Embark on an Enchanting Cruise Adventure: Discover the Ancient Maya Civilization of Lamanai.
Indulge in the allure of Belize’s tropical wonders as you embark on a thrilling excursion to the captivating destination of Lamanai. Nestled in the heart of northern Belize, this archaeological treasure trove awaits eager guests seeking to delve into the enchanting world of the ancient Maya civilization. We unveil the splendor of this extraordinary site crafting an experience that seamlessly intertwines history, culture, and the awe-inspiring beauty of nature, leaving an indelible mark on your journey.
A Voyage Through the Sands of Time: Unearthing the History of Lamanai
Prepare to be transported through millennia as you explore the ancient ruins of Lamanai. This remarkable site serves as a testament to the resilience and captivating history of the Maya people. Inhabited since 1500 BC, Lamanai stands as one of the longest-occupied Maya cities, defying the ebb and flow of time. Marvel at the remnants of a once-thriving hub of commerce, religion, and daily life. From majestic temples and palaces to a vibrant ball court and residential complexes, each structure reverberates with tales of a civilization long past.
Architectural Marvels: Icons of Lamanai Belize
Immerse yourself in the grandeur of Lamanai’s iconic structures, destined to leave you in awe. The High Temple, rising approximately 33 meters into the sky, unveils a breathtaking panorama of the lush jungle and shimmering lagoon that envelop the site. Adorned with intricately carved stone masks, the Mask Temple stands as a testament to the exquisite craftsmanship of the Maya civilization. Meanwhile, the Jaguar Temple, adorned with majestic jaguar decorations at its base, beckons you to appreciate the symbolic power and mystique of this revered animal.
A Sanctuary of Breathtaking Biodiversity: Lamanai’s Natural Ecosystem
Beyond its historical allure, Lamanai is a haven for nature enthusiasts, immersing you in a tapestry of vibrant ecosystems. Enveloped by a dense tropical rainforest, the site is a sanctuary for a diverse array of flora and fauna. As you wander through the ancient city, be enchanted by the melodies of exotic birds, witness the agile movements of howler monkeys in the treetops, and catch a glimpse of majestic crocodiles basking along the riverbanks of the nearby New River Lagoon.
Why Choose Our Lamanai Belize cruise excursion?
Immerse yourself in a comprehensive journey of discovery with our meticulously curated Lamanai excursion. Accompanied by knowledgeable guides well-versed in Maya history, you will unravel the mysteries of Lamanai, gaining profound insights into its intriguing past. As part of the tour, you will embark on a captivating river trip to Lamanai, basking in Belize’s stunning natural beauty along the way.
Join us on this extraordinary voyage as we traverse the depths of time, unearthing the wonders of an ancient civilization, encountering a rich tapestry of wildlife, and embracing the breathtaking beauty that envelops us. Your sojourn through Belize’s enchanting Lamanai awaits.
We pickup from your hotel, AirBnB, Homes in Belize City
Roughly and hours drive north of Belize city on the Philip Goldson Highway through small country villages we come to our docks on the banks of the New River, the hub of our activities for the day.
After using the bathroom facilities its off on a one hour river tour of the New River in route to the ancient city of crocodiles, Lamanai. In route see many species of birds, crocodiles, Iguanas and many other flora and fauna local to the area.
On arrival at Lamanai guests get a chance to use the bathroom facilitates again should they need and its off to tour. Learn the history of the only city in mesoamerica to be under continued occupation. Your guide will take you across 5 plazas and 5 temples explaining the history and demise of this once great civilization.
After your tour of Lamanai, guests are served a delicious local lunch after which its return to our docks via the new river for your return to Belize City.