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Belize City: Half-Day Altun Ha Temple & Belize City Tour

1. Belize City: Half-Day Altun Ha Temple & Belize City Tour

On your way to Altun Ha, enjoy a panoramic city tour and see all the points of interest, such as the old colonial-style buildings that still stand in Belize City. See the light house, the Belize sign, the wealthy portions of the city called the Kings Park zone, the school district, the hospital, the central Bank of Belize, and the prime minister’s home. Drive north for about one hour to the Mayan temples. On your way, see the different ecosystems of flora and fauna. Altun Ha was an important Mayan religious and trading center dating back to 200 BC. The site was first excavated in 1963 and researchers believe that it was once home to 10,000 people.  At the site, enjoy a guided tour of the entire ancient city, learn about its history and construction style of the buildings. Travel back in time and try to imagine how the Mayan people lived.

Belize City: Mayan Temple Exploration, Cave-Tube, & Zipline

2. Belize City: Mayan Temple Exploration, Cave-Tube, & Zipline

Immerse yourself into the Belizean culture and journey back into 1000 years of history of the Mayan world on a guided day tour. Explore the wonders of the Mayans, their cave systems, the local flora, and enjoy cave tubing and ziplining. Begin with a pickup from your hotel in Belize City or by taking the ferry from Caye Caulker/San Pedro to Belize City. After meeting your guide, explore the Mayan Temple Altun ha, hike to the top and hear fascinating facts about the site and the Mayan world from your guide. Head deeper into the jungle towards the cave systems with a 15-20 minutes hike following a trail to the cave entrance. Enjoy a lesson on plant identification, insect identification, and all their medicinal uses and local beliefs throughout history in Belize. Cave tube down a river through several caves and marvel at the stunning surroundings and Mayan artifacts. Lastly, zipline over the jungle canopy before returning to Caye Caulker/San Pedro/ Belize City in the evening after a truly memorable Belizean experience.

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What people are saying about Altun Ha

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 17 reviews

The cave tubing was amazing. The Mayan ruins was very educational. Brian our guide knew so much history and a lot of knowledge to share. The zip lining was also fun. Everyone was so nice and we have been blessed to explore Belize.

My guide was right on time, very friendly & very knowledgeable. He was a safe driver as well. I am very grateful that he took me even though is was Good Friday & everything else in the city was closed.

The temple is very impressive and worth visiting. Our guide, Dennis, shared many insights and made this trip very enjoyable.

I had the best time ever! It was one of the highlights of my trip. Our guide Brian was the best and very knowledgeable

Well worth the trip Brain our guide was awesome!!!