Belize City

Lamanai Temple

Belize City, Belize
Lamanai Temple from Caye Caulker

From USD 160.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 8 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Explore the majestic and mysterious Lamanai Temple on a full-day tour that starts from Belize City, making it possible to visit on a day trip from the cayes. Everything is included, from lunch and transfers to a guided tour of this ancient Mayan site on the banks of the New River Lagoon. Climb to the top of the High Temple, learn about the legends of the Jaguar and Mask temples, and see artifacts at the on-site museum.
  • Visit one of Belize's most impressive ancient Mayan sites on a day trip
  • Learn about the fascinating history of Lamanai Temple on a guided tour
  • All-inclusive package makes it easy to access the remote location
  • Includes ferry terminal pickup for travelers staying on the cayes

What's Included

  • Licensed Professional Guided Tour
  • Lunch
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Pick up / drop off at your hotel or terminal
  • Gold Standard Approved Operator
  • Complimentary luggage storage available
  • Pick up starts in Belize City - island transfers are not included
  • Park Entry Fee @ US$5pp, payable in cash at the site
  • Tax GST - USD$14pp

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Pickup details

Let us know your hotel location within the Belize City and Ladyville areas. If your hotel is outside of this area, no problem - reach out so that we can make special pickup arrangements.

What To Expect

New River (Pass By)

Lamanai Archaeological Reserve

2 hours Admission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers
Operated by UpClose Belize

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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24 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
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Awesome tour
Brian_R, July 2023
This was a great tour. James was a good driver. Coconut Pete was an amazing tour guide. The lunch was delicious and the ruins were amazing. Highly recommend this tour.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
We're thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic experience on the tour, it sounds like James did a great job as the driver, ensuring a smooth and comfortable journey. It is clear that Coconut Pete, your guide, left a remarkable impression with his expertise and guidance throughout the tour. Thank you for sharing your positive feedback!
What a fun day
Elizabeth_W, May 2023
We LOVED our tour guide, Coconut Pete! He knew a lot about the birds and other animals that we saw on the boat ride and pointed out things we would not have noticed otherwise. Then once we got to the temples, he was super knowledgeable of the history there. And lunch was even tasty! We saw a couple toucans, some monkeys, some raccoon relatives that I forget the name of, and a million birds. It was such an incredibly fun day that we’ll always remember. Oh and lunch was even tasty!
Response from Host, Aug 2023
It's fantastic to hear that you had such a wonderful experience with Coconut Pete as your tour guide! His extensive knowledge of the local wildlife added an extra layer of excitement to your boat ride. Thank you for sharing your positive impressions.
Amazing Tour!
Jillian_B, Apr 2023
This tour exceeded expectations. Our guide, Coconut Pete, was amazing at spotting animals along the boat route and providing detailed information about Lamanai. I has so many questions about this site and he throughly answered all of them. The ruins were stunning and it felt as if we had the site to our small group. The food was delicious too! I cannot recommend this tour enough!
Great tour for a day trip from Belize city
Toni_D, Apr 2023
Really enjoyed the boat ride up the river. So beautiful. The Lamanai temple sites were amazing. Wish we knew the high tower was under construction and would not be able to be climbed. The lunch was ok. Guides were great and a lot of fun! Thank you!
History and wildlife
Kathryn_R, Apr 2023
Enjoyable day, cruising down the river with guides who know exactly where and what to look for when it comes to wildlife. The temples were pretty cool and the jungle amazing. Lunch was good, and hearing the howler monkeys was something else. Just make sure to put on plenty of sunscreen!
An unbelizeable adventure
Nolan_B, Mar 2023
Coconut Pete was a blast and had so much knowledge on the River, Mayan culture, and the history of Belize. My brother and I were birders and managed to find 20 species and bats along the River. The tour brought Mayan civilization to life, and honestly was one of our favorite parts of our trip.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
hey Nolan we are delighted that you had a wonderful time. we are glad that we were apart of your amazing experience.
Fantastic trip that's worth the journey
Euan_M, Mar 2023
The trip to Lamanai may have been a long one but it was definitely worth it. The drive up river goes by quickly as you try and spot wildlife, sometimes stopping to get a closer look. The site itself is very impressive and the guides (we had Vladimir) are great at giving you all the information and stories behind the place. Being able to climb one of the temples is fantastic as well, and we were essentially the only ones in the whole place (10 in total). Highly recommended!
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Hi Euan, thank you for your review. We are delighted that you had a wonderful experience and looking forward to your next trip.
Wonderful day!
Raley_M, May 2022
Lamanai was an incredible experience! From the river boat ride, to seeing the ruins, to eating a delicious lunch - it was an overall great day! Ignacio Jr. and Ignacio Sr. were both very kind and informative. My husband and I learned so much and had a blast!
Lamanai and New River excursion
Mary_B, Apr 2022
The trip was definitely worth the money, tour guide was awesome very informative about the excursion and a good personality, the food for lunch was awesome, better than expected and overall it was a full day of information and exciting time. Would definitely recommend
Beautiful river cruise to the Mayan temple could not have asked for a better day. Highly recommend this experience.
Cristy_R, Feb 2022
Wonderful day with our driver James and boat driver and tour guide coconut Pete. Both so knowledgeable and friendly.
Ich war begeistert von...
Mandy_N, Feb 2023
Ich war begeistert von der Tour. Schon die Bootsfahrt zum Tempel selbst war ein Erlebnis. Javier hat uns verschiedene Pflanzen gezeigt, Informationen über die am Flussufer lebenden Menoniten gesprochen und wir haben sogar Fledermäuse gesehen. Die Anlage liegt inmitten des Duschungels und war sehr beeindruckend, insbesondere der Jaguartempel und der Maskentempel. Es gibt auch ein kleines Museum, was viel über die Geschichte und dieTraditionen der Maya berichtet. Vielen Dank nochmal an den Anbieter. Das Paar, mit denen ich auf die Tour gehen sollte, hatte am Abend zuvor abgesagt, sodass ich allein gewesen und die Tour für mich teurer geworden wäre. Der Anbieter hat mich dann einer anderen Gruppe zugeordnet, sodass für mich keine weiteren Kosten entstanden sind. Sehr kundenfreundlich.
4 Sterne das Boot war mehr als voll, die Fahrt zu schnell um zB Schildkröten zu sehen
ju52rh, Feb 2023
Toller Reiseleiter, tolles homemade Lunch, gute Stories über die Maya. Aber die Speedbootfahrt war nur "Fun" kaum ein Halt um zB Schildkröten zu sehen. Nicht als "wildlifetour" beschreiben, es ist kommerz, aber eine interessante Tour
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Hi - we are thrilled you enjoyed the lunch, found the tour guide knowledgeable, and the information on the maya to be fascinating! Thank you for sharing those comments! You did also comment "Don't describe it as a wildlife tour" - but in fact, we absolutely didn't! We don't believe in falsely advertising any of our tour experiences. We believe in setting the right expectations for our guests. We describe our boat ride as "one hour scenic boat ride" where our visitors can see "many species of riverside plants as well as a large variety of birds" and make no mention of reptiles, mammals or other sighting possibilities. We love when our guests can see crocodiles, monkeys, turtles, and peccaries - but would rather have that as the occasional surprise rather than build those expectations! Please reconsider your rating and replace our 5th star - we focus on delivering the maya temple experience!!

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