Belize City: Lamanai Maya Ruins & River Boat Safari w/ Lunch

Belize City: Lamanai Maya Ruins & River Boat Safari w/ Lunch

From US$ 114.99 per person

Cruise along the New River and look for exotic wildlife as you make your way to the Lamanai Archaeological Site, one of the top Mayan sites in Belize surrounded by jungle for miles around. Learn about Mayan history from your expert guide.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup optional
Please provide your hotel name and address. Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. The driver will be holding a sign with the local partner's name on it.


  • Enjoy a boat ride with wildlife observation including birds, crocodiles, and turtles
  • Walk on a forest path through the lush rainforest trees
  • Discover the ancient temples and admire panorama views of the ancient city by the lagoon
  • Explore the onsite museum and learn about the Mayan culture
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch
Full description
Meet your guide at the Cruise Ship Terminal or in your hotel lobby, depending on the option selected. Relax as you board the air-conditioned vehicle and set off for a 1-hour road trip. Along the way enjoy views of the old Belize river, rural villages, fruit trees, and birds. When you arrive at the dock, board your boat for the 1-hour cruise on the New River. Be sure to watch for iguanas, crocodiles, turtles, birds, and water-lilies. At the Lamania Maya Site, your guide will lead you on a walk through the rainforest, scattered with ancient structures, to arrive at the Mask Temple. Your guide will share in-depth archeological information about the site. The Lamania Maya site is known for being the longest continually-occupied site in Mesoamerica. The thriving crocodile population in the nearby New River lagoon gave Lamanai its name. Lamanai is the Spanish historic name for Lama’ an/ayin, which means “submerged crocodile.” Many of the site's main structures and excavated artifact exhibits represent the famed reptile. You'll have the chance to climb to the summit of the highest temple and see the awesome view of northern Belize and the lagoon. Then continue your walk through the Ball Court, Stelas, the Jaguar temple, stelae, and residential buildings. Then board your boat for the return trip to Belize City, with drop-off at the Cruise Ship Terminal or at your hotel lobby, depending on the option you selected.
  • Pickup and drop-off at Belize City hotels or the Cruise Ship Terminal (depending on option selected)
  • Entrance fees
  • Bilingual Tour Guide (Spanish and English)
  • Soft Drink and Water
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Please provide your cruise name and arrival time. The driver will be at the Exit of Terminal 1 on the street side and will be holding a sign with the local partner's name on it.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Windbreaker
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Water

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility.
  • This tour will take place rain or shine.
  •  To reach the top of the temple you will need to climb 200 steps.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 8 reviews

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This was our favorite tour of the many we took. Lamanai has many structures/temples all within a mile of each other. The entire place was kept up very nice and very beautiful. Carlos, our tour guide, was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the history of the Mayan people. Do this tour!!

February 21, 2022

I was picked up at my hotel and the driver was very nice. He talked to us the whole drive to the site. He gave us all the information about Belize. Our tour guide at the site was very friendly and made the afternoon enjoyable. He knew all about the site and pointed out so many additional items in the site. Lunch was also delicious. Definitely would recommend for a day trip!

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October 18, 2021

Great guides. Very passionate about the history and sharing it with us.

February 14, 2022

Product ID: 372525