Belize The Mayan Ruins of Altun Ha & Belize City

Belize The Mayan Ruins of Altun Ha & Belize City

Belize The Mayan Ruins of Altun Ha & Belize City

This journey will take you to three plazas and thirteen structures that mark the epicenter of this very important ceremonial site of the ancient Mayan civilization.

Only seven miles away from the sea and surrounded by primary broadleaf rainforest is Altun Ha, which also served as a trade center.

This site captured world attention when Professor David Pendergast, of the Royal Ontario museum, discovered the now famous nine and a half pound jade head of the sun god Kinich Ahau. The discovery was made in the tomb of a Royal Priest within the main temple of the masonry altars.

Prepared stone steps allow visitors to climb atop three of the main temples on the site in order to capture the beautiful views of the scenic countryside.

You will also enjoy a short tour of Belize City, the largest city in the district, which is also the commercial capital of Belize.

Departures (Local Time)

9:00 AM (Hours: 4.5)


  • Tour guide
  • Short stop to visit Belize City
  • Tour runs for approximately one hour


Don't forget to bring your camera. You will visit the ruins for approximately one hour. Travel time from the pier to the ruins is one hour.

Departure Location

At the cruise ship pier. The specific meeting location at the pier will be listed in your confirmation email and voucher for this shore excursion. See the 'Redemption and Voucher Details' section below.

Redemption and Voucher Details

  1. After you complete your booking, your credit card will be charged and our expert Shore Excursion Concierge agents will 'hand'-review your shore excursion selections against your cruise itinerary to confirm compatibility. Your credit card statement will list the merchant for the charges as Port Promo Cruise Tours.
  2. You will receive an email within 72 hours of booking from which confirms your booking and contains the vouchers required for your shore excursions. Please print these vouchers and bring them with you on your cruise. You will be required to turn the voucher(s) in to the corresponding shore excursion supplier(s). The vouchers feature information regarding how to meet up with the tour leader upon arrival to a port and other important details.
  3. Your tour is completely refundable if your ship is unable to get into port or due to weather cancellations. See our terms and conditions for complete details.
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