Lamanai Maya Temple And Baboon Encounter From Belize City

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The mystical temples of Lamanai are a must see and must do adventure while visiting Belize. Located in the Orange Walk District, along the New River Banks, Lamanai is today considered one of the longest continuously occupied site in Mesoamerica. It was a large trading area as it has close proximity to Guatemala on the west and Mexico to the north. After your visit to the Mayan Temples, you will head back to AyinHa where a delicious lunch will be waiting for you!


  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Small group ensures personal service
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You will be picked up from your hotel or port at 9am and head to Lamanai Mayan temple with a local guide. After touring the temple, you will be served a delicious lunch.

After lunch you willget a chance to seeBelize's Black Howler Monkeys before being taken back to your hotel/port.

The Ancient Mayan Temple of Lamanai is located along the river banks of The New River, Orange Walk District, Belize. Known as the longest continuously occupied site in all of MesoAmerica. Lamanai pronounced Lama'an/ayin means "submerged crocodile." The structures found at Lamanai are some of the oldest in Belize and many believe that this site was of moderate in size dated as early as 1500 BC.

Some of the newer temples were occupied as recent as the 18th century AD. This means that Lamanai was occupied for a little over 3200 years! With an estimated population of about 34,000. Lamanai's trading over the boarders of Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala and Belize. Today only 5% of the 800 buildings within the complex have been excavated and explored. Interesting fact about Lamanai: these temples were built in layers which suggest that successive populations would build upon the temples of their ancestors instead of destroying them. Some of the most famous temples are the Jaguar Temple, The Ball Court, The High Temple (El Castillo) and the Mask Temple.

Inclusions for Lamanai Maya Temple And Baboon Encounter From Belize City

  • Entrance fees
  • Local taxes
  • Lunch
  • Driver
  • Local guide
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off

Exclusions for Lamanai Maya Temple And Baboon Encounter From Belize City

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

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Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time

Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

A moderate amount of walking is involved

Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair

Cancellation Policy
All sales related to this product are final and non-refundable. In case you wish to cancel the reservation you will be charged 100% cancellation fees.

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3 Traveler Reviews

  • Lamanai was awe inspiring. Our guide Hilberto was awesome. Our group of 4 had a dedicated guide for the entire day. He picked us up at the hotel and stayed with us all day. He was very knowledgeable of the history of Belize and Lamanai. Seeing the ruins and learning about the history was the highlight of the day. The Baboon Encounter was good as well. The trails were flooded by the river, but the personnel at the black howler monkey reserve were able to call the monkeys to us. We were able to interact with the howler monkeys up close and personal. The lunch that was provided was really good!

  • The tour operator, AyinHa, was very accommodating of specific needs we had for pick up and drop off, they were fabulous to work with. The Lamanai site is so awesome and the visit to the sanctuary was absolutely incredible. We got a chance to feed a little one some fruit right from our hands.

  • Fantastic tour! Our guides were knowledgable and friendly, the staff were welcoming at Ayun Ha, and the tour was very fun.

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