The zoo was created as a sanctuary for the country’s indigenous species and is now home to an impressive array of large cats, primates, reptiles and birds. A visit to the zoo gives you the opportunity to see Belize’s amazing wildlife in one location. The adventure continues with a scenic drive up the Mayan Ruin.
Altun Ha jewelry pieces are on display at the site, many of which was found in the temple of the “Green Tomb.” Also found was a solid jade head weighing almost 10 pounds and standing 6 inches in height. This treasure is the largest jade carving found at any Mayan site and it was discovered in the temple of the “Sun God”, which is the tallest building, standing over 54 feet from the plaza floor. On this fully guided tour around historic Belize City, you will see many places of interest, including the ancient swing bridge over Haulover Creek, which is turned open by manpower. You’ll also visit the oldest Anglican cathedral in Central America, St. John’s Cathedral built from bricks used as ballast in sailing ships of old. Directly across the street you, will visit Government House, once home to the colonial Governors and now a museum.