Belize City Altun Ha Excursion Reviews

Altun Ha is an important ancient Mayan city, and remains a great family activity.
too much time driving around Belize City, Ruins were excellent and interesting
too much time driving around Belize City, Ruins were excellent and interesting
too much time driving around Belize City, Ruins were excellent and interesting Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Altun Ha is a medium-sized jungle Mayan experience.
Altun Ha is a medium-sized jungle Mayan experience. It was fascinating, but the drive was difficult. Winding roads, bumpy, 1 hour long, and death-defying. Worth the trip!
Altun Ha is a medium-sized jungle Mayan experience. It was fascinating, but the drive was difficult. Winding roads, bumpy, 1 hour long, and death-defying. Worth the trip! Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Regardless the long drive to the site, we were very much entertained by the tour guide, a girl with ...
Regardless the long drive to the site, we were very much entertained by the tour guide, a girl with impressive local knowledge. On site we had a new guide to walk a small group around Atun Ha and again with profound knowledge of the whole ... Read More
Regardless the long drive to the site, we were very much entertained by the tour guide, a girl with impressive local knowledge. On site we had a new guide to walk a small group around Atun Ha and again with profound knowledge of the whole area. We were able to climb two of the pyramids, the first quite difficult and dangerous without any hand rails. The second was the tallest and fortunately, safer to climb as it had handrails up and down. Fantastic views and pictures from the top. Highly recommended. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
We originally had paid to go on the Xunantunich Maya Temple tour, but that was cancelled due to ...
We originally had paid to go on the Xunantunich Maya Temple tour, but that was cancelled due to flooding. So we took the Altun Ha tour which was alright. Our bus broke down so a replacement bus was called. We thought going to Belize we ... Read More
We originally had paid to go on the Xunantunich Maya Temple tour, but that was cancelled due to flooding. So we took the Altun Ha tour which was alright. Our bus broke down so a replacement bus was called. We thought going to Belize we would see beaches, etc. that we could walk on during our free time, but instead saw a really trashy area of Belize. I think they should consider a prettier area to go. We had friends that went snorkeling and they were disappointed also, only saw 2 fish, and ocean wasn't a nice color. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Long ride to site, but the site was interesting and we had a good guide.
Long ride to site, but the site was interesting and we had a good guide.
Long ride to site, but the site was interesting and we had a good guide. Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Brilliant tour of Mayan Ruins with experienced guide, even during a tropical rain storm well worth ...
Brilliant tour of Mayan Ruins with experienced guide, even during a tropical rain storm well worth the soaking.
Brilliant tour of Mayan Ruins with experienced guide, even during a tropical rain storm well worth the soaking. Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Our ship trip into the rain forest up the river was cancelled at short notice as the river was in ...
Our ship trip into the rain forest up the river was cancelled at short notice as the river was in flood.. A group of us went on an alternative booked on land and was very good visiting the Mayhan ruins etc.
Our ship trip into the rain forest up the river was cancelled at short notice as the river was in flood.. A group of us went on an alternative booked on land and was very good visiting the Mayhan ruins etc. Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Marella Cruises (formerly Thomson Cruises)
2 hour bus ride to ruins.
2 hour bus ride to ruins. 30 minutes actually touring two small field areas of rocks.
2 hour bus ride to ruins. 30 minutes actually touring two small field areas of rocks. Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Best day of the cruise!
Best day of the cruise! Altun Ha was a very interesting site. I got to climb the ruins and the view was outstanding. Our lunch and subsequent boat ride were extremely enjoyable. We saw tons of crocodiles, iguanas, bats, birds, even ... Read More
Best day of the cruise! Altun Ha was a very interesting site. I got to climb the ruins and the view was outstanding. Our lunch and subsequent boat ride were extremely enjoyable. We saw tons of crocodiles, iguanas, bats, birds, even manatees when we got to the ocean. Some wild dolphins even started following our boat at some point! It was awesome. Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
We did the Altun Ha ruins along with a private river tour where we saw dolphins, manatee snouts, ...
We did the Altun Ha ruins along with a private river tour where we saw dolphins, manatee snouts, and lots of iguanas. The ruins were marvelous and much better than we had anticipated. Henry, our tour guide, was the best!
