Belize Lamanai Tours is the number one Maya Ruins tour in Belize and the Western Caribbean and with good reason. The team at BelizeLamanaiTours.com, have been providing tours to the ancient Maya City of Lamanai for more than 20 years. Our tours to Lamanai include and amazing river eco tour to the site along the New River in the Orange Walk district in Northern Belize. Located on the banks of the New River Lagoon the site of Lamanai is still mostly covered by jungle canopy. The tour takes you across 5 plazas and temples that have been excavated and open to guests.
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After a fantastic 2 hour boat ride we arrived at Lamanai. I was impressed by the beautiful Pyramid. I went up to the top but it is not for the faint of heart. I had problems coming down. Thank God for the rope that I held on to so hard, my hands were hurting. The jungle trees were full of swinging black Howler monkeys above our heads. My daughter and I had a fantastic day. Would recommend it to anyone that can walk.
Getting to walk all around Lamanai was truly a phenomenal experience. To get that close to the ruins was surreal, and to climb up the high temple was unlike anything I have ever experienced while traveling the world. Our tour guide was top notch, extremely knowledgeable, interactive, funny and kind. He even had a friend who is a true Mayan who came to talk to us . That was beyond our expectations. While walking, we saw so much and even encountered some unique wildlife along the way.
You must wear sneakers/comfortable sturdy shoes. There is a lot of walking into the jungle to even reach the ruins, and much more all around. It is a lot of exercise so make sure you are up for that. Please also do NOT forget the bug spray, as heavy duty as possible is absolutely required. You are in the jungle, so you need something very good. I had some incredibly powerful products, plus deet 100 and still managed to get attacked by thousands of fire ants- both feet/ankles/legs. Believe me when I say it was excruciating. I was also wearing capris so I’d suggest long pants despite the heat. It is an experience I will never forget and I had the battle wounds for months before they fully healed. Regardless of that it was an experience unlike anything else, and one I will always be thankful for. When you are standing their among the ruins, it is something else. Not easily explained. I would highly recommend this , even if you do nothing else. This is important and unique. An in dept education that will blow your mind. Don’t forget your camera- you never know what else you might find !
We took a bus from Belize City and then a boat ride along the New River to Lamanai. The boat ride was quite exciting. We saw some local people fishing in the river. Lamanai is pretty well preserved (in my opinion). We climbed up to the top of the high temple. The view was great. Our guide was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. We enjoyed his lectures about Lamanai. It was quit hot when we were there. We didn’t bring enough water with us, so I would suggest to bring enough water to keep you hydrated.
Incredible experience traveling through the city of Belize and country side by bus. Our guide (Adrian) were very knowledgeable of the history, culture and political landscape. The van tour is about 1 hour long and then another 45 minutes traveling by river boat to the Mayan ruins. Touring the ruins was very educational and the natural wildlife in the jungle just cam alive with all of the amazing sounds and plant life. Definitely would recommend this tour to anyone considering it!
Picked us up from hotel, then took jungle boat ride to ruins. Lots of wildlife on boat ride, including iguanas, birds, bats, and monkeys. To see crocodiles, make sure to book when river is lower during dry season.
Ruins were amazing! Colin was our tour guide and he was very knowledgeable, highly respectful, and passionate about the history and culture of this place. He was able to answer all questions from those on our tour, was friendly, and had a great and appropriate sense of humor (not over the top).
Lunch was included and excellent.