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Xunantunich Mayan Ruin And Cave Tubing
"You will be picked up in Belize City and head to Xunantunich with a local guide. The site was a major ceremonial center for the ancient Maya and it was the first Mayan site in Belize to be open to the public in 1954. From the top of Xunantunich you will get a spectacular panoramic view of the Cayo District and across the border in Guatemala.Getting to Xunantunich includes riding a hand-cranked ferry to cross the majestic Mopan River.After exploring Xunantunich and having lunch you will head to the Belize Caves. This is where you start with a hike through the exotic rain forest to the mouth of the cave. The view is stunning as you float away from the cave entrance to your inner tube with only your headlamp to lead the way.< you will return to your hotel in Belize City."""This 6-hour tour to the ancient Mayan center of Xunantunich sits on an impressive hilltop just near the border of Belize and Guatemala. Xunantunich was a major ceremonial center during the classic period.title=Highlights&1=All+entrance+fees+included&2=All+taxes%2C+fuel+surcharges+and+service+fees+included&3=Free+drinks+included&4=Private+guide+for+a+more+personalized+experience
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Xunantunich Day Trip from Belize City
"Some 80 miles (130km) on paved highway east of Belize City among the northern foothills of the Maya Mountain Range is one of the fabled kingdoms of the ancient Maya called Xunantunich (Shoo-nan-too-niche) meaning “Maiden of the Rock”. Leaving Belize City behind you'll enjoy a scenic drive aboard your air-conditioned tour van. Roll along the Western Highway through the coastal plain of Belize and through the hilly countryside. Ride past the new capital city of Belmopan along Creole and Meztiso Villages and pass the Mennonite community of Spanish Lookout with their beautifully kept farmlands. Then
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Belize Zoo and Xunantunich Day Trip by Air from Ambergris Caye
"After a shuttle ride to San Pedro Town and a 15-minute flight to Belize City from the San Pedro Ambergris Caye Airstrip enjoy a drive along the Western Highway to the Belize Zoo. After you arrive at this wildlife sanctuary your guide will help you spot native animals in natural-like habitats including five species of rainforest wildcat plus primates reptiles and more than 500 types of tropical bird. Afterward ride a short distance across the emerald green Mopan River by wooden ferry; the interesting hand-crank technology dates back to the 19th century. Keep an eye out for the huge green iguanas that sun themselves on the forested bank and scamper under the fo
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More Things to Do in Altun Ha

Temple of the Masonry Altars

Temple of the Masonry Altars, Structure B-4, is the most imposing building at Altun Ha. It rises 54 feet above the floor of Plaza B. Archeologists have probed the entire construction history of this...
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Stephen-KarenConn
Apr 04, 2011

Climb the Highest Temple

One of the neat things about Altun Ha is that the temples may be climbed by visitors. Karen and I climbed to the top of the Temple of the Masonry Altars, using wooden steps part of the way. The most...
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Stephen-KarenConn
Feb 02, 2008

Temple of the Green Tomb

The Temple of the Green Tomb, also known as Temple A-1, is the most imposing structure in Plaza A. It consists of a terraced platform marked by a broad stone staircase which extends about halfway up...
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Stephen-KarenConn
Feb 02, 2008

Structure A-6

Upon entering Altun Ha the first feature that caught our eye was this impressive mound to the right, facing Plaza A, known as Structure A-6. Less is know about this mound that the other structures in...
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Stephen-KarenConn
Feb 02, 2008

Plaza B

Plaza B, is similar to Plaza A, but differs in its sequence of construction. Little is known about most of the six structures which are believed to have been both residences and temples. Some of them...
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Stephen-KarenConn
Feb 02, 2008

Plaza A

Plaza A, the first that you will enter on a walking tour of Altun Ha, is enclosed by the ruins of eight large temples and palaces. This plaza is different than most Mayan centers in that there are no...
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Stephen-KarenConn
Feb 02, 2008
 
 
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Orientation Pavilion

Our visit to Altun Ha commenced at the small open-sided pavilion pictured here. Our guide began by giving us an overview of the site, outling some of the basic facts and history of Altun Ha. A guided...
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Stephen-KarenConn
Feb 01, 2008

Walking Tour

The only way to actually experience the ruins at Altun Ha is to take a walking tour. The ground is mostly level and the plazas are covered by a thick carpet of grass. There are a few shady areas...
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Stephen-KarenConn
Feb 01, 2008

Temple of Masonry Alters

This is the largest and most well-known temple in Altun Ha; if you have seen photos this is probably the one you saw. Seven tombs were discovered during excavation, including the Sun God's tomb that...
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Ericasmurf99
Jul 18, 2007

Temple of the Green Tomb

More than three hundred jade objects were found in a tomb inside this temple. A good view of this temple can be seen from the top of the Temple of Masonry Altars.
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Jul 18, 2007

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