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Sightseeing in 5-hour layover in Belize?

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Sightseeing in 5-hour layover in Belize?

Is it possible to go see ruin before next flight? I have 5-hour layover at the airport, and would love to go to ruin if time allows. Any idea or suggestion?

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1. Re: Sightseeing in 5-hour layover in Belize?

Maya site, not ruin. Altun Ha is closet to the Intl and a grt site to see

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2. Re: Sightseeing in 5-hour layover in Belize?

We did Lamanai and loved it. Every tour guide I've seen looks like they stayed up all night partying. I can't imagine getting these guys to do anything on a reliable timeline. If you set an appointment, count on them being 45 minutes late. Don't hang out downtown. Another option would be taking a ferry to Caye Caulker and walking around for a couple hours.

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3. Re: Sightseeing in 5-hour layover in Belize?

I honestly don't think you can do much with a 5 hour layover. You would need to get through customs and get somewhere (airport is 30 min from places) and then allow travel time back and getting through security again. Maybe the zoo but that's about it unless you headed down toward the cruise port village. Ruins are 1 1/2 away. If you want to see Belize factor in a few days.

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4. Re: Sightseeing in 5-hour layover in Belize?

Info on the posting above is not correct. Altun Ha site is about 40 mins from the Intl airport. The other poster must be referring to Cahal Pech, 1.5 hrs away. Lamanai is 2.5 hrs each way. Yes, they can easily visit Altun Ha in 5 hr and have time for leisurely lunch.

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5. Re: Sightseeing in 5-hour layover in Belize?

Thank you!

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6. Re: Sightseeing in 5-hour layover in Belize?

Thanks! It sounds like a good mini trip while waiting for next flight in Belize!

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