Meaning "submerged crocodile" in Yucatan Mayan, Lamanai is perhaps the most fascinating of all of Mayan sites in Belize if only because it is not yet completely uncovered. See history in the making as you visiting the excavation site, and prepare yourself for amazement when you realize that the hill you're looking at is actually a temple, still buried underground.

The temples you do get see, however, are equally incredible. Rising all the way from the jungle floor to above the canopy, study the amazing carvings and other examples of Mayan architecture in these astounding structures. 

If you're feeling daring, venture to the top of El Castillo, one of the larger temples, by way of a narrow set of steps and a rope. The view of the jungle from the top is one-of-a-kind, and after climbing the 100ft (30m) to the top, it will be well worth it. 

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Lamanai and the New River Safari in Belize

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 25 Reviews

Discover ancient Mayan architecture on an excursion through Belize's exotic landscapes. You'll enjoy stunning views and spot diverse wildlife as you make your ...  Read more

Location: Belize City, Belize
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $174.99

Belize New River Cruise and Lamanai Mayan Ruins Day Trip by Air from Ambergris Caye

On this full-day air tour from Ambergris Caye, cruise by riverboat to the Mayan temple ruins of Lamanai, viewed from the New River Lagoon in the heart of a ...  Read more

Location: San Pedro, Belize
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $272.99

Lamanai Day Trip from San Ignacio

Visit the hidden Mayan city of Lamanai and discover the ruins of Belize’s most fascinating archeological site. Your guided day trip from San Ignacio takes you ...  Read more

Location: San Ignacio, Belize
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $199.99

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