Located 31 miles (50 kilometers) from Belize City, Altun Ha, Mayan for rock stone water, was once one of the wealthiest Mayan empires in the Americas. Famous for its Jade Head, Altun Ha boasts two plazas and thirteen structures. Here, the rich tombs are further indications that the elite enjoyed an exotic life.
Apart from the magnificent structures, Altun Ha adds to its rapport with a lush rainforest reserve known as Altun Ha Nature Reserve. Here, Armadillos, agoutis, foxes, and even an occasional deer can be spotted. In this reserve, there is a man-made pond that was made by the Mayas as a source of fresh water. Large crocodiles still call this pond home.
This site dates back to around 200BC. Construction at Altun Ha lasted to around AD 900.
The erections of these magnificent temples are a strong indication that this population was large and sophisticated.
What to Expect
Depart from Belize City and drive 25 miles north. Your guide will be interpreting the area you’re passing by and also talk about the History of Belize. this also includes your restroom break. After lunch you gather up by the museum area then you start to walk in the reserve where your guide will be interpreting the site trail and also the structures in situ. After the tour 30 mins for shopping on site before departure back home, in time to catch a connection to the hotel.
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Things to bring:
Insect repellant, light clothing, water, good hiking boots, cash/Credit Card, Medication if necessary
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