Lamanai Maya Ruins
The start of your day begins with a pick up from the Las Terrazas Resort dock where your intriguing tour of the Mayan civilization begins! Once on board, enjoy a continental breakfast as you make your way through the Northern River where you will see a variety of flora and fauna. After one hour, you arrive at Bomba Village where you will board a private air conditioned van that will take you along the Old Pan American Highway to Tower Hill. Here you will once again board a boat that will take you down the winding New River Lagoon for 45 minutes. Encounter the many species of birds, monkeys, crocodiles, interesting plant life, and culture as you pass the Amish and Mestizo communities along the way. Once at Lamanai, lunch is served along with sodas, beers and rum punch.
Lamanai, translated as “submerged crocodile,” is a pre-classic structure in the Mundo Maya. This is the only Mayan site in Belize that has its own private museum, where all the artifacts found by archaeologist Pendergast’s team are kept. A detailed and informative briefing on all artifacts is provided by experienced tour guides. The tour covers approximately 5 to 8 of the Lamanai Mayan Temples. While touring this site, huge masks depicting dead rulers and gods seem to materialize out of the rainforest amid the chatter of bird life and the haunting call of the Howler Monkeys.