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  • Address: Altun Ha, Belize

Altun Ha is the site of the ruins of an ancient Mayan city, and covers about 5mi (8km) squared. The central area of the site has over 500 historic structures to visit, mostly built during Maya Classic era (200-900 AD). Take a step into history at this extraordinary site, and examine the way the 10,000 inhabitants lived in the area. 

The site is divided into two main clusters, Plaza A and Plaza B, each with its own special attractions. 

Plaza A features the mysterious Temple of the Green Tomb, wherein jade, jewelry, flints, and other historic items were found. 

Plaza B is home to the biggest structure on the site, the Temple of Masonry Altar, which rises over 60ft above the plaza. Thought to be the main religious center of the civilization, the temple houses the famous head of Kinich Ahau: a 10lb (5kg) piece of jade carved into the head of the Mayan sun god. This is believed to be a national treasure of Belize, and is depicted on the local currency. 

Practical Info

Located near Rockstone Pond Village, Altun Ha can be very difficult to reach without a car, as there is no public transportation. The easiest way to reach Altun Ha is by joining a tour either in Belize City, Crooked Tree, or another nearby city. You can also walk 2mi (3km) from the village of Lucky Strike. If you prefer going independently, look into renting a car. It is possible to take a taxi, but this can be very expensive. 

For an alternative route, look into boat transport and tours out of Belize City. 

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Private Altun Ha And Cave Tubing from Belize City, Belize City, null
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Private Altun Ha And Cave Tubing from Belize City

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This 6-hour tour will take you to Altun Ha, the ruins of an ancient Mayan city in Belize. You will also have the opportunity to go cave tubing along the Caves ...  Read more

Location: Belize City, Belize
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $125.00
Altun Ha and Cave Tubing Tour from Belize City, Belize City, Tubing
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Altun Ha and Cave Tubing Tour from Belize City

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This 6-hour tour will take you to Altun Ha, the ruins of an ancient Mayan city in Belize. You will also have the opportunity to go cave tubing along the Branch ...  Read more

Location: Belize City, Belize
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $125.00
Altun Ha Half-Day Tour, Belize City, Archaeology Tours
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Altun Ha Half-Day Tour

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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, ...  Read more

Location: Belize City, Belize
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Cave Kayaking and Altun Ha Adventure from Belize City, Belize City, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Cave Kayaking and Altun Ha Adventure from Belize City

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During this tour, you will have the opportunity to visit the ancient pyramids of Altun Ha, followed by a kayaking adventure through some of Belize's caves. we ...  Read more

Location: Belize City, Belize
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

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Private Altun Ha and Belize City Tour, Belize City, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Private Altun Ha and Belize City Tour

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Enjoy this 4-hour tour of Altun Ha and the city of Belize with your own group of friends or family or in a standard group tour. Admire the Altun Ha Jewelry ...  Read more

Location: Belize City, Belize
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $94.00
Altun Ha Cave Tubing and Zipline Tour from Belize City, Belize City, Archaeology Tours
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Altun Ha Cave Tubing and Zipline Tour from Belize City

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Experience the mystery of the ancient Maya and learn the history of the Meso American People at the site of Altun Ha in this exciting 7 hour tour. Beginning ...  Read more

Location: San Pedro, Belize
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $235.00
Belize Cave Tubing and Altun Ha Combination Tour, Belize City, Tubing
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Belize Cave Tubing and Altun Ha Combination Tour

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Go tubing through a pair of jungle caves after you explore the ancient Mayan ruins of Altun Ha during this 6-hour combination tour that leaves from Belize ...  Read more

Location: Belize City, Belize
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $170.00
Altun-Ha Day Trip from San Ignacio, San Ignacio, Day Trips
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Altun-Ha Day Trip from San Ignacio

Tour the ancient Mayan city of Altun Ha, once an important center of trade and religious ceremony, where more than 500 ruins stand amid the jungle. Follow your ...  Read more

Location: San Ignacio, Belize
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $145.00
Altun Ha and Zipline Tour from Belize City, Belize City, Archaeology Tours
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Altun Ha and Zipline Tour from Belize City

Visit a Mayan ruin and learn about a great civilization that inhabited Belize over 3,000 years ago. Altun Ha was first settlement somewhere around 250 BC, with ...  Read more

Location: Belize City, Belize
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $137.50
Altun Ha and Howler Monkey Sanctuary Tour, Belize City, Archaeology Tours
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Altun Ha and Howler Monkey Sanctuary Tour

Get up close and personal with black howler monkeys and visit the ancient city of Altun Ha on this 5.5-hour combo tour. Beginning in Belize City, you'll be ...  Read more

Location: Belize City, Belize
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $150.00

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