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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  • This was very well done ,read Latin ha review under Alton ha. The river cruise was 25 miles. We saw black howler monkeys, crocodiles, birds and lots of iguana and manatees and dolphin. Great experienc...  more »
  • My sister and I had an amazing time and our guide, Carlos, was amazing. Very informative and gave a great sense of the Mayan history and the archaeologists responsible for the historical find.  more »
  • This is a very nice, small site that is easy to walk through and climb to the top of the some of the structures.  more »

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