Belize City Altun Ha Excursion Reviews

Altun Ha is an important ancient Mayan city, and remains a great family activity.
Nice little ruins excursion with local lunch.
Nice little ruins excursion with local lunch. Nice buses to take you there and water is provided. Local lunch was rice/beans in coconut milk, chicken, fried plantains and Coke with cane sugar. They'll tell you about the "royal ... Read More
Nice little ruins excursion with local lunch. Nice buses to take you there and water is provided. Local lunch was rice/beans in coconut milk, chicken, fried plantains and Coke with cane sugar. They'll tell you about the "royal rat" (gibnut) but won't make you eat it. Read Less
Sail Date May 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The Mayan site of Altun Ha was beautiful and impressive.
The Mayan site of Altun Ha was beautiful and impressive. The heat was a little overwhelming though. Be sure to pack extra water if you venture inland on a tour. The countryside of Belize is beautiful, although quite poor.
The Mayan site of Altun Ha was beautiful and impressive. The heat was a little overwhelming though. Be sure to pack extra water if you venture inland on a tour. The countryside of Belize is beautiful, although quite poor. Read Less
Sail Date April 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
the ruins were beautiful but the drive was a bit long with out air conditioning
the ruins were beautiful but the drive was a bit long with out air conditioning
the ruins were beautiful but the drive was a bit long with out air conditioning Read Less
Sail Date April 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Great tour, amazing ruins, friendly people.
Great tour, amazing ruins, friendly people.
Great tour, amazing ruins, friendly people. Read Less
Sail Date March 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Azamara
Make sure you do not book through the cruise line (they will add 30-50% to the cost.
Make sure you do not book through the cruise line (they will add 30-50% to the cost. Once you get to the ruins just take off and explore. If you follow the tour guide they will waste alot of time a
Make sure you do not book through the cruise line (they will add 30-50% to the cost. Once you get to the ruins just take off and explore. If you follow the tour guide they will waste alot of time a Read Less
Sail Date March 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The ride was longer than posted on the site, the tour itself was great and our tour guides were ...
The ride was longer than posted on the site, the tour itself was great and our tour guides were awesome. It did throw me back when the guides asked for tips.
The ride was longer than posted on the site, the tour itself was great and our tour guides were awesome. It did throw me back when the guides asked for tips. Read Less
Sail Date March 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
small bus with 10 people.
small bus with 10 people. Time was a bit tight due to ships arrival but we made it. Very interesting and great guide. Lunch included.
small bus with 10 people. Time was a bit tight due to ships arrival but we made it. Very interesting and great guide. Lunch included. Read Less
Sail Date March 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Our guide at the ruins made this an outstanding experience!
Our guide at the ruins made this an outstanding experience! He was very knowledgeable and passionate about the history of the Mayans in this location. He should be a teacher! We were able to climb almost all of the ruins we visited. ... Read More
Our guide at the ruins made this an outstanding experience! He was very knowledgeable and passionate about the history of the Mayans in this location. He should be a teacher! We were able to climb almost all of the ruins we visited. The guide on the bus through the city was unimaginative. However, much of our ride was through the country. Read Less
Sail Date February 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Altun Ha was neat.
Altun Ha was neat. A little on the smaller side but worth the visit.
Altun Ha was neat. A little on the smaller side but worth the visit. Read Less
Sail Date February 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We arrange for a 3rd party excursion through Experience Belize Tours.
We arrange for a 3rd party excursion through Experience Belize Tours. We had a large van for 14 of us to take us to Altun Ha, lunch and shopping. We got to stop and see several different sites.
We arrange for a 3rd party excursion through Experience Belize Tours. We had a large van for 14 of us to take us to Altun Ha, lunch and shopping. We got to stop and see several different sites. Read Less
Sail Date January 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
guides were very informative, stopped for lunch which was nice, and the river cruise was fun.
guides were very informative, stopped for lunch which was nice, and the river cruise was fun.
guides were very informative, stopped for lunch which was nice, and the river cruise was fun. Read Less
Sail Date January 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The tour itself was fine and the main guides (Marcela and Raquel) did an acceptable job--it was ...
