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Mayan Ruins - Altun Ha and Bacab Jungle Park
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Your adventure to Altun Ha and Bacab Jungle Park begins in the comfort of an air-conditioned motorcoach on your way to the ruins, where you’ll learn about the Old Capital, Belize City and the ancient Maya. The approximate 60 minute drive will take you through scenic views of the savanna, Broadleaf Forest and picturesque villages before arriving, this ancient Maya city. Altun Ha takes you back to a Land of Gods where the largest piece of carved jade known from the ancient Maya civilization depicting the Sun God, Kinich Ahau was discovered in a tomb of a high priest atop the Temple of the Masonry Altars. A climb to the top of one of the temples offers a view of the site and surrounding tropical forest.
After exploring Altun Ha, a 25 minute ride brings you to Bacab Eco Park. Enjoy the pool with its waterslide and sculpted waterfall - ideal for swimming, lounging or simply cooling down, especially after climbing the ruins. A Belizean buffet style lunch is available at your leisure. Take advantage of the park’s other amenities including Ixchel’s Walk, a self-guided medicinal, botanical trail. Afterwards, kick off your shoes and relax in one of many hammocks in the shade of a Buttonwood tree and sip a frozen drink made with local fruit. Visit the gift shops for a variety of Belizean made arts and crafts,and other souvenirs.
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Note: This tour is not recommended for pregnant women or anyone with a heart condition. Must be able to walk at a slow pace for 45 minutes. Long sleeve shirts, long pants and closed-toe shoes are recommended. Bring a swimsuit, sunglasses, hat, towel, sunscreen and insect repellent.
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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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