Belize City Lamanai Mayan Ruins Excursion Reviews

Lamanai is the site of one of the more interesting and picturesque Mayan ruins. Most of the area was not excavated until the mid-1970s, but investigation and restoration efforts were concentrated on the Mask Temple, pictured here.
Just awesome!!!!!!
Sail Date: July 2019
Just awesome!!!!!! Climbed to the top
Just awesome!!!!!! Climbed to the top Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
This excursion was absolutely amazing!
Sail Date: March 2019
This excursion was absolutely amazing! The bus ride is long, but the tour guide talks and gives some info regarding the area and the culture. There's a river safari boat ride that was a ton of fun! Seeing the Mayan ruins was ... Read More
This excursion was absolutely amazing! The bus ride is long, but the tour guide talks and gives some info regarding the area and the culture. There's a river safari boat ride that was a ton of fun! Seeing the Mayan ruins was completely out of this world and was an amazing experience. This was something that was on our bucket list and was the whole reason we booked this specific cruise. What an experience! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This is one of the longest excursions we've ever been on....7 hours.
Sail Date: March 2019
This is one of the longest excursions we've ever been on....7 hours. A lot of it on a .. not so comfortable bus .. an hour each way. Then onto the river safari...this was a blast! Smallish vessel...seats about 30, I think, goes VERY ... Read More
This is one of the longest excursions we've ever been on....7 hours. A lot of it on a .. not so comfortable bus .. an hour each way. Then onto the river safari...this was a blast! Smallish vessel...seats about 30, I think, goes VERY fast! Some cover from sun, but bring your sunscreen and a hat. Awe inspiring excursion....just amazing to see/touch/stand on these pieces of ancient history. It was hot.....very hot and a lot of walking and climbing once you get to the ruins. They give you a bottle of water, but I still got a bit overheated. We arrived back in the nick of time...but, as we booked through the cruise line, we weren't too concerned. Our guide, Maude, was fantastic! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
if you ever go to Belize, we highly recommend this excursion.
Sail Date: March 2019
if you ever go to Belize, we highly recommend this excursion. Excellent.
if you ever go to Belize, we highly recommend this excursion. Excellent. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Booking thru NCL gave us priority tendering.
Sail Date: February 2019
Booking thru NCL gave us priority tendering. We met at the Manhattan room at 0745 but there was a delay in the ship getting anchored, cleared or whatever. Who knows & we didn't begin to get on the tenders till close to 0930. ... Read More
Booking thru NCL gave us priority tendering. We met at the Manhattan room at 0745 but there was a delay in the ship getting anchored, cleared or whatever. Who knows & we didn't begin to get on the tenders till close to 0930. Stuff happens. The bus trip was 1 hr 25 minutes on a pretty bad road, followed by a 1 hr boat trip up the river. And this boat was hauling butt. Our driver (and guide at the ruins) was taking those curves on the river fast.. was fun. The boat held 28 passengers and had a small canopy for about 1/3rd of the passengers. The ruins themselves were very cool. The lunch was just ok, the trip back long. It was a long day. But we enjoyed it. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
In Belize City, we went to Lamanai, which was amazing.
Sail Date: February 2019
In Belize City, we went to Lamanai, which was amazing. Cesar and his colleague (I forget her name, sadly) were very, very knowledgeable and gave us a good laugh on the coach ride. When we reached Lamanai, Cesar handed off to a Mayan friend ... Read More
In Belize City, we went to Lamanai, which was amazing. Cesar and his colleague (I forget her name, sadly) were very, very knowledgeable and gave us a good laugh on the coach ride. When we reached Lamanai, Cesar handed off to a Mayan friend of his to do the tour and it was great. I'm not sure how many more times I can use the word 'knowledgeable', but since this individual actually lived on site and aided in the excavation, I can't think of a better word. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Fast boat tour, yummy local lunch and interesting tour.
Sail Date: January 2019
Fast boat tour, yummy local lunch and interesting tour. Our guide, Andres, seemed to have an agenda and a chip on his shoulder, but otherwise good.
Fast boat tour, yummy local lunch and interesting tour. Our guide, Andres, seemed to have an agenda and a chip on his shoulder, but otherwise good. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Not well presented and took a while to get there.
Sail Date: December 2018
Not well presented and took a while to get there. But let's face it, the Mayans didnt build the site to suit cruise ships.
