When travelers ask me what makes Lamanai different from the other Mayan city experiences, I always say three things: the river tour, the wildlife, and the archaeology. Of the seven major Mayan cities in Belize, Lamanai is the only archaeological site accessible by boat. If you like nature and wildlife, the ride up the New River easily doubles the value of the experience. Once we get to Lamanai, you’ll encounter up to eight archaeological structures including three main temples, a ball court, and a stela. This is twice as much to see than the other Mayan cites in Belize.
The city of Lamanai boasts three historic temples, a ball court, a stela, and a historic view from above jungle canopy.
Encounter spider monkeys, egrets, morelet crocodiles and more as we make our way up the historic New River.
Spend your day with a native tour guide and get a chance to try one of our cultural dishes.