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Altun Ha Archeological Visit

Explore the ancient Maya trading center of Altun Ha, home of the largest jade head found at any Mayan site. Discover how people lived in the Classic Maya Period.

Included in your cruise
  • Explore the Altun Ha archeological site.
  • Visit the Temple of the Masonry Altars, one of the highlights of all Belize.
  • Difficulty level

    Level 2: Easy

  • Duration

    3h30–4h

  • Min. passengers

    40

  • Booking Code

    INCL-BZE1

  • Notices

    We recommend wearing comfortable shoes, a hat, sunscreen, and to bring water.

After arriving in Belize City, a bus will take you 31 miles north along the old Northern Highway, through the town center, and north to the tropical lowlands and wetlands.

We will arrive at the Maya site and meet our guides, who take us on a journey back in time through this once very important trading center. This was at one time a thriving city of 10,000 people, occupied during the beginning of the Maya Classic era (200 to 900 AD).

The current site consists of two grand plazas and 13 structures. The magnificent Sun God Temple and Temple of the Masonry Altars are prominent features that can be found on Belize’s currency and on beer bottles throughout the country. Temple of the Masonry Alters (Structure B-4) once housed the largest carved jade head found in the Mayan world and Central America.

Practical information:

  • Language: English

  • Included: Transportation, local guides, entrance fee to Altun Ha

  • Remarks/requirements: We recommend wearing comfortable shoes, a hat, sunscreen, and to bring water.

  • Walking information: Walking over unpaved terrain

  • Wheelchair accessible: No