Altun Ha & The Olde Belize River

Altun Ha & The Olde Belize River, Belize City: Tickets, Tours, Address, Altun Ha & The Olde Belize River Reviews: 4.5/5

Altun Ha & The Olde Belize River

Altun Ha & The Olde Belize River
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terry j
Stonehouse, UK219 contributions
Mayan buildings in good condition
Dec 2019
These buildings pop up all over the world - makes you wonder who drew up the plans. These ruins are very well kept
Written August 6, 2020
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Monte K
Brimfield, Illinois, USA29 contributions
Great site
Mar 2020
Lots of stairs, but the view is great. Go early before it gets busy and lots of foot traffic. The museum is small but has some great info. Buy your gifts from the port at this site. They are the same as in port, but cheaper as these are the locals that make them.
Written March 10, 2020
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christopher l
Houghton, MI27 contributions
Excellent Mayan history.
Feb 2020 • Solo
Well preserved Mayan history. We didn’t take a tour and went on our own. I like the fact that you could climb to the top of one of the pyramids. I would definitely recommend it.
Written March 6, 2020
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia10,626 contributions
Best of Belize
Jan 2020
We didn't book any tour from our ship, but rather explored on our own.
When finished the Belize City "sightseeing" which took us only 2 hrs, as there's nothing to see nor do there, we opted for this trip.
The decision was made as we had nothing to do for the remaining 6 hrs when our ship was departing. We haggled with a taxi driver around the port and managed to reach a price of US$ 60 for a return trip (he started with a 100).
TIP: BEWARE of what $ you're speaking !!! The Belize $ is double lower (2 B$ = 1 US$), and the locals will always speak in the Belize one. Not knowing that, as tourists are used to US$ they'll often get extra double money.
The ride to the ruins took slightly under an hour and the entrance was around 10$ if I remember correctly. The site is interesting, but pretty much the same as Chacchoben in Mexico we visited the day before. Here, you can climb the ruins top which we weren't allowed anywhere in Mexico.
Count on around 1-1,5 hrs to visit the site, and again an hour back to the port.
Written March 3, 2020
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Vicky B
Corozal Town, Belize3 contributions
Maya site
May 2019
Love historical sites, especially ones in Belize. Looking forward to visiting again soon., hopefully soon.
Written February 12, 2020
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jenesaisquoiV
Las Vegas, NV223 contributions
Amazing!
Jan 2020 • Couples
We were on a cruise when we came to Belize. Rent your own car and drive here! The car rental is right next to the cruise dock. It’s a super easy drive here. You can hire a tour guide here for a small amount and they can give you some history. It’s nice that you can walk all around and see everything. I did see a lady fall down the stairs at the top of one of the ruins. There are some vendors with things for sale outside that can be aggressive.
Written February 9, 2020
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Maureen McCool
Almonte, Canada25 contributions
Altun Ha was beautiful
Jan 2020
We had our best Belizian friend Auner guide us throught the ruins and he gave us a very informative talk on how & what the Mayans got up to in these temples. He also covered the history of events that uncovered these ruins that had been covered over by the jungle. Very insteresting to see some of the places that we learned about when we were in school.
Written February 3, 2020
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Ali JB
Waterloo, Canada49 contributions
Very nice place to visit, English speaking guide was excellent
Jan 2020 • Couples
We learned alot! We really liked our guide, never felt rushed and enjoyed the experience. Appreciated that we even got to climb 2 of the structures. Worth the trip.
Written January 28, 2020
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mc2galt
Haddonfield, NJ23 contributions
Easy access and views from top were great
Jan 2020
I have been to archaeological sights in other countries but appreciated being able to climb up to the top of the structures (not using the original stairs but specially built stairs in most cases to preserve the site).It brought the layout into much better perspective and was a lot more fun and interactive.
Written January 5, 2020
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tropicaltourista
Canada43 contributions
Outstanding day tour- great wildlife and Mayan history!
Dec 2019
I just did a review of our tour on the river (by canoes) and to Altun Ha with Discounted Belize Shuttles and Tours. I highly recommend. Our driver was wonderful and safe and our knowledgeable guides on the river and at Altun Ha were excellent. We saw so much wildlife and then learnt so much fascinating Mayan history. Highly recommend.
Written December 26, 2019
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