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Altun Ha Ruins

45 km (28 mi) north of Belize City, Belize
625-6976
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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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82 reviews 82 reviews
47 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Booked thru the cruise line. Tour company was informative, experience, and worth it. Being in an air conditioned bus was a life wonderful. Altun Ha is a very very good way to get a taste of a Mayan Ruin. The history and the reclamation of the ruin site was very well done. If you can't get to the ruins that... More

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Marathon, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We visited the Altun Ha Ruins while on a cruise. We did not book this off the cruise ship Only waited till we docked in Belize and hired some locals. Saved a ton of cash. The van ride over was crazy But once we got there the ruins were amazing. I've been to the Mayan ruins in Mexico and they... More

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ottawa
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We visited the Altun Ha Ruins on a cruise ship excursion, and had a wonderful experience. They are really, truly, a magnificent sight, and the history is so amazing! We had a nice long bus tour to the ruins, so we received all kinds of information before getting there - about Belize, the culture, different plants and animal species, and... More

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Ottawa
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68 reviews 68 reviews
24 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I visited this site as a cruise excursion and I thoroughly enjoyed the visit. The drive was not all that impressive but the ruins were amazing. Our guide for the ruins was fluent in all of the history surrounding the site from the Mayan religion to the excavation itself and I was enthral led. I have never been to a... More

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Galveston, Texas
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

You can take the bus tour to get here, a river tour up the River Wallace or rent a car and drive (I would not recommend that). A nice place - some iffy construction work done in "restoration"

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

If you have never visited ancient Mayan sites, these will blow you away. Try to find a respectable guide who can tell you the history, but even on your own just seeing and climbing these structures will move you.

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Eveleth
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We went to the altun ha ruins in May and I was completely impressed, these ruins are awesome, 110% worth the value . You climbed to the top and you could look along ways. The whole experience is worth the bus ride there; the ride was long but informative. I would do it again.

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La Porte, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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

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