Belize City Tours
Altun Ha Temple & Howler Monkey Sanctuary

Altun Ha Temple & Howler Monkey Sanctuary

By UpClose Belize
per adult
Lowest price guaranteeReserve now & pay laterFree cancellation

Ages 3-99, max of 12 per group
Duration: 6h 30m
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Meets animal welfare guidelines
Live guide: English, Spanish

  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Guided Tours of both sites
  • meet & greet with pick up and drop off
What's not included
  • Altun Ha Park Entry Fee @ US$5pp
  • Howler Monkey Park Entry Fee @ US$10pp
  • Lunch
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Entry/Admission - Altun Ha

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • don't see your hotel listed? No problem - we pick up at every location in Belize City! If you are enjoying San Ignacio, Placencia, San Pedro, Caye Caulker or other location - just let us know and we can arrange your trip!
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Port pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
      • fort street tourism village cruise terminal
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 57336P6

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 57336P6

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        • ToriS162
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
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          I used UpClose Belize for a last minute tour on my last day in Belize. The tour I wanted wasn't running, but they were able to offer a place on tour to Lamanai instead, which turned out to be a great day out. Their driver Dean was waiting for me at the ferry terminal, and had my bag retrieved from the porters in record time! The drive to the river launch was smooth and on arrival, Dean had our group seated on the boat in prime position!! Our river guide Vlad had an enthusiastic and eagle eye for wildlife along the river, and shared his wealth of knowledge around the Lamanai site as well. The tour around the ruins was fully guided, but still allowed time to climb the ruins if one wanted to. Following the ruins tour, lunch was provided before we made our way back to the river launch by boat. Thanks team for a great day. The day went smoothly, and there was great communication from the team throughout the booking process!
          Written July 21, 2024
        • jaredwC4244CR
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          UpClose Belize was a FANTASTIC choice for our family vacation!
          My family had a wonderful vacation in Belize City, largely because of the exceptional service of Angie and Kim at UpClose Belize. We booked two full days of tours including: a private driving tour of Belize City, Altun Ha Temple, Zip Line, Cave Tubing, Horseback Riding, the Inland Blue Hole, and an ATV tour through a fruit farm! Each of our tours was outstanding and our tour guides were fantastic. Beyond all the tour-related stuff, Angie was also generous with answers to our questions about where to visit in town and how best to get around, etc. Our all-day tour guide, Elvin, was outstanding - personable and professional! He made sure our needs were met and that we were comfortable throughout, all while sharing tons of great information about the area and people. Our in-city guide, Murray, was also a huge help. In addition to our scheduled tours, he was frequently available to provide our family rides to different spots around town - shopping, restaurants, some GREAT local ice cream, and the water taxi. He was also very personable, sharing a lot about the city and its history. Overall UpClose Belize and its people made our family vacation one of the most memorable and enjoyable we've ever had, and I cannot recommend them more highly. Thank you again, UpClose Belize for memories we'll cherish for a lifetime.
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        • X8292UHashleyb
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          UpClose Belize is the Best Company to Use
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        • X6775LWjackb
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          The tour of a lifetime
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
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          Look no further, fantastic tour, and fantastic tour guide.
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        • 372lilliw
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        • 813sager
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          Do not go with Upclose Belize
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        • vrshelley2019
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          2.0 of 5 bubbles
          There must be a better operator than this.
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          Written May 10, 2024
        • 411jodir
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
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        • bcook2019
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Awesome experience
          Upclose Belize is amazing! Id planned to meet family in San Pedro, but my partner and I decided to stay on the mainland for a night before heading to the island. After booking my flight, I realized we were not going to have enough time to do the excursions we wanted to do. Or at least that's what I thought. After canceling my excursion, I was contacted by an Angie from Upclose. After explaining my dilemma, she worked her magic and got back to me with the perfect itinerary! Not only did the excursion time work, but they set my pickup and drop-off locations to those locations that worked for me. Setting up the excursion was very impressive, but Elvin, our tour guide, took things to another level. He was very knowledgeable, funny, and accommodating. Elvin even made sure I was checked in at the airport before leaving. I am so impressed with Upclose Belize and will only recommend this company if you are doing any tours in Belize.
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        • tn2475
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        • ajpartridge1
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        • sa791
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        • Maddy H
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
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          We had such a great time in this tour! The Mayan ruins were fascinating and the cave tubing was so much fun. Each activity was the perfect length. Our incredible guide, Elvin, elevated the experience even more. He was amazing at his job and went above and beyond. Highly this trip, and Elvin as a guide.
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