Your tour of Altun Ha starts at the Fort Street Tourism Village the official port of entry for cruise passengers coming to Belize. Here your guide will pick you up inside the Tourism Village.
You will travel northward out of Belize City for an hour, along with quaint country roads, secondary rainforest, Creole villages and isolated farms. Here rises the majestic beauty of the Maya ceremonial center called Altun Ha (rock stone pond), a modern-day translation of the village nearby this amazing Maya site. Royal priests ruled this site for many centuries and traded with other Mayan centres in Meso America.
Some 30 years ago, Dr David Pendergast of the Royal Ontario Museum in Canada, along with his excavation team, discovered a tomb of a priest in the Temple of the Masonry Altars, and in it found a nine and three quarter pound jade carving of the Sun God, Kinich Ahau, the largest of its kind ever found in the Maya world.
Climb prepared stone steps to the stars! Surround yourself with the aura of these ancient stargazers living in the rainforests of Belize. Your guide will walk you through the site of Altun Ha siting its mysterious history and importance to the Maya civilizations that inhabited the area.
After your tour enjoys a delicious Belizean lunch. From here you move back to Belize City, the old British colonial capital of Belize, and enjoy your city tour, highlighting a blend of Caribbean, Central American and colonial architecture; then return to the Fort Street Tourism Village for some great shopping before going back aboard your cruise liner.
Belize City to Altun Ha : 1 hour
Tour of the site & Lunch : 2 hours
Return to Belize City : 1 hour
City Tour : 1 hour
Please Bring Along: Sunblock, hat/cap, camera, bottled water (ask your guide to provide a cooler for iced bottled water). Bring along a small packet of wipes, keep in cooler on the ice, and get cold wipes at tour’s end!!)
What is included:
Transfer to and from the Maya site, entrance fees, tour guide, bottled water, lunch