Altun Ha Mayan Ruins Tour
Covering roughly 25 square miles, Altun Ha is about an hour outside of Belize City in the Belize District. The site consists of three ancient Mayan plazas and thirteen structures. Archeologists estimate the Maya first settled the site around 250 BC and began construction in 100 AD. At its peak, the site was an important trading center with over 10,000 Maya living in the vicinity.
The most significant specimen excavated here was a ten pound jade carving of the Maya Sun God, Kinich Ahau. The largest jade figure found in Maya ruins, the head was discovered by Dr. David Pendergast and is exhibited at the national museum in Belize City. This is the same head featured on Belizean currency.
Visitors can climb to the top of three of the ancient temples and take in the spectacular views.
Activity packages that include Altun Ha:
- Crooked Tree Bird Sanctuary and Altun Ha
Take a cruise on the Crooked Tree lagoon to view numerous species of birds and then travel to the Mayan site of Altun Ha. $165.00 per person. (min 3)
- Jungle River Adventure To Altun Ha
Meander up the New River to see spectacular plants and animal life. Tour Altun Ha and enjoy lunch at Maruba Jungle Spa which offers beauty services, horseback riding or a luxurious dip in the pool. $75.00 per person. (min 6)