Altun Ha & The Olde Belize River, Belize City

4.4
#1 of 7 in Parks in Belize City
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. Put Altun Ha & The Olde Belize River into our Belize City tour planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Belize City.
Create an itinerary including Altun Ha & The Olde Belize River
map
Altun Ha & The Olde Belize River Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
292 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • August 14, 2017
    We enjoyed seeing Altun Ha. It is a smaller mayan ruin, but still very interesting. Our guide was great. We climbed the stairs to the top, but it was pretty taxing for seniors. The stairs were large a...  more »
  • July 29, 2017
    We came here by boat and toured the ruins with a guide. We actually got to climb the ruins, which rise up out of the jungle. We saw monkeys and parrots up in the trees, and saw more while walking thro...  more »
  • July 23, 2017
    This place is really a nice visit off the beaten path. It is a short drive outside of Belize City (I recommend either a tour or taxi) that gives you a taste of the culture of Belize. Here you will fin...  more »

Plan your trip to Belize City

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Belize City

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Belize City by other users

9 days in Belize BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Belize BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Belize BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Belize BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Belize BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: February, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Central America BY A USER FROM MEXICO December, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Belize BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Central America BY A USER FROM INDIA November, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Central America BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Belize BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in Central America BY A USER FROM URUGUAY October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Belize BY A USER FROM CANADA February, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans