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Located in the heart of northern Belize, Lamanai is a must-see archeological site for anyone eager to immerse themselves in the fascinating world of the ancient Maya civilization. Lamanai, meaning “submerged crocodile” in Mayan language, beautifully intertwines history, culture, and nature. Our Lamanai Belize tours are designed to bring the magic of this unique destination to life, providing visitors with an experience that is as educational as it is unforgettable.
A Journey Through Time: The History of Lamanai
Lamanai stands as a remarkable testament to the rich history and resilience of the Maya people. Settled as early as 1500 BC, it is one of the longest-occupied Maya sites, thriving well into the 16th century, long after many other civilizations had declined.
At its peak, the city was a bustling hub of commerce, religion, and daily life. The Lamanai archaeological reserve boasts impressive structures, including magnificent temples and palaces, a ball court, and residential complexes. Each building narrates a unique tale about the people who once inhabited this ancient city.
The Iconic Structures of Lamanai Belize
The High Temple, Mask Temple, and Jaguar Temple are among the most notable structures in Lamanai. The High Temple, standing at approximately 33 meters high, provides visitors with a breathtaking panoramic view of the surrounding jungle and lagoon. The Mask Temple showcases intricately carved stone masks, while the Jaguar Temple gets its name from the boxy jaguar decorations adorning its base.
Immersed in Nature: Lamanai’s Rich Ecosystem
Beyond its historical significance, Lamanai Belize is a paradise for nature lovers. The site is surrounded by dense tropical rainforest, brimming with diverse flora and fauna. As you stroll through the ancient city, you might spot various bird species, howler monkeys, and even crocodiles basking along the riverbanks of the nearby New River Lagoon.
Why Choose Our Lamanai Belize Tours?
Our Lamanai Belize tours are meticulously curated to offer you a well-rounded experience. Knowledgeable guides, adept in Maya history, will lead you through the site, offering insight into Lamanai’s intriguing past. The tour also includes a captivating river trip to Lamanai, during which you can appreciate Belize’s stunning natural beauty.
Join us as we journey through time, uncovering the mysteries of an ancient civilization, exploring an array of wildlife, and appreciating the natural beauty that surrounds us.
1. Where is Lamanai?
Lamanai is a pre-Columbian Maya archaeological site located in northern Belize. It’s known for its impressive structures, including large pyramids, and its longevity in the Mayan era.
2. What does “Lamanai” mean?
Lamanai, in the Mayan language, means “submerged crocodile”. The site is associated with the imagery of crocodiles, indicating the significant presence of these creatures in the surrounding area.
3. How can I get to Lamanai?
Lamanai is typically accessed by a combination of road and river travel. Many visitors choose to participate in organized tours booked here with Belize Fun Tours the #1 Tour operator in Belize.
4. What are the key attractions at Lamanai?
Key attractions at Lamanai include the High Temple, Jaguar Temple, and Mask Temple. Additionally, there are numerous smaller structures, residential areas, and a museum featuring various artifacts uncovered at the site.
5. When is the best time to visit Lamanai?
The best time to visit Lamanai is during the dry season, typically between January and May. However, it’s open year-round, and there is plenty to see and do regardless of the season.
6. Can I climb the temples at Lamanai?
Some of the structures at Lamanai are accessible for climbing, but always look for signs or ask your guide to ensure it’s allowed. It’s important to be respectful of these ancient structures and to climb safely.
7. What wildlife can I see at Lamanai?
Lamanai is surrounded by a rich variety of wildlife. You may see a variety of birds, monkeys, iguanas, and possibly crocodiles in the nearby New River Lagoon.
8. What should I wear for a visit to Lamanai?
Wear comfortable walking shoes, light breathable clothing, and a hat to protect from the sun. Don’t forget to apply sunscreen and bring a bottle of water with you.
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We pickup from your hotel, AirBnB, Homes in Belize City
Transfer to Orange Walk
Roughly and hours drive north of Belize city on the Philip Goldson Highway through small country villages we come to our docks on the banks of the New River, the hub of our activities for the day.
Arrival and River Tour
After using the bathroom facilities its off on a one hour river tour of the New River in route to the ancient city of crocodiles, Lamanai. In route see many species of birds, crocodiles, Iguanas and many other flora and fauna local to the area.
Tour of Lamanai
On arrival at Lamanai guests get a chance to use the bathroom facilitates again should they need and its off to tour. Learn the history of the only city in mesoamerica to be under continued occupation. Your guide will take you across 5 plazas and 5 temples explaining the history and demise of this once great civilization.
Lunch and Return to City
After your tour of Lamanai, guests are served a delicious local lunch after which its return to our docks via the new river for your return to Belize City.
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Overview Lamanai Maya Ruins Tour
Lamanai Maya Ruins is set on the New River Lagoon, with only jungle for miles around, giving it a special quality. Enjoy a scenic boat ride down the New River with your knowledgeable guide. This site features the second largest Pre-Classic structure in the Maya world and the view across the surrounding forest from atop the temple is magnificent.
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Your guide will pick you up at your hotel to start the 60min drive along the scenic highway to the historical Toll Bridge. Here you will board your jungle boat for an idyllic ride along the jungle lined river until you arrive at the site, nestled along the bank of the New River Lagoon. Enjoy a delicious local lunch before you return to Belize City. Explore the Lamanai Maya ruins with your knowledgeable guide. Feel free to climb the temples. The view from atop the High Temple is stunning!
Location: Lamanai Maya Ruins is located in the Orange Walk District Level: Easy – Moderate (walking and climbing)
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Belize Lamanai Tours is the number one Maya Ruins tour in Belize and the Western Caribbean and with good reason. The team at BelizeLamanaiTours.com, have been providing tours to the ancient Maya City of Lamanai for more than 20 years. Our tours to Lamanai include and amazing river eco tour to the site along the New River in the Orange Walk district in Northern Belize. Located on the banks of the New River Lagoon the site of Lamanai is still mostly covered by jungle canopy. The tour takes you across 5 plazas and temples that have been excavated and open to guests.
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Belize Lamanai Tours Customer Reviews
After a fantastic 2 hour boat ride we arrived at Lamanai. I was impressed by the beautiful Pyramid. I went up to the top but it is not for the faint of heart. I had problems coming down. Thank God for the rope that I held on to so hard, my hands were hurting. The jungle trees were full of swinging black Howler monkeys above our heads. My daughter and I had a fantastic day. Would recommend it to anyone that can walk.
Getting to walk all around Lamanai was truly a phenomenal experience. To get that close to the ruins was surreal, and to climb up the high temple was unlike anything I have ever experienced while traveling the world. Our tour guide was top notch, extremely knowledgeable, interactive, funny and kind. He even had a friend who is a true Mayan who came to talk to us . That was beyond our expectations. While walking, we saw so much and even encountered some unique wildlife along the way. You must wear sneakers/comfortable sturdy shoes. There is a lot of walking into the jungle to even reach the ruins, and much more all around. It is a lot of exercise so make sure you are up for that. Please also do NOT forget the bug spray, as heavy duty as possible is absolutely required. You are in the jungle, so you need something very good. I had some incredibly powerful products, plus deet 100 and still managed to get attacked by thousands of fire ants- both feet/ankles/legs. Believe me when I say it was excruciating. I was also wearing capris so I’d suggest long pants despite the heat. It is an experience I will never forget and I had the battle wounds for months before they fully healed. Regardless of that it was an experience unlike anything else, and one I will always be thankful for. When you are standing their among the ruins, it is something else. Not easily explained. I would highly recommend this , even if you do nothing else. This is important and unique. An in dept education that will blow your mind. Don’t forget your camera- you never know what else you might find !
We took a bus from Belize City and then a boat ride along the New River to Lamanai. The boat ride was quite exciting. We saw some local people fishing in the river. Lamanai is pretty well preserved (in my opinion). We climbed up to the top of the high temple. The view was great. Our guide was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. We enjoyed his lectures about Lamanai. It was quit hot when we were there. We didn’t bring enough water with us, so I would suggest to bring enough water to keep you hydrated.
Incredible experience traveling through the city of Belize and country side by bus. Our guide (Adrian) were very knowledgeable of the history, culture and political landscape. The van tour is about 1 hour long and then another 45 minutes traveling by river boat to the Mayan ruins. Touring the ruins was very educational and the natural wildlife in the jungle just cam alive with all of the amazing sounds and plant life. Definitely would recommend this tour to anyone considering it!
Picked us up from hotel, then took jungle boat ride to ruins. Lots of wildlife on boat ride, including iguanas, birds, bats, and monkeys. To see crocodiles, make sure to book when river is lower during dry season. Ruins were amazing! Colin was our tour guide and he was very knowledgeable, highly respectful, and passionate about the history and culture of this place. He was able to answer all questions from those on our tour, was friendly, and had a great and appropriate sense of humor (not over the top). Lunch was included and excellent.
