Lamanai Archaeological Reserve, Orange Walk

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#5 of 13 in Historic Sites in Belize
Ruin Historic Site
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. To visit Lamanai Archaeological Reserve and get the most from your holiday in Orange Walk, create itinerary details personal to you using our Orange Walk trip builder.
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  • Visited here with a group of HS students from the US. We had guides with us to help us understand the history and culture of the Mayan civilization. There were many temples and structures to climb, an...  more »
  • Did this as part of the Lamanai Eco Tour. I would recommend that you get a guide and do a tour because only about 4% is excavated. It is very very impressive  more »
  • Beautifully taken care of and kept very neat and clean. The jungle around the ruins is pretty much untouched which is a wonderful sight to see, the views from the top of the temples are breath-taking!  more »

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