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Lamanai Temples, River Cruise Bird watching, Monkeys

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Belize City, Belize
Lamanai Temples, River Cruise Bird watching, Monkeys

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Discover what makes Lamanai one of Belize’s most impressive Mayan ruins on this full-day tour that takes you through an excavated ancient city that rises mysteriously out of the jungle. Look for native wildlife including birds and crocodiles on a river cruise to the archaeological site, where the ruins of the Jaguar and Mask Temples and ancient Mayan palaces beg exploration. See fascinating artifacts like clay pots and temple carvings at the on-site museum, and round out the day with a typical Belizean lunch at a restaurant.
  • Full-day tour to the Lamanai archaeological site from Belize City
  • Spot wildlife on a river cruise through the Belizean jungle
  • Explore the ruins of an ancient Mayan city
  • Learn the fascinating history behind excavated temples, altars, plazas, and ball courts
  • Admire Mayan artifacts at the Lamanai museum
  • Try Belizean cuisine with included lunch at a local restaurant
  • Includes pickup and drop-off from Belize City hotels or the cruise port
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National park fees
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
arrive very early to participate on this tour
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Belize City , Belize City, Belize City, Belize District

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8:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.San Pedro Ambergris Caye are asked to arrive in Belize city for 8am. INFORM US your choice of arrival air taxi or water taxi. For guest travelling by Air taxi, Tropic or Maya we will meet you at the municipal airport, arriving by water taxi from ambergris caye or caye caulker, we will be at the water taxi terminal in belize city.the guide will meet you at the airport, hotel lobby, water taxi terminal, cruise port terminal 1 exit street side, the guide will have a V.i.V. sign
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately (poncho, rain jacket, and tennis shoes for walking on uneven foot paths and climbing structures recommended)
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • You may bring a towel and change of clothes should there be a downpour in the Rainforest, when you return to the car park, there is changing rooms
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the policy on sanitization during Lamanai Temples, River Cruise Bird watching, Monkeys ?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Lamanai Temples, River Cruise Bird watching, Monkeys ?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Amazing tour, saw/learned so much.
, Apr 2022
Our party of 6 loved this trip (aged 15 to 69). The van driver made the trip to the boat interesting with facts and stories of Belize. Colin, a skilled eco naturalist, took us down the river in the boat pointing out species of trees, birds and a manatee and the significance of each. The Mayan tour was fascinating enhanced by Colins knowledge of Mayan history and the nature around it as well as viewing the howler monkeys. We highly recommend this tour.
Amazing Mayan ruin tour
, Feb 2022
Loved every minute of this tour and definitely recommend it. Our tour guides were the best and were very knowledgeable about everything, from the boat ride on the river and the wildlife, to everything we wanted to know about the Mayan ruins. This was our favorite thing we did while visiting Belize!!
A great experience
, Feb 2022
Had a great time, the guide was very informative and was able to answer all questions. Was very relaxing ride on the boat to the ruins saw lots of wildlife.
Great mian country trip.
, Jun 2021
Good trip. Learn a lot about the mayan cultures. Saw one big howler monkey family in backdrop of howler monkey that was amazing. Also out guide junior was amazing as howler monkey whisperer. Food was amazing home made. Wish we would have explored more wildlife on boat ride but all in all great trip.
1 traveler found this review helpful
, Jun 2021
Alberto was awesome. The boat ride to and from was great. He took his time and pointed out wildlife, birds a d gave a history lesson of the area. He did a fabulous job at the Lamanai Ruins explaong everything and answered a plethora of questions. It was a great experience.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Super, thanks for the review. Thanks for choosing us for this unbelizeable experience.
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Lamanai Eco Tours
, Mar 2020
We used VIV tours for this trip. VIV tours only provided the ride to and from the venue. The driver was nice, on time to hotel and knowledgable but I tried to reach out to them via email and phone call before the trip because I had a specific question and they did not return my call or numerous emails. So that wasn't great. The big review which is an A+ is for Lamanai Eco-Cruises. This is the company VIV used to take our river cruise. Our guide/captain was Collin. I can't say enough good things about him. He stopped to point out birds and other wildlife on the way down the 25 mile river. Knew all about the birds, trees and plants. Stopped to point out the Mennonite village on the way to Lamanai. Collin new so much about the ruins and Mayan culture. Again....he also pointed out medicinal trees and plants along the walk through the ruins. We saw a family of the howler monkeys in the park walking along the canopy of the trees in the forest. Lunch was a simple picnic of rice/beans, plantains and chicken stew. Bathrooms at Lamanai were clean and working. Took the slow scenic route to Lamanai and enjoyed a very fast ride on the way back. Collin is a great boat captain and knows the river like the back of his hand. A good guide makes all the difference on these cruises. Cross your fingers that you get Collin.He was terrific. I went with my teenage daughter and she enjoyed the tour. There were other families with younger people who also enjoyed it.
