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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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Altun Ha and Cave Tubing Tour from Belize City, Belize City, null
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Altun Ha and Cave Tubing Tour from Belize City

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

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
Private Altun Ha And Cave Tubing from Belize City, Belize City, Archaeology Tours
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Private Altun Ha And Cave Tubing from Belize City

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

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 Howler Monkey Sanctuary Tour, Belize City, Tubing
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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 $175.00
Altun Ha and Belize City Half-Day Tour, Belize City, Half-day Tours
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Altun Ha and Belize City Half-Day Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 9 Reviews

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.)

From USD $74.99
Altun Ha Belize City Rain Forest Tour, Belize City, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Altun Ha Belize City Rain Forest Tour

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The Altun Ha Belize City Rain Forest Tour is considered the best Mayan Temple Tour for your shore excursion while in Belize. This tour gives you the benefit of ...  Read more

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

From USD $55.00
Jungle Jeep and Altun Ha Tour, Belize City, Half-day Tours
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Jungle Jeep and Altun Ha Tour

During this tour you will have the opportunity to explore the rain forest on a jeep and visit Altun Ha, the ancient Mayan ruins.You will also have the ...  Read more

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

From USD $175.00
Altun Ha Maya Ruins from San Ignacio, San Ignacio, Archaeology Tours
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Altun Ha Maya Ruins from San Ignacio

You will be picked up from your hotel at 8am and drive to Altun Ha. You will explore the ruins, have lunch and return to San Ignacio where you ...  Read more

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

From USD $125.00
Belize Cave Tubing and Altun Ha Combination Tour, Belize City, Archaeology Tours
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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 $140.00
Altun Ha and Belize City Tour, Belize City, Day Trips
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Altun Ha and Belize City Tour

Altun Ha and Belize City Tour - A tale of two cities. Visit the Ancient Maya City of Altun Ha, (Rock Stone Pond) and learn the history of the city and its ...  Read more

Location: Belize City, Belize
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $99.00
Altun-Ha Day Trip from San Ignacio, San Ignacio, Half-day Tours
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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 $144.99

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