We did the Altun Ha ruins along with a private river tour where we saw dolphins, manatee snouts, and lots of iguanas. The ruins were marvelous and much better than we had anticipated. Henry, our tour guide, was the best! Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
This was a Viking included tour.
This was a Viking included tour. Started with a driving tour of Old Belize. Time at Altun Ha was sufficient. Tour guides were excellent and adjusted the Altun Ha walking tour to accommodate people with canes.
This was a Viking included tour. Started with a driving tour of Old Belize. Time at Altun Ha was sufficient. Tour guides were excellent and adjusted the Altun Ha walking tour to accommodate people with canes. Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Very good experience.
Very good experience. Personably tour guides. A lot of history communicated however no actual artefacts actually shown.
Very good experience. Personably tour guides. A lot of history communicated however no actual artefacts actually shown. Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
The experience itself was fine but the independent operator made the 4 of us wait over an hour for ...
The experience itself was fine but the independent operator made the 4 of us wait over an hour for 8 more people from the ship who had chosen not to take the first tender over to the port. We were very disappointed in this and missed time ... Read More
The experience itself was fine but the independent operator made the 4 of us wait over an hour for 8 more people from the ship who had chosen not to take the first tender over to the port. We were very disappointed in this and missed time at the runis and the caves and never did get lunch that was included. The operator did refund $50 to my daughter for the lack of lunch but I would like to have seen him refund slightly more and to have not made us, who were punctual, wait for the inconsiderate West Texans. Our driver, Leonardo and our other guide, Roberto were wonderful but I wasn't too impressed with their boss, Luigi. Overall, the time was fine but we were very stressed about reaching the port in time to catch the last tender. Because of the time constraints, our time on Belize wasn't very nice. I would actually not recommend stopping there at all. Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Good boat ride, but the tour lady needs to wear a microphone, as she sat mid boat and those behind ...
Good boat ride, but the tour lady needs to wear a microphone, as she sat mid boat and those behind driver could not hear her over the engine. The driver and asst. were good pointing out monkeys, crocks, iguanas, etc. It was a great boat ... Read More
Good boat ride, but the tour lady needs to wear a microphone, as she sat mid boat and those behind driver could not hear her over the engine. The driver and asst. were good pointing out monkeys, crocks, iguanas, etc. It was a great boat ride. Lunch...Iguana cafe - very primitive, but just ok; gift areas dusty and dirty ; maybe another stop would be better. The ruins were nice and time was enough to explore. Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Bad, cramped busses.
Bad, cramped busses. Forced “shopping” at the end.
Bad, cramped busses. Forced “shopping” at the end. Read Less
Sail Date November 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Saw a great deal on the river cruise including a crocodile and howler monkeys.
Saw a great deal on the river cruise including a crocodile and howler monkeys. A well put together tour!
Saw a great deal on the river cruise including a crocodile and howler monkeys. A well put together tour! Read Less
Sail Date November 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Problems with Tendering and timings.
Problems with Tendering and timings. Very good guide but not enough time at Altun due to torrential rain. Very lucky to be on an early tour; later ones must have been at Altun in the dark.
Problems with Tendering and timings. Very good guide but not enough time at Altun due to torrential rain. Very lucky to be on an early tour; later ones must have been at Altun in the dark. Read Less
Sail Date November 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Well ran with a great tour guide.
Well ran with a great tour guide. Learned much about the area and the Mayan culture.
Well ran with a great tour guide. Learned much about the area and the Mayan culture. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Booked an excursion though MSC, online upfront it was full, but on board we vould still book it.
Booked an excursion though MSC, online upfront it was full, but on board we vould still book it. Went to Altun Ha by coach first, which was nice, had a good lunch after and then circled back to town on a boat via the old Belize river, ... Read More
Booked an excursion though MSC, online upfront it was full, but on board we vould still book it. Went to Altun Ha by coach first, which was nice, had a good lunch after and then circled back to town on a boat via the old Belize river, where we saw monkeys, manatees etc. this was the best excursion we did. Tour guides were also very goid and enthusiastic. We very much enjoyed Belize. Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
In Belize City we decided my friend and I to through caution to the wind and go with an independent ...
