Suya Tours

Altun Ha River Tour


History

Altun Ha Jungle River TourEach Mayan Cites play its own role in their mysterious past. Altun Ha, located in Belize District is just one of the many. Altun Ha the modern name was given to a nearby village of Rockstone pond. The site has over 5 miles with the central containing remains of over 500 structures. The largest being the "Temple of the Masonry Altars" which is 54 ft high. This site was first settled in 250 BC, with construction beginning in the 100 AD to 900 AD and ended in the 10th century.

Altun Ha Jungle River TourIt might have had a population of 10,000 and was a significant trading center. Altun Ha is made up of two Plazas, Plaza A and Masonry Altars. Plaza A is the site of a mysterious Tomb "Green Tomb". This is where many jade and jewelry was discovered. The second Plaza being the Masonry Altar which was thought to have been used for the community religious activities. The ruins of the ancient structures had their stones reused for residential construction of the agricultural village of Rockstone Pond in modern times, but the ancient site did not come to the attention of archeologists until 1963.

Tour Details

Altun Ha Jungle River TourStart off a relaxing day with an exciting boat ride to the mainland, then along a jungle river to the village of Bomba, one of the best places to get Zericote wood carvings at a fraction of the cost elsewhere. Savor the untouched countryside and native villages, as your guide school you about the local plants and animals. Once you arrive at Altun Ha, you will be guided to a important Maya Trading Center. Learn about the ancient Mayan civilization at the ruins where one of the finest and believed to be the largest, Mayan jade craving was found. Bring your camera to the top of the best preserved temple for a fantastic view of the surrounding jungle. Altun Ha Jungle River TourYou may even venture on a short jungle walk to the old Mayan reservoir. Then enjoy a delicious lunch at the exclusive Maruba Jungle Resort and Spa and spend an afternoon at this tropical paradise. Options include a revitalizing massage by a professional masseuse, horseback riding, and a refreshing swim on the pool or a gentle stroll through the grounds of this exotic resort where you may encounter a monkey or two.

Trip Leaves at 8:30 a.m. and returns at 4:30 p.m.
Includes drinks only (Beers & soft drinks).
Activities at Maruba are not included.

Tel: 011-501-226-3219, 011-501-660-3104 or 011-501-610-4104
Email: tours@suyatours.com

   
 

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