Altun Ha

Altun Ha is located 31 miles north of Belize City on the Old Northern Highway. A two-mile dirt road connects the main road to the site. The area around the Altun Ha is rich in wildlife including armadillos, bats, squirrels, agouti, paca, foxes, raccoons, coati, tyra, tapir and the white-tailed deer. Two hundred species of birds have been recorded and there are large crocodiles that inhabit the Maya-made water reservoir.

Altun Ha was a wealthy ceremonial center boasting two main plazas, 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. There are also no stelae at Altun Ha but the discovery of rich tombs indicates that the ruling elite enjoyed access to substantial amounts of exotic goods.

Another interesting part of this site is the presence of a large, water reservoir called “Rockstone Pond”. The bottom of this reservoir is lined with yellow clay giving the bottom firmness capable of retaining water.

Your day to Altun Ha begins at 5:45 am with pick up at your resort. We then have breakfast in San Pedro town, and then take either a 6:30 water taxi to Belize City which is an Hour and an half ride or a 7 am flight to Belize City which is a 15 minutes flight. In Belize City you will be picked up by your Professional guides. Your guide will take you on a 1 hour drive to the Maya City of Altun Ha. (first half of your hour will be on the Phillip Goldson Highway then you head into the Old Northern Highway). You will be driving beautiful Belizean villages until you arrive at the Maya Site.

Your tour of the Ancient City will be led by your guide as you listen to the history of this site, the importance of each structure, and what caused the Mayans to flee their City. After the Maya Site tour comes lunch time! Enjoy your fresh cook Belizean lunch, rice and beans with stew chicken and vegetable salad. After lunch you hop back in your tour vehicle and drive back to Belize City. From Belize City you take your water taxi or flight back to San Pedro. In San Pedro you will be met by one of our representative who will insure that you have you transportation back to your resort.

This Mayan Site could be combined with the following: cave tubing, zip lining, The Belize Zoo, Horseback Riding, Inland Blue Hole, Cahal Pech, Xunantunich, Bird Watching, or the baboon sanctuary

General Tour Information
Light-weight comfortable clothing and shoes with a good grip, long trousers are more suitable than shorts as they give more protection from insects and weather, hat, sunscreen, and insect repellent.

 

Price: US$196.88

Combination Tours
+ ATV = US$299.00
+ Baboon Sanctuary = US$258.13
+ Belize Zoo = US$228.75
+ Bird Watching = US$286.88
+ Blue Hole (Inland) = US$258.13
+ Cahal Pech = US$281.25
+ Cave Tubing = US$281.25
+ Horseback Riding = US$298.13
+ Jungle Zip = US$298.13
+ Xunantunich = US$281.25
3 in 1 Combos
+ Cave Tubing + Belize Zoo = US$300.00
+ Jungle Zip + ATV = US$300.00
+ ATV + Belize Zoo = US$300.00
+ Cave Tubing + Baboon Sanctuary = US$300.00

NOTE: Tour price includes roundtrip from Ambergris Caye to Belize City by flight (15 minutes). You can also choose your roundtrip from Ambergris Caye to Belize City by boat. Please contact us for more information