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Belize City: Lamanai Maya Ruins & River Boat Safari w/ Lunch27 Reviews
Cruise along the New River and look for exotic wildlife as you make your way to the Lamanai Archaeological Site, one of the top Mayan sites in Belize surrounded by jungle for miles around. Learn about Mayan history from your expert guide.
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- Enjoy a boat ride with wildlife observation including birds, crocodiles, and turtles
- Walk on a forest path through the lush rainforest trees
- Discover the ancient temples and admire panorama views of the ancient city by the lagoon
- Explore the onsite museum and learn about the Mayan culture
- Enjoy a picnic lunch
DescriptionMeet your guide at the Cruise Ship Terminal or in your hotel lobby, depending on the option selected. Relax as you board the air-conditioned vehicle and set off for a 1-hour road trip. Along the way enjoy views of the old Belize river, rural villages, fruit trees, and birds. When you arrive at the dock, board your boat for the 1-hour cruise on the New River. Be sure to watch for iguanas, crocodiles, turtles, birds, and water-lilies. At the Lamania Maya Site, your guide will lead you on a walk through the rainforest, scattered with ancient structures, to arrive at the Mask Temple. Your guide will share in-depth archeological information about the site. The Lamania Maya site is known for being the longest continually-occupied site in Mesoamerica. The thriving crocodile population in the nearby New River lagoon gave Lamanai its name. Lamanai is the Spanish historic name for Lama’ an/ayin, which means “submerged crocodile.” Many of the site's main structures and excavated artifact exhibits represent the famed reptile. You'll have the chance to climb to the summit of the highest temple and see the awesome view of northern Belize and the lagoon. Then continue your walk through the Ball Court, Stelas, the Jaguar temple, stelae, and residential buildings. Then board your boat for the return trip to Belize City, with drop-off at the Cruise Ship Terminal or at your hotel lobby, depending on the option you selected.
IncludesPickup and drop-off at Belize City hotels or the Cruise Ship Terminal (depending on option selected) Entrance fees Bilingual tour guide Lunch (rice and beans with stew chicken cole slaw) Soft drink and water
- This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility.
- This tour will take place rain or shine. • To reach the top of the temple you will need to climb 200 steps.