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Belize Altun Ha Ruins and Beach Break Excursion

Belize, Belize City (Excursion ID S1845)

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  • Round-trip transportation from your Belize cruise ship tender pier!
  • Air-conditioned, fully licensed, and insured transportation!
  • Entrance fees and government taxes to visit the Mayan Ruins of Altun Ha!
  • Entrance fee for Cucumber Beach Salt Water Pool!
  • WiFi in transportation to Altun Ha Mayan Ruins!
  • Bottled water throughout your Mayan Ruins visit!
  • Panoramic sightseeing through Belize City!

A fun mix of Mayan Ruins and leisurely time by the beach. A great way to enjoy your cruise shore excursion day in Belize!

This jam-packed Belize Mayan Ruins and Beach shore excursion will begin right outside your cruise tender terminal in Belize City. Your Belize shore excursion guide will get you checked in and lead you to your air-conditioned transportation that even has free WiFi. Throughout this Altun Ha and Beach Excursion, the guide will give you information about Belize, the Mayas, and what to expect on your excursion.

Altun Ha Mayan Ruins are about a 45 to 60-minute drive from the Belize cruise ship pier; along the way, you can enjoy the scenic highlights of Belize City and the beautiful Caribbean countryside.

Rising out of the lush Belize rainforest, you will spot Altun Ha Mayan Ruins. Once a Belize Maya ceremonial center, Altun Ha (rock stone pond) was home to more than 500 structures. Built in 250 BC, Altun Ha was also an important Mayan trade center in Belize.

The ruins were discovered in 1963 and among the most famous discovery at Altun Ha Mayan Ruins was the tomb of a priest in the Temple of the Masonry Altars. Inside the tomb was a jade carving of the Mayan Sun God, Kinich Ahau weighing almost 10 pounds.
When you have completed your guided cruise excursion of Altun Ha Mayan Ruins and its ancient past, your shore excursion guide and transportation will take you back toward Belize City. There are no beaches close to Belize City and guests must travel over to San Pedro or Caye Caulker islands for some beach time. But just outside of the city is a man-made and lagoon-like saltwater park called Cucumber Beach, which will make a nice ending to your day.

Located right along the ocean, this man-made saltwater pool offers guests a fun time. Lay back on the lounge chairs, float in the inner tubes, try the rope swing, bounce on a floating trampoline, or venture to their massive water slide known as "Slippery Conch" which drops 65 feet down into the water. There is a constant flow of salt water through the filtration system to circulate the water from the Caribbean. Some of the activities available may require an extra charge on-site.

Guests may use the lounge chairs and shaded palapas on the sandy beach area. There is a restaurant on-site where guests may order food and beverages at their expense. Bottled water is provided for the ruins part of this Belize cruise excursion. Also on-site is the Old Belize museum - entrance fee is $5.00usd per person and is not included in the excursion cost. Guests have approximately 2 hours to enjoy at Cucumber.

When your fun-filled Belize shore excursion day is completed, the guide and your transportation will take you back to the Belize cruise ship terminal and drop you off for the short tender ride to your ship.

Please consider this excursion requires 6 people in order to run, this is not per reservation, the local vendor can combine bookings to meet this minimum, do not forget to place your booking early.

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Children (2 to 13 years): $74.99$14.99$60.00
Infants (1 year and under): Free!
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Looking for a fun combo shore excursion day in Belize? This is a unique mix of Altun Ha Mayan Ruins and a beach break at a saltwater lagoon-like pool park!


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Harlingen, Texas, US
Loved this excursion
     5/5  (Visited on July 2021)
We had an amazing time! Our tour guides, Marco and Abner, were very knowledgeable and informative. We learned so much about the ruins and the surrounding plant and wildlife. We traveled with 2 teenagers and 2 young adults, and everyone had a great time. Marco and Abner went out of their way to make sure that we were safe and had a good time.
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Meeker, Oklahoma, US
Love this. Rich cultural experience.
     5/5  (Visited on August 2018)
Worth the money. The guide drove very fast and we were not expecting that on the dirt roads to the ruins however, this was a culture thing and not necessary an issue just took us off guard as we are not prepared for that.
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West Roxbury, MA
Excellent service
     5/5  (Visited on February 2020)
This is a good option. This excursion was so educational. Our guide made our tour so interesting and entertaining. Thank you so much for everything, you make an excellent job Shore excursioneer and our tour guide, too!!
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New York City, New York, US
Great history
     5/5  (Visited on February 2020)
We were met by (our) tour guide at the exit terminal1 where he took us in his personal car took us through the sites of Belize to the ruins and was very in formative about the history of the ruins and the grounds that they were on had no time for beach but he did take us to spot by the beach for lunch great tour guide 5 star.
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United States
Altun Ha
     5/5  (Visited on May 2019)
Jose was a wonderful tour guide, we learned so much about the island and the ruins
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     5/5  (Visited on January 2019)
Firstly, we were very apprehensive about booking excursions outside of the cruise company, but we decided to give it a try we were 1000% glad that we did! We were met at the exit of the cruise terminal by a representative who took us out to the tour van to meet our guide. We paid our guide the balance of our fees in cash. It seemed a bit odd, but it was fine. Our group of eight wads brought to a very comfortable, air conditioned van. The tour was completely private. Our guide was named Jose and operated out of a company called (tour operator). He was simply incredible, so very knowledgeable and friendly. The drive was about one hour, but it flew by as Jose was so engaging. He gave us a brief history of Belize and so much information as we passed through various villages and economic districts. We could not have asked for a better guide. The ruins were simply breathtaking. As a small private tour, we were able to leave the cruise terminal very early and as a result, we were one of only three small groups on the grounds at that time. We were able to climb the ruins alone and truly experience the place without any crowding whatsoever. Jose answered our many questions and his love of archaeology was evident as he showed us the various dig sites and educated us about the history of the Mayan people. Even our teenagers were amazed, and you know how hard that can be! As we were leaving we purchased a few souvenirs from the local people in the market and as we made our way to the van, the cruise excursion buses were arriving. They were jam packed with people and we were all extremely grateful to have been able to tour the grounds privately. The beach break was great fun, we got to cool off and have some fun splashing around. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone. Such beautiful personal service and the benefit of your own private tour. Thank you Jose and (tour operator)!
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El Paso, TE
Amazing Mayan Ruins
     5/5  (Visited on March 2017)
The Altun Ha tour was awsome, we knew going into it that the ride to get there is kindof long, but the beautiful sights we enjoyed during the ride, made it entertaining. The ruin site was incredible, surounded by jungle forest, made us feel like traveling in time to the ancient city. Our guide was soo knowlodgeable and accomodating, he told us a lot of local stories about the Mayan people. The beach visit was a great way to end a nice excursion!
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