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Make the most of your time in port on a 4.5-hour combination tour of Belize City and Altun Ha with a fun, knowledgeable guide. Learn the colonial history of Belize City as you trace a route through city landmarks and a colorful shopping district, then listen to stories about about local heritage, wildlife, and traditions during the trip to Altun Ha. Step into the ancient Mayan world in a sprawling complex of stone temples and plazas, and climb to the top of a pyramid for sweeping views of the jungle.

Highlights

  • 4.5-hour Belize City and Altun Ha trip
  • Learn about colonial and ancient history
  • Get the perfect introduction to Belize heritage
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • All entrance fees included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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What You Can Expect

Shore Excursion: Belize City and Altun Ha Mayan Site Tour

Altun Ha Pyramid

Meet your guide at 9am at the lighthouse by your Belize City port, and get a taste of local history on a best-of trip through Belize City that includes landmarks like St John’s Anglican Church, a historic, hand-cranked swing bridge over Haulover Creek, colonial buildings and a vibrant shopping district. Hear every word your guide is saying on a personal headset as you find out how the city was built on wealth from the rum and mahogany trades.

Enjoy views of the countryside on the 30-mile (50km) drive to Altun Ha, a Mayan site that’s among the most important historic places in the country. Explore daily life, ritual and warfare in a Maya city, and see where archeologists unearthed one of the Mayan world’s largest pieces of carved jade. Walk a pair of sprawling plazas surrounded by stone structures, and enjoy the serene, park-like atmosphere of the archeological site.

If you’re up for a climb, take on Altun Ha’s central temple; scramble to the top of the 54-foot (16-meter) structure for panoramic views that photographers will love. After visiting Altun Ha, you’ll have some free time to buy lunch at a nearby restaurant, or browse the souvenirs in local shops before the bus takes you back to port.

Customer Reviews

Lucilla L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Allan from Experience Belize Tour is excellent tour guide and driver. We have visited the Altun Ha Mayan and Belize City.

Lisa R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This tour by Allan and his assistant/son Jeff is not to be missed. The hour-plus ride to the ruins flew by thanks to Allan's informative and entertaining narrative. He's clearly very proud of his country and loves to share his knowledge. The ruins were spectacular. While my 16-year-old son was less than thrilled we were going to see Mayan ruins, he left exclaiming that it was the best part of our cruise.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Eventually, I was only one on the day. It became a private tour. Allan was the guide starting from Belize city history. very informative. I didn't see anyone else in the Mayan site. I recommend this tour for everyone. You will definitely need insect repellent at the Mayan site.

Lisa S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Our tour guide for this excursion was Allen.. He is a native of Belize and a very personable individual. He first gave us a tour of the city. His knowledge of the city was vast and we learned a lot about how the people here live. He stopped to point out wildlife along the way as well. The Altun Ha Mayan Site was very enjoyable. Allen explained every detail of the site. We learned so much about the people who lived here, how and why they built their community as they did, and how they lived. Allen shared his knowledge of the exotic plants and trees in the area as well. If we had just walked around this site without Allen and his vast knowledge, it certainly would not have been as enjoyable. We were provided with cool drinks before during and after the trip as well. I would highly recommend this excursion. A!!!!

Yovany P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We love this mayan experience, Allen has an incredible and outstanding knowledge of his country history and Mayan culture, he is very friendly and great tour guide, my son make him so many questions and he is very patience! Thanks Allen and Jeffrey!

Tauheedah B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The tour guide and his son were extremely knowledgeable, hospitable, and accommodating. The tour was an absolute delight and we got to see so many sites and experience what the city has to offer. We even got free beer, soft drinks, and water included with the tour.

Sage S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This was one of our best tours ever. Allen wasn and #39;t only knowledgeable about everything Belize but was also friendly and kind. We feel like we have a new friend and hope he will come to our state to visit soon. He met us an hour and a half early with a clean air conditioned van and a cooler of cold drinks.

Nancy P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Just great! friendly, courteous and knowledgeable guide:

Tania J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Our tour guide, Allen, was informative of Belize, we enjoyed the tour of the city and especially the Mayan tour.

Stuart K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Allen and Jeffrey were wonderful. On way to the site, pointed out local flora and fauna. At site, provided history of discovery of the site and what the monuments represented. It was a very hot day and we were provided very cold beverages of all kinds. Very hospitable. Highly recommend.

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