The tour itself was fine and the main guides (Marcela and Raquel) did an acceptable job--it was just the wrong tour for us. The day was hot and long. The included lunch was the worst food we had on the entire cruise, but did include a ... Read More
The tour itself was fine and the main guides (Marcela and Raquel) did an acceptable job--it was just the wrong tour for us. The day was hot and long. The included lunch was the worst food we had on the entire cruise, but did include a glass bottle of soda. The River portion of our tour was amazing, and we appreciated the bottled water included on the boat. Our River Guide, Justin was top notch! He had a great eye for spotting wildlife and maneuvered the boat so we could take a good photo. Bottom line is we selected the wrong tour for us--we would have been much happier cave tubing and zip lining. Live and learn. Read Less
Sail Date January 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Went on the River Wallace and Altun Ha shore excursion.
Went on the River Wallace and Altun Ha shore excursion. This is an exhausting shore excursion. Thought the River Wallace part of the tour was never going to end. We saw bats, and egrets, and blue herons and iguanas on shore--but the ... Read More
Went on the River Wallace and Altun Ha shore excursion. This is an exhausting shore excursion. Thought the River Wallace part of the tour was never going to end. We saw bats, and egrets, and blue herons and iguanas on shore--but the boat ride was uneventful and way too long (2 hours). No howler monkeys or manatees were seen (they often are per the guides). Were told by the guides that the boat is often uncovered and probably would have had heat stroke if there hadn't been a top to the boat. We then stopped for lunch and had to buy a mediocre lunch that wasn't included in the price of the tour. Then another 20 minutes to the archeological site. Once there had only 50 minutes to see everything. Didn't matter because we were too exhausted to care. The site is not great compared to Lamanai or Chichen Itza. Is smaller than Tolum. Got to go to the top of the ruins but there are "regular stairs" built that go up the sides of the ruins--so not as exciting as other Mayan ruins. Read Less
Sail Date December 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Informative bus ride to the Mayan ruins ;guides were awesome.
Informative bus ride to the Mayan ruins ;guides were awesome. Ruins were small but accessible even for climbing. Handicrafts for sale at the site. Another short bus ride to a local lunch then a fantastic boat ride on the old Belize River. ... Read More
Informative bus ride to the Mayan ruins ;guides were awesome. Ruins were small but accessible even for climbing. Handicrafts for sale at the site. Another short bus ride to a local lunch then a fantastic boat ride on the old Belize River. Our guides pointed out monkeys, herons, crocodiles and other flora and fauna. A fast ride into the Caribbean from the river got a lot of us drenched but that's part of the fun! Read Less
Sail Date December 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Nice to visit but I don't think we're much of a "ruin" type of people.
Nice to visit but I don't think we're much of a "ruin" type of people.
Nice to visit but I don't think we're much of a "ruin" type of people. Read Less
Sail Date December 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Long drive to get there but worth it.
Long drive to get there but worth it. Especially because of the interactive nature.. ie you get to climb the temples.
Long drive to get there but worth it. Especially because of the interactive nature.. ie you get to climb the temples. Read Less
Sail Date December 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We did the tour that went up the River Wallace, saw monkeys, Manatees, Osprey, tons of huge Iguanas ...
We did the tour that went up the River Wallace, saw monkeys, Manatees, Osprey, tons of huge Iguanas and several crocs all lounging in their natural habitat, the jungle comes right to the water, feels like you're in the amazon. Mel ... Read More
We did the tour that went up the River Wallace, saw monkeys, Manatees, Osprey, tons of huge Iguanas and several crocs all lounging in their natural habitat, the jungle comes right to the water, feels like you're in the amazon. Mel was our tour guide and she was very friendly and knowledgeable, n the trip she talked about the Belize culture and industries and even touched on languages and history. The ruins were breathtaking, 500 "mounds" and only 5-6 excavated! This is a true city under the jungle. Read Less
Sail Date December 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Really nice boat tour on the Olde Belize River with a knowledgeable tour guide and nice boat ...
