Lamanai Archaeological Reserve, Orange Walk District

#4 of 16 in Historic Sites in Belize
Visit Lamanai Archaeological Reserve, the ruins of a Mayan complex known for its long occupation. The site was inhabited from the Early Maya period well into the 20th century. Today, you can trek the unpaved roads to the ruins, or take a boat ride there along the river. Admire the picturesque stone temples surrounded by dense, verdant jungle, and learn about the area's rich history. Enjoy exploring the lush rainforest, filled with colorful wildlife, and climb up the high temple for a singular view of the surroundings. Plan a Orange Walk District trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • A great trip to Lamanai! Rode the boat 17 miles with Reyes and Sons from Orange Walk. Great tour guides who knew all the nature spots to stop at along the way the including alligators, bats, an owl, 3...  more »
  • We first visited Lamanai in 2005 when it was still a young park. Eddie picked us up on the New River and navigated upstream 20 miles to the lagoon, idling along at stretches to tell us about the cultu...  more »
  • Stunning beauty and breath taking views. Walk through the dense jungle and feel yourself walk back in time. Amazing from the second you arrive to the second you leave.
  • The Mayan ruins and the sugar mill are very cool. The only downside is the travel to get to the ruins. It is about a 90 minute bus ride and then a 60 minute boat ride from Belize City. He also saw and heard Howler monkeys.
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