You Could Shop Or You Could Really TOUR Belize
What is there to do in Belize?
There are cave-tubing and zip-lining as well as snorkeling and shopping and of course there are the Mayan Ruins that everyone yaps about and I now know why!
Belize- With Phil’s Tours and The Ruins
Don’t Just Take Any Tour Guide – Do Your Homework
THE ROAD TO ALTUN HA!
The Famed Road To Altun Ha
Going Green at The Jungle
Altun Ha is definitely breathtaking. Now here’s a funny story. The photo you see share that we are not even close to the elevation we need to ascend to.
I’m not about Heights and if you look across the way you can see we are going higher and you might note there are no guard rails.
Uh-Oh – Belize – What Goes Up …..
See Ya Later Pee-Gator
As my son and husband were holding these little creatures of the Jungle, the one in my husband’s hand peed on him. We are in the jungle and the animals are all over.
However, these alligators were brought here by some guys that stand at the base. If you are willing to toss a buck at them, you can hold them for about 30 seconds. Take a photo and be on your way. LOL, right?
Why Is There Grass On The Ruin?
So this particular ruin has a lot of grass left on it, and in fact many of the ruins there are not yet uncovered. The government does this little by little as they have funding, so imagine what they are going to have in the future.
The face you see was just awesome and some don’t see it, but we stopped and I photo’d it, because how cool, right?
YOU NEED TO BE IN GOOD SHAPE TO CLIMB
I guess I will talk a little more about the walking, and stepping up the stairs. You can see in my photo that the Altun Ha steps are about 1 foot high. Further, each is spread fairly well on this particular ruin. Coming down the ruin offers the same pitch as going up.
Consider this: in order to travel up and down the ruins, you really need to be stable on your feet and free of any vertigo. There are NO GUIDE Rails down all of these but that one large one I shared in a previous photo.
If you have kids, you want to watch them on the steps. There is no one supervising the ruins, it is just open for the public. It’s just a small charge to get in and you need transportation to get there from the ship.
That said, even if you can’t climb steps as long as you can walk. Photo from the ground and enjoy them at ground level. No matter what you can’t miss them, the ruins are huge! Also, I spent a lot of my time on the ground because #IHateHeights!
Travel. Adventure. Repeat?
I just want you to see from my EYES what Altun Ha looks like. Would I go here again? No, this is a Once and Done, but I would to the other Mayan Ruins, Xunantunich, that are in Belize.
The issue with getting to these ruins is that they are further out and our time in port is not enough for that travel. We will return to venture to the other ruins and stay in Belize, and that was a unanimous decision.
Our ride back was a nice adventure. Phil shared a bit more of the area with us. There are some big, beautiful resort homes here. Conversely, there are a lot of impoverished homes.
I am craving more adventure in Belize, a family vacation where we fly to the Belize Airport and stay for a week, as the beaches are calling our names.
Once we got back into the port area, we stopped and had a beer crafted in Belize and then we went back to the ship. This is my tale of Belize as we lavishly live travel out loud and visited Belize and the Altun Ha Ruins. ~Dana XO
Dana Vento is a travel writer, borrowing sunshine from each and every stop and sharing it with you. Our arrival at this country was by ship and was hosted by Carnival PR. However, the tour we took was not hosted by Carnival. I found a reliable vendor and took a chance and it all turned out well as you can see!