Lamanai Ruins, Belize
This Belize City Excursion is simply magical. Lamanai is one of the largest Mayan sites in Belize, expanding over a huge expanse on the Belize New River, the Lamanai Mayan Center holds over 800 structures deep in the Tropical Forest.
Lamanai (Submerged Crocodile in Mayan) was occupied as early as 1500bc, the small onsite museum where your Lamanai exploration begins once on the site holds precious artifacts spanning well over 2000 years of Mayan History.
"Getting to Lamanai is half the fun", your Exploration Excursions starts at the Port of Belize City where you will be transported in comfortable air-conditioned van 1hr North to the Orange Walk District of Belize, the drive will lead you across rivers and vast expanses of land providing you with a true Belizean Country tour.
You will arrive at the Tower Hill Bridge where you will board your boat for a spectacular boat ride upriver continuing your journey to Lamanai. The boat tour is by far the highlight (except for the Lamanai Ruins of course but you will have to flip a coin.) of the excursions!
You will travel through miles of virgin river fauna, viewing majestic trees with overhanging air plants and colorful Orchids.
The boat ride is a wonderful opportunity for wildlife spotting as well, with 100 + variety of tropical birds and occasional fresh water crocodiles floating near the river's edge.
Your boat will dock at the Lamanai Welcome Center where your exploration will begin with your BTB & BCIA Certified guide.
Your tour begins with a visit to the On-site Museum which contains Mayan Artifacts discovered during the site excavation and history of Lamanai.
Well kept paths though ancient jungle will lead you to the monuments and Temples, Howler Monkeys relaxing on many of the huge Ceiba trees can be seen all over the site, Toucans are ever present as well as countless other bird species.
The Lamanai exploration will be approximately 1.5hrs, guiding you to the Ball Court, the Jaguar Temple and the Lag Temple where you will be able to climb 125 feet to the top and gain an unforgettable view of the whole Lamanai ruins, New River Lagoon and the vast Lamanai Archeology Reserve.
During your Lamanai Mayan Ruins Tour, you will have a chance to relax and enoy a wonderful Belizean lunch included in your tour.
If you and your group are have interest in Lamanai LDS Tours, please let us know as we can arrange a tour with one of our knowledgeable LDS tour guides.
Our Licensed Guides will meet you at the Belize Tourism Village, the Belize Cruise Ship terminal steps away from your Cruise Ship Tender.