Belize City Altun Ha Excursion Reviews

Altun Ha is an important ancient Mayan city, and remains a great family activity.
Amazing and informative experience.
Amazing and informative experience. Used Reggies Tours, would recommend them for a city/Maya ruins tour. It was hot and the ride bumpy and long, but well worth it.
Amazing and informative experience. Used Reggies Tours, would recommend them for a city/Maya ruins tour. It was hot and the ride bumpy and long, but well worth it. Read Less
Sail Date May 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The tour guide offered very little information on the tour about the ruins or the history.
The tour guide offered very little information on the tour about the ruins or the history. We had to ask questions to get any information and even then it was very limited
The tour guide offered very little information on the tour about the ruins or the history. We had to ask questions to get any information and even then it was very limited Read Less
Sail Date May 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Well organized to get into the ruins.
Well organized to get into the ruins. Boat ride back was good with an exciting dolphin sighting. Lunch just fair and overpriced at $11. Booked through Carnival to get tender priority.
Well organized to get into the ruins. Boat ride back was good with an exciting dolphin sighting. Lunch just fair and overpriced at $11. Booked through Carnival to get tender priority. Read Less
Sail Date May 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We did this with the River Cruise as well.
We did this with the River Cruise as well. It was a great time and beautiful. The Ruins were amazing & the wild life on the River tour amazing. However, if you do this you will have no time for shopping at all.
We did this with the River Cruise as well. It was a great time and beautiful. The Ruins were amazing & the wild life on the River tour amazing. However, if you do this you will have no time for shopping at all. Read Less
Sail Date April 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Got carnival to price match the locals, however carnival staff doesnt understand how it worked and ...
Got carnival to price match the locals, however carnival staff doesnt understand how it worked and had a lot of problems due to there price match guarantee. Altun ha was really nice, small but very nice, learned a lot of history. ... Read More
Got carnival to price match the locals, however carnival staff doesnt understand how it worked and had a lot of problems due to there price match guarantee. Altun ha was really nice, small but very nice, learned a lot of history. Belize was also pretty, the people are friendly and nice, went shopping in the city and was fun. Read Less
Sail Date April 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We took the Altun Ha and River Wallace excursion in Belize.
We took the Altun Ha and River Wallace excursion in Belize. The tour guides took us to the Mayan site first to avoid the afternoon heat. We were extremely grateful. DO NOT FORGET the bug repellant with DEET. The guide was a bit long winded ... Read More
We took the Altun Ha and River Wallace excursion in Belize. The tour guides took us to the Mayan site first to avoid the afternoon heat. We were extremely grateful. DO NOT FORGET the bug repellant with DEET. The guide was a bit long winded but knowledgeable. we felt rushed to get off the bus and didn't put our bug spray on at that point, mistake. we had barely reached the beginning of the ruins when the flies/mosquitoes attacked. By the time my wife had applied the lotion she had 20 bites that later turned to itchy welts. In spite of that, it was a great experience to hear the history and walk through and up the ruins. After the ruins we had lunch at a "resort" . The The food was ok, chicken and rice and beans.The River Wallace boat ride was relaxing (ours had a small canopy). We saw crocodiles, a monkey, iguanas, a variety of birds and the snouts of manatees. One the other educational parts of this excursion was seeing first hand the disparity of the port area living conditions and the inland conditions. It gave us a real life view of Third World life. Read Less
Sail Date April 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Mayan ruins explored but only a SHORT time there after very long bus ride.
Mayan ruins explored but only a SHORT time there after very long bus ride. Float down "Old Beluz River" proved disappointing and no Manitee or Dolfin sightings at the end of the river as advertised as probable . Heck we ... Read More
Mayan ruins explored but only a SHORT time there after very long bus ride. Float down "Old Beluz River" proved disappointing and no Manitee or Dolfin sightings at the end of the river as advertised as probable . Heck we didn't even really see any critters along the river as advertised except a few baby crocodiles/gators, a few birds, 1 monkey barely visible 150 feet away and high in the trees and iguanas - DO NOT take this tour see Mayan ruins on a tour that gives some more time- Read Less
Sail Date April 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Tour was great, city not so much.
Tour was great, city not so much. The ruins are a must if visiting this city because there is really not much more to do here. The locals are ok, not very friendly. I don't think a cruise ship should be stopping at this port
Tour was great, city not so much. The ruins are a must if visiting this city because there is really not much more to do here. The locals are ok, not very friendly. I don't think a cruise ship should be stopping at this port anymore. Read Less
Sail Date April 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
See above for Roatan .
See above for Roatan . This was a great tour. About an hour away . We arranges a private tour. Cheaper and well worth it for the personalized service and plus we got to the ruins before anyone else.
See above for Roatan . This was a great tour. About an hour away . We arranges a private tour. Cheaper and well worth it for the personalized service and plus we got to the ruins before anyone else. Read Less
Sail Date April 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We booked a Mayan ruins excursion with an independent company.
We booked a Mayan ruins excursion with an independent company. We had been to Belize before and wanted to see the ruins on tjis trip. We really had a great time!
