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. 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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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »

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