Altun Ha Mayan Ruins with Lunch

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$69.99 / Adult (ages 13 and over)
$59.99 / Child (ages 12 and under)
Belize
Easy Activity Level
No Minimum Age
Meal Included
4.0 hours
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Enjoy with family a perfect half day trip! Altun Ha is the closest Maya temple to the Belize City port and is one of the largest accessible Maya sites in Belize boasting 2plazas and 13 structures. One of Belize’s prized national treasures, the world famous 10-pound jade head of the Sun God, Kinich Ahau was found here.  Discover this ancient Maya city, explore the plazas and climb to the top of ceremonial temples with a panoramic view of the countryside. Your adventure begins with an air-conditioned drive through the countryside of the historic Creole villages of Belize.  You’ll be provided with interesting facts of Creole living and of the Mayan daily lifestyle religion, and cultural ceremonies of the royal high priests. The main temple of the Masonry Altars is where the jade head was discovered in the tomb of one of the royal priests. A drawing of main temple is the logo of Belize's national Belikin beer.  Stop in at the museum on site which provides an informative display of ancient living at Altun Ha which was occupied as early as 900 B.C.  Enjoy a walk through the artesian village, where you can learn about the hardwood creations and arts and crafts that local villagers are selling. After your tour, enjoy a tasty local traditional lunch in the countryside village on a typical Belizean farm property. Eat indoor or outdoor among lush vegetation.

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Notes

  • Children under age 5 enter free.
  • Guests with mobility issues and those who use foldable wheelchairs can access tour site as terrain is naturally flat and grassy.
  • Wear cool comfortable clothing and walking shoes, caps and sun protection.
  • Insect repellent recommended.
  • Climbing the ruins is not allowed during or after rain because of falling hazard on slippery steps.
  • The use of tripods, drone and taking video footage of Maya site is not allowed.
  • Local beers and sodas available for purchase at the lunch venue, cash only.