We booked a Mayan ruins excursion with an independent company. We had been to Belize before and wanted to see the ruins on tjis trip. We really had a great time! Read Less
Sail Date April 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Altun Ha and River Wallace!
Altun Ha and River Wallace! Very interesting, informative and lots of fun! We started out on a river tour down the Rio Wallace. The guide pointed out lots of animals along the way. We saw holler monkeys, crocs, bats, birds, manatees, ... Read More
Altun Ha and River Wallace! Very interesting, informative and lots of fun! We started out on a river tour down the Rio Wallace. The guide pointed out lots of animals along the way. We saw holler monkeys, crocs, bats, birds, manatees, iguanas, dolphins, and various birds. We stopped at and had lunch. We could choose from chicken, beans and rice or burger and fries. The beans and rice were good. Then we boarded a deluxe air conditioned bus for a 45 minute ride to the ruins. We had a quick overview and then were allowed to explore on our own. Merlene the guide was wonderful. My suggestion is a sun hat for the boat ride, bug spray for the ruins, comfortable shoes (no flip flops). Read Less
Sail Date April 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Very poor accomatdations took 25 minutes to render and another 45 minutes to reach the site.
Very poor accomatdations took 25 minutes to render and another 45 minutes to reach the site. No food available there restroom with no soap or paper towels to dry hands. Very disappointing day trip. Don't waste your time or money ... Read More
Very poor accomatdations took 25 minutes to render and another 45 minutes to reach the site. No food available there restroom with no soap or paper towels to dry hands. Very disappointing day trip. Don't waste your time or money booking this day trip. Read Less
Sail Date March 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Our guide, Joyce, was very personable and knowledgeable.
Our guide, Joyce, was very personable and knowledgeable. Very bumpy ride to the ruins. In fact our bus got a flat tire but it was fixed in about 15 minutes. Enjoyed the ruins but Belize City is third world.
Our guide, Joyce, was very personable and knowledgeable. Very bumpy ride to the ruins. In fact our bus got a flat tire but it was fixed in about 15 minutes. Enjoyed the ruins but Belize City is third world. Read Less
Sail Date March 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Knowing little about the Maya, we took the tour to Altun Ha.
Knowing little about the Maya, we took the tour to Altun Ha. An hour or so on a modern bus with a/c with some guides who spoke for most of it and gave us highlights of the places and things we saw along the way. Belize City seems ... Read More
Knowing little about the Maya, we took the tour to Altun Ha. An hour or so on a modern bus with a/c with some guides who spoke for most of it and gave us highlights of the places and things we saw along the way. Belize City seems interesting, but we didn't get to see much of it from the bus. Basically they took a pre planned route that took us by the water and some nicer neighborhoods (though right next to a nice house was one not so great). Finally, got out of the city and onto a 2 lane highway. Then on to a one lane paved (mostly) road to the ruins. The bus driver was great. Those roads were narrow and he maneuvered that bus like a pro. The ruins themselves are beyond words. I don't think that the ancient cultures of Mexico and the Yucatan get nearly enough publicity in the U.S. These are amazing structures and the history behind them is very interesting. Sadly, much is unknown at present due to war and destruction of the natives during the colonial period. But, what remains is amazing. Everyone in North America should go to the Mayan cities and see it for themselves. Rome, Egypt, Greece.....yes....all good. But this is in your own backyard. Read Less
Sail Date March 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Informative and friendly.
Informative and friendly. We were somewhat taken aback at the extreme poverty. I would like to have had a concession on the wrought iron window bar business. Beautiful place but don't get too complacent.
Informative and friendly. We were somewhat taken aback at the extreme poverty. I would like to have had a concession on the wrought iron window bar business. Beautiful place but don't get too complacent. Read Less
Sail Date March 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Saw dolphins, manatee, crocs, iquanas, howler monkeys and lots of beautiful birds and jungle.
Saw dolphins, manatee, crocs, iquanas, howler monkeys and lots of beautiful birds and jungle. The entire crew were very informative and so friendly we could have just stayed in Belize! We bought some nice hand crafted items when we got off ... Read More
Saw dolphins, manatee, crocs, iquanas, howler monkeys and lots of beautiful birds and jungle. The entire crew were very informative and so friendly we could have just stayed in Belize! We bought some nice hand crafted items when we got off the boat part of the tour for lunch. The bus ride is pretty bumby but its air conditioned and comfortable enough that I enjoyed a little nap. Read Less
Sail Date March 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This was the Old Belize River and Altun Ha boat/bus tour.
This was the Old Belize River and Altun Ha boat/bus tour. The tour guides (Carla and Shana) made the event an excellent one. Don't expect Altun Ha to be another Chichen Itza, but it has several nice temples and a pyramid.
This was the Old Belize River and Altun Ha boat/bus tour. The tour guides (Carla and Shana) made the event an excellent one. Don't expect Altun Ha to be another Chichen Itza, but it has several nice temples and a pyramid. Read Less
Sail Date March 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We had a direct tender in from the ship as part of this excursion so that was really nice.
We had a direct tender in from the ship as part of this excursion so that was really nice. Simone was our guide and she did a great job! We took a bus ride through the town and country where we got a lot of Belizean history and ... Read More
We had a direct tender in from the ship as part of this excursion so that was really nice. Simone was our guide and she did a great job! We took a bus ride through the town and country where we got a lot of Belizean history and information. We stopped at the ruins and enjoyed a brief but thorough visit to the ruins. Got back on the bus and continued our journey to the Black Orchid Resort where we had a lovely traditional Belizean lunch. Zion was our skilled driver and maneuvered the rough terrain quite well. Next we boarded the boat for a relaxing journey along the Old Belize River. We spotted crocodiles, howler monkeys, many birds, bats, and manatees. It was a nice day getting to see beyond the port itself. Read Less
Sail Date March 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Long bus ride without A/C.
Long bus ride without A/C. Our guide was a young native girl and excellent in her tour information. We enjoyed seeing the Mayan ruins and further excavations still uncovering pieces of history.
Long bus ride without A/C. Our guide was a young native girl and excellent in her tour information. We enjoyed seeing the Mayan ruins and further excavations still uncovering pieces of history. Read Less
Sail Date March 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Fairly long bus ride, but knowledgeable tour guides.
Fairly long bus ride, but knowledgeable tour guides. The site is excellent and you can climb to the top of the largest structures.
Fairly long bus ride, but knowledgeable tour guides. The site is excellent and you can climb to the top of the largest structures. Read Less
Sail Date March 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Very informative and impressive tour.
Very informative and impressive tour. Glad that we went. The only negative is that it is an hour and a half bus ride.
Very informative and impressive tour. Glad that we went. The only negative is that it is an hour and a half bus ride. Read Less
Sail Date March 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The ruins were amazing.
The ruins were amazing. Even better than all the pictures that you see online. The bus ride there was an adventure, pot holes that would swallow most cars. The Guides were very knowledgable and loved their country. The only problem was the ... Read More
The ruins were amazing. Even better than all the pictures that you see online. The bus ride there was an adventure, pot holes that would swallow most cars. The Guides were very knowledgable and loved their country. The only problem was the bus drops you off 1 block away from the port and you have to walk back down a dark road with no sidewalks with evrybody staring at you. We did not feel safe. Read Less
Sail Date March 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
To my surprise, this was my favorite day on the cruise.
To my surprise, this was my favorite day on the cruise. My boyfriend had really wanted to see the Mayan ruins and I was just so-so on the idea but I loved it! We did the Altun Ha and Olde Belize River excursion. It's about an hour bus ... Read More
To my surprise, this was my favorite day on the cruise. My boyfriend had really wanted to see the Mayan ruins and I was just so-so on the idea but I loved it! We did the Altun Ha and Olde Belize River excursion. It's about an hour bus ride to the ruins, but the tour guide talks to you about Belize the whole time and is providing you information about what you are passing and about Belize. You are at the ruins for about an hour and although there aren't a ton of ruins to see, I thought it was so interesting. We got some great pictures too of the Mayan Ruins and was able to climb up one. We then went to eat a Belizean lunch. The food was okay. We got rice, chicken, and salad and then we took a boat ride back to the port. We saw a monkey and a crocodile and some birds along the way. Definitely bring bug spray! I loved the ruins so I would recommend checking it out - the boat ride back and the lunch wasn't anything too special. Then the port was great itself, I really liked the shopping there. Great day overall! Read Less
Sail Date March 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Booked the Altun Ha tour through the cruise line and had a fantastic time!
Booked the Altun Ha tour through the cruise line and had a fantastic time! Our tour guides, Carlos and Anita, were informative not only about the ruins but also about life in Belize. We learned everything from local delicacies to daily ... Read More
Booked the Altun Ha tour through the cruise line and had a fantastic time! Our tour guides, Carlos and Anita, were informative not only about the ruins but also about life in Belize. We learned everything from local delicacies to daily lifestyles in the country. Because of them I have a lot more respect for Belizeans than I came onto the tour with. The ruins are impressive themselves. One tip - if you like the wooden souvenirs for sale at the ruins you should definitely purchase them while you're there. They are much more expensive at the port! The only thing that could have made this tour better would be if the ride were on a charter bus instead of a school bus. But that is not even an issue. I would definitely recommend this tour and Carlos and Anita to anyone! Read Less
Sail Date March 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We opted for "Altun Ha Mayan Ruins and Scenic River Cruise".
We opted for "Altun Ha Mayan Ruins and Scenic River Cruise". This was a very interesting excursion. The ruins were impressive, and the river cruise quite nice. The lunch described in the excursion description is no great shakes, ... Read More
We opted for "Altun Ha Mayan Ruins and Scenic River Cruise". This was a very interesting excursion. The ruins were impressive, and the river cruise quite nice. The lunch described in the excursion description is no great shakes, but for a 6.5 hour trip, it is good that they feed you somewhere along the line. The guides were personable and informative. We learned a lot about Belize, and about the specific sites we visited. Read Less
Sail Date February 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises