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Lamanai Eco Adventure
Belize City | Belize |
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After meeting your driver, you will drive to Tower Hill near the town of Orange Walk, which is approximately one hour drive from Belize City.

Here you meet others as you board the motorized riverboat for your scenic 26 mile (one hour) high-speed boat ride up the New River through the Belize rain forest. As you travel through miles of river fauna, you will view majestic trees with overhanging air plants and colorful Orchids. The boat has limited shade from a Bimini Top so hats with straps or scarves are recommended for guests extra sensitive to the sun. The up-river ride is also a wonderful opportunity for wildlife spotting. Along the way see crocodiles, turtles, hawks, kites falcons as well as rare and unusual bird sightings such as the "Jesus Christ Bird" that can walk on water.

Where the New River becomes a lagoon, you will begin to see the ruins rise into view on the western bluff. Lamanai means "submerged crocodile" a name befitting a city watching all that pass from the edge of a lagoon. Several thatched buildings near the edge of the water are the gateway to a site where more than 700 buildings have already been identified across its 950 acres. Many of the structures are still buried, many with massive trees and vines growing from them.

Lamanai was occupied continuously for more than 3,000 years from around 1500 BC, to at least 1,650 AD, well beyond most other Maya sites. It also features the second largest Pre-Classic structure in the Maya world.

Although hundreds of ruins remain unexcavated in the nearby jungle, three of the most impressive temples will be visited including the Jaguar Temple, named for its jaguar decoration, the Mask Temple, home to a 13-foot stone mask of a Maya king and the High Temple, which offers a panoramic view from its summit for those wishing to climb.

Setting out with your guide, you will follow well kept paths though the ancient jungle filled with monuments and temples. As you make your way through the jungle you will hear the chatter of the birdlife and the call of the Howler Monkeys.

During your visit to the site, you will have a local lunch of authentic Belize specialties which might include stewed chicken, rice and beans, salad, papaya and fried plantains. Your return to Belize will be via the same route.

Please note: Tour requires a minimum of 4 guests to operate.

Tour Size
Tour Type
Scenic, Cultural, Active
Tour Duration
6 Hours
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Custom pick-up is provided for this tour. Please enter your desired pick-up location above.
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Food/Beverage Provided
Recommended Dress
We recommend comfortable clothing and rubber soled sensible walking shoes. Sun glasses and sun screen are also suggested. As you will be in the jungle, insect repellent is recommended.
Minimum age to participate is 4 years old. Guests must be in good shape and able to walk over uneven packed dirt, stones and large roots during the site visit.

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LCABZBC257ECOLAMAN-EC Lamanai Eco Adventure-Children (Ages 4 to 10)
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