Belize City

Half-Day Guided Tour to Altun Ha Mayan Ruin and Belize City

Belize City, Belize
Half Day Guided Tour to Altun Ha Mayan Ruin and Belize City

From USD 95.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Escape the bustle of Belize and head out to Altun Ha, the fantastically preserved ruins of an ancient Mayan city, with this tour from Belize City. Your local guide will start by showing you a few key Belize City landmarks, followed by a journey up to Altun Ha. Here you'll explore the old ruins, learning about how the Mayan people lived in ancient times.
  • Altun Ha admission is included
  • Snacks and bottled water are provided
  • Travel in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle
  • A local guide will lead the way

What's Included

  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

    Fort Street Tourism Village, Terminal 1, Belize City, Belize

    If you are coming on a ship, please make your way to Terminal 4 and exit the gate there. As you step out of the gate, the water taxi is the adjoining property to the left. Your guide will be waiting outside. He will be wearing a yellow Smart Travel Belize polo shirt.

Pickup point

    Fort Street Tourism Village, Terminal 1, Belize City, Belize

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Belize City Municipal Airstrip Ocean Ferry Water Taxi San Pedro Belize Express Water Taxi If you would like us to pick you up at your accommodation, kindly let us know via email. NOTE: Please bear with us. We can't pick up from Harvest Caye Port in the mean time due to the distance going to Belize District

What To Expect

Altun Ha

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveller Tips

Bring bug repellent for Altun Ha, the jungle mosquitos are hungry.


47 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
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Afternoon tour was fantastic
Kristen_S, May 2023
This tour was fantastic. Our tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable. Even the city tour had so much history and depth that I'm thankful we got to experience it. This was by far my favorite tour that we had. We went in the afternoon tour and we had the ruins to ourselves since tourists are typically from cruise lines and take the morning tours.
Unforgettable experience.
Kelly_R, Mar 2023
The afternoon tour was incredible! Nobody else was there & our tour guide was the best! Norman was knowledgeable about everything in the Mayan city. He answered every question & took his time showing us around & teaching us about the Mayan culture. Being at Altun Ha during the sunset was unforgettable! I would definitely go back or tour other ruins with Norman
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Hi Kelly, We thank you for taking the time to write this review. We have selected the best Guides to be a part of our team and Norman is one of them. You are so right. The afternoon tour is always a good option as sometimes it is only you, the guide and the entire park for yourself. It was our pleasure to have you on tour with us. We do hope that you enjoyed your vacation and that you share your experiences and photos with your friends and family. We do hope to see you again soon where we can explore a bit more. Kind regards, Omar
Omar made our day!
Karel_G, Jan 2023
Omar our tour guide was amazing. So friendly and very informative. We chatted non stop about everything! The tour of Belize City was excellent. We made a few stops to try local food etc. On to Altun Ha which was a fabulous site. Omar is well versed in explainIng so many details about the site. It was wonderful. We really enjoyed his company!
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Hi Karel, We thank you for taking the time to write this review. It was our pleasure to have you on tour with us. We do hope that you continue to enjoy your time here in Belize and that you share your experiences and photos with your friends and family. We do hope to see you again soon where we can explore a bit more. Kind regards,
House Hunters or City Tour????
Tasha_T, Jan 2023
I could not figure out if I was on International house hunters or a city tour!?!?!? Waste of money as we drove around the neighborhoods letting us know about who was living in homes and what homes were just built. It was very depressing. I didn’t learn anything about the city just very disappointed. The Altun Ha Mayan Ruin tour was the only best part.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Hi Tasha, We are very sorry that you didn't enoy the City tour. Please note that this Altun Ha tour came with a free basic City tour driving out out of the city and then the other portion coming back into the city. I believed you should have choosen only the City tour where you would have gotten an in depth history of Belize City. All of our tour guides are very knowledgeable and they educate all of our guests about what they are seeing while on tour.
Omar as a guide is worth it!!!!!
SMITTY_S, Dec 2022
The tour with Omar was excellent. The individualist attention was very nice. The background on the area we visited was nice.
The mini-bus that was too small, eventually.........
Janet_M, Nov 2022
Awful. The boss said we had to wait for nearly an hour, without seating, in heat and humidity for one couple to arrive. 4 extra passengers (not on the original list?) arrived first at the mini bus somehow & filled 2 of the bench seats. There were still 10 more of us to fit in, including a lady with a stroller (booked). That was an impossibility! When this was mentioned to our 'guide', he became angry with us ... None of this was our fault as we had been waiting quietly until half the bus was suddenly filled! The atmosphere was toxic so we left . We would like a full refund as our day was totally ruined through no fault of ours
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Hi Janet, We thank you for your review and we do apologies for the experience you had encountered. However, from the start of the day when we had spoken to your husband and explained to him that we had to wait for some other guests that had booked the same tour, he had an attitude and also with our Tour Guide. Your hasband was the only one that had and issue and was disrespecting our tourguide which we do not tolerate. You and uour family decided not to go on the tour and you all left. Therefore no refund will be granted to you.
Omar is the best tour...
Tarassa_H, Aug 2022
Omar is the best tour guide that we ever had! I would highly recommend him for any excursion in Belize.
Great trip with a very professional guide
Sergio_R, Aug 2022
Excellent trip, our tour guide Rene was super friendly, professional and very informative with a great knowledge of the country and it’s culture. I definitely recommend this trip, Rene service was an “A” plus!
Tour Guide is the best. Ask for him!
Eve_B, June 2022
Our tour guide was so knowledgeable. He thoroughly explained everything. He took our pictures and I took a picture with a baby crocodile. I would definitely recommend. Had a sign with my name on it. And shout out to Marcia for being patient with us!!!!
Our tour guide was...
David_H, May 2022
Our tour guide was amazing! Such a great host, took us to try local wine and snacks. Also, very informative. Would highly recommend.
Very Educational Morning!
Lana_K, June 2021
Alicia was very well spoken and did a great job informing us of the current political and environmental realities of the country. She was very well versed in the history of Altuna Ha. She also went out of her way to drop us off at the airport when we were done.
Response from Host, July 2021
Hi Lana, Thank you for choosing Smart Travel Belize for your Belize adventure. We pride ourselves in providing quality services to our guests and we do hope to see you again in Belize. Please feel free to share your experiences with your friends and family if they ever decide to visit Belize. Omar
Awesome Trip
Taschiakyent_M, Feb 2021
We had a wonderful time with Omar during our half day guided tour to Altun Ha Mayan Ruin and Belize City. Omar was very knowledgeable and extremely engaging. Wearing a mask and curfew did not detract from the fun of the tour.
Response from Host, June 2021
Hi Taschiakyent, I know you had a wonderful time visiting one of our ancient Mayan site in Belize and we do appreciate you choosing us for your Belize adventure. For sure the mask wearing and curfew didn't stop us from enjoying my beautiful country and it is something that we need to learn to live with. Kindly share your experiences with your friends and family who are planning to visit Belize to contact us and we will take care of them. We do hope to see you back soon. Omar
Omar gives a great tour
Alicia_H, Dec 2019
On Dec 3 our group of 4 took a private tour of Altun Ha & Belize City with Omar Rodriguez through Smart Travel. We booked the tour a few days prior online through Viator at $70 per person. We received an email with specific directions on how to meet him and that he would be wearing a yellow polo and holding a sign with my name. We found him immediately. We were a bit concerned because our tour was booked for 8:30am, and even though we had taken the first avaiable tender from the ship to the port in Belize City, it was about 9am before we were able to meet him. We were happy to see him waiting for us! The vehicle was acceptable and drove us through Belize City, provided history of the country. He stopped to buy us plantain chip snacks before heading to the Altun Ha Mayan Ruins site. Omar walked with us through the site providing information and encouragement while climbing the temples. He was fun, friendly and we felt very comfortable with him. On the way back he gave us water and punch to drink. We really enjoyed our time with Omar and learning more about Belize and its history. I'd recommend this tour. Bring bug repellent for Altun Ha... the jungle mosquitos are hungry.
Response from Host, Jan 2020
Hi Alicia, it was our pleasure to have you and your friends on tour with us. We pride ourselves with the knowledge of information that our guides share with our guests. We glad that you all enjoyed your short stay and we hope to see you again in the near future. We always inform our guests that if they anticipate that they will be late due to the tendering please notify us as soon as possible so we so we can inform our guide. Please share your experiences and photos with your friends and family so they can contact us if they are planning a trip to Belize.
Altun Ha Mayan Ruins & Belize Tour
Brenda_B, June 2019
This tour was well worth it. We really enjoyed our tour around Belize and getting to see the Mayan Ruins was very special for me. I enjoy watching shows on tv regarding the different ruins. So I had the pleasure of getting to go and see it in person. So awesome...Even my granddaughter enjoyed it. She even climbed to the top of the highest Ruin taking pictures...
Response from Host, June 2019
Hi Brenda, It is good news to our ear that you and your grand daughter enjoyed your short time here in Belize. It was my pleasure to share a piece of Mother Nature's Best Kept Secret with you. We take pride in our job and we do hope to see you all again int he near future. Don't forget to share your experiences with your friends and family and have them contact us if they are coming to Belize. See you soon. Omar

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