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Altun Ha Ruins

45 km (28 mi) north of Belize City, Belize
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Type: Ancient Ruins
Description: This collection of temples and other buildings is one of the most well-known Mayan ruins in Belize.
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La Porte, Texas, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I felt like I was in a documentary. It was very real. I climbed to the top of the ruins and looked around to see the magnificent structures that were build without modern machinery.

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The roads to Altun Ha is not for the feint of heart, thankfully we had a driver. If you plan to have a rental car, be ready to navigate roads in ill repair and in some areas, one lane. The ruins were easy to explore with our guide, Cassandra. She was informative and obviously enjoyed the local history of her... More

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Coquitlam, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Great archeological Mayan site!! Easy to get to by car by yourself - half hour away from the Black Orchid.

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127 reviews 127 reviews
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93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

We took our 8 and 11 year old grandsons here. It was a very good intro to Mayan ruins. Interesting but it did not require a great deal of walking in the very hot, humid summer in Belize. The kids enjoyed climbing the pyramids. I especially liked that they had a wooden staircase up and down on the largest pyramid... More

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Lakeland, Florida
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We enjoyed out visit to Altun Ha Ruins but be advised that you will spend longer traveling than enjoying the ruins. It's a 30 minute tender ride from the ship to the port, then a 75 minute bus ride to the ruins. Because of our limited time ashore, we only had an hour at the ruins and 20 minutes to... More

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Tampa, Florida
18 reviews 18 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I decided to visit this mayan ruin specifically as there was a massive one that I could climb. This allowed for great pictures. I recommend seeing at least one Mayan ruin at one point in your life. It was great learning about Mayan history as well.

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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

We took a tofu here from a Royal Caribbean Cruise. Once we got to the runic if was fantastic. You have to be prepared for a long bumpy ride to get there, but it is well worth it. Also HD tender ride from the ship is about 30 minutes fro ship to shore.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We just took a cruise (Carnival) that stopped in Belize City. Our travel agent strongly recommended a tour guide (Randy Jones) through Ras Tours Belize. The cruise port at Belize is a few shops, restaurants, and nothing more. We met our tour guide JUST outside the port. He was standing with among a handful of other guides with our name... More

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Stephens City, Virginia
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Spent a day tripping to this remote site from Ambergris Caye by boat and bus. The ruins are still being uncovered and you can even watch the archeologists meticulously unearthing the ruins. With 3 fully uncovered and a few remaining to unearth, the complex very nice to tour. You can even climb to the top of two of the ruins,... More

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Keewatin, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Altun Ha was our first stop on a self-guided tour of what turned out to be nine Mayan Temples and one cave during a month in Belize. We stopped in at Altun Ha on the way north to Corozal. Spectacular, as were all nine sites, each in their own way. The structures at Altun Ha were very imposing. The site... More

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