My wife and I recently spent 3 nights here, and opted for the accommodation package which included transfers, all meals, and 6 of the "standard" activities (2 per night's stay). The entire process - from originally inquiring and booking through Blanca - through to our departure was truly memorable and easy. We were met immediately after clearing customs at the International Airport and whisked away by a friendly driver, Calvin, to the boat launch. There, George transferred us to the boat. We were later arriving, and were amazed with how George navigated the river waters in the dark! We were greeted with welcome drinks and a delicious meal while our bags were taken to our garden view cabana.
We did the following light activities: Lamanai Ruins morning guided tour with Raul; Night Walk with Raul (saw tarantulas, scorpions, frogs, a Tommygoff, etc. - things you might not want to know are all around you at night!); a "Jungle Dawn" with Raul where we were very lucky to see loads of birds, some rare, as well as Howler Monkeys and the old Sugar Mill ruins; a Medicine/Nature Walk with Levi, and the Nighttime Spotlight Tour on the river, which was magical to coast under the stars along the river listening to only what surrounded us. Raul was a top notch guide and we really enjoyed his company. Levi is a wonderful more recent addition to the staff, and we really enjoyed his educational tour and his humour! Top shelf!
Being able to be at the doorstep of Lamanai was definitely a great way to see the ruins free of tour crowds (not that they are ever too busy in Belize). Climbing the High Temple was a lot of fun for a great panorama!
Food, as many have said, was very delicious and plentiful. We often asked for half portions because it was so filling. Great attentive service and truly wonderful variety and tastes. Thank you.
Accommodations were very comfortable. It is dark in the cabanas, but you spend most of your time outside anyway, and you don't need all the power.
Wifi and Internet at the bar was spotty - which is a good thing, as this is a wonderful place to unplug yet still get a little pampered. Great remote spot, and swimming in the lagoon, once you get past that there are shy crocodiles in these waters, was a nice refreshing break in the day.
I'm not sure how one couldn't enjoy everything on offer here! It is a bit expensive but great value and a great experience. I would suggest a minimum of 3 nights, probably 4 is best.
- Also Known As:
- Lamanai Outpost Hotel Orange Walk
- Lamanai Outpost Lodge Belize/Orange Walk