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Altun Ha and Cave Tubing Tour from Belize City

5 (45)
Belize City, BZ

Altun Ha and Cave Tubing Tour from Belize City

5 (45)
Belize City, BZ
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Experience the ancient Mayan civilization and the captivating underground world on the Altun Ha and Cave Tubing Tour from Belize City. Explore the ruins of Altun Ha, a once-thriving Mayan city, and marvel at the towering temples and mysterious tombs that hold remnants of a vibrant past. Immerse yourself in the Mayan underworld as you tube through ancient underground caves, surrounded by untouched crystal formations and spectacular chambers. Hear the echoes of your own voice and witness the stunning beauty that lies beneath the surface of the earth. This 6-hour adventure offers thrills for all ages and fitness levels, giving you a unique glimpse into the rich history and natural wonders of Belize. Book now and embark on a journey filled with exploration and awe.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Included
  • 6 hours
  • Suitable for 2-15 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Go cave tubing along the Branch Rivera Caves
  • Explore Altun Ha and its towering temples
  • Experience the thrill of floating along the Caves Branch River
  • Discover stunning chambers and cathedral-sized rooms in the caves
  • Bottled water
  • GST (goods and services tax)
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Driver/guide
  • Local taxes
  • All activities
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

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Get ready for an unforgettable adventure as you embark on the Altun Ha and Cave Tubing Tour from Belize City. This 6-hour tour will transport you back in time to explore the ancient Mayan ruins of Altun Ha and venture into the mysterious underworld of the Branch Rivera Caves. Immerse yourself in the fascinating history and natural wonders of Belize while creating memories that will last a lifetime.

What to expect?

During this tour, you can expect a captivating journey through time and nature. Begin your adventure in Belize City, where you'll learn about the rich Mayan civilization that inhabited the region over 3,000 years ago. Explore Altun Ha, a Mayan ruin steeped in history, with its towering temples and intriguing artifacts. Discover the secrets of the Temple of the Green Tomb, where a mysterious tomb was unearthed, revealing a trove of jade, jewelry, flints, and skins. Next, get ready for an exhilarating cave tubing experience. After a short hike through the lush jungle, you'll float along the Caves Branch River on inner tubes, surrounded by breathtaking natural formations. Marvel at the massive chambers and cathedral-sized rooms within the caves, as you listen to the echoes of your voice bouncing off the distant walls. This adventure is suitable for individuals of all ages and fitness levels, offering thrills and scenic beauty in equal measure.

Who is this for?

The Altun Ha and Cave Tubing Tour is perfect for adventure enthusiasts, history buffs, and nature lovers alike. If you have a passion for exploring ancient civilizations and immersing yourself in awe-inspiring natural landscapes, then this tour is tailor-made for you. Whether you're traveling alone, with a partner, or as a family, this experience offers something for everyone. The tour is designed to be inclusive, ensuring that all visitors, regardless of their background or interests, can fully appreciate and enjoy the wonders of Altun Ha and the Branch Rivera Caves.

Why book this?

Embarking on the Altun Ha and Cave Tubing Tour promises an extraordinary blend of history, adventure, and natural beauty. Step into the ancient Mayan world as you wander amongst the impressive ruins of Altun Ha, and gain a deeper understanding of this great civilization through captivating narratives shared by knowledgeable guides. Then, dive into the heart of Belize's natural wonders as you float through the underground chambers of the Branch Rivera Caves. The sheer size and awe-inspiring formations of these caves will leave you in awe. By choosing this tour, you'll also benefit from convenient logistics. Whether you're a cruise ship passenger or staying at a hotel, the tour operators will ensure a seamless experience, picking you up and dropping you off at your designated location. So, all you need to do is sit back, relax, and let the experienced guides take care of all the details.

Good to know

It's important to note that this tour has a duration of approximately 6 hours. Comfortable clothing and sturdy footwear are recommended, as you'll be walking and tubing through various terrains. Don't forget to bring sunscreen, insect repellent, and a waterproof camera to capture the unforgettable moments along the way. Additionally, for cruise ship passengers, it is advisable to disembark as soon as possible to maximize your time on this remarkable adventure.


Previous visitors have raved about the Altun Ha and Cave Tubing Tour, praising both the cultural and natural highlights. Travelers have appreciated the knowledgeable and friendly guides who provided valuable insights into the Mayan civilization and ensured an enjoyable and safe experience during the cave tubing portion of the tour. Many have expressed their awe at the beauty and serenity found within the Branch Rivera Caves, highlighting this as a must-see attraction in Belize. Overall, reviews confirm that this tour truly delivers an exceptional blend of history, adventure, and natural wonders that will leave you with unforgettable memories.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

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Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Belize City

(Pass by)

This tour will take you to visit a Mayan ruin where you can learn about a great civilization that inhabited Belize over 3,000 years ago. Journey through the Mayan underworld, tubing through underground caves over 175,000 years old as your headlights reveal many untouched crystal formations below the surface of the earth. Altun Ha was first settled somewhere around 250 BC, with construction of the buildings beginning in 100 AD and continuing throughout the Classic Period that ended in the 10th century. Some 10,000 Mayans lived in and around Altun Ha, which was a significant trading center as evidenced by the large amounts of jade and obsidian excavated here in the early sixties and seventies.

Altun Ha

Altun Ha Tour: spanning a 25 square mile area roughly an hour from Belize City, Altun Ha is made up of two central plazas surrounded by towering temples that enclose the palm strewn land. The larger of the two plazas, Plaza A, is the site of a mysterious tomb discovered beneath one of the temples called Temple of the Green Tomb. Jade, jewelry, flints and skins are among the three hundred remnants that were unearthed here. Cave tubing provides thrills to suit nearly any age and fitness level. After a brief 30-minute hike to the entrance of the cave, inner tubes are used to float along the Caves Branch River. Hear the echo of your own voice bounce off the distant walls. Listen to the water dripping from the ceiling, creating spectacular formations in the stunning chambers. And while you might be expecting dark and claustrophobic passageways, you are likely to find enormous chambers and cathedral-sized rooms. You will be driven back to your hotel or cruise port at the end of the tour.

