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. Use our Belize City trip itinerary planning tool to add Altun Ha & The Olde Belize River and other attractions to your Belize City vacation plans.
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  • What a Beautiful place...the imagination runs wild with all the history and the guides are so knowledgeable...exploring the ruins was very stimulating.  more »
  • To save time, we took a private taxi ride to/fm Altun Ha and we saved about 50%. In addition Norval Flowers met us at the airport, later at our hotel and gave us a descriptive and colorful history of ...  more »
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