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Lamanai/River Tour- do I have time to do this through an independent tour guide?
By dem372 , March 17, 2019 in Belize
We will be in Belize City from 8-5. We would really like to do the Lamanai/river boat tour, but the Norwegian excursion is really expensive. We would save $600 doing it through a tour company I found through Trip Advisor (Lamanai Belize Tours, great reviews and very responsive). The tour time is listed as 6 hours. I don't know much about cruising though. Does that 8-5 time mean we have to be back on the boat by 5 at the latest? Or do we need to be on before 5 because of security, like on embarking? Can anyone else who has done the Lamanai tour chime in? Did you feel at ease time-wise? I would normally just pay the extra cash for the security, but $600 is a ridiculous amount of money to save. Any opinions are really appreciated. Thank you.
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You didn’t say how many are in your group that calculates to the $600 difference. We did this exact excursion with NCL several years ago and it was something like $125 pp. I can’t imagine a private service doing it for under $75. What I can tell you is this is the one excursion I would absolutely not book privately. And we never, ever book excursions through the cruise line. It’s just too far and there are too many moving parts and chances for delay. The other thing I will tell you is that Lamanai is absolute bucket list stuff. My wife and I did it and a couple of months later we were there again with our kids and sent them. Probably if we had all four been on that first trip we wouldn’t have spent that much money but after having been I would pay whatever it cost for all of us. It’s really good stuff. I hope you find a workable solution for your group.
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3 hours ago, lifes-a-beach said: You didn’t say how many are in your group that calculates to the $600 difference. We did this exact excursion with NCL several years ago and it was something like $125 pp. I can’t imagine a private service doing it for under $75. What I can tell you is this is the one excursion I would absolutely not book privately. And we never, ever book excursions through the cruise line. It’s just too far and there are too many moving parts and chances for delay. The other thing I will tell you is that Lamanai is absolute bucket list stuff. My wife and I did it and a couple of months later we were there again with our kids and sent them. Probably if we had all four been on that first trip we wouldn’t have spent that much money but after having been I would pay whatever it cost for all of us. It’s really good stuff. I hope you find a workable solution for your group. And welcome to Cruise Critic!
Thanks for the reply and the welcome.
We have 6 people. The price through NCL is $159 per person. The Lamanai Belize tour quote is $70 per person with the kids being slightly cheaper. So, we go from about 1k to $400 using the independent company. And you do a great job expressing my exact concern with using the independent company. So many little things that could cause a delay, on a trip that doesn't leave a whole lot of wiggle room. They say they have never had someone be late, and I have no reason to not believe them. But, that won't keep me from spending the whole trip staring at my watch and watching the time tick away.
I don't know if I can justify $1000 getting it through NCL. They do have a similar trip, up the Wallace River and to Altun Ha for $129 per person. Still much more expensive than the independent Lamanai trip, but it at least takes a bit of the sting out of it. I don't know if Altun Ha is worth it though. Lamanai seems to be held in much higher regard.
Another thing I thought of though is the next port after Belize City is Harvest Caye. So in theory, if worst case scenario we miss the ship, it wouldn't be that tough to hire a boat to get us down to the next port. Although the idea of being stranded in Belize City for the night with my kids is not appealing at all.
This is a tough call for us. I appreciate the input though. Thank you.
I believe typically they like to have you back on the ship 1/2 hour before the stated departure time. Realistically you probably have about an hour of wiggle room, maybe 90 minutes. I have done the tour privately and did get back on time. Your probability of making it is high; the issue, as you already know, is the consequences of that small chance of something going wrong.
Lamanai is a memorable place.
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We did Lamanai with https://belizecruiseexcursions.com/ . LOVED this tour. The boat ride on the new river is incredible and the ruins were amazing. Not sure if you still can climb the main temple or not but we did when we went and there were howler monkeys in the trees overhead. Definitely recommend this!
We did it with an independent tour company. There would have been plenty of time, but they left almost 2 hr late due to waiting for a couple to show up who had reservations (they never showed, so we had the tour all to ourselves). It was a fantastic trip down the river to the ruins. The guide was fantastic and brought our lunch to eat at the ruins. We had a mad dash in his car after getting off the river on the way back to the tender dock, but he raced down alleys and side streets at breakneck speed getting us to the dock just as the last tender was getting ready to pull out! We were very nervous about missing the boat but this was the closