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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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Sanford, Florida, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We got this excursions trough our Carnival cruise line and despite that is was our most of expensive excursions we are enjoyed a lot and worst every penny. Yes, 2 hours drive in comfortable air condition bus. Nothing no one can do about that ride, ruins not located next to port. Nothing can do about condition of road . Country... More

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Tampa, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

This tour was fantastic. Patrick, our tour guide, was informative, answered all our questions and provided an interesting facts of the area. His driving was fantastic which was certainly appreciated with all the potholes! Highly recommend it!

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Pompano Beach, FL
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Huge rip off. There are multiple companies at the pier who offer a supposed 4 package tour, which we paid $40 pp. We drove through the slums of Belize City in a van that looked like a rent-a-wreck down a horrible rough road and saw the ruins, walked down a trail to a creek and back the same road through... More

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We enjoyed the bumpy ride -our bus driver did a great job avoiding a lot of the bumps. Our tour guides Marcus and Jayjay were knowledgeable and very funny. We went through shore excursions.com and we paid a lot less for a lot more. We climbed up one of the ruins so I don't recommend the climbing for anyone with... More

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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Visited Altun Ha first week of April, 2014 and carried my tripod in so we could take pictures of both myself and my wife together. Part way through the tour a park employee approached me and said it was a $500.00 fine for bringing a tripod in. When I questioned him more he stated it was an entrance fee so... More

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Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We chose this tour because it was a half day tour from the port. The bus ride there was interesting in itself, saw some of the city and some of the country including rough roads nearer the site. I have no need to climb the ruins but wanted to see them without the hordes of visitors as reported at other... More

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This a great adventure for someone who is not physically fit as I am. Although there are several temples that can be explored, one in particular has a railing. Although the steps were steep, one can manage with weak knees and some assistance in the final steps to reach the top. I did! The way to the ruins provided a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

We really lucked out and got a wonderful tour guide, Sandra Tut… She was amazing! I cannot say enough nice stuff about this lady… She was so personable and she answered every question that we had. She was very knowledgeable about the Mayans, their lifestyle and rituals, the city of Belize city and the country of Belize. Sandra loves being... More

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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Very great trip to get an intro to the Mayan culture. The trip from the city to the ruin was bumpy however the crafts onsite and the food at the restaurant were worth the drive.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We just spent an afternoon at Altun Ha two weeks ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. We had a guide who lives in the area and actually worked on the excavations, and showed us a picture of him holding the jade head after it was excavated from a ruler's tomb. While not as larger or historically important as Chichen Itza, Altun... More

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