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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  • A very quick tour of the river and ruins. Unfortunately not a lot of wildlife during the river cruise, but still fascinating. Altun Ha was very interesting. A more detailed history would have been int...  more »
  • Great ride down the river seeing monkeys, bamboo chicken (green iguanas), and crocodiles. Then you get to visit the Mayan ruins. We also saw howling gorillas (they are actually big monkeys). You need ...  more »
  • Alun Ha is located about 1 hour north of Belize City. You can get a taxi to take you there if you don't want to do the "group tour" routine. All told it is about 3 hours with travel time. The Altun Ha...  more »