Lamanai is an ancient Mayan City that was inhabited sometime in 1500 BC. The name Lamanai comes from the Mayan word La’man’ain which means ‘submerged crocodile’. This Mayan site is one of the most visited Mayan ruins in Belize because of it’s rich history and breathtaking Mayan architecture. It’s the only Mayan site in Belize accessed by riverboat.
A Lamanai tour starts of with a boat safari along the New River which was once used as a Mayan trade route. Along the way to Lamanai you’ll get to see an abundance of exotic wildlife and vegetation. You will see protected Morelet’s Crocodiles, spider monkeys, Proboscis insect feeding bats, green and porcupine iguanas, a variety of herons. On days when Mother Nature is good to us, we may spot the rare Bare-throated Tiger Heron.
We recommend that you stay hydrated and wear enough sunblock. The tours starts with a visit to the museum then a moderate hike to 5 pyramids around the circuit. It is not recommended for people with physical limitations. All our tour guides are local and intimately knowledgeable of the Lamanai area and have been conducting tours for the past 15 years.
1.5 hour boat tour, ground transport, entrance fee, tour of museum, food and drink
Children ages 3-10: US$25