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5 (45)

Dianna B

My husband and I flew in to Belize City and overnighted near the ferry. Our plan was to do this tour and then take the ferry to Caye Caulker at the end of the day. We decide to go with the private tour because we were concerned about timing and making sure we made it back in time for the last ferry. It worked out perfectly! Dorian picked us up from our hotel in a nicely air conditioned vehicle and we were able to store our luggage in it. At the end of the day he dropped us off directly at the ferry terminal. Couldn’t have been easier! We started at Alun Ha which was about an hour drive from the city, He did a great job explaining the history and pointing out the perfect photo opportunities. Since it was a private tour, we were able to go at our own pace. Turns out that climbing one pyramid was enough for me 😜 After that it was about 80 minutes to our next stop for the cave tubing. We had a tasty lunch at a little restaurant that was in the park where the cave tubing was. The chicken and rice was included in the tour though the restaurant had other menu items so I’m sure they could accommodate special dietary needs. There was a bar that you could pay extra for adult beverages. We were a little surprised that the cave tubing portion of our tour was not private. We joined two sisters from NY and our guide was Paul for that part of the tour. The sisters were sweet and the group was still very small so it worked out just fine. There were facilities to change clothes at the park, which I wish we knew about in advance. It was about a 30 minute walk on a well groomed trail carrying your tubes to the launch point. Anything you bring on the water will get wet. The tubing experience was very gentle and so beautiful. After we got out of the water, there were some howler monkeys putting on quite the show. Overall a great experience! This adventure is offered by a lot of companies but I definitely think that paying a little more to make it private was well worth it!


My wife and I booked this tour for the day our cruise was petted in Belize City. It was a shorter than average day for us in Belize City due to the need to tender to/from the ship. So we got off the ship early where we met Paul. Our tour guide for the day. After loading into his very comfortable minivan we were on our way to Altun Ha. Along the way I explained to Paul that the last tender to the ship was 3:15 PM. So with this in mind Paul made sure we had time to enjoy the ruined Mayan city of Altun Ha, underground cave tubing (a must do experience), and still have a little time to buy a few handmade souvenirs from the locals before whisking us back to our ship with about half an hour to spare. Job well done! Thanks Paul 🙏


Flacco was amazing. He knew everything from natural bio, diverse species of animals and plants and stopped to show us tracks of tapir even on the cave tour. He was very sweet when we were running a little behind and needed to get back to the ship he made it happen, he was really a fun tour guide to be with. I would highly recommend Flacco. If you can request him you should! Sincerely mom and 18 year old

David C

Fantastic trip! Our guide, Dorian reassured us he would wait while the tender dropped us to the terminal, Dorian managed to squeeze in 3 activities including tubing through the caves, zip lining in the jungle and a visit the ruins at Altun Ha. Dorian was very knowledgable and an excellent host. Thoroughly recommended!


Our group of nine really enjoyed the Altun Ha and Cave Tubing Tour that Dorian and Paul provided. They were professional, knowledgeable and affable. When our ferry from Ambergris Caye arrived later than expected, they recommended we switch our tour order to avoid the crowds from the cruise ships. They displayed that level of accommodation and flexibility throughout the day. They were intent on ensuring we got our money's worth. Definitely recommend!


This was a remarkable experience. We cruised in, got off late, the company reached out to us (even though we were unreachable thanks to the horrible Wi-Fi on the ship) and even waited for us!! We were so thankful they were still available to take us on our journey. Paul was our guide. He was everything and more the other reviewers talk about. He showed us his Belize, we went to Altun Ha, Cave tubing, and stopped at Amigos for lunch it was the most enjoyable day!


Everything was stellar! Our guide Paul was exceptional! He stayed with us, let us know what was going on, was very knowledgeable and even recommended a perfect spot for lunch. He was so wonderful we asked him to join us! The ruins were perfect for moderate activity and you could climb to the top.... if you were feeling an extra burst of energy. Sandles are perfect for the hike in to the river and the caves were beyond anything I've ever seen before. There's nothing I would add...or change!


All was great. The cave tubing was especially fantastic and so relaxing. This was one of the coolest family adventures we’ve ever experienced. The drive through the country side to the different activities was also relaxing. Paul w/ Private Adventures was an awesome and hospitable guide and very punctual picking us up at our hotel! If you are planning to have the guide drive you to the airport for a flight to one of the cayes, afterwards, make your flight reservation from the smaller municipal airport, only because it’s easier and less expensive to fly after the activities (suggested by tour operator).


Our guide, Paul, was very knowledgeable about both the caves that we tubed in and Altun Ha. He also knew to get to the caves before the cruise ship tours arrived. He knew local artists and vouched for them and had a great recommendation for lunch. We had such a good time!


Paul was a fantastic guide, and we had a great time on this excursion. Unfortunately, our cave tubing experience was canceled due to weather, but Paul pivoted quickly and we visited the Howler Monkey Reserve which was much better than I anticipated. The monkey climbed down out of the trees and onto our shoulders. We were supposed to do Altun Ha first, but Paul noticed the weather pattern and changed plans so that we were able to accomplish both experiences with little rain. Altun Ha was beautiful. Paul showed us around and discussed the history. We also go to try some Governor's plums. Finally, we stopped at a small restaurant on the way back that was great. I had some stewed chicken, beans, and rice that may have been my favorite meal on the trip.
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-04-16 23:47