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Lamanai Temples, River Cruise Bird watching, Monkeys v.i.v

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Belize City, Belize
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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

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
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
Gratuities

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

Airports

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


Ports

  • San Pedro belize express water taxi terminal in Belize City
  • Belize Cruise ship port
  • Terminal 1 exit street side Belize cruise port


Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY V.I.V. Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Lamanai Temples, River Cruise Bird watching, Monkeys v.i.v?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Lamanai Temples, River Cruise Bird watching, Monkeys v.i.v.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Lamanai Temples, River Cruise Bird watching, Monkeys v.i.v?
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
See all safety measures taken by Lamanai Temples, River Cruise Bird watching, Monkeys v.i.v.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Lamanai Temples, River Cruise Bird watching, Monkeys v.i.v?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Lamanai Temples, River Cruise Bird watching, Monkeys v.i.v.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Lamanai Temples, River Cruise Bird watching, Monkeys v.i.v?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Lamanai Temples, River Cruise Bird watching, Monkeys v.i.v.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Lamanai Temples, River Cruise Bird watching, Monkeys v.i.v?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Lamanai Temples, River Cruise Bird watching, Monkeys v.i.v.

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  • "Taxi pick up from the water taxi terminal was easy." See review

Reviews

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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.
star-4
Great temples im a overfilled place
Casserini_M
, 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
star-2
Rushed
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.
star-5
Lamanai
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
star-4
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.
star-5
The guides, the tour in the River and pyramids, the food
aulloa09
, Jan 2020
So great!!!! The guides were so funny and educated about the área! Everything was on time and well prepared. Food was delicious too!!!
star-5
Great boat ride and guide!
jrtav
, Apr 2019
Amazing day! This was our favorite tour. Julian was our guide and he was fantastic. Picked us up at our hotel around 8, then we picked up 5others from 2 hotels and drove about an hour to boat dock. Julian told us all about Belize while we drove. Before getting on the boat, used restrooms and put on sunblock. Didn't need bugspray. Julian was an amazing boat captain and stopped to point out different plants and wildlife. When we got there he gave us a bottle of water and took us around Lamanai and explained everything, gave us a chance to climb ruins if we wanted to. Very cool. Got to see howler monkeys! Boat ride back was faster with no stops. I think I loved the boats rides the most! Traditional lunch was waiting at the boat dock under the palapa with juice or water and it was delicious! Then Julian drove us back to Belize City. It was a wonderful day. We can't recommend this tour enough!!!! Totally worth every penny. Bring some extra water, sunblock, and a hat and don't forget to tip your tour operators while you're in Belize!
star-5
Wonderful
Quest22608247186
, Mar 2019
This was the second time I went on this expedition. The first time was 12 years ago. It was awesome then but probably better this time because the guide was so much more compelling and fun. Last time I went alone. This time I brought a freind knowing it was worth repeating. My friend also thought our guide was fun and informative.
star-5
An absolutely amazing day!!
Safari30500202185
, Feb 2019
I cannot say enough about this wonderful and well planned out tour! From the very beginning ,when our driver picked us up at our hotel and took us through Belize City ,giving us a brief history of the areas we passed spots along the way and pointing out exotic birds up in the trees , We knew this was going to be a special day. The boat ride up the new Belize river was exciting and informational. Our guide was terrific and made sure we saw every sight along the river. He had also brought along a bird expert who pointed out native birds in their natural habitats. When we got to the ruins, our guide, who had also been our boat captain ,was extremely knowledgeable about the entire area. He was part Mayan and was very proud of his heritage. After visiting a couple of the temples, we were served a delicious homemade lunch of stewed chicken, fried plantain, salad, and drinks. After lunch, we toured a couple more of the ruins and then loaded back on the boat for the trip back to Belize city. Probably the best tour I've ever experienced!
star-5
Wonderful day!
rc0rty
, Jan 2019
We loved our day! Taxi pick up from the water taxi terminal was easy. Our river guide Carlos was fantastic. Super informative. It was the perfect mix of river ruins and hiking. Excellent trip.

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