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Lamanai Temples, River Cruise Bird watching, Monkeys

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From $169.00

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  • 8 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Discover what makes Lamanai one of Belize’s most impressive Mayan ruins on this full-day tour that takes you through an excavated ancient city that rises mysteriously out of the jungle. Look for native wildlife including birds and crocodiles on a river cruise to the archaeological site, where the ruins of the Jaguar and Mask Temples and ancient Mayan palaces beg exploration. See fascinating artifacts like clay pots and temple carvings at the on-site museum, and round out the day with a typical Belizean lunch at a restaurant.
  • Full-day tour to the Lamanai archaeological site from Belize City
  • Spot wildlife on a river cruise through the Belizean jungle
  • Explore the ruins of an ancient Mayan city
  • Learn the fascinating history behind excavated temples, altars, plazas, and ball courts
  • Admire Mayan artifacts at the Lamanai museum
  • Try Belizean cuisine with included lunch at a local restaurant
  • Includes pickup and drop-off from Belize City hotels or the cruise port

What's Included

  • National park fees
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • arrive very early to participate on this tour
  • Gratuities

Departure & Return

This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.

Departure Point

  • Belize City, Belize City, Belize City, Belize District

    the guide will have a V.i.V. sign

Pickup Details

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Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

Please Note

for Guest from Cruise ship the tour requires minimum of 6 , San Pedro Ambergris Caye are asked to arrive in Belize city for 8am. INFORM US your choice of arrival air taxi or water taxi. For guest travelling by Air taxi, Tropic or Maya we will meet you at the municipal airport, arriving by water taxi from ambergris caye or caye caulker, we will be at the water taxi terminal in belize city.the guide will meet you at the airport, hotel lobby, water taxi terminal, cruise port terminal 1 exit street side, the guide will have a V.i.V. sign

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately (poncho, rain jacket, and tennis shoes for walking on uneven foot paths and climbing structures recommended)
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • You may bring a towel and change of clothes should there be a downpour in the Rainforest, when you return to the car park, there is changing rooms
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Operated by V.I.V.

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Lamanai Temples, River Cruise Bird watching, Monkeys ?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Lamanai Temples, River Cruise Bird watching, Monkeys ?

A:The policy on staff health & safety is:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

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Traveler Tips

Taxi pick up from the water taxi terminal was easy.
34 reviews
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Reviews by Viator travelers
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Amazing tour, saw/learned so much.
Donna_H, Apr 2022
Our party of 6 loved this trip (aged 15 to 69). The van driver made the trip to the boat interesting with facts and stories of Belize. Colin, a skilled eco naturalist, took us down the river in the boat pointing out species of trees, birds and a manatee and the significance of each. The Mayan tour was fascinating enhanced by Colins knowledge of Mayan history and the nature around it as well as viewing the howler monkeys. We highly recommend this tour.
Amazing Mayan ruin tour
Carl_R, Feb 2022
Loved every minute of this tour and definitely recommend it. Our tour guides were the best and were very knowledgeable about everything, from the boat ride on the river and the wildlife, to everything we wanted to know about the Mayan ruins. This was our favorite thing we did while visiting Belize!!
A great experience
Rhianna_G, Feb 2022
Had a great time, the guide was very informative and was able to answer all questions. Was very relaxing ride on the boat to the ruins saw lots of wildlife.
Great mian country trip.
samedollar, Jun 2021
Good trip. Learn a lot about the mayan cultures. Saw one big howler monkey family in backdrop of howler monkey that was amazing. Also out guide junior was amazing as howler monkey whisperer. Food was amazing home made. Wish we would have explored more wildlife on boat ride but all in all great trip.
1 traveler found this review helpful
William_P, Jun 2021
Alberto was awesome. The boat ride to and from was great. He took his time and pointed out wildlife, birds a d gave a history lesson of the area. He did a fabulous job at the Lamanai Ruins explaong everything and answered a plethora of questions. It was a great experience.
Response from Host, Jun 2021
Super, thanks for the review. Thanks for choosing us for this unbelizeable experience.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Lamanai Eco Tours
KatR, Mar 2020
We used VIV tours for this trip. VIV tours only provided the ride to and from the venue. The driver was nice, on time to hotel and knowledgable but I tried to reach out to them via email and phone call before the trip because I had a specific question and they did not return my call or numerous emails. So that wasn't great. The big review which is an A+ is for Lamanai Eco-Cruises. This is the company VIV used to take our river cruise. Our guide/captain was Collin. I can't say enough good things about him. He stopped to point out birds and other wildlife on the way down the 25 mile river. Knew all about the birds, trees and plants. Stopped to point out the Mennonite village on the way to Lamanai. Collin new so much about the ruins and Mayan culture. Again....he also pointed out medicinal trees and plants along the walk through the ruins. We saw a family of the howler monkeys in the park walking along the canopy of the trees in the forest. Lunch was a simple picnic of rice/beans, plantains and chicken stew. Bathrooms at Lamanai were clean and working. Took the slow scenic route to Lamanai and enjoyed a very fast ride on the way back. Collin is a great boat captain and knows the river like the back of his hand. A good guide makes all the difference on these cruises. Cross your fingers that you get Collin.He was terrific. I went with my teenage daughter and she enjoyed the tour. There were other families with younger people who also enjoyed it.
Great temples im a overfilled place
Marcel_C, Feb 2020
Excellent guy who especially had the timing under control amd secured that we had place at the spots in Laminai who was totally overloaded by huge cruise tourist group. The boat tour of totally almost 3 hours was too long
superkruger, Feb 2020
If you like being rushed around, then this is for you. 1.5 hours waiting for cruise ship passengers, 4 hours traveling, 1 very rushed hour around the temples. Try one of the other packages not geared towards cruise ship passengers, unless you're on a cruise ship, then good luck.
vandemerwemartha, Jan 2020
This was the best deal financially but also so very good deal for the experience! Jose who drove us was amazing and talk to us all the way there about the history of Belize . he is the nicest man and such a good driver! Colin who was our tour guide on the boat went out of his way to give us extra experiences with all the different kind of birds we even got to see bats up close. He is a very careful driver and happy friendly he cooked our meal and it was completely delicious and we did not get sick at all. Both of these guys had a lot of energy and enthusiasm and knowledge we could not have been more pleased! We were happy to give them each their own tip so be generous because they rely on this tip money to support their families . So we are big fans of viator! Thank you and please tell our guides how very much they made everyone in our group happy
Mayan River cruise
nancysummers, Jan 2020
Our guide Emir was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and answered a ton of questions. Lunch was homemade and delicious. The river cruise was fun and got to enjoy lots of wildlife and learn about the beautiful scenery. We saw the howler monkeys once we arrived on shore. I highly recommend this tour to learn about Mayan history and culture. They were an amazing cultivation.


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