Not well presented and took a while to get there. But let's face it, the Mayans didnt build the site to suit cruise ships. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Bus ride to the jungle.
Sail Date: December 2018
Bus ride to the jungle. Speed boat ride upriver through the jungle to the ruins. A must see!
Bus ride to the jungle. Speed boat ride upriver through the jungle to the ruins. A must see! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
This excursion consisted of an hour long bus ride (comfortable and air conditioned), a boat ride up ...
Sail Date: December 2018
This excursion consisted of an hour long bus ride (comfortable and air conditioned), a boat ride up a river (a speed boat - everything that isn't strapped down will go flying, so don't even try to wear a hat), and a tour of the ... Read More
This excursion consisted of an hour long bus ride (comfortable and air conditioned), a boat ride up a river (a speed boat - everything that isn't strapped down will go flying, so don't even try to wear a hat), and a tour of the Mayan ruins at Lamanai. We had an excellent guide and two local people demonstrated how to play the Mayan ball game. Fascinating. For those who wanted to, there was an opportunity to climb one of the temples. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Booking with Carnival gives you priority for the water shuttle - tour was excellent
Sail Date: September 2018
Booking with Carnival gives you priority for the water shuttle - tour was excellent
Booking with Carnival gives you priority for the water shuttle - tour was excellent Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
I would give this a 3.5 rating; we did enjoy it but didn't love it.
Sail Date: September 2018
I would give this a 3.5 rating; we did enjoy it but didn't love it. I think it was overpriced, and we already got a refund through the Carnival Best Price Guarantee. Lunch was a total joke! And i'm not even a huge lunch eater. ... Read More
I would give this a 3.5 rating; we did enjoy it but didn't love it. I think it was overpriced, and we already got a refund through the Carnival Best Price Guarantee. Lunch was a total joke! And i'm not even a huge lunch eater. But to give you a teensy plate with ONE (!!!!) small piece of plantain and tell you no when you ask for another piece is outrageous for this price!! Would not book this again through cruise line. Long trip to get to the ruins but worth it, it is interesting! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Tour guides were amazing, very knowledgeable and entertaining.
Sail Date: September 2018
Tour guides were amazing, very knowledgeable and entertaining. This was by far the best excursion.
Tour guides were amazing, very knowledgeable and entertaining. This was by far the best excursion. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
This was a very enjoyable trip, especially the boat ride to the ruins!
Sail Date: July 2018
This was a very enjoyable trip, especially the boat ride to the ruins! If you don't like sweating or excessive walking then this probably isn't your tour; however, climbing one of the ruins and seeing the entire jungle canopy ... Read More
This was a very enjoyable trip, especially the boat ride to the ruins! If you don't like sweating or excessive walking then this probably isn't your tour; however, climbing one of the ruins and seeing the entire jungle canopy 108-feet above the jungle was really cool and a highlight of the cruise! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Awesome tour- a/c bus to boat, to ruins, back by boat to local lunch, bus back.
Sail Date: June 2018
Awesome tour- a/c bus to boat, to ruins, back by boat to local lunch, bus back. Loved tour guide Bernie! You betta Beluze it!
Awesome tour- a/c bus to boat, to ruins, back by boat to local lunch, bus back. Loved tour guide Bernie! You betta Beluze it! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We were whisked away in a bus to a river canal where we boarded a speedboat & went up the river to ...
Sail Date: June 2018
We were whisked away in a bus to a river canal where we boarded a speedboat & went up the river to a Mayan ruin site. Our tour guide was simply amazing. Despite the mile walk in the heat, we had a blast because our guide was so amazing ... Read More
We were whisked away in a bus to a river canal where we boarded a speedboat & went up the river to a Mayan ruin site. Our tour guide was simply amazing. Despite the mile walk in the heat, we had a blast because our guide was so amazing and the ruins were really cool! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
This is a must see place.
Sail Date: April 2018
This is a must see place. The tour guide was an actual archaeologist. His knowledge of the ruins and the Myan history was fantastic. A beautiful park. Be advised the bus ride is a bit long and rough.
This is a must see place. The tour guide was an actual archaeologist. His knowledge of the ruins and the Myan history was fantastic. A beautiful park. Be advised the bus ride is a bit long and rough. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Great tour, ate some island food which we enjoyed trying and the ruins were beautiful.
