Altun Ha Temples

This tour will introduce you to the breathtaking sights and historical mystery of Altun Ha. Visitors will see the 5 miles (8 km) of land the site encompasses, and then walk around the grand temple-pyramids. Stroll around the bright green, lush grounds and gaze up at a majestic piece of history that gives us so much insight into the mysterious Mayans.

One of the most impressive ruins in Belize, the ancient temple of Altun Ha sits at what was once the Maya’s most important trading center. It boasts Belize’s most valuable archeological find: a giant, 9-pound jade sculpture of the Sun God “Kinich Ahau,” thought to be the world’s largest carved jade head.

Historians have many questions about the Maya. On your tour, you’ll learn how the Mayans might have gotten water to use in this swampy region with no clear water sources. You’ll also hear theories about why the tomb at Altun Ha contained a mummy wearing pearls, and the legends behind all the faces carved into the temple walls.

What to Bring:

Comfortable shoes, hiking clothes, bug spray, a camera, and money for personal expenses.

What's Included:

Transportation, entrance fees, guided tour, and a bottled water.

Transportation

Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “More Time and Rates” for full details.

What to Bring:

Comfortable shoes, hiking clothes, bug spray, a camera, and money for personal expenses.

What's Included:

Transportation, entrance fees, guided tour, and a bottled water.

Transportation

Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “More Time and Rates” for full details.

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