Lamanai is one of Belize's largest Maya ceremonial centers. The name means "submerged crocodile" in the Mayan language. This site, situated along the New River Lagoon, features monumental temples and palaces. Evidence dates the earliest occupation at the site to be around 1500 B.C., with the earliest pottery artifacts dating from about 500 B.C. Seven temples grace this majestic site, including the Jaguar Temple, the Mask Temple, and the High Temple.
WHAT TO EXPECT: Once arriving on the mainland from St. George’s Caye Resort, you will drive approximately 1hour to get to the river. From there a boat will take you up the river for about 1 1⁄2 hours (26 Miles), during which you will enjoy amazing wildlife such as monkeys, crocodiles, tropical birds, iguanas, turtles, and more!
7:30 am - Leave St. George’s Caye to Belize City
8:00 - 9:00 - Van ride from Belize City to the river
9:00 – 10:30 Boat ride to Lamanai
10:30 – 12:30 Explore Lamanai, visit gift shop, Souvenirs, and have lunch
12:30 – 3:30 Return trip home to St. George’s Caye