Altun Ha and Zipline Tour from Belize City
Visit a Mayan ruin and learn about a great civilization that inhabited Belize over 3,000 years ago. Altun Ha was first settlement 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. After visiting Altun Ha, enjoy a zipline adventure across 8 different platforms located 85 feet from the ground.
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.
This amazingly popular and unique tour is a fast growing sector of the Belize Tourism Industry and pivots around one important factor: safety. Set within Belize’s lush rainforest, this amazing tour starts with a safety session from our professional zip line crew.
Following your safety session, well-trained guides will help you with your harness, hand and body gears, and helmet. Double cables (each capable of withstanding 2,000 lbs of weight) are used for the ultimate in safety. A brief 5-minute walk takes you to the first of 8 strategically placed platforms. The platforms are as high as 85 ft and as far apart as 1200ft. All landing platforms are equipped with handrails. Guides meet you at each landing to ensure your personal safety.
At the end of the tour, you will repel from the last platform back down to earth. This is truly a heart-pounding adventure that is sure to please the thrill seeker in you!