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  • Address: Altun Ha, Belize
Altun Ha, site of the ruins of an ancient Mayan city, covers about 3 square miles (8 square kilometers) of Belizean countryside. The central area has more than 500 historic structures, mostly built during the Maya Classic era (AD 200 to 900). Join a private or group tour to learn how the city’s 10,000 inhabitants lived.
 
The Basics
Located about 31 miles (50 kilometers) north of Belize City, Altun Ha 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, where jade, jewelry, flints, and other artifacts were found.
 
Plaza B is home to the biggest structure on the site, the Temple of Masonry Altar, which rises more than 60 feet (18 meters) above the plaza. Thought to be the main religious center of the civilization, the temple houses the famous head of Kinich Ahau: a 10-pound (5-kilogram) jade stone carved into the head of the Mayan sun god; this national treasure is depicted on the local currency. Guided tours are available from Belize City, and many combine a trip to the ruins with other nearby attractions and activities.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • No one is allowed to climb the steps of the actual ruins, but there is a walkway to reach the top.
  • Remember to bring insect repellent and water.
  • Restrooms, souvenirs, and food and drink are available on-site.
 
How to Get There
Located near Rockstone Pond Village, Altun Ha is very difficult to reach without a car, as the area is not served by public transportation. The easiest way to get there is by joining a tour in Belize City, Crooked Tree, or another nearby city. Visitors can also walk 2 miles (3 kilometers) from the village of Lucky Strike.
 
When to Get There
Altun Ha does not usually attract large crowds, but it can get very hot, especially in the summer months. To beat the heat, plan to arrive early in the day, or schedule your trip for some time between late November and mid-April; this is Belize’s dry season and its peak season, which means better weather and more tourists. Altun Ha is open from 8am to 5pm daily.
 
Cave Tubing
After visiting Altun Ha, many guided tours make a stop to go cave tubing in Caves Branch River in Blue Hole National Park. Designed for almost any age and fitness level, the tubing adventure takes you along the river, floating through an underground world filled with enormous chambers and cathedral-sized rooms decorated with crystal formations and stalactites.

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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
Private Altun Ha and Belize City Tour, Belize City, Tubing
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Private Altun Ha and Belize City Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 11 Reviews

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 and Cave Tubing Tour from Belize City, Belize City, Archaeology Tours
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Altun Ha and Cave Tubing Tour from Belize City

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 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
Altun Ha Half-Day Tour, Belize City, Archaeology Tours
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Altun Ha Half-Day Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 11 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
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.)

From USD $100.00
Altun Ha and Belize City Tour, Belize City, Kayaking & Canoeing
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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 and Howler Monkey Sanctuary Tour, Belize City, Half-day 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
Altun Ha Cave Tubing and Zipline Tour from Belize City, Belize City, Half-day 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 and Zipline Tour from Belize City, Belize City, Day Trips
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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

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