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Our guide,Vel, was fun, knowlegeable, and interesting. He informed us about wildlife as well as Mayan culture and history. The river cruise was very pleasant, and the bus transportation and boat were both comfortable. We would do it again!
This was absolutely amazing!! It was by far one of the most memorable experiences of my life. Every bit of it was incredible, from the boat trip over, the animals we saw (a monkey took a banana from me!), the tour itself, and those amazing buildings. Andy and I will always remember that view from the top of the temple for the rest of our lives. Our guide, Val, knew so much about the Maya and he was so entertaining and kind. We have recommended this experience to everyone who is talking about visiting Belize. WELL WORTH it!!
We were the only ones at the site on a friday morning. It was a beautiful boat ride and fascinating ruins.
An excellent tour! Had a great guide, learned a lot, and got to climb two of the ruins. Even heard a howler monkey in the trees at lamanai. During the river safari portion on the way to the site, saw a crocodile and many birds, and got to feed a spider monkey. One of my best days in Belize for sure!
We absolutely loved our Lamanai tour. Our guide, Vel, was enthusiastic, pleasant and proud to show us what his country had to offer. He took time to show us wildlife along the boat ride and educated us about the locals that lived in the area. The trail to the ruins was easy and accommodating to ALL types of individuals. The howler monkeys made it a little more entertaining along the way. Once at the ruins, you are free to roam around and climb them if you choose. The view at the top were absolutely breathtaking.
We would have preferred to have more time to explore the ruin and, at times, we felt rushed. Other than that, everything was great!
Very nice tour on the river and amazing Maya "town" in the jungle. Very friendly guide "Lev" but maybe somewhat overambitious trying to convince us how great the Mayans were. Trying to explain math to some in the group with higher education in math. But they gave up and let him go on, especially on "infinity". Some medicine facts were also false like that we get C vitamins from the sun... Other than that it was a fantastic tour.
Excellent trip, good combination of nature and culture, nice, good english speaking guide
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.
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.
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.
Had great time climbed the mayan ruins and scenic view on the boat safari
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.
I booked this trip from Toronto and we received everything we expected. Before I tried to find Lamanai Tour on different websites, but Viator was the best and the most reliable. Thank you!
Great trip up the river (especially liked the northern jacanas nesting on the water hyacinths) and a very interesting archaeological site. Guide was very nice. Lunch was good (and they accommodated us vegetarians).