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Lamanai Temples, River Cruise Bird watching, Howler Monkeys

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    Stop At: Lamanai Archaeological Reserve, Belize

    Following pickup, you will embark on a drive with your guide, who will provide commentary along the way. Then, you will board a boat for a sightseeing river ride, where you'll get to observe birds, orchids, water lilies and possibly crocodiles. You will pass near the Amish community of shipyard, before you arrive at the new river lagoon at the footsteps of the Ancient city of Lamanai.

    Your guide will then lead you through forest paths, where you will look at huge Guanacaste trees and the Cohune palm forest, and listen to the sounds of the howler monkeys. Your next stop will be the Mask Temple, where you will have the opportunity to take photos and go up the top, and get a panoramic view of the plaza down below. Next, you will go on a 5 minute walk through the forest path to see the High Temple. Your guide will explain the secrets revealed through excavations at the site, before providing you with the opportunity to climb to the top and see all of the Northern Belize lowlands and small villages.

    Following you descent, you will head to the Ball Court and the Altar in the center. Your guide will shed light on the findings and the ritual game. You will then pass through the residential area and see the famous Stela #9, which features an intricate carved drawing of the Lamanai dynasty and its ruler, Lord Smoking Shell. Moving along, you will next visit the Jaguar Temple, where you get to see the mask of the Jaguar on the Temple Wall.

    You will then stop for lunch. Next, you'll visit the on-site museum to see some of the Red clay pots with drawings on them that were used at Lamanai. Likewise, you will see Altars and stelas now housed in the facility. Your tour will conclude with drop-off.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Belize City, Belize City, Belize District

    Traveler pickup is offered
    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


    • Belize City Municipal Airport, Belize City Belize
    • Philip S.W. Goldson Intl Airport, Belize City Belize


    • San Pedro belize express water taxi terminal in Belize City
    • Belize Cruise ship port
    • Terminal 1 exit street side Belize cruise port
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • National park fees
    • Bottled water
    • Lunch
    • Driver/guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Vans available for Cruise Passengers going on the Lamania Tour
    • arrive very early to participate on this tour
    • Entry/Admission - Lamanai Archaeological Reserve
    • Gratuities
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    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
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • 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)
    • 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
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Popular mentions
    Julian and Ian are wonderful guides. Not only did they take their time showing all of the important aspects of the ruins but they were patient and never rushed the tour. Lunch was great and would highly recommend the tour to anyone going to Belize. The boat ride to the site was
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    This is mostly a day long enjoyable tour. The tour guide was very courteous, picked us from the hotel in Belize City, and dropped us off too. My wife and I almost felt like a personalized tour since there were only 3 including us. The speed boat ride in winding waterways was an
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    The tour company picked us up and we went about an hour north of the city. Then, we took a boat to Lamanai. The tour guide gave us a great description of things we were passing along the way, mainly animals. After arriving at Lamanai, we went on a walking tour for about 90
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    The boat trip to Lamanai was fun. We saw lots of wild life and different vegetation along the way. The ruins were amazing. You can climb to the top of several of the temples. The view over the jungle and lake was spectacular on the cloudless day. Lunch was imple but tasty
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    We came in on a cruise and our guides were there to meet us at the port. We got to see a lot of wildlife on the river cruise. Our guides made sure that everyone on board saw the hidden treasures in plain sight. They were very knowledgable about the wildlife and the Lamanai
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    About the operator
    By: V.I.V. Tours
    Great tour
    We had a great time with the cave kayaking tour. Elvis was helping them out the day we did the tour and he was
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    Ralph P
    Excellent trip to Lamanai
    Julian and Ian are wonderful guides. Not only did they take their time showing all of the important aspects of the
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    Sreekumar G
    Fantastic trip, great place to visit, highly recommended package
    This is mostly a day long enjoyable tour. The tour guide was very courteous, picked us from the hotel in Belize
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    North Las Vegas, Nevada
    Fantastic Tour of Lamanai
    The tour company picked us up and we went about an hour north of the city. Then, we took a boat to Lamanai. The
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    Greenville, Ohio
    We loved the kayaking in caves! It was a spectacular experience. Did about a 45 minute hike to the point where
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    Webster, New York
    Cave Kayak with Nature Tour
    V.I.V. Tours picked us up from our cruise ship and drove almost and hour into the Belizean country side. Great
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    Liza B.
    Los Angeles, California
    Wonderful day in Belize
    We thoroughly enjoyed the cave kayaking tour through V.I.V tours and would highly recommend it. The tour group is
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    B Beddoe
    A great adventure!
    This tour was great fun!! Abner and Fabulos were excellent tour guides. They had tons of interesting info and
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    Meredith S
    Exceeded expectations
    This kayaking trip was fantastic - I highly recommend it. Our guides Fab and Rocky were amazing with so much
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    Richard M
    Newport, North Carolina
    Super Fun Kayaking
    We had been in the caves before but only tubing. Kayaking was a little more challenging but way more fun. Abner
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