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Lamanai Archaeological Reserve

106 km Northwest of Belize City Via Orange Walk, Orange Walk, Belize
+501 625-6976
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This site features more than 700 Mayan buildings plus a museum.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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106 km Northwest of Belize City Via Orange Walk, Orange Walk, Belize
+501 625-6976
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This Mayan site dating back over 1300 years is much better enjoyed by having the benefit of a tour guide; otherwise, one is left looking at magnificent archaeological masterpieces but so much of the history or explanation is lost on the visitor. We visited the...More

Thank ChrisP1354
Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a privilege to walk among the Mayan ruins of Lamanai. Our tour guide, Carlos (from Lamanai Eco-tours) was very informative and professional. He went out of his way to point out nature on the tour as well. He piloted our boat for the 26...More

Thank kim n
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time on the tour set up for us by The Hotel de la Fuente but the actual ruins were not as impressive as Caracol. If you are only going to see one and are in the jungle see Caracol - if...More

Thank Carrie H
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

this trip is not to be missed. the jungle is gorgeous and getting to the site by boat is a lovely way to see belize. the ants wanted to chew my feet thankfully had repellant. its worth it just to see the jungle. climbed to...More

Thank ruthkumi
Reviewed 8 September 2017

If you're an Indiana Jones lover or someone who would value a hollistic experience over just the site of a ruin, definitely visit Lamanai. The guided tour from Orange Walk (recommend to book through the very professional Hotel De La Fuente in Orange Walk Town)...More

1  Thank Kelsey B
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

You are free to explore here. The temples are amazing and the setting has to be seen to be believed. Kids absolutely loves it - and they're not generally keen on cultural visits.

Thank saap63
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Visited a lot of ruins in Belize, as I am passionate about history, but the most impressive site was Lamanai. I loved its location, in the heart of the Tropical forest, with lots of trail to take to reach from a temple to another and...More

Thank Ada V
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

I've visited a number of Mayan Ruins over the years, but Lamanai stands out. Only partially excavated, you do have to hike through jungle trails to get from one site to the next. With a basic, but excellent museum, even without a guide you'll come...More

Thank VanBoyAbroad
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Visited here with a group of HS students from the US. We had guides with us to help us understand the history and culture of the Mayan civilization. There were many temples and structures to climb, and the tallest one was very impressive. We herd...More

Thank MsEnergyTeacher
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Did this as part of the Lamanai Eco Tour. I would recommend that you get a guide and do a tour because only about 4% is excavated. It is very very impressive

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Mig G
25 June 2015|
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One more option in case you miss getting off at the New River bridge and end up in town: contact Hotel de la Fuente at +501-322-2290. Tours are typically 50-70 USD with lunch. They leave the Hotel around 9AM. Bring mosquito... More