ALTUN HA (Rockstone Pond): Altun Ha, "Rockstone Water", is the nearest major Maya ruin from the Lodge. Altun Ha was a major trading center during the Classic Period and it was occupied from as early as B.C 900 to about A.D. 1000. Altun Ha is made up of two central plazas surrounded by temples. The famous jade head of the Mayan sun god, Kinich Ahau, was uncovered here. This site is a birder's paradise.
BELIZE CITY: The old capital of British Honduras is situated on the coast & is surrounded by mangroves. It is still the busiest & largest population center of Belize. The Swing Bridge, St. John's Cathedral, Foreshore, Courthouse, Baron Bliss Lighthouse, and Princess Margaret Drive are areas of interest. Included in this visit is a stop at Her Majesty's prison, which is now the Belize museum. The museum has a showing of pictures of old British Honduras and a wonderful collection of Mayan artifacts. You will also have a chance to shop for souvenirs.
THE BELIZE ZOO: Belize Zoo is natural setting and sits upon 29 acres of tropical savanna and exhibits over 150 animals, representing over 45 species, all native to Belize. The zoo keeps animals which were orphaned, rescued, born at the zoo or rehabilitated animals. It is a wonderful zoo with a “don’t miss” opportunity to see all the cats of Belize, including the Jaguars!
SNORKEL BELIZE'S BARRIER REEF: Snorkel the day away watching exotic tropical fish and observing the many different typed of colorful coral. Sunbathe & picnic on an island in privacy. Spend a relaxing day snorkeling and enjoying the underwater wonders of the Belize Barrier Reef. This tour can be combined with other water activities and also fishing on the Flats. (Can be combined with any Flats fishing day – just let your guide know!)
BELIZE "OLDE" RIVER: The Belize "Olde" River was the mainstream of activity for the first European settlers who used the river to transport logwood & mahogany. Settlements along the river still bear the names of those who first staked out claims and worked the area. Crocodiles, iguanas, many species of birds, snakes, turtles, howler monkeys, possibly a manatee, and the flora of the area are also sites on this eco-tour.