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Private Altun Ha Mayan Ruins Tour From Belize City

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3-Hour Duration
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This trip begins in Belize City and lasts 3 hours from start to finish
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Family Friendly
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This trip is family-friendly and suitable for all ages
Mayan Ruins
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Explore the ancient Mayan ruins of Altun Ha

Description

Take this opportunity to step back in time and join this pre-classic-era Altun Ha Mayan ruins tour from Belize City. The Altun Ha Belize site was one of the key cities of the Mayan civilization, an important trading post with numerous ceremonial structures, many of which can be seen in their preserved state today.

You’ll be collected early from Belize City for your half-day tour, which begins with a one-hour drive north deep into the jungle. On arrival at Altun Ha, your expert guide will show you around the partially-restored site, explaining what each structure was used for, and its links to other influential Mayan sites, including the mighty Teotihuacan in Mexico. As you continue to explore, you can take in the intricate detailing of the buildings, likely catching sight of the many resident iguanas, sunning themselves around the site.

There are two large plazas - or squares - to discover, after which you can climb to the top of the site’s pyramid, a privilege that is no longer available at most Mayan ruins. Take in the views from the top of this historical building and you can begin to imagine what life would have been like during the height of the Mayan civilization.

After exploring Belize’s Mayan history, you’ll be returned to Belize City ready to continue exploring the modern side of this tropical country.

Pickup Information

This tour includes transportation from your cruise port. Specific meeting instructions will be provided in your booking confirmation.

Where Do We Meet?

You will meet at the port in Belize City or your Belize City Hotel. Further details sent in your confirmation email.

Wanting a little more? Add the river cruise!

River Cruise - Combine Altun Ha and get a chance to cruise on the river with this excursion where you can spot crocodiles, birds and even occassional manatees!

Make it a combo by visiting Altun Ha Ruins AND


What's Included

Round-trip Transport w/ AC
Local Guide
Bottled Water
Entry
Taxes
Food
Optional Gratuities

Frequently Asked Questions

What time are collection and drop-off for the Altun Ha Mayan Ruins tour?
Start times are in the AM from 8AM to 11AM, which means you’ll be able to enjoy the ruins before they become too busy later in the day. Also, an early start means the temperatures will be more pleasant before the powerful mid-day sun arrives.
What should I bring with me on the tour?
As the Altun Ha Belize Mayan ruins are located in a jungle landscape, you may encounter more than your fair share of mosquitoes, so we recommend bringing strong insect repellent with you. Also, sunscreen and a hat will be useful to protect you from the sun. This Mayan site is very photogenic, so a camera is also recommended.
Does Belize have other Mayan ruins to explore?
Yes, if you’re interested in the history of the Mayans, Belize has several other **Mayan Ruins** sites you could explore, including: Xunantunich, Lamanai, El Pilar, Caracol
Are Lunch And Drinks Included?

Lunch isn't included, however bottled water is provided during the tour.


Know Before You Book

Minimum Age: There is no minimum age to join this tour
Your tour costs are refundable if canceled 24 hours before the tour departure. If booking using the Book Now, Pay Later option, the 5% deposit is non-refundable under all circumstances.

Quick Facts

City
Belize City

Duration
3h 00min

Adult Rate
$79

Child Rate
$59


Itinerary • 3h 00min • 4 activities

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Meet your guide and learn about the importance of Altun-Ha as you head over to the archeological site aboard a comfortable A/C van

Duration
1 hour
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Eplore the ruins of Altun-Ha, an archeological site in the middle of the jungle that offers incredible learning and photo opportunities

Duration
1 hour 30 minutes
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Climb one of Altun-Ha's magnificent pyramids for incredible jungle sights in this short adventure that will take you up close and personal with Belize's past

Duration
30 minutes
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Relax and enjoy the beauty of the jungle as you head back to your cruise port. Ask your guide for souvenir or photo stops!

Duration
1 hour
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