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Tour was very well done. The van ride was pleasant, the river cruise was fun and full of surprises, and the ruins were magnificent (including the howler monkeys in the trees above us). Lunch was very good and overall we were pleased with the service.
It was great. Our guide Vel was funny, knowledgable and has a great eye for spotting crocodiles on the river banks. The riverboat ride and the ruins were beautiful- I highly recommend this.
Van plus boat ride. Three major pyramids. A great guide! Not to be missed.
The tour was worthwhile. The infrastructure of the tour group was poor at best. The boat's motor, we were in, died enroute, and we had to wait on the New River for one-half hour or more for another boat to pick us up and take us on to Lamanai. On our return to the dock our guides van had a flat tire. He was unprepared with the proper tools and consequently we had to wait for several hours until a plan was devised to get it fixed. Not really the guides fault but poor planning by the Tour Company not to have checked these systems on a routine basis.
Our wonderful guide Vel took us on a great journey, giving us a history lesson as well as super boat ride to th Mayan ruins. We fed a spider monkey and saw the howlers!
Everything was great, especially the spider monkey, exotic bird and American crocodile sightings. Be sure and bring a pancho in the event that it rains. Seems like I was the only person prepared when it started raining pretty hard. Soon as it stopped everybody was soon blown dry by the speed of the boat and the heat of the outside temperature.
A GREAT tour guide, and a wonderful trip. It was the 2nd time that I had been on that exact same trip. It was very well done.
Had great time climbed the mayan ruins and scenic view on the boat safari
This trip is well organized by Discovery Expeditions. The river cruise is amazing. You see spider monkeys and lots of birds. The Mayan site is worth visiting, and the guide is knowledgeable.
Outstanding trip! Pickup and tour were timed as promised. More importantly, the others in the tour were interesting and engaged. Climbed many Mayan structures; saw crocodiles in the river; (voluntarily) agreed to hold a tarantula! All against a backdrop of Howler Monkeys and extraordinary wildlife, scenery and archeological sites.
This was a great day trip. Our guide, Mario, pointed out historical sites in Belize city as well as other locations on the way to the River. The boat ride up the New river was smooth and we saw plenty of wildlife and local people fishing in small boats and canoes. The tour of the Mayan ruins at Lamanai was amazing, truely a historical wonderland. The view from the top of high temple is spectacular, you can see for miles. The items we bought at the shops near the museum were priced much better than on the Cayes. I would highly recommend this tour and the tour company.
Amazing experience.A lot of Maya history, but also recommended for wildlife lovers. We had a great time on this trip. A "small rain" (wet season) gave us a bit of fun. Very professional guide. Good value for money. I would recommend this excursion to my friends
This is an outstanding day trip. The boat trip was fantastic. We got to see a jungle river up close, its workings, people, wildlife and plant life. We saw many types of birds, crocodiles up close, iguanas etc. Lamanai is a beautiful park and the ruins are quite impressive. This is well worth a day.
Tour guide brought this ancient city to life for us.