In Belize City we decided my friend and I to through caution to the wind and go with an independent tour group. I won't lie I was extremely paranoid about being left behind by the ship, arriving back late. Gladly my fears were laid to ... Read More
In Belize City we decided my friend and I to through caution to the wind and go with an independent tour group. I won't lie I was extremely paranoid about being left behind by the ship, arriving back late. Gladly my fears were laid to rest toward the end of what turned out to be an incredible tour. Not only did we visit Altun Ha but I talked our conductor into taking us by a rum factory too. On our way out to the ancient ruins we bus stopped to gas up which gave all of us an opportunity to see Belize from the view of everyday locals ( we were well out of the "tourist" area. Not only were prices much better but it ended up being a more genuine experience. Approximately 45 mins later and we had arrived at the ruins, our guide/conductor gave us an informative run-down on the local history, an education on the Mayan culture, and even showed us how local plants were still used to cure anything from toothaches to Dysentery. It was hot and there's very little protection from the sun, so I definitely recommend bringing a pair of shades and sunscreen. Outside the ruins we found locals selling fresh coconut juice and bottles of ice cold water. As promised our conductor took us to a rum distillery/factory on the way into town. We were greeted by some of the best rum punch I've ever had the privilege of tasting. Crafted lovingly with a unique recipe and locally grown fruit it was one of the highlights of our adventure. All in all sometimes venturing off the beaten path can lead to great finds! Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
The river tour, on the way to the Mayan ruins, was wonderful - Iguanas, monkeys, dolphins, and ...
The river tour, on the way to the Mayan ruins, was wonderful - Iguanas, monkeys, dolphins, and manatees all provided entertainment.
The river tour, on the way to the Mayan ruins, was wonderful - Iguanas, monkeys, dolphins, and manatees all provided entertainment. Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
There is a very long bus ride or you can a very long river ride (+1 hour).
There is a very long bus ride or you can a very long river ride (+1 hour). People who took the river boat said the sun beat down on them the whole time and they were miserable. We took the air conditioned bus and saw the town all along ... Read More
There is a very long bus ride or you can a very long river ride (+1 hour). People who took the river boat said the sun beat down on them the whole time and they were miserable. We took the air conditioned bus and saw the town all along the way. Our tour guide Melanie was very good...told us all sorts of things about how people live in Belize. The ruins are interesting; Melanie told us all about each ruin..then you get free time to look around. Of course there are people there to sell their wares. All in all, good trip...but really long way there.... Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Although the Mayan ruins were interesting it took a long time to get there.
Although the Mayan ruins were interesting it took a long time to get there. First a 20 minute tender from the ship to the port, and then a 90 minute coach ride - which was not scenic.
Although the Mayan ruins were interesting it took a long time to get there. First a 20 minute tender from the ship to the port, and then a 90 minute coach ride - which was not scenic. Read Less
Sail Date March 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Marella Cruises (formerly Thomson Cruises)
Enjoyable day seeing the Mayan ruins and cruising on the River Wallace back to Belize City.
Enjoyable day seeing the Mayan ruins and cruising on the River Wallace back to Belize City. We saw dolphins, manatees, alligators, iguanas, howler monkeys, bats, and a variety of birds.
Enjoyable day seeing the Mayan ruins and cruising on the River Wallace back to Belize City. We saw dolphins, manatees, alligators, iguanas, howler monkeys, bats, and a variety of birds. Read Less
Sail Date March 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We were given a city tour and taken to the ruins.
We were given a city tour and taken to the ruins. The guide was knowledgeable and walked us around the ruins. She gave us free time to climb and walk around by ourselves. On the way back to the ship we stopped at a restaurant close to the ... Read More
We were given a city tour and taken to the ruins. The guide was knowledgeable and walked us around the ruins. She gave us free time to climb and walk around by ourselves. On the way back to the ship we stopped at a restaurant close to the pier for a drink. Since we had to catch the tender back a drink before we shopped and boarded the tenders was welcome. Read Less
Sail Date March 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International