Lamanai Archaeological Reserve, Orange Walk

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#5 of 13 in Historic Sites in Belize
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 Orange Walk trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • Peerless drive up along the River in fast boat. Once there, we got a simple but delicious lunch and then enter into the temple area. It was just so powerful and fascinating as you could imagine. "We proceeded from San Pedro so it was a long day but maybe it was the best day in competition with the manta rays, turtles, dolphins and sharks.
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  • We had a great time on the tour set up for us by The Hotel de la Fuente but the actual ruins were not as impressive as Caracol. If you are only going to see one and are in the jungle see Caracol - if ...  more »
  • this trip is not to be missed. the jungle is gorgeous and getting to the site by boat is a lovely way to see belize. the ants wanted to chew my feet thankfully had repellant. its worth it just to see ...  more »

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