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Best Mayan ruins?

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Best Mayan ruins?

My wife wants to go to Tikal. we are staying in Caye Caulker and its seems that this excursion will be extremely expensive.

Is there something comparable in Belize that would be cheaper?

What is the best ruins and why?


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1. Re: Best Mayan ruins?

Lamanai site is a great one to see from CC, lots of wlidlife, great river trip, fascinating history. The last inhabited site in Belize.

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2. Re: Best Mayan ruins?

Altun Ha was a good day trip - we also went to the Maruba jungle spa and got spa treatments after the ruins - it was a bat from Ambergris and then a van to the ruins and the spa - i liked it - we were there in March and it was HOT at the ruins but no crouds - easier than all the others to get to.

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3. Re: Best Mayan ruins?

We actually split the trip in 2. Four nights in Caye Caulker and 4 nights near San Ignacio. That let us see Tikal and Caracol. If its too late for that this time, consider it for next time.

We're going to Caye Caulker in February for a few days.

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Altun Ha is a nice day trip from caye caulker. rico at ez boy tours is an excellent guide for this trip and you first do a boat ride accross the bay then up a jungle river to a small village with lots of wood carvings. from there it is a half hour van to the ruins. a couple hours to tour the ruins, then lunch at maruba jungle spa, then 15 minute van back to boat and return caye caulker. great day!!

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5. Re: Best Mayan ruins?

We have the same question, but we're going to be staying in Placencia. What are the best ruins to see from there?

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