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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  • One of our ports was Belize and we took a excursion to Altun Ha and city tour. We had a great tour guide and she was friendly. The charter bus we took was air conditioned and drive was about 45 minute...  more »
  • Sixteen family members visited Altun Ha to learn some ancient Mayan history. We were able to climb the ruins and took fabulous photographs. Because it is further inland, it was not over run by tourist...  more »
  • I have been to ruins similar to this in Mexico (Chichen Itza, near Cancun), so I wasn't expecting to be wowed. However, the great thing about this place (unlike Chichen Itza) is that you can actually ...  more »