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Horseback Ride to Xunantunich Maya Ruins Including Traditional Lunch
"Our most popular tour activity is a pleasant half day horseback ride to Xunantunich. The tour begins at the stables a family-owned horseback riding establishment where over 45 horses call home. Your transportation to the stables from San Ignacio is included. When you arrive meet your local Belizean guide for the day and then mount your horses to depart! The ride to Xunantunich includes a well maintained trail through a large private farm and along the banks of the Mopan River in the village of San Jose Succotz. You and then ride your horse up to Xunantunich. When you arrive prepare to dismount and let your horse rest while you can spend as much time as you desire exploring Xunantunich by foot. Afterwards we will ride to the nearby Benny’s Kitchen for a delicious lunch of traditional Belizean dishes before returning to Hanna Stables. This horseback ride includes lots of nature viewing of local birds and plants.Tour duration: 4-6 hours depending on speed and desire to explore.No previous horseback riding experience is required; riding helmets are supplied. Weight limit: 250 lbs (113.4 kg) per person.Capacity: We can take single riders
From $95.00
 
Horseback Riding on an Equestrian Farm in San Ignacio
"You will be picked up from your hotel at around 8:30 am. From there you will be driven for about 20 minutes to the farm where the horses are being prepared to ride. You will then be fitted properly and the saddles will be adjusted to make your ride as comfortable as possible. You will ride through wonderful  you will be driven back to your hotel at around 11:30am. """Ride on a farm and its surrounding area for an 1.5 to 2 hours. See the top of the Xunantunich Mayan Temple from the top of the farm's highest hill and enjoy the stunning setting of the surrounding area. You can also take a ride under the canopies of the ptitle=Highlights&1=Hotel+pickup+included&2=Family+friendly&3=Led+by+a+local+guide""
From $65.00
 
Horseback Riding Tour to Xunantunich
"You will be picked up from your hotel at around 8am and be driven to a farm about 15 minutes away. Horses will be properly saddled for you to be comfortable for the tour. Ride to Xunantunich on horses for 1.5 to 2 hours under pristine enjoy the wonderful scenery and look out for the different types of birds. Take a 2 hour tour on the ruins get information on the surrounding ruins and take pictures. After the tour you head to Benny's Kitchen to have lunch. After lunch you will head back to the farm on horses before returning to San Ignacio.""""You will be picked up from your hotel in San Ignacio and taken to a farm. Once there you will mount horses and ride for about 1.5 hours through canopies. Once you arrive to the Xunantunich Maya ruin you will explore all ruins for about 2 hours then head to Benny's Kitchen to have lunch. After lunch you will mount back on the horse and ride back to the farm before going back to San Ignacio."
From $75.00

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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