Viator Exclusive: Belize City and Altun Ha Mayan Site Tour
Explore Belize City and the ancient Mayan City of Altun Ha with an entertaining and knowledgeable local guide. This 4.5-hour group tour is a stress-free and comfortable way to visit both the city and the ruins. During your varied day, there will be plenty of opportunities to enjoy the local foods and get a feeling for the people that live in this colorful corner of the world.
Meet your fun, knowledgeable guide at your Belize City port or hotel and get ready for an entertaining drive through Belize City and to the Mayan site of Altun Ha. As you pass landmark sites in Belize's biggest city, you'll hear how the city was built built from wealth accrued from the rum and mahogany trades. From the historic, hand-cranked swing bridge over Haulover Creek to St John’s Anglican Church, you'll hear about some of the most important people in the country's history. After spending time in Belize City you'll begin the 1-hour drive (with beverages, in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle) to Altun Ha, a Mayan archaeological site that is one of the most important historic places in Belize. Along the way you'll learn about the culture, flora, and fauna of Belize as you pass through rural Creole villages.
Stretch your legs at Altun Ha, an ancient site comprised of two main plazas with 13 temples in a park-like atmosphere. Visitors up for a climb can head up the stairs to the top of the 54-foot (16-meter) central temple for panoramic views of the entire site and the surrounding jungle. After a walk around Altun Ha, you'll have time to sample the local food at a nearby restaurant (own cost) and shop at the gift store before being driven back through Belize City to your port.