Lamanai Ruins Tour
Lamanai Ruins Info
Lamanai, Mayan for submerged crocodile is suited in the Orange Walk District. This is one of the few Mayan sites that still go by its original name. This site is famous for its Crocodile/Jaguar logos and lime stone mask on its principal temple.
Lying on the Banks of the New River Lagoon, Lamanai offers a firsthand view of Belize’s river ecosystem. Rich in both flora and fauna, it is not unusual to spot a crocodile taking in some rays on the river bank or one of the many orchids sitting in plain view as you cruise by. This 1-1/2 hour boat ride is by itself a magnificent tour.
Dating back to 900BC, this site occupies 1.13 square kilometers (.5 miles) of pristine rain forest. Temples at Lamanai are still some of the highest in the country. This site was once home to a wealthy population that formed a powerful empire.
Besides the Mayan Temples, Lamanai also boast two 16th Century Christian Churches and a 19th Century sugar mill making it the only site to have had Maya, Spanish and British inhabitants.
Lamanai Ruins Tour itinerary:
Depart from Belize City drive 50 miles north to the town of Orange Walk. Your guide will be interpreting the area you’re passing by and also talk about the History of Belize. We then stop at the toll Bridge landing area to use rest room and then board our boat that will take us up the new river appx. (36 miles) enjoying the flora and fauna on the river. Upon arrival at “Lamanai,” local lunch is served under the palapa. Lunch time is appx. 30 mins. this also includes your rest room break. After lunch you gather up by the museum area then you start to walk in the reserve where your guide will be interpreting the site trail and also the structures in situ. After tour 30 mins for shopping on site before departure back home, in time to catch connection to hotel.
Tour Includes: Licensed Tour Guide, A/C Vehicle, Boat Ride, Lunch, Water, Sodas, Entrance Fees, and Guided Tour on site.
Things to bring: Light Clothing, hat/cap, Camera, Good Hiking Boot/Shoe, Sunblock, Repellant, Medication if necessary, Money or Credit Card for shopping.
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