, you will meet your tour guides, who will issue inflatable tubes, headlamps, and life vests, followed by a quick orientation and safety briefing.
A 30-minute hike is up next, which includes:
• Wading through calming water streams.
• Trekking beneath the thick rainforest canopy on flat terrain; and
• Viewing the exotic flora and fauna that live in the area
At the entrance of the cave system, you’ll embark on an exhilarating tour through the mysterious Maya underworld. Inside, at the heart of ancient history, you’ll witness the crystalline stalagmites and stalactites lining the cave of Xibalba. Then, as you are guided through the Cave darkness, you will experience all the sights, sounds, and even smells that the indigenous Maya did centuries before. In the end, if you’re open to added adventure, ask your guide about a visit to the Small waterfall in the Cave, and there is a swimming area.
When leaving the falls, you’ll emerge into the sunlight and free float gently downstream back to where the tour started.
Note: Wear comfortable shoes and clothing that can air dry quickly if you don’t want to carry a change of clothes for the cave tubing. If you bring a change of clothes, there are washrooms and showers provided onsite if you need to freshen up. After that, it’s rinsed and go! Nobody soap or rags provided. Nobody soap or rags provided.