Altun Ha Tours Belize
Altun Ha Mayan Ruins is the name given ruins of an ancient Maya city in Belize, located in the Belize District about 30 miles (50 km) north of Belize City and about 6 miles (10 km) west of the shore of the Caribbean Sea.
"Altun Ha Mayan Ruins" is a modern name in the Mayan language, coined by translating the name of the nearby village of Rockstone Pond. The ancient name is at present unknown.
The largest of Altun Ha's temple-pyramids, the "Temple of the Masonry Altars", is 54 feet (16 m) high. A drawing of this structure is the logo of Belize's leading brand of beer, "Belikin".
The site covers an area of about 5 miles (8 km) square. The central square mile of the site has remains of some 500 structures.
Archeological investigations show that Altun Ha Mayan Ruins were occupied by 200 BC. The bulk of construction was from the Maya Classic era, c. 200 to 900 AD, when the site may have had a population of about 10,000 people. About 900 there was some looting of elite tombs of the site, which some think is suggestive of a revolt against the site's rulers. The site remained populated for about another century after that, but with no new major ceremonial or elite architecture built during that time. After this the population dwindled, with a moderate surge of reoccupation in the 12th century before declining again to a small agricultural village. The ruins of the ancient structures had their stones reused for residential construction of the agricultural village of Rockstone Pond in modern times, but the ancient site did not come to the attention of archeologists until 1963, when the existence of a sizable ancient site was recognized from the air by pilot and amateur Mayanist Hal Ball.
Starting in 1965 an archeological team lead by Dr. David Pendergast of the Royal Ontario Museum began extensive excavations and restorations of the site, which continued through 1970. Among the discoveries is a large (almost 10 pounds, or 5 kilograms) piece of jade elaborately carved into an image of the head of the Mayan sun god, Kinich Ahau. This jade head is considered one of the national treasures of Belize.
Group of 5 $35.00
Group of 10 - $35.00 and group leader goes free.
This tour is designed to last approximately 4.5 hours. It include a 50 minutes drive from Belize City to the site. As we drive to the site we will be narrating The History Of Belize. When we arrive at the site we will have a short restroom break. After the break we start the tour of the site. The tour of the site last an hour to an hour and a half. Whilst doing the tour of the site we will do presentations on Medicinal Plants, Indian History, and Altun Ha History. After the tour of the site we drive through the country side to Belize City.
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Visitors staying in Belize City are asked to mention in their reservations the name of their Belize City hotels. We do free pick up in the Belize City area. All tours leave Belize City at 8:00am sharp. Expect to be picked up at your Belize City hotels at 8:00am by one of our tour guide
Visitors staying in San Pedro - Ambergris Caye are need to board the 7:00am water taxi that leaves San Pedro Ambergris Caye to Belize City. When you arrive in Belize City one of our tour guides will meet you on the dock with a sign that reads your name. PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR TRANSPORTATION FROM AMBERGRIS CAYE SAN PEDRO. WE PROVIDE TRANPORTATION FROM OUR MEETING POINT TO AND FROM THE TOUR SITES.
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Visiors cruising to Belize City Cruise Port are ask to try to get off their ships as soon as they can. If you can board the first tender, that would be great. When you get off your tender please go Terminal #1 and exit from the glass door. As you exit Terminal #1, you will see us hoding a sign that reads your name. We offer our Belize shore excursions and cruise tours to cruisers on Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Carnival Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line and, Celebrity CruiseLine. So, if you want to sav on shore excursions in Belize City Cruise Port, book with us. Offering Belize Cruise excursions and shore trips in Belize cave tubing (Action Boys Belize Cave Tubing and Action Boys Belize Kids Cave Tubing), Zip Line canopy tour, our famous combo: Zip Line and Cave Tubing, Mayan Ruins (Altun Ha, Lamanai, Xunantunich), beaches jungle tours, river tours, caving, Belize Zoo, Old Belize and more!! Our vision is to make your visit to our port of call, Belize City Belize, the most enjoyable and memorable destination of your Cruise.
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Altun Ha Mayan Ruins is the name given ruins of an ancient Maya city in Belize, located in the Belize District about 30 miles (50 km) north of Belize City and about 6 miles (10 km) west of the shore of the Caribbean Sea. "Altun Ha" is a modern name in the Maya language, coined by translating the name of the nearby village of Rockstone Pond. The ancient name is at present unknown.Temple of the Masonry AltarsThe largest of Altun Ha's temple-pyramids, the "Temple of the Masonry Altars", is 54 feet (16 m) high. A drawing of this structure is the logo of Belize's leading brand of beer, "Belikin". The site covers an area of about 5 miles (8 km) square. The central square mile of the site has remains of some 500 structures. The ruins of the ancient structures had their stones reused for residential construction of the agricultural village of Rockstone Pond in modern times, but the ancient site did not come to the attention of archeologists until 1963, when the existence of a sizable ancient site was recognized from the air by pilot and amateur Mayanist Hal Ball.
Our Belize Cave Tubing tour is the most popular shore excursion in Belize. We offer you an unforgettable tour
where you almost become one with nature while at the same time experiencing the mistry of the ancient Maya Underworld where the Mayas once performed many sacred rituals such as bloodletting and sacrifice to the gods.
Experience exhilaration! This is just one of the feelings you may have as you imitate the Black Howler monkeys of Belize, zipping through the treetops about 70-80 feet above the forest floor in interior Belize! Tarzan did it… now so can you. Flying through the trees at up to 40 miles per hour is an exhilarating experience you'll never forget. The fun begins once you arrive at our location in Belize. Canopy tours start off slow and low, allowing you to get a feel for the lines. Each stretch of the tour gets longer, higher, faster and more exciting. With professional guides close by at all times, you'll discover an adrenaline rush unlike any other.
This tour is This is the closest you will ever get a monkey ever in your life. This tour includes a hike in Belize's rain forest. We hike in search of howler monkeys in their natural habitat. If you are not sure of activities you would like to do with your kids and families, this might be the best excursion for you.
Looming over the west bank of the New River Lagoon, Lamana Mayan Ruins, or "submerged crocodile," is off the beaten track-perhaps the reason why it thrived for over 3000 years. The city of Lamanai Mayan Ruins began its regional supremacy around 1500 B.C. Extending from the formative years of the Mayan world to the preaching friars of Spanish colonists, Lamanai Mayan Ruins flourished and supported a vast community of farmers, merchants, and traders.
Belize Jungle Tumble Adventure
To do any of the Jungle Tumble trips, when the guests arrive, they must remove all jewelry, watches and another sharp objects that we will keep in a locked strong box for them and its safe. All shoes MUST be removed at the time the guest climbs into the Ball. We will deliver them to the guest when he exits the ball after his or her trip where they can put them on and not get their feet dirty. To ride the dry ball, guests are strapped into a seat and rolled down the hill. One or two people can ride at the same time. To ride the wet ball, no long pants or shoes are allowed. It is necessary to ride the ball in a bathing suit or shorts and short sleeved shirt since we throw a 5 gallon bucket of water inside the ball along with the riders. Long pants and lots of clothing will prevent the rider from sliding around inside the ball as intended.
Instead of rolling over and over as with the dry ball, people in the water balls slide around in the water as they roll down the hill. Both trips are completely different experiences.
Belize Rain Forest ATV
On arrival at Peccary Park your experienced guides will brief you on safety procedures for ATV handling and issue protective gear and helmets. It is now time to explore the jungles of Belize on trails laid out over 100 years ago by loggers