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Address: 45 km (28 mi) north of Belize City, Belize
Phone Number: 625-6976
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Description: This collection of temples and other buildings is one of the most...
This collection of temples and other buildings is one of the most well-known Mayan ruins in Belize.
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Altun Ha and Belize City Half-Day Tour

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Quite an experience and interesting place

I had a lovely time at Altun Ha, a welcoming site and quite a nice site to explore. A few new birds to my list and was up close to a young alligator and 'white-crowned' parrot... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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San Ignacio, Belize
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San Ignacio, Belize
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I had a lovely time at Altun Ha, a welcoming site and quite a nice site to explore. A few new birds to my list and was up close to a young alligator and 'white-crowned' parrot. It's not very high to climb but very interesting since there are not stelaes but the place where the famous JADE head was found.... More 

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Chatham, Canada
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27 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Booked tour through Carnival shore excursion. Toured with 3 guides (Merlene, Yvette & Joelle - of Chukka Tours). Our guides were all very informative!! and had a great sense of humor! We toured the main city first and saw the Prime Minister's house and other buildings. Learned that Belize is not an island and that they have 7 traffic lights... More 

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Yakima Valley, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

They have taken good care of these ruins. It could be a little sketchy if it rains when you are walking up/down.

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Woodstock, Georgia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
28 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We took this tour with the River Wallace tour and this was the last thing we did. We were rushed. Also, most of it is roped off, only one area was available for climbing, making photo taking difficult. They also forbid tripods or any type of photo equipment that they think is professional because they don't want anyone else to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I found the history very interesting, but the site seemed like it needed some substantial funding in order to complete archaeological digs. There was wifi from 2 vendors at a cost, and the road there was much longer and bumpier than anticipated.

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Toronto, Canada
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We arranged this trip through Caribbean Breeze adventures on Ambergris Caye. We had a personal driver that took us too the Mayan ruins and they were amazing. Our driver served as our tour guide and he was quite knowledgeable. These were the ruins from the royal family. it served as the centre for the Mayans to exchange goods. It is... More 

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Gettysburg, PA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

This was a really enjoyable day and so cool to be able to climb on the structures. We were to spend the day at Lamani Ruins but Shore Excursioneer left without us although we arrived prior to the departure time listed on our ticket, We did, however, get a deposit refund but were very disappointed. We booked Altun Ha with... More 

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Rapid City, SD
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

We were in the area and had time to kill so we went here. We rented a car at the airport and the gal at Avls suggested we go. She said it would take thirty minutes each way. For some reason we must have dawdled on the way out because it took us about 45 - 50 minutes. But the... More 

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New England - USA
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125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Altun Ha means Rockstone Water or Rock Stone Water (I forgot to ask the guide if it was two words or three. Or maybe it's Rockstonewater). In any event, it was a terrific site. A fascinating look into the history and culture of the Mayans. A must-see when in Belize. Please don't leave without visiting these ruins. I must have... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We always choose to schedule private tours rather than the cruise ship excursions for the price and individual service. My husband is in a scooter which makes things a little more complicated for cruise ship excursions. . Allen Dawson was a perfect guide. I would highly recommend this tour for wheelchairs or scooter required people.

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