Feel like a true explorer when you take this trip to the archeological site of Lamanai. You will sail along the Nuevo River and discover the ruins of one of the largest cities of the Mayan civilization.
We will pick you up at 6 am from your hotel in Belize City before heading to the Orange Walk district, which is about a three-hour drive away. Once there, we will stop on the banks of the Nuevo (New) River and board a boat. Then we will cruise along the water for the next two hours and see tropical birds, crocodiles, and even spider monkeys up close.
When we reach the Nuevo River Lagoon, we will disembark and head to the entrance to the archeological site of Lamanai. This is the remains of one of the largest cities of the Mayan civilization. Then for two hours, we will walk among houses, town squares, and ball game arenas, discovering how the Mayans lived around 1600 BC.
The tour will take us to the most important structures at Lamanai: the three pyramids. Stopping in front of each one, you will hear all about the beliefs, rituals, and traditions of the Mayans. You will also learn why chocolate was fundamental to this civilization. We will also visit the Temple of the Jaguar, one of the sacred sites of the ancient city.
Later, we will go to a local restaurant to enjoy a delicious lunch consisting of chicken, rice, beans, and fried plantain. We then return to Belize City and accompany you back to your accommodation where the tour finishes at 6 pm.
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Tour in English
Children under 2 years oldFree
The tour includes an English speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
Transport in bus or minibus.
English speaking guide.
Entry to Lamanai.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up until the previous day (6:00 AM local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).