Great temples im a overfilled place
, Feb 2020
Excellent guy who especially had the timing under control amd secured that we had place at the spots in Laminai who was totally overloaded by huge cruise tourist group. The boat tour of totally almost 3 hours was too long
, Feb 2020
If you like being rushed around, then this is for you. 1.5 hours waiting for cruise ship passengers, 4 hours traveling, 1 very rushed hour around the temples. Try one of the other packages not geared towards cruise ship passengers, unless you're on a cruise ship, then good luck.
, Jan 2020
This was the best deal financially but also so very good deal for the experience! Jose who drove us was amazing and talk to us all the way there about the history of Belize . he is the nicest man and such a good driver! Colin who was our tour guide on the boat went out of his way to give us extra experiences with all the different kind of birds we even got to see bats up close. He is a very careful driver and happy friendly he cooked our meal and it was completely delicious and we did not get sick at all. Both of these guys had a lot of energy and enthusiasm and knowledge we could not have been more pleased! We were happy to give them each their own tip so be generous because they rely on this tip money to support their families . So we are big fans of viator! Thank you and please tell our guides how very much they made everyone in our group happy
Mayan River cruise
, Jan 2020
Our guide Emir was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and answered a ton of questions. Lunch was homemade and delicious. The river cruise was fun and got to enjoy lots of wildlife and learn about the beautiful scenery. We saw the howler monkeys once we arrived on shore. I highly recommend this tour to learn about Mayan history and culture. They were an amazing cultivation.
The guides, the tour in the River and pyramids, the food
, Jan 2020
So great!!!! The guides were so funny and educated about the área! Everything was on time and well prepared. Food was delicious too!!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great boat ride and guide!
, Apr 2019
Amazing day! This was our favorite tour. Julian was our guide and he was fantastic. Picked us up at our hotel around 8, then we picked up 5others from 2 hotels and drove about an hour to boat dock. Julian told us all about Belize while we drove. Before getting on the boat, used restrooms and put on sunblock. Didn't need bugspray. Julian was an amazing boat captain and stopped to point out different plants and wildlife. When we got there he gave us a bottle of water and took us around Lamanai and explained everything, gave us a chance to climb ruins if we wanted to. Very cool. Got to see howler monkeys! Boat ride back was faster with no stops. I think I loved the boats rides the most! Traditional lunch was waiting at the boat dock under the palapa with juice or water and it was delicious! Then Julian drove us back to Belize City. It was a wonderful day. We can't recommend this tour enough!!!! Totally worth every penny. Bring some extra water, sunblock, and a hat and don't forget to tip your tour operators while you're in Belize!
, Mar 2019
This was the second time I went on this expedition. The first time was 12 years ago. It was awesome then but probably better this time because the guide was so much more compelling and fun. Last time I went alone. This time I brought a freind knowing it was worth repeating. My friend also thought our guide was fun and informative.
An absolutely amazing day!!
, Feb 2019
I cannot say enough about this wonderful and well planned out tour! From the very beginning ,when our driver picked us up at our hotel and took us through Belize City ,giving us a brief history of the areas we passed spots along the way and pointing out exotic birds up in the trees , We knew this was going to be a special day. The boat ride up the new Belize river was exciting and informational. Our guide was terrific and made sure we saw every sight along the river. He had also brought along a bird expert who pointed out native birds in their natural habitats. When we got to the ruins, our guide, who had also been our boat captain ,was extremely knowledgeable about the entire area. He was part Mayan and was very proud of his heritage. After visiting a couple of the temples, we were served a delicious homemade lunch of stewed chicken, fried plantain, salad, and drinks. After lunch, we toured a couple more of the ruins and then loaded back on the boat for the trip back to Belize city. Probably the best tour I've ever experienced!
Wonderful day!
, Jan 2019
We loved our day! Taxi pick up from the water taxi terminal was easy. Our river guide Carlos was fantastic. Super informative. It was the perfect mix of river ruins and hiking. Excellent trip.
Excellent tour
, Jan 2019
This was a fun and adventurous tour. We had Nate as our tour guide! He is wonderful! Thank you for a memorable day.
Excellent tour Lamanai Tour
, Nov 2018
This was a fabulous tour. Alberto was our tour guide for the river boat and the ruins tour...he was great. Lunch was also fantastic! We would highly recommend this.
We had a wonderful experience our...
, Mar 2018
We had a wonderful experience our guides were very knowledgeable friendly and very helpful the lunch that was served was delicious
Ffantastic trip through the river...
, Jan 2018
Ffantastic trip through the river with nice people from USA, Ecuador and Colombia. Then we came to the emblematic ruins, very old maya temples, I learnet a lot

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