Lamanai’s setting in the New River Lagoon, with only jungle for miles around, gives it a special quality.

 

Enjoy a scenic boat ride down the New River with your knowledgeable guide. This site features the second largest Pre-Classic structure in the Maya world and the view across the surrounding forest from atop the temple is magnificent.  On our return, we’ll stop at the Howler Monkey Sanctuary for an upclose view of these amazing monkeys – locally called “baboons”.  You might even be lucky to tempt one down from the treetops!

Location: Orange Walk District
Level: Easy – Moderate (walking and climbing)

DEPARTURE Tour departs from Belize City, Cruise Terminal, Gate 1
DURATION Approx 6.5 hours
WHAT TO WEAR Recommended Wear for Lamanai Belize Shore Excursion: Tshirt & Short Pants or Lightweight Long Pants, Cap, Sturdy Walking Shoes (not flip flops), Sunshades, Sunblock, Water, Insect Repellent
INCLUDES
Meet & greet at Cruise Terminal, Gate One
Tour transfers in a clean comfortable airconditioned van
Park Fees
Guided Tour
Lunch with Beverage
TOUR NOTES
  • 50% credit card deposit to confirm / Balance in cash on tour day
  • Please don’t bring along expensive or priceless items that could get lost or damaged on the tour
  • Tour departure time is based on cruise ship tender time to the terminal.  We ask that you be on the first available tender leaving the ship so as to maximize your tour time!
  • Cancelation Policy – at least 24hrs in advance for full refund.  No refund for last minute or no show cancelations.  Full refund if your ship does not port.  Full refund in the event we cancel your tour due to adverse weather or other conditions.
1

Tender to Mainland

Welcome to Belize!  Your cruise ship will anchor just offshore, and smaller boats called tenders ferry passengers from the ship to the mainland.  Try to get on the earliest tender you can so as to maximize your tour time!
2

Meet your Tour

Upon arrival at the terminal, make your way to the entrance gate in Terminal One.  Your rep will be waiting to meet you with an “UpClose Belize” sign and will have your name on his/her checklist.
3

River Tour Lamanai Temple Shore Excursion

Board your tour transfer enjoying a Highlights of Belize City Tour until you eventually make your way past several small villages to the boat landing site.  Here you will board your guided boat transfer to the temple site at Lamanai. Enjoy a river rainforest tour lined with much diverse flora and fauna and the different species of bats and birds that inhabit the area. Don’t be surprised to see crocodiles along the way!
Lamanai Maya Temple Site:  Enjoy a guided tour of the site with your very knowledgeable guide – and climb some temples!  Enjoy your homemade local lunch before reboarding your boat transfer and making your way back to the terminal.
4

Belize Howler Monkey Baboon Sanctuary Tour

Follow a jungle trail as it weaves alongside the river through the favorite trees of the Howler Monkey.  The booming vocal roar of these amazing creatures can be heard for miles across the jungle. If you are lucky, your guide may coax one down from the treetops for an upclose encounter!
5

Return to Terminal

At the end of your tour, your guide will return you back to the terminal building in plenty of time to board your return tender to the ship.