Take a half-day tour of Belize City for a fascinating mix of old and new. From the mystic Mayan city of Altun Ha to the resurgence of modern Central America, much has happened in Belize City. More than 1,000 years of history has taken place here, and you'll see all the highlights in just a few hours.
- Half-day tour of Belize City and Altun Ha
- Ancient Mayan city of Altun Ha
- Modern-day Belize City
- Historical sites including St. John's Cathedral, Government House and colonial architecture
- Choice of morning and afternoon tours
- Pickup and drop off from most Belize City hotels
This half-day tour focuses on the contrast between the ancient Mayan city of Altun Ha and modern-day Belize City, highlighting 1,000 years of development in this former British Colony. Altun Ha (Maya for "Rock Stone Water") thrived as a trading post to the Maya World during the Post-Classic and Classic periods.
Today, Belize City today is home to about 35% of the country's population and remains the commercial capital of the country though the official capital was moved to Belmopan in the interior in 1971.
Your city tour includes historical sites such as the redbrick St. John's Cathedral and the colonial mansion once occupied by the British Governors. You'll also notice the colonial wooden architecture of many of the houses during the tour.
Reviewed by lawrence p, January 2013
To my great and well appreciated surprise, Rudi Thompson was the tour guide for this trip as well. I was thrilled when he walked through the hotel tours. He is a treasure!!!
Book him or request him in advance.
Reviewed by Simon B, USA, January 2013
We were 2 hours late arriving by ship and thought our guide had already left.
To our surprise our tour guide waited. What a fabulous experience he gave us.
Very knowledgable and personable fellow. An experience we will never forget.