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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  • Incredible, a maya site excellent, unlike those who had visited near Belize City, what most I impressed me were the pyramids and in the Museum information on the piece of jade wrought more in the Mayan world. Impressive.
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  • Amazing views. Easy to climb ruins. Not overly crowded. Reasonably priced entry. 50min outside of Belize City  more »
  • Leaving the port, we pass by the Bay, where you can observe manatees with luck, then we went by speedboat along the old River, into the jungle and watching monkeys, crocodiles, dolphins and a variety of birds. After lunch we went to the ruins of Altun Ha, which are beautiful and permiiten to upload to 3 of the pyramids. The pyramid of the Sun is important and from atop allows a full view of the archaeological site. It's worth the time.
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