There are benefits to both of them. The ruins themselves might be our deciding factor. Is one more impressive than another? Can you climb at both spots? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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I did the river trip and Altun Ha a couple years ago. I loved it!! It was the perfect length, and the river really broke it up, so you weren't stuck on a bus both ways. There actually is a place yo stop, and can get lunch. You pay for it, it's a chicken and rice dish if I remember correctly. We did the river first....saw alligators, dolphins played by our boat, manatees, iguanas. Then stopped at this "village" place where my husband and I shared the chicken dish they offered. There was a little shopping you could do. We just relaxed. Then got on a nice bus to Altuna Ha. There was a ruin you could climb there.
I usually do not book Carnival excursions, but I hate the pressure of getting on the first tender for Belize. I went on it with 3 family members, and we all agreed it was great.
If you do book it, be one of the last ones on the tender. You tender to shore, and they load you into boats....our boat was only half full, which was really nice, because we were at the back! Each boat they filled to capacity except the last one.
Some pics from our January tour of Xunantunich. We enjoyed it very much. As you can see you can climb to the top of the highest temple and the view is incredible.Great photos! But did I see guards with rifles?
Great photos! But did I see guards with rifles?There were armed guards (and I believe military as well).
Clueless2, thanks so much for the pictures! My DD and I will be cruising in May, and have chosen Xunantunich for our time in Belize. I can't wait! We chose this over Altun Ha because it appears to be the bigger of the two sites.1sttimeAlaska...We're doing this the week before you. Same reasons, DW wanted to see the bigger (tallest) site I'm fine with it so long as we get back in time for me to grab a Belikan Stout at Wet Lizard.
There were armed guards (and I believe military as well).