This adventure is even more enticing once you realize that the location is just an hour outside of Belize City and situated in the rain forest for an added experience.
The ruins are breathtaking and easily walked. You'll get expert guidance as you move from one plaza to another through a forest path. If you prefer, you may wait on a bench rather than hazard the uneven surfaces. As some of the areas are easily accessible, you'll still be able to see a good share of the ruins before making yourself comfortable.
Along with this experience, you'll also visit the Belize Zoo. For many, this is a must-see attraction. The ride to your destination will be as interesting as your visit to the zoo. This may be the finest zoo in the Americas, south of the US, and it has been long recognized as a phenomenal conservation achievement. It is referred to as “The Best Little Zoo in the World,” and visitors can experience the joy of these beautiful animals.
The zoo opened in 1983 after the filming of a movie called Path of the Raingods. The film's production assistant was left with a collection of semi-tame animals no longer able to fend for themselves in the wild. Today, it is a wildlife rehabilitation center supported by foundations and donations. The Belize Zoo is now settled upon 29 acres of tropical savannah and has approximately 125 animals, all native to Belize.
The opportunity to present native animals for both locals and visitors alike developed into a reality. Now these native animals live in their natural habitats, but are monitored and kept healthy.
The theme of "a walk through Belize" takes you on a trail through the pine ridge, the rain forest, lagoons, and the river forest. Local residents at the Belize Zoo include the toucan, Belize’s national bird; the tapir, Belize’s national animal; and the five largest cats in Central America, including the jaguar.
Departures: 10:00 AM, 08:00 AM, 07:30 AM, 09:00 AM,
Special instructions: - We suggest that you wear a hat and comfortable walking shoes, and bring your camera and insect repellent.
- Admission to Altun Ha and the Belize Zoo are included in the price of this tour. If you wish, and there is time, your driver will make a stop for you to purchase snacks and drinks.