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:
- Altun Ha & Maruba Spa (Boat/Land)
Depart EP 8:30am – return approximately 5pm
Meander up the New River where you will experience various flora and fauna. Tour Altun Ha, an ancient Maya City where the largest piece of carved jade in the Maya World was found. After a tour of the site enjoy lunch at Marubu jungle spa. Enjoy beauty services, horseback riding or a luxurious dip in the pool. Full day trip includes drinks; it does not include anything at Maruba including lunch or activities.
Price: US$75.00 + TAX ( PLUS US$5.00 PARK FEE)