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Lamanai Mayan Site and New River Tour

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Nice Mayan Ruins

The tour guides were very friendly. The ruins were awesome. It was nice to see monkeys in the wild... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Carolyne H
Palm Bay, Florida
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Excellent tour but no time to do anything else in Belize

We did this tour as an excursion on a Carnival cruise and it was outstanding. It's about a 75... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Cromwell, Connecticut
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The tour guides were very friendly. The ruins were awesome. It was nice to see monkeys in the wild. The boat ride was fun. The bus ride was informative. The lunch was good, but we were limited on portions. The tour started late and due...More

Thank Carolyne H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We did this tour as an excursion on a Carnival cruise and it was outstanding. It's about a 75 minute drive though each way from the cruise terminal to the boat launch, then another 20 mins or so in the boat to get to the...More

Thank Bandit2Actual
Reviewed 4 days ago

It is possible to drive to the ruins and visit them oneself, but the route is some what circuitous and the roads are not the best. We therefore visited Lamanai by driving to the boat dock, and taking the combination boat trip along the New...More

Thank PeregrineSeCt
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Tulum many years ago, so I was not sure if I would be impressed by Lamanai or not. But I was!! We visited on a cruise excursion, which included about an hour and a half bus ride, and and hour and a half...More

Thank tlawish
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This I booked through the cruise line but it's sure not to disappoint. Our 3 guides were great. I'm really bad with names but I do remember David Brown and I think Arosella but the main tour guide name I forgot, sorry. They made both...More

Thank Brandi C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This excision was offered on our Carnival cruise. A bus picked us up and took us to a remote location where we hopped on a fast boat and took a 1/2 ride through the rain forest. The park with the Mayan temples were well kept....More

Thank Tom I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took the river boat to Lamanai ruins as part of a shore excursion. Get ready for a long bus ride from port to river boat launch and then back. The boats hold roughly 20+ people and are designed to go fast and fun up the...More

Thank Rick R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an excellent tour that was made even better by our guide Elvis. His passion and enthusiasm for his country and it's history was so evident. This was a Carnival Cruise excursion that included the tour, boat ride and lunch. All three were top...More

Thank Robert T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our tour guides were humorous and very knowledgeable. They made the bus trip to the site enjoyable and entertaining. The site is incredible. The walk through the rain forest was beautiful, and the ruins were amazing. We saw so many interesting plants and a load...More

Thank D and J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our Mayan guide, "Ellios" and his family shared his culture with us for a day! He can do the tour in English or Spanish and starts the tour talking about Belize and when you reach the river he focuses on Mayan culture. He will answer...More

Thank deanlillge
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Is it possible to swim/cool off in the New River during this trip? Any air conditioning at the boat dock/house? I have trouble with the heat but really want to see Lamanai. Any advice would be fantastic. Thanks!
24 May 2017|
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Response from Elaine B | Reviewed this property |
No swimming. The boat has a canopy so if you choose a seat out of the sun it's not too bad. There's a breeze while the boat is moving. It's really humid being in the jungle so I'm afraid the heat will be a factor.
Are tours available on Sundays?
27 February 2017|
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Response from Brooklyn B | Reviewed this property |
I can't say for sure but considering most of the cruise ships are there I would say yes.
I have a terrible fear of snakes...did you see any?? I realize there are no guarantees, but wondering how common they might be.
24 January 2017|
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Response from lilirishstar | Reviewed this property |
We didn't see a snake, spider or even a mosquito......my three biggest fears.