The Mayan Temple of Altun Ha

The Mayan Temple of Altun Ha

A Jaguar at the Belize Zoo

A Jaguar at the Belize Zoo

The Great Blue Hole in Belize

The Great Blue Hole in Belize

Cave Tubing in the Mayan Underworld Caves

Cave Tubing in the Mayan Underworld Caves

The Mayan City of Lamanai

The Mayan City of Lamanai

A Wonderful Sunset in Ambergris Caye

A Wonderful Sunset in Ambergris Caye

A Snorkeling Day at Shark Ray Alley

A Snorkeling Day at Shark Ray Alley

The Mayan City of Xunantunich

The Mayan City of Xunantunich

Zip Lining in the Tropical Rainforest of Belize

Zip Lining in the Tropical Rainforest of Belize

Mayan Ruins

 Maya Ruins of Belize
Altun Ha Mayan Ruin
Altun Ha Mayan Ruin
Altun Ha Mayan Ruin
Altun Ha Mayan Ruin
Altun Ha Mayan Ruin
Lamanai Mayan Ruin
Lamanai Mayan Ruin
Lamanai Mayan Ruin
Lamanai Mayan Ruin
Lamanai Mayan Ruin
Lamanai Mayan Ruin
Xunantunich Mayan Ruin
Xunantunich Mayan Ruin
Xunantunich Mayan Ruin
Xunantunich Mayan Ruin
Xunantunich Mayan Ruin
Xunantunich Mayan Ruin

If you are intrigued by the world of the ancient Maya and would like to know more about their culture and the roots of our country, Belize, this is a must tour for you.  Our country's roots start with the Mayan poeple thousands of years ago.  It is because of the Maya people that our borders were defined as a country.

Belize is a museum in itself where you can view ancient Mayan cities and temples where the ancient Maya lived.  There are many cities and temples scattered throughout Belize, but here we have a few Mayan ruins that have been well known, documented and safe for our visitors.

Altun Ha (from Wikipedia):

Altun Ha /ɑːlˈtn hɑː/[1] is the name given ruins of an ancient Maya city in Belize, located in the Belize District about 30 miles (50 km) north of Belize City and about 6 miles (10 km) west of the shore of the Caribbean Sea. The site covers an area of about 5 miles (8 km) square. The ruins of the ancient structures had their stones reused for residential construction of the agricultural village of Rockstone Pond in modern times, but the ancient site did not come to the attention of archeologists until 1963. The Old Northern Highway connects Altun Ha to Belize's Northern Highway, and the site is accessible for tourism. The largest of Altun Ha's temple-pyramids, the "Temple of the Masonry Altars", is 54 feet (16 m) high. A drawing of this structure is the logo of Belize's leading brand of beer, "Belikin".

Lamanai (from Wikipedia):

Lamanai (from Lama'anayin, "submerged crocodile" in Yucatec Maya) is a Mesoamerican archaeological site, and was once a considerably sized city of the Maya civilization, located in the north of Belize, in Orange Walk District. The site's name is pre-Columbian, recorded by early Spanish missionaries, and documented over a millennium earlier in Maya inscriptions as Lam'an'ain.

Xunantunich (from Wikipedia):

Xunantunich (pronounced /ʃunantunit͡ʃ/) is an Ancient Mayan archaeological site in western Belize, about 80 miles (130 km) west of Belize City, in the Cayo District. Xunantunich is located atop a ridge above the Mopan River, well within sight of the Guatemala border – which is a mere 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) to the west.[1] It served as a Maya civic ceremonial center in the Late and Terminal Classic periods to the Belize Valley region.[2] At this time, when the region was at its peak, nearly 200,000 people lived in Belize.[3]

Xunantunich’s name means "Stone Woman" in the Maya language (Mopan and Yucatec combination name), and, like many names given to Maya archaeological sites, is a modern name; the ancient name is currently unknown. The "Stone Woman" refers to the ghost of a woman claimed by several people to inhabit the site, beginning in 1892. She is dressed completely in white, and has fire-red glowing eyes. She generally appears in front of "El Castillo", ascends the stone stairs, and disappears into a stone wall.