Altun Ha Mayan Ruin Tour

Listing Type
Type of Tour/Activity
Mayan Ruins and Archaeological Sites
Main Activity
Ruins Exploration
Departs From
Start Point
Belize City
Intensity Level
/ Adult
About Listing
Ancient Artifacts
Archaeological Reserve
Historical Landmark
Nature Trails
Belize Gold Standard Certified -

Altun Ha and Belize City Half-Day Tour

Tour Guide will meet Guest/s at Fort Street Tourism Village in Belize City and then will commence the tour by engaging guests with an Educational tour on the North side of Belize City stopping at the Light House/ Baron Bliss monument then proceed along the Marine Parade and provide Historic information on key locations Chateau Caribbean Hotel, Central Bank of Belize, MCC Grounds, BTL Park (formerly known as  Lindbergh Landing), Marion Jones Sporting Complex, ST. John’s College, Edward P Yorke High School, Nazarene High School, Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH), Social Security Board, and Palotti High School. Then take the exit on the Phillip Goldson Highway heading in the Belize District about 30 miles north of Belize City on the Old Northern Highway and about 6 miles west of the shore of the Caribbean Sea.

Altun Ha was a wealthy ceremonial center boasting two main plazas, and thirteen structures (including the Temple of Sun God or the Temple of the Masonry Altars). Altun Ha is not very far from the Caribbean Sea and it formed part of a unique cultural zone along with other coastal sites. 

It is also where the Largest Jade was ever found in the Mayan Kingdom.  During an excavation, Dr. David Pendergast, along with Mr. Wilhelm Leslie of Rockstone Pond, and another Belizean (Mr. Winston Herbert of Lucky Strike Village), discovered the famous jade sculpture of Kinich Ahau, in 1968.

After visiting Altun Ha we head back towards Belize City where your Tour Guide will take you along the South side of Belize City where guests will be able to view life on the south side of the city and then will make a short stop at one of the oldest church in Central America, St. John’s Cathedral built in 1812, then will proceed back to the Fort Street Tourism Village.
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What is Included?
Things the supplier includes without any extra cost.
  • Entrance Fees
  • Licensed Guide
  • Private Transportation
  • Complimentary Water & other Smart Travel surprises.
What to bring?
Recommended items to bring on the trip.
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • bug spray
  • hats, caps
  • camera
  • extra cash to buy souvenirs
The base rates charged by the provider. This includes all taxes and applicable fees.
2 people
Minimum number of people.
Unless otherwise indicated, prices are in US dollars.
Unless otherwise indicated, prices are in US dollars.
Is Transportation provided?:
Transport Info.
Important Transportation/Pickup Information
Private Passenger Liability Insured Vehicle, fully air conditioned. Pick up may be available from your hotel, along the Philip Goldson Highway, Belize City airstrip, water taxi or international airport.
Start Time
Daily8:00 AMApprox. 4 hours
About Us Smart Travel Belize is a family owned Belize tour company that has been established to offer tours to tourists and Belizeans alike who wish to learn about the secrets and ... moremysteries that Belize has to offer. Almost too often, we find that we are stuck with tours that are super expensive, crowded, or exclude people who have kids. Hence, as a family of 4 (kids included), we know all too well the hassles associated with traveling and we are committed to bringing our guests an affordable and authentic Belizean experience. Join us as we take you on a Belizean adventure across the length and breadth of this beautiful country that we call home.

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Service Types:
Tours | Activities, Shuttles, Vacation Packages, Private Guides
Payment & Cancellation
Cancellation Policy
  • Cancellations made 15 days before will be fully refunded except for a service fee of 3%.
  • Cancellations made 7 days before will be refunded 70% of the amount paid.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
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Altun Ha Mayan Ruin Tour
What a great tour of the city and a comfy, air conditioned ride to the Mayan Ruins. Our guide was filled with history and information and even brought us a traditional snack of Belize for the ride. We climbed several pyramids and took amazing photos from the top view. It was a great family experience. Next time we will bring more bug spray, so we can visit the ruins even longer :) Thank you!