Altun Ha & The Olde Belize River, Belize City

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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4.4/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web
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.
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  • Altun Ha archeological site is absolutely worth visiting. DO NOT FORGET THE ANTI-INSECT SPRAY like we did :D remember it is in the jungle and there are many many mosquitoes. The site looks abbandoned,...  read more »
  • I have travelled quite a lot and I explored my first Mayan site over 40 years ago. Since then the Mayan culture including sites have always been my main attraction. This was my second trip to Belize, ...  read more »
  • If you like history and learning, and need to see a Mayan ruin, but don't want to travel too far from Belize city, then Altun Ha is perfect! So cool and educational! 
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