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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, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This collection of temples and other buildings is one of the most...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This collection of temples and other buildings is one of the most well-known Mayan ruins in Belize.
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Soldotna
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

When we arrived in Belize we had no problem finding X-Stream tours. If you do get lost, everyone knows where they are so you just have to ask someone. The "office" is a bit of a hole in the wall, but the staff was professional. We had to wait a bit, but were able to purchase water, beer, and food... More 

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Lafayette, California
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The well-known Belize Maya site Altun Ha, is pictured on the bottles of Belikin, a local beer. The grounds are well kept and we could walk to the top of all the temples. Except on the days when the cruise ships arrive in Belize, the place is serene and voided of tourists. It feels as if you have the place... More 

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Florida
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

But we did not need the full tour experience. Because i had heard nightmares of people getting ripped off and extorted by local cab companies, we went ahead and booked the city tour and Altun Ha tour. Honestly, the 'city tour' was just getting out of Belize City and having a tour guide point out the window at houses. Not... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

This is a nice site recovered the jungle. However, you need bug spray! Even the guides were putting it on the day we were there. Sneaky bugs because you can't see or feel them when they are biting. It actually takes a day or two for the bites to show up. It has been 5 days and I am still... More 

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Westerville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We did the Altun Ha Ruins and cave tubing excursion and booked though Shore Excursioneer. Had a wonderful time! Snakeman was our tour guide and he was awesome! knew a ton of history about the ruins and even though we were pressed for time we never felt rushed. Had plenty of time at each location and he made sure we... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Standing at the top of the Sun temple, looking down to the world around you is a must do! We booked our tour through Princess cruise lines. It was well worth the money. We had an amazing tour guide and bus driver. A wonderful tour with many interesting tidbits about the culture and lifestyle of the people. Do purchase some... More 

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Longmont, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

It is a beautiful place to stop and explore. There are a lot of ruins to visit and plenty of people selling souvenirs, drinks, snacks, etc. Lots of mosquitos, bring bug spray! A nice stop on our mainland tour. The roads to get to the ruins are incredibly bumpy and muddy.

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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Great place to start if you be never visited Mayan Ruins before. Can be seen in 1-2 hours. Very well maintained. Beautiful scenery. While it looks scary you must climb to the top of structure #1 to truly appreciate the beauty and complexity of the complex. Great phot ops! The one issue we had was with the flies and or... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Booked the tour thru Princess Cruises. Its something different aside from swimming/diving in Belize. Cant be compared to the ruins in Mexico. Yes it is smaller and appears older but it has its own charms. The local guides are helpful and knowledgeable about the place. They provide a lot of history and the cultures about the Mayan. The place was... More 

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Hampton, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

If you have never seen Mayan ruins before, then you should definitely come here. The standing temples are of decent size and the area itself was used as trading post. If you have been to the larger Mayan ruins such as Chichen Itza, this sight may be a little disappointing. I did the whole tour in about 30-45 minutes (I... More 

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