Start off a relaxing day with an exciting boat ride to the mainland, then along a jungle river to the village of Bomba, one of the best places to get Zericote wood carvings at a fraction of the cost elsewhere. Savor the untouched countryside and native villages, as your guide enlightens you about the local plants and animals. Once you arrive at Altun Ha, you will be guided to an important Maya trading centre. Learn about the ancient Mayan civilization at the ruins where one of the finest and believed to be the largest, Mayan jade carving was found. Bring your camera to the top of the best preserved temple for a fantastic view of the surrounding jungle.
You may even venture on a short jungle walk to the old Mayan reservoir. Then enjoy a delicious lunch at the exclusive Maruba Jungle Resort and Spa (the innovators of spa treatment in Belize) and spend an afternoon at this tropical paradise. Options include a revitalizing massage by a professional masseuse, horseback riding, and a refreshing swim in the pool or a gentle stroll through the grounds of this exotic resort where you may encounter a monkey or two.