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Altun Ha

Altun Ha

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Altun Ha

The Basics

Located about 31 miles (50 kilometers) north of Belize City, Altun Ha is divided into two main clusters, Plaza A and Plaza B, each with its own special attractions. Plaza A features the mysterious Temple of the Green Tomb, where jade, jewelry, flints, and other artifacts were found.

Plaza B is home to the biggest structure on the site, the Temple of Masonry Altar, which rises more than 60 feet (18 meters) above the plaza. Thought to be the main religious center of the civilization, the temple houses the famous head of Kinich Ahau: a 10-pound (5-kilogram) jade stone carved into the head of the Mayan sun god; this national treasure is depicted on the local currency. Guided tours are available from Belize City, and many combine a trip to the ruins with other nearby attractions and activities.

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Private Altun Ha And Cave Tubing from Belize City
Private Altun Ha And Cave Tubing from Belize City
$160.00 per adult
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A great refreshing experience while learning.
As a Belizean, experiencing such a refreshing treasure that we have, was awesome. It was also very interesting to learn about some of our Mayan history associated with the cave.
Marsha_C, Sep 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Belize City

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A definite must!
JenniferMarie_M, Jun 2021
Altun Ha & Cave Tubing from Caye Caulker
Paul is an excellent tour guide.He was kind, knowledgeable, and very accommodating to our private group. We would be excited to do any additional tours with Paul the next time we come to Belize. This tour is definitely a once in a lifetime opportunity and did not disappoint. We were very lucky to find this tour and have Paul as our guide
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Amazing tour
Marques_L, Sep 2019
Private Altun Ha And Cave Tubing from Belize City
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and professional. We highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Belize.
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Best Excursion!
Tammy_H, Jun 2019
Private Altun Ha And Cave Tubing from Belize City
This excursion was awesome! Our tour guide, Paul, was great! He was very talkative and really showed us a good time! Highly recommend this excursion!
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Outstanding! Our guide was waiting for...
RICKY R, Jul 2017
Private Altun Ha And Cave Tubing from Belize City
Outstanding! Our guide was waiting for us with a sign as we got off the water taxi from San Pedro. Loved the private experience and personal one on one treatment at the ruins and at the cave tubing. It felt like an outing with a friend rather than a tour. Professional, friendly, and informative.
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Great tour with Paul!
Alexander_A, Feb 2021
Private Altun Ha And Cave Tubing from Belize City
Our guide Paul was very knowledgeable and did everything possible to ensure we had a great experience! Our trip was a little different since we were traveling right in the middle of covid, so it was just the the two of us, (my husband and me) and some places we would normally have stopped were closed down, (Paul recommended a restaurant called Amigo’s that looked like it would have been great!) But even with us being in the midst of a pandemic Paul was excellent and knowledgeable, and gave us a great tour of the ruins at Altun Ha (literally private as no one else was even at the park) and he made sure we made it safely through the cave tubing even when some extra paddling was required in the shallow parts! Paul did an excellent job, and we would highly recommend this excursion to anyone visiting Belize!
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The Best Belize Adventure
Michelle B, Jun 2019
Private Altun Ha And Cave Tubing from Belize City
Do not miss the Cave Tubing! Our guide, Ellsworth, was awesome and very funny! He was very knowledgeable about the island and made sure to keep us happy. I definitely recommend requesting him! We drove out to the caves while he pointed out various interesting things. Once at the excursion start, we had a 30 minute hike to the cave that was full of beautiful greenery and interesting things to see. Ellsworth pointed out different plants and things along the way. When we got to the cave mouth the real adventure began. It was just magnificent and Ellsworth pulled us along and made sure we were safe and together the whole time. After we had an authentic island lunch and Ellsworth stopped to purchase us bottles of water. We were short on time due to our boat arriving late so we opted not to do Altun Ha even though Ellsworth assured us we could make it. Instead, he gave us a driving tour of Belize City which was very interesting and worth seeing and we stopped for pictures by the water. If you do not want to do a lot of driving, I suggest doing just the Cave Tubing. It is an hour from port to the cave then an hour to Altun Ha and an hour back to the port. There are also a number of things you can do enroute to the cave tubing as well as zip lining at the cave.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • No one is allowed to climb the steps of the actual ruins, but there is a walkway to reach the top.

  • Remember to bring insect repellent and water.

  • Restrooms, souvenirs, and food and drink are available on-site.

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How to Get There

Located near Rockstone Pond Village, Altun Ha is very difficult to reach without a car, as the area is not served by public transportation. The easiest way to get there is by joining a tour in Belize City, Crooked Tree, or another nearby city. Visitors can also walk 2 miles (3 kilometers) from the village of Lucky Strike.

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When to Get There

Altun Ha does not usually attract large crowds, but it can get very hot, especially in the summer months. To beat the heat, plan to arrive early in the day, or schedule your trip for some time between late November and mid-April; this is Belize’s dry season and its peak season, which means better weather and more tourists. Altun Ha is open from 8am to 5pm daily.

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Cave Tubing

After visiting Altun Ha, many guided tours make a stop to go cave tubing in Caves Branch River in Blue Hole National Park. Designed for almost any age and fitness level, the tubing adventure takes you along the river, floating through an underground world filled with enormous chambers and cathedral-sized rooms decorated with crystal formations and stalactites.

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