Altun Ha, which is Maya for “rock stone water,” is the ultimate Mainland experience
in Belize and we encourage every Belizean Princess guest to take advantage of this
Get ready for some fun! Hop aboard our 28-foot or 34-foot high speed cruisers and
prepare yourself for a thrilling boat ride. Head westward across the San Pedro Lagoon
toward the mainland and enter the Northern River. A 30-minute ride up this narrow,
winding river is one you won’t soon forget.
Depending on the time of year it is, our skipper may have to keep his speed up to
miss the submerged rocks and tree logs. There are, however, areas where the river
deepens and your skipper will actually stop your boat so you can observe the jungle
wildlife that is so plentiful in this area of Belize.
Your boat will dock at the quaint Village of Bomba. There you can buy souvenirs,
or just observe tradition being practiced by local residents. Of course, you may
see some of the locals in Hard Rock t-shirts, so don’t expect loincloths.
A van will pick you up in Bomba and take you up the old and bumpy Pan-American Highway
to the ancient archeological site of Altun Ha. Stelae, sacrificial altars, various
temples and dozens of out buildings have been discovered here. Some have been restored,
but many are in the condition they were found. Excavation began back in 1965 by the
Royal Ontario Museum.
When your on-site tour of this historical treasure is complete, you’ll hop back in
your van and head to one of the most unique jungle lodges in Belize, Maruba. Here
you can have lunch, get a massage or facial, ride a horse or just take a nap and
listen to the sounds of Belizean wildlife. Of course, these are optional and are
not included in our prices. However, they can be, if you want them to be.
After an hour or so at Maruba, you’ll head southwest to the Northern River where
you’ll rendezvous with our boat for your return trip to the Belizean Princess via
the Ramon’s Village Divers dock on Ambergris Caye.
This is a full day excursion and you’ll probably be starving when you return. Pineapples,
our on-site restaurant is the place to curb the heartiest appetite.