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Lamanai and the New River Safari in Belize

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Channel your inner archaeologist on a tour from Belize City to the Lamanai ruins, among the top Maya sites in Belize. The only way to reach the excavated city is by water, so you cruise down the New River and hike through the jungle to reach the legendary Jaguar Temple. No need to pack a lunch, as a picnic on the shores of a jungle lagoon is included.
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    Lamanai Archaeological Reserve
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    Guest get to explore an ancient Maya city. Your expert guide will fill in the history and stories connected with the temples, ball courts, stellae and onsite museum.
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  • Visit the Lamanai Maya ruins on a day trip from Belize City
  • Float through lush scenery and spot wildlife on a New River cruise
  • A jungle hike leads to the ruins of an ancient Maya city
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch by the side of a tropical lagoon
What to Expect
The adventure begins with pickup at your Belize City hotel and a 45-minute drive to reach the New River, where you board a river cruise. Glide through a lush landscape of creeks and lagoons and through a tropical forest rich with birdlife and orchids. Watch the stone pyramids of Lamanai emerge from the jungle as you near. Visit the on-site museum to learn the history of the site and see ancient Maya artifacts. Reach the main cluster of ruins by a 1.5-mile (2.5-kilometer) hike through the jungle. Highlights include the Jaguar Temple, the imposing Temple of the Masks—one of the tallest in Belize—and the carved mask of the Maya sun god Kinich Ahau. Learn the ceremonial functions of the pyramids and explore the ruins with a guide. You refuel midday with a provided picnic lunch on the side of a tropical lagoon. Make your way back to Belize City the way you came.
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Important Information
  • Lunch
  • Refreshments
  • Hotel pickup and drop off from select Belize City hotels
  • Local taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Lamanai Archaeological Reserve
  • Gratuities
  • Fuel surcharge for hotels located north of San Pedro.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Cruise port pickup and drop off not available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
About the operator
By: Discovery Expeditions Belize Day Tours
Ian H
Brilliant Experience and Tour
Firstly, I would like to differ from the negative review (Feb20) regarding contact from a cruise. Given that
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Radcliffe, United Kingdom
Trip in Belize
This trip was very good. Picked up from port even though we were later off our ship. We were driven around in a
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Altun Ha Ruins Yes!
Great trip and our guide and driver, Ivar made it extra good. On the way to the ruins he talked about Belize, the
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Sreekumar G
Great experience - combination of Mayan Archaeology and Tropical Jungle exploration
This is the closest tour you can get to the Mayan ruins in Belize. Headed straight to Altun Ha belonging to the
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Great half day snorkeling trip
Carlos and his crew were excellent! They were very informative, focused on safety and went above and beyond to
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Best Day in Belize!
My husband and I had a blast. We were on a Viking Cruise and were looking for something local to do that would be
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Kristen P
Zero stars👎
Not only did they know we were on a cruise and couldnt receive the email that the tour was canceled but when we
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Joey was a great tour guide and told us so much about Belize and its culture and biology. The ziplining was very
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S. Tillie
This excursion was amazing! Our guides were amazing and fun. They had extensive knowledge on the area. We were
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Bill H
Great experience, great value.
Joey was an exceptional tour guide, driver, and tube master. Very knowledgeable of Belizes culture, history and
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Key Details
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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