Lamanai Archaeological Reserve, Orange Walk District

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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 Rock Stone Pond trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • Pictures do not do Lamanai Mayan ruins justice. This is a must see, in-person experience if you are in Belize and you have any interest in history or exploring. I booked a guided group tour of this...  more »
  • The ruins are a short boat ride or an easy walk from the Lamanai Outpost Lodge where we were staying. We were informed by our guide that the work of uncovering the ruins was begun in 1976 by Dr...  more »
  • Beautiful. The boat ride there was about 15 minutes. The grounds are well kept. Our guide Mauricio was very friendly and full of fun facts. There is a small gift shop area with hand made bags and jewelry. Well worth the visit if you use the guide!
  • Climb all 3 Temples if you can, otherwise be sure to at least climb the High Temple. Great view
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