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Altun Ha Ruins

Address: 45 km (28 mi) north of Belize City, Belize
Phone Number: 625-6976
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Altun Ha and Belize City Half-Day Tour
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
Owner description: This collection of temples and other buildings is one of the most...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
Owner description: This collection of temples and other buildings is one of the most well-known Mayan ruins in Belize.
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new mexico
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

This was one of our offshore excursions and we were so glad we chose this particular attraction. Our tour guides Sally, Yvette and Mark were so full of knowledge and were simply amazing. Having a chance to see something like this was amazing. There is so much hidden history in certain parts of the world and to this day this... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Went on a guided tour from our Cruise line and it is about a 45 min drive to the site. Luckily we were one of the first buses that arrived there so we were able to take pictures with out a ton of people around. This project started in about 1959 and is a well kept site. There isnt any... More 

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

hard to believe that people lived here over 2000 years ago...neat temple and ruins...neat to climb and see the architecture

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We were very very lucky that we got Pedro Cruz as our guide for this trip. He was so knowledgeable about the archaeological digs etc and had been on many of them himself. He gave us so much information and we were able to climb to top of some of the monuments. It is still an ongoing project which was... More 

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Utah
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74 reviews 74 reviews
24 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

To see something more than just the beach go to the ruins at Altun Ha. This is one of the few places where you can climb each of the structures. As you go in take the time to climb the first stairs on the right to where you can get the best view of the site. Be careful the stairs... More 

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Harvey, Louisiana
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We booked this tour to learn about the Mayan civilization, it was our 1st experience with the ruins. We had a wonderful & educational experience.MRS. JOYCE was our tour guide & she was GREAT! She was so friendly & warm, like you were with one of your best friends. She was also VERY informative at the same time. She is... More 

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

A lot of history of the Mayan people. Walk up pyramids and see ancient hyrogliphs and learn a lot about the purpos of this civilization. We took a cruise and this attraction is about 45min away from the cruise ships.

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This attraction is well worth your time and money. There are several large buildings, on which at least two of them you may climb (using stone stairs). Be sure to wear lightweight long pants and possibly a long-sleeved shirt as the mosquitoes are quite prevalent at this site. Also, bring a small quantity of mosquito repellent to spray on your... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We booked with a local tour company based on the reviews on TripAdvisor, instead of the cruise's excursion. Took the first tender to the port, it's about an hour drive there. Learnt the Mayan history and culture which is still a mystery to many: their existence more than 4,000 years ago, their sudden disappearance, and the plazas they built around... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We chose to go here on a cruise ship excursion and glad we did. The ruins were beautiful. The guide was very informative. Highly recommend if you have any interest in Mayan History.

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