Belize City to Altun Ha
Come join us at Splash Wave Tours, and let us take you to Altun Ha Mayan Ruins means “Water of the Rock”, which is the Maya translation of the nearby village of Rockstone Pond. This magificent Ruins is located just about thirty one miles north of Belize City. Just past the village of Sand Hill on the Northern Highway, a right turn onto the Old Northern Highway at about Mile 20 leads you to Altun Ha. Altun Ha is located close to the Belize City Port, a short 1hr drive from the Cruise Ship Terminal. Altun Ha Mayan Ruins is also accessible by river from the coast. From the Northern River route, it is necessary to drive from Bomba through Maskall to Altun Ha.
Altun Ha Mayan Ruins
Altun Ha was strategically located as a trading center, about six miles from the coast of Belize City. The site covers an area of about twenty-five square miles, most still uncovered. These ancient Mayan Temples were once Cities, Towns, Religious Temples and major trade posts for the ancient Maya civilization. Once hidden in thick jungle the Mayan Mayan of Belize have since been restored to their original splendor, one cannot help but feel the ever-present Maya Spirit when visiting these spectacular sites.
Altun Ha is one of the most famous Maya Centers, founded around 600bc, perhaps a few centuries earlier, this Maya Center was undoubtedly one of the smallest but extremely important Trading Post for the Maya Civilization at the time.
The Ruins and manicured grounds at Altun Ha make a visit to this magnificent ancient City a fantastic family oriented activity. You will not find steep hills or sudden drop-offs, instead you will walk over smooth, well kept grass, you will be able to simply admire all the structures or walk to the top of some of the most majestic Mayan Ruinss to be found in Central America.
Altun Ha Tour for Cruise Ship Passengers
For our cruise ship passengers the tour departs from the Tourism Village in Belize City (the dock area where the cruise ship tender boats drop off their passengers). As you debark from your tender boat, please look for the Diamonds International store at Terminal 2. Walk through the store to the gate on Fort Street. At the gate, you’ll be met by a representative of Splash Wave Tours. Our tours are scheduled to fit within the port time of the cruise ships arriving in Belize City. We monitor the cruise ship tender schedules and plan our tour itineraries to give you plenty of time to return back to your ship, to enjoy a local drink before departure.
For tourist who are staying in Belize City, pick are available depending on the location.
Altun Ha Tour Price: $55 USD per person
Includes: transportation, tour guide, entrance to the site, lunch, and taxes