Altun Ha & The Olde Belize River, Belize City

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Explore Altun Ha & The Olde Belize River with a tour consisting of a river cruise followed by a visit to the ancient archaeological site at Altun Ha. Hop on the boat taking you along the city’s scenic coast before entering the Belize River. On the cruise, you can see an abundance of wildlife, such as crocodiles, iguanas, howler monkeys, and even a feeding manatee or dolphin. Arrive to Altun Ha, the Mayan ceremonial center and home of the famous jade head of the sun god, Kinich Ahau. A lush rainforest surrounds the site, housing 13 structures and three plazas. Climb the stone steps leading up to the main temple. Don't forget sun block and insect repellent. Use our Belize City trip itinerary planning tool to add Altun Ha & The Olde Belize River and other attractions to your Belize City vacation plans.
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  • on the boat ride very much of the animal world super info from the Guide for this saw. We have visited the Mayan site of Altun HA in the late afternoon. Hardly any tourists, well preserved, ascent possible.
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  • We actually did this tour in 2005, but is still offered. We got drenched as it was pouring during the boat ride. Altun Ha is a must see.  more »
  • A very interesting site in terms of mayan culture and displaying their obvious architectural capability  more »
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