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Lamanai Mayan Site and New River Tour

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Address: Belize
Phone Number: (011)501-223-6025
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Great excursion, but a long way to get there.

We booked this excursion through our cruise line, and thought these ruins were great! (Much better than Tulum ruins in Mexico) The ruins were awesome, great for pictures, and you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this excursion through our cruise line, and thought these ruins were great! (Much better than Tulum ruins in Mexico) The ruins were awesome, great for pictures, and you were allowed to climb all the way to the top of the largest temple. The negative is the length of time it takes you to get there. You tinder from... More 

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Timonium, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Having the right tour guide is so important to making this trip worthwhile. We were staying on Caye Caulker and booked the Lamanai River tour through Tsunami Tours. We took the ferry then the hour van ride and ended up at Reyes and sons. Amir was our guide and there were four of us. I told him I was a... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Half the adventure is getting there and back. We opted for 30+ minute plane ride non stop from San Pedro to Orange Walk on Maya Air. Seemed like a charter since it was just the 5 of us on a 7 seater. Picked up at air strip by our guide with an old van. Less than 10 minute easy ride... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

We were on an NCL cruise and booked with Lamanai Belize Tours on our own. This family run operation of 4 brothers are of Mayan ancestry. Our guide, Javier, was very friendly and had an excellent working knowledge of the area and the ruins. The excursion included a very nice lunch of chicken, beans, rice, slaw, plantains, fresh fruit and... More 

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Effort, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Started out 7Am on a boat from Capt. Morgans to Bumba Belize ~1.5hrs, had breakfast on the way Guide named Vince - Miss America II . Took a van ~ 60 mi. to the mouth of the river. Bad rds. took about an hr. . Another 30 mi upriver to the Ruins. Saw spider monkeys ~ 1mi in. Saw a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

What a great day out 25 miles of beautiful river travel Not a bottle or a piece of paper anywhere zero garbage no trash ANYWHERE Wildlife - birds, baby alligators, frogs Amish history and education Amazing Mayan history Astonishing Mayan ruins A hot lunch And a the return trip Great value A day to be remember The guide was humble... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

First, you take about an hour long river cruise to the ancient Mayan City of Lamanai. Your tour guide will point out interesting things along the away, including a howler monkey that come out for bananas. There are crocodiles in the river and we got to see one! Once you arrive to the site, prepare for a 2 hour trek... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

Great tour, tour guide was extremely knowledgable and really friendly. The food at the end of the tour was amazing. I would do it again in a heart beat

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

Great excursion! We had a guide who was so informative, showed us and pointed out so much history of these ruins. The hike to each ruin brings you back mentally to how these people lived. We saw HOWLER MONKEYS, and even heard their calling! The ride up and Back on the river was so relaxing. Bring water! Also the lunch... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

There are several transportation options to the site and I recommend the boat cruise, it was fun. This site is smaller than some of the others and being restored. The pathways are mostly flat so walking was easy.

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