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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
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Owner description: This collection of temples and other buildings is one of the most well-known Mayan ruins in Belize.
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Austin, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

We booked this excursion through Island Marketing/X-Stream Tours. Before we left we were a little worried as a review posted saying they never showed up to get them. In truth, you go to them, they don't come to you. But they are just feet away from the doors leading out of the port tender area. Our tour guide, Manny, aka... More

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

This site is well maintained, staff is friendly and helpful. I sugest walking off the beaten path and spend some time walking to the lake near by. The path through the jungle starts from the ruin at the back. It takes about 5 to reach the lake. You will need bug spray though.

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San Antonio, Texas
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9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

While this site is a long drive from the docks in Belize City, it is worth the effort. The governments of England, Canada and Belize have done a wonderful job of opening this site for tourists. The clean grounds and well tended grass just feet from the Central American jungle made for an interesting contrast, and the site was beautiful... More

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Morrisville, North Carolina
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

if you are on western Caribbean cruise and taking a stop at Belize City then you must visit this place. Its a great archaeological place to visit, where one can witness Mayan civilization temples and history. Our tour guide gave us a well narrated tour of this place and surrounding. We also saw killer trees there which was different experience.... More

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Arlington TX
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64 reviews 64 reviews
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192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

We took this tour through Belize City and our tour guide, Mrs. D, was wonderful! Her passion for her city was evident. She was knowledgeable and answered every question the group had. On the way to ruins, she had us stop at one of her "friends' stands" to buy some blackberry wine and nut oil. She explained the African history,... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We had this tour as part of a cruise. It is well worth it. We had three guides all of whom were very informative and engaging. It takes about an hour from the town to get there. You see quite a bit of how the local population lives (not very well.) Be prepared for the piece meal housing. Many people... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We were in Belize City on a cruise ship stop and booked an excursion to the Altun Ha Mayan site. Well worth a few hours round trip. The guides had lots of information. The site is cool to see, explore, and climb to the top of one of the pyramids. Also locals selling a variety of wood carvings etc. Bought... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We visited two Mayan ruin sites, Xunantunich and Altun Ha. We preferred Xunantunich to Altun Ha but maybe that was because by the time Altun Ha came, it was later in the day and we were pretty worn out from the heat. But none the less, Altun Ha is a very impressive site. Our guide provided us with a lot... More

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New middletown
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We were on a cruise with Carnival and we took an excursion to Altun Ha. It was absolutely breathtaking! Our tour guide was professional and told us the history of the area. We were able to climb to the top of on of the ruins and take photos all over the grounds. The bus ride to the site is very... More

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