Sail Date: April 2018
Great tour, ate some island food which we enjoyed trying and the ruins were beautiful.
Great tour, ate some island food which we enjoyed trying and the ruins were beautiful. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Long bus ride to the river where we got on a boat that took us across a fresh water lake to the ...
Sail Date: April 2018
Long bus ride to the river where we got on a boat that took us across a fresh water lake to the ruins. The tour of the ruins was fun.
Long bus ride to the river where we got on a boat that took us across a fresh water lake to the ruins. The tour of the ruins was fun. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Best tour of the cruise.
Sail Date: April 2018
Best tour of the cruise. 30 year old beat up old bus with broken A/C. Excellent guides and was informational.
Best tour of the cruise. 30 year old beat up old bus with broken A/C. Excellent guides and was informational. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The ruins were something to behold and our guide was excellent.
Sail Date: March 2018
The ruins were something to behold and our guide was excellent. Learned a great deal about the mayans and the temple. Our excursion included a speed boat trip to the site which was breathtaking in it's own right. Lunch was included ... Read More
The ruins were something to behold and our guide was excellent. Learned a great deal about the mayans and the temple. Our excursion included a speed boat trip to the site which was breathtaking in it's own right. Lunch was included which was a pleasant surprise - the food was outstanding. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Booked this excursion with the cruise line, but found a cheaper price online.
Sail Date: March 2018
Booked this excursion with the cruise line, but found a cheaper price online. Turned the form in for price guarantee and got a nice onboard credit when we boarded. This is a great tour of the Mayan ruins and the history of the people. ... Read More
Booked this excursion with the cruise line, but found a cheaper price online. Turned the form in for price guarantee and got a nice onboard credit when we boarded. This is a great tour of the Mayan ruins and the history of the people. The lunch included was a little sparse, but tasty. Well worth the trip. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
This was a great excursion, but i felt like the river boat ride portion was a little ...
Sail Date: March 2018
This was a great excursion, but i felt like the river boat ride portion was a little mis-represented. It gives the impression that you are cruising down a river with wildlife all around you, but in reality, you are traveling at high ... Read More
This was a great excursion, but i felt like the river boat ride portion was a little mis-represented. It gives the impression that you are cruising down a river with wildlife all around you, but in reality, you are traveling at high speeds in a very wide river and you aren’t seeing any wildlife at all because you’re not anywhere close enough to the shoreline to see anything even if it was there. If you have smaller kids, I recommend ear plugs due to the high decibels that your ears are subjected to, due to the high engine speed. We enjoyed the excursion and would recommend it, just be aware of these two issues. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Is it a long bus ride?
Sail Date: February 2018
Is it a long bus ride? Yes. Is it a long day? Yes. Is it totally worth it to see history come to life in the biggest village/ruins in the area? Absolutely. The guides keep the ride there fun and interesting with facts and whatnot the ... Read More
Is it a long bus ride? Yes. Is it a long day? Yes. Is it totally worth it to see history come to life in the biggest village/ruins in the area? Absolutely. The guides keep the ride there fun and interesting with facts and whatnot the whole way, and the scenery is part of the journey - I mean, you get to see an hour into the interior of a new country - how cool is that? And we saw howler monkeys in trees as well as the "real" Belize, away from the port. The ruins were just awe-striking, and lunch was fantastic. The ride back was quiet and filled with people sleeping. We were late getting back, so no shopping time - boooo!!!!!!, no Marie Sharp hot sauce!!!! - but that was Carnival's fault for getting into port late (a family the day before started the lateness with a medical emergency in Cozumel, so no blame). All in all, I'd say do this one if you want something different. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Bus ride and river boat cruise to the Lamanai Mayan Ruins.
Sail Date: February 2018
Bus ride and river boat cruise to the Lamanai Mayan Ruins. Tour guides were very knowledgeable and good. Very proud of their "little country" and promised to have an unBelizeable time which we did. The ruins were very ... Read More
Bus ride and river boat cruise to the Lamanai Mayan Ruins. Tour guides were very knowledgeable and good. Very proud of their "little country" and promised to have an unBelizeable time which we did. The ruins were very impressive and we saw Howler monkeys were up in some of the trees. Wear good walking shoes and sunscreen. Would recommend. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line