Really nice boat tour on the Olde Belize River with a knowledgeable tour guide and nice boat operators. It was a hot day but they provided water for us which was really nice. We were at the Ruins for about an hour only which was fine but ... Read More
Really nice boat tour on the Olde Belize River with a knowledgeable tour guide and nice boat operators. It was a hot day but they provided water for us which was really nice. We were at the Ruins for about an hour only which was fine but we did not get to explore all of them due to the time. The coach bus with A/C was excellent! Read Less
Sail Date November 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Nice excursion however nothing special
Nice excursion however nothing special
Nice excursion however nothing special Read Less
Sail Date November 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
River Wallace & Altun Ha were both amazing - after the river (we saw tons of wildlife) - we had an ...
River Wallace & Altun Ha were both amazing - after the river (we saw tons of wildlife) - we had an amazing lunch and then ventured to the ruines ... great & awesome -- gave me chills to be walking thru this area & listening to ... Read More
River Wallace & Altun Ha were both amazing - after the river (we saw tons of wildlife) - we had an amazing lunch and then ventured to the ruines ... great & awesome -- gave me chills to be walking thru this area & listening to our knowledgable Myan guides speak about their ancestors and the treasures found there. Our guides were young but all three were Myans and very proud - so to listen to them speak and share their stories was a treasure in itself. It was a beautiful day! We ended the day with my hubby buying me an UN-Belizable diamond ring ... I hope this is all he plans on buying me for Christmas - especially after the other two birthday presents from this trip. He's a wonderful sailing partner Read Less
Sail Date November 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This was a short excursion to see the ruins.
This was a short excursion to see the ruins. A 1 hour bus ride to the ruins, 1 hour for the tour and 1 hour ride back to port. Our guides were very informative for the hour long ride, talking about the country and way of life etc. We ... Read More
This was a short excursion to see the ruins. A 1 hour bus ride to the ruins, 1 hour for the tour and 1 hour ride back to port. Our guides were very informative for the hour long ride, talking about the country and way of life etc. We learned first hand what its like to live here. Our guide for the ruins was very informative and answered all questions with a lot of knowledge. We enjoyed this excursion very much. Read Less
Sail Date November 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Took a bus ride to Altun Ha and a city tour.
Took a bus ride to Altun Ha and a city tour. The Mayan ruins were interesting. Was extremely disappointed in Belize as a whole. I've heard how beautiful it was and how people are choosing to retire here. Really? It's a run down ... Read More
Took a bus ride to Altun Ha and a city tour. The Mayan ruins were interesting. Was extremely disappointed in Belize as a whole. I've heard how beautiful it was and how people are choosing to retire here. Really? It's a run down 3rd world country. No desire to return. Read Less
Sail Date November 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
The river part of this excursion was worth every dime
The river part of this excursion was worth every dime
The river part of this excursion was worth every dime Read Less
Sail Date October 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
In Belize, we went to Altua Hu with a tour of the city area.
In Belize, we went to Altua Hu with a tour of the city area. Again, the guides ere very personable, knowledgeable, and well spoken. The tour took us all around and gave an overview of the city. Once at the ruins, we were given a brief ... Read More
In Belize, we went to Altua Hu with a tour of the city area. Again, the guides ere very personable, knowledgeable, and well spoken. The tour took us all around and gave an overview of the city. Once at the ruins, we were given a brief synopsis of the lifestyle and history of the people. We were then encouraged to explore on our own, and there was a guide on top of the temple available to answer questions if you choose. Read Less
Sail Date September 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Excellent trip to see the Mayan ruins with a tour around Belize town first.
Excellent trip to see the Mayan ruins with a tour around Belize town first. Stopped for lunch on the way back for really tasty jerk chicken with rice and peas.
Excellent trip to see the Mayan ruins with a tour around Belize town first. Stopped for lunch on the way back for really tasty jerk chicken with rice and peas. Read Less
Sail Date June 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line