Going to Lamanai is like going on three adventures in one tour. Your fun day begins at the port of Belize City, where you are transported in a comfortable air-conditioned van. We drive you through Belize City on to the Northern Highway where you get to see the countryside and learn about the culture of Northern Belize. Your guide will be pointing out important monuments and landmarks as we head towards the New River.
You will arrive in Orange Walk Town also known locally as “Sugar City”, where you will board our boat that begins the wild life adventure up the New River. Your guides will highlight the wild life of the New River such as the spider monkeys, crocodiles, the variety of birds, and the flora and fauna along the New River banks.
On arrival at Lamanai situated off the New River Lagoon, you will be treated to a delicious Belizean buffet-style lunch of Rice & Beans, potato salad, coleslaw and fry plantain. Be sure to try out our spicy “hot” tomato habanero sauce. You’ll have a choice of an ice-cold soda or water, and the meal includes tropical fruits for dessert.
After lunch, we make a start hiking to the temples of Lamanai and while on the path we’ll be looking out for the Howler monkeys and the colorful Toucans that are predominant in the area.
As we arrive at the Lamanai Mayan ruins you will get to look at the Mask Temple, the High Temple, the Ball Court, the residential area and the Jaguar Temple. Your guide will give you detailed information on the historic significance of each area, and you will get the opportunity to climb up the High Temple via the original stairway built by the Mayas, and get a spectacular panoramic view of the lagoon and the surrounding jungle.
For cruise ship customers, we will pick you up at the port of entry and get you back with lots of time to spare. New Tours Available!