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Altun Ha

David M. Pendergast

Altun Ha

a guidebook to the ancient Maya ruins

by David M. Pendergast

  • 99 Want to read
  • 25 Currently reading

Published by [s.n.] in [Belize] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mayas -- Antiquities.,
  • Belize -- Antiquities.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementDavid M. Pendergast.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsF1445.1.A58 P461 1976
    The Physical Object
    Pagination47 p. :
    Number of Pages47
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15020932M

      The Altun Ha is beautiful, the zoo is great, the lunch is delicious! Excellent! This is a good activity if you're interested in a bit of history! The Altun Ha site can be explored in under an hour. The zoo is lovely and very interesting as well. Lunch was absolutely delicious and greatly appreciated!4/5(1). Book Altun Ha and Belize City tour and get a complimentary tour of the country side. This is the ideal tour for the history and Culture enthusiast. It affords you the opportunity to learn and explore two important cities of the country of two different eras.

    MAYAN TEMPLE TOUR (ALTUN HA) The Altun Ha Mayan Ruins is the most extensively excavated site in Belize. The core site includes thirteen structures clustered within two classic period plazas. Altun Ha was an important trading and religious ceremonial center. Evolution of the temples at Altun Ha continued until about 1, A.D. Altun Ha Tour Belize Altun Ha Tour Altun Ha, "rockstone water", was a small but wealthy ceremonial center during the Classic Maya Period. The site existed from around BC and the Maya were still constructing buildings up to AD There are over buildings or mounds within the site. It has two major plazas and 13 temples or palaces.

    The Altun Ha Mayan Ruins is the most extensively excavated site in Belize. The core site includes thirteen structures clustered within two classic period plazas. Plaza A is near the entrance to the site and is enclosed by large temples on all four sides. Your Altun Ha and Community Baboon Sanctuary shore excursions starts An hour northward out of Belize City, your disembarkation point, along quaint country roads, secondary rainforest, Creole villages and isolated farms, rises the majestic beauty of the Maya ceremonial center called Altun Ha .


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Altun Ha is an easy way to see some great ruins. I recommend going on your own, without a tour group, and find a local tour guide to take you privately throughout the ruins.

Rock Stone Pond, Belize. Improve This Listing. Improve This Listing. Improve This Listing. Thank you. Tripadvisor has been notified. This property is closed/5(). Altun Ha Maya Ruins is one of the most popular Maya sites to visit in Belize.

Altun Ha features two large central plazas surrounded by midsized pyramids. Book a tour of this Maya site with Black Orchid Resort. Altun Ha: Altun Hais the name given ruins of an ancient Maya city in Belize, located in the Belize District about 50 kilometer (30 miles) north of Belize City. "Altun Ha" is a modern name in the Maya language, coined by translating the name of the nearby village of Rockstone Pond.

Altun Ha was a rich and important Maya trading and agricultural town with a population of to 10, It existed by at least BC, perhaps even several centuries earlier, and flourished until the mysterious collapse Altun Ha book Classic Maya civilization around AD Altun Ha is a Mayan city situated close to the Caribbean coast in northern Belize.

Altun Ha’s history dates back as far BC, but having only been discovered in the s and with relatively little excavated, not much Altun Ha book known about the city. The archaeological site covers a fraction of the city which was spread over an area of 25 square.

Book your tickets online for Altun Ha, Rock Stone Pond: See reviews, articles, and 1, photos of Altun Ha on Tripadvisor/5(). Altun Ha Mayan Ruins: Where the Rich and Famous Once Lived Altun Ha–Mayan for “Rockstone Pond”—is situated amid one of the richest wildlife areas in Belize, so if you’re eager to spot critters in addition to spectacular ruins, come for the bats, foxes, white.

Altun Ha is Located just north of Belize City. This Mayan sight of Altun Ha is one of the nearest Mayan Tour to Belize City. Altun Ha Tours takes about 3 to 3 1/2 hours only.

Altun Ha is a small trading center that was are very important to the Mayas. The trip to Altun Ha was interesting and the guide was very knowledgable and friendly. Unfortunately, this trip was replacing the Xunantunich trip because of the site closing.

We were offered Altun Ha, a trip worth $ for the booked trip of $ without any possibility to get reimbursed. The author has researched the beautiful Altun Ha temple site and compiled all online sources into one compelling and beautiful guide book for cruise ship vacationers and Belize adventurers This detailed historical background and comprehensive pictorial guide ensures that every visitor's experience is Ratings: 0.

Set your sights on ancient temples of the Maya civilization and encounter some of Belize's local wildlife when you book this cultural adventure tour of Altun Ha and Belize Zoo. Your tour includes a drive from Belize City to the Altun Ha, where you'll explore its ancient ruins.

Your tour includes a tour of the ancient Mayan ruins of Altun Ha and its attractions, including the tomb of the Sun God If you're a history buff at heart or enjoy learning about cultures of the past, then this is the tour for you. You'll also spot wildlife along the Belize River, River Wallace, including feeding manatees and crocodiles/5(5).

Here are 5 awesome photos of Altun Ha snapped over the weekend and as you can tell, it was a great time to capture this amazing site: Wide-angle view of Altun Ha. Temple A-1 at Altun Ha. Learning about the Maya Civilization. Temple of Sun God/ Temple of the Masonry Altars. Snapping one last photo of this magnificent Temple.

Get the full experience and book a tour. Recommended. Our most popular tours and activities. Tours & Sightseeing. Browse our largest collection of experiences. Cave Tubing and Altun Ha Mayan Ruin from Belize City with Lunch. 4 reviews.

$ per adult. More info. Quick View. Altun Ha Maya & Belize City Adventure. 5 reviews. $ per /5(). If you are coming from the US, flying to Belize will take an average of 2 hours. Traveling by air is the fastest means to start your family vacation in Altun Ha.

Majority of US airlines offer flights to Belize all year round. The best time to visit this country is between May and December.

Altun Ha is located 31 miles north of Belize City on the Old Northern Highway. A two-mile dirt road connects the main road to the site. While at Altun Ha’ not only will you have the opportunity to view beautiful Maya temples but wild life too. Altun Ha Mayan Ruins is not very far from the Caribbean Sea.

It formed part of a unique cultural zone along with other coastal sites and was also a center of Mayan religious activity. With its 8 large temples and palaces, the main attraction is the foot tall temple of the Masonry Altars. Altun Ha was a major trading and religious center starting around BC.

Only a small portion of the ruins have been excavated, about 15 of estimated mounds. Much of the discovery and excavation was completed by Canadian Dr. David Pendergast with the help of locals.5/5(1). Getting to the Altun Ha Mayan Ruins from Belize City. Depending on the size of your party and everyone’s budget, there are four different ways to get from Belize City, Belize to the Altun Ha Mayan Ruins, which is about a minute drive by rental car, taxi or excursion transport.

Rental Car. Altun Ha Ruins and River Wallace Tour Price: $85 USD per person or $95 USD Per person w/ lunch. Includes: transportation, tour guide, entrance to the site, and taxes.

Book. Altun Ha. Altun Ha Mayan Ruins is not very far from the Caribbean Sea. It formed part of a unique cultural zone along with other coastal sites and was also a center of Mayan religious activity. With its 8 large temples and palaces, the main attraction is the foot tall temple of the Masonry Altars.

Archaeologists believe the city ended about when the peasants rose against the rulers. They buried Altun Ha in debris and abandoned it. Book your visit to the Belize Mayan ruins here. What to Expect at the Altun Ha Mayan Ruins.

When your bus drops you off, the ruins require that tour groups have no more than 15 people for each guide.The Maya Temples of Altun Ha and the Community Baboon Sanctuary Tour from Belize city. Plan all your tour days and book multiple excursions while on holiday in Belize on the Belize Tours Marketplace.

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