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Altun-Ha Maya Site & Baboon Sanctuary Day Trip from San Ignacio

San Ignacio, Belize

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  • All entrance fees included
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Led by a local guide

Overview

Board your coach upon hotel pickup and head to the ancient Mayan city of Altun Ha, located an approximate 2.5-hour drive from San Ignacio. Maya for ‘Rockstone Pond,’ Altun Ha thrived as a trading post and ceremonial center in the Maya world during the Post-Classic and Classic periods ending in 900 AD.
When you arrive at the archeological site, which covers about 5 square miles (8 sq km), your guide will acquaint you with the prehistoric structures, totaling more than 500. Step back in time as you follow on foot and imagine what life was like for the 10,000 inhabitants who once resided in the area. You’ll have the opportunity to explore Altun Ha’s two main clusters, Plaza A and Plaza B, each with its own specific features.
Visit Plaza B and its Temple of the Masonry Altars, the ancient city’s largest temple where a priceless piece of prehistory was found by archaeologists: a 5-inch (15-centimeter) high jade object sculpted into the head of the Maya sun god, Kinich Ahau. Learn about the large amounts of jade and obsidian excavated onsite, seen as evidence of commercial trade. At Plaza A, the larger of the two plazas, you’ll find a mysterious tomb that was discovered beneath the Temple of the Green Tomb. Jade, jewelry, flints and skins are among the 300 remnants that were unearthed here.
Following your tour, enjoy lunch before boarding the coach back to San Ignacio with drop-off at your hotel.

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Includes:
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off within San Ignacio Town
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Altun Ha
Excludes:
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick up and drop off outside of San Ignacio Town
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note: a minimum of 2 passengers is required in order for this tour to operate. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund. Take note, the hotel pick up and drop off applies for hotels within San Ignacio town limits. For hotels outside of San Ignacio town, a surcharge applies.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

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San Ignacio hotels
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8:00 AM
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