Lamanai Archaeological Site Walking through actual plazas and temples that were once of paramount importance to the ancient civilization, visitors will feel the vibrancy and mystery of the Maya.
- 7 hrs
- Available Days:
- Every day
- 8:00 AM
- Inquire for Transportation
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
Departs from San Pedro at 8:00 AM and returns from Tower Hill at 2:30 PM. Open booking. Minimum of 2 persons
Take the Flight from San Pedro to Orange Walk Airstrip and transfer to Lamanai Archaeological site.
Walking through actual plazas and temples that were once of paramount importance to the ancient civilization, visitors will feel the vibrancy and mystery of the Maya. You will also visit the Jaguar Temple, the High Temple, and the ball court where the Maya played their famous ballgame.The chatter of birdlife and the haunting call of the Howler Monkeys echoes through the once bustling ruins.
Guides are highly knowledgeable, and will explain how various trees and plants on the walk played major roles in the past, both medicinally and as food sources. Back at Lamanai Landings for a lunch at Smoky Mermaid II, a seat on the banks of the New River and some traditional cuisine provides a relaxing atmosphere for visitors to reflect on the history they’ve witnessed.
Lamanai is an extensive and diverse Mayan site set deep in the jungle along the banks of the New River Lagoon. One of the longest-occupied Mayan sites in Belize, Lamanai served as home to up to 35,000 Maya from 500 B.C., up until the beginning of the Spanish colonial period in the 17th century.
What to Bring
Sunscreen, bottled water, sunglasses, hat, bathing suit, hiking clothes, hiking shoes, and a camera.
Roundtrip airfare on Tropic Air, full guided tour by expert tour guide Errol Cadle, Belizean lunch, and entrance fees. Runs daily
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