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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  • Visited numerous Mayan ruins while in Belize. This was the quietest site I visited making it a more serene experience. 
  • Had never visited Mayan ruins before. Very educational and they are doing a nice restoration of the area with some of the ruins being over 2000 years old. Gift shops, museum and restaurants are also l...  more »
  • We drove in on a paved road, woohoo! The ruins are both excavated and partially reconstructed. Private narrated tours are available or can wander. Good legend/map of the site posted inside.