Lamanai Ruin & New River Tour
Available all year
Bus ride from Pier to Lamanai Outpost
Boat and River ride to Lamanai
Lamanai Site Tour
Lamanai Site Tour
Board your comfortable airconditioned coach for approximately 60min ride to 49mls up the Philip Goldson Highway accompanied by your guide who will share Belize’s rich cultural and ecological heritage with you. On arrival at your River Outpost you will have a quick restroom break and opportunity to apply a last layer of sun block before embarking onto your boat.
Anticipation builds as your skilled captain pulls away from the dock to begin the roughly 1hr 20min (26mile) trip up the meandering New River towards your Maya Ruin destination. Keep your eyes open and your cameras ready as crocodiles, iguanas, a variety of species of birds and even a troop of howler monkeys are just some of the wildlife that might make an appearance for you.
On approaching the entrance of the New River Lagoon the ruins of the high temple rises into view welcoming you to the ancient Mayan city challenging you to climb its peak. But first you enjoy a delicious buffet style Belizean lunch, fuelling you for your roughly 1hr 30min ruin expedition. Your guide will give you insight into this hidden world still surrounded by pristine jungle, and where elite rulers are buried in magnificent temples and sacred deities are immortalized in stone images.
Anxious to take a souvenir of this experience home, you have 15min to shop at the gift shop on sitebefore boarding your boat for the exhilarating nonstop ride back to the outpost and your waiting bus which will take you back to the cruise ship pier. Not wheelchair accessible. Not recommended for guests with previous leg, knees and hip injuries.
* Climbing the ruins is not allowed during or after rain because of falling hazard on slippery steps.
Language: English and Spanish.
Remarks/requirements: Appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes, sunblock, hat, water, mosquito repellent, money for snacks and souvenirs.
Wheelchair accessible: No.
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