Travel back in time to the Mayan times when you take this trip to the archeological site of Lamanai. You will sail along the beautiful Nuevo River and stroll among magnificent pyramids and temples of what was a pre-Columbian city.
We will pick you up at 6 am from your hotel in San Ignacio before heading to the district of Orange Walk. After driving for about three hours, we will arrive at the Nuevo River (New River) and board a boat. For the following two hours discovering tropical birds, crocodiles, and spider monkeys, as we cruise along the water.
When we reach the Rio Nuevo Lagoon, we will get off the boat to visit the archaeological site of Lamanai, which dates back to 1600 BC. We will travel back to the time of the Mayan civilization as we stroll through the remains of houses, town squares, and arenas.
We will make a stop to admire the three great pyramids and discover why chocolate was so important in the Mayan culture. We will approach one of them, the Temple of the Jaguar to explore it in more detail. You will learn about how it was one of the ceremonial centers of Lamanai.
Later, we will enjoy a delicious lunch consisting of chicken, rice, beans, and fried plantain in a local restaurant. Then, feeling recharged, we will head back to San Ignacio and accompany you to your accommodation where the excursion concludes at 6 pm approx.
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Tour in English
Children under 2 years old.Free
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.
We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in 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).