Even though Altun Ha is small as compared to other ruins in the region, the extent to which the site has been cleared and restored makes it easy to imagine its past glory and wealth as a major ceremonial center. The most spectacular find here was a jadeite carving of the head of Kinich Ahau, the Sun God.  Enjoy a stop at the Howler Monkey (locally called Baboons) Sanctuary to enjoy a wildlife tour of these amazing animals, whose cry can be heard for miles across the jungle!

Location: Maskal Village, Old Northern Highway
Description: Combine with Baboon Sanctuary, Belize City, Belize Zoo
Level: Easy – Moderate (some walking & stair climbing)

DEPARTURE Tour departs from Belize City, Cruise Terminal, Gate 1
DURATION Approx 4.5 hours
WHAT TO WEAR
Belize Altun Ha and Howler Monkey (Baboon) Sanctuary Shore Excursion: Tshirt & Short Pants or Lightweight Long Pants, Cap, Sunshades, Sunblock, Water, Insect Repellent, Sturdy Walking Shoes (not flip flops)
INCLUDES
 Meet & greet at Cruise Terminal, Gate One
Tour transfers in a clean comfortable airconditioned van
Park Entry Fee
Guided tour
Lunch with Beverage
Complimentary Highlights of Belize City Tour (time permitting)
NOT INCLUDED
Guide gratuity – feel free to tip your guide for a job well done!
TOUR NOTES
  • 50% credit card deposit to confirm / Balance in cash on tour day
  • Please don’t bring along expensive or priceless items that could get lost or damaged on the tour
  • Tour departure time is based on cruise ship tender time to the terminal.  We ask that you be on the first available tender leaving the ship so as to maximize your tour time!
  • Cancelation Policy – at least 24hrs in advance for full refund.  No refund for last minute or no show cancelations.  Full refund if your ship does not port.  Full refund in the event we cancel your tour due to adverse weather or other conditions.

 

 

1

Tender to Mainland

Welcome to Belize!  Your cruise ship will anchor just offshore, and smaller boats called tenders ferry passengers from the ship to the mainland.  Try to get on the earliest tender you can so as to maximize your tour time!
2

Meet your Tour

Upon arrival at the terminal, make your way to the entrance gate in Terminal One.  Your rep will be waiting to meet you with an “UpClose Belize” sign and will have your name on his/her checklist.
3

Belize Altun Ha Temple Excursion

Board your tour transfer enjoying a Highlights of Belize City Tour until you eventually make your way through Maskall Village and on to Rockstone Pond.
Altun Ha Maya Temple Site:  Walk the footsteps of royalty -here the burial tomb of a priest in the Temple of the Masonry Altars was the spectacular find of a nine and three quarter pound jade carving of the Sun God, Kinich Ahau. Enjoy a bellyful of our famous Belizean Lunch Special before continuing on your journey Altun Ha and Baboon Sanctuary Tour.
4

Belize Howler Monkey Baboon Sanctuary Excursion

Follow a jungle trail as it weaves alongside the river through the favorite trees of the Howler Monkey.  The booming vocal roar of these amazing creatures can be heard for miles across the jungle. If you are lucky, your guide may coax one down from the treetops for an upclose encounter!
5

Return to Terminal

At the end of your tour, your guide will return you back to the terminal building in plenty of time to board your return tender to the ship.