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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  • We had a great excursion visiting the Altun Ha ruins and a boat ride down the Wallace river. Our tour guide, Caroline, was very knowledgeable in Belizean culture and history. We also saw howler monkey...  more »
  • Even tho it's close getting there may be an issue unless you are in a tour group. Easy by rental car. Road is very smooth once you make the turn off the Northern Highway. Do not let that discourage yo...  more »
  • I took the Chukka tour from Belize City and had a fabulous day touring Altun Ha and learning the interesting history of the Maya! The tour through old Belize was great!  more »
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