• Description
  • Parameters
  • Itinerary
Country: Belize
Location:
  • Altun Ha
  • Belize City
Duration: for 4 hour(s)
Physical strain: Low
Tour starting point: Belize City, Belize
Tour ending point: Belize City, Belize

Description:
This tour starts off with a drive through the main streets of Belize City, passing various important monuments and buildings. These provide for photo opportunities while your tour guide gives you the Belizean history behind these monuments and buildings.

Services
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Entrance fees Included Entrance fees to the Mayan Sites Archaeological Reserve included
Guides
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Guide Note: Personal guide for the entire tour
Transport in tour
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Transportation Included from pickup point to port or hotel
Board
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Lunch Included Belizean Lunch of rice and beans, stewed chicken, potato salad or coleslaw
Water Not included
Local alcohol Not included
Imported alcohol Not included
Non-alcoholic beverages Not included

ALTUN HA

Day 1

The Mayan Ruin: Altun Ha

Location: Altun Ha

This tour starts off with a drive through the main streets of Belize City, passing various important monuments and buildings. These provide for photo opportunities while your tour guide gives you the Belizean history behind these monuments and buildings.

Then we travel a little over 30 miles away from Belize City on the Phillip Goldson Highway, formerly known as the northern highway as we make out way to the Altun Ha Maya Ruin. This ruin was once a trading center in this region and is the ruin at which one of Belize's national treasures was found, the Jade Head. This is a massive jade mask of mask of the Mayan god of the sun, Kinich Ahau.

​During the tour of this Maya ruin, you'll get to walk down the same path the Mayas did while learning about their customs while they inhabited the site. The best photo opportunities on this tour come after hiking to the tops of the highest structures where the Mayan elite once occupied. The view from atop is beautiful and offers a panoramic view of this Mayan site as well as the surrounding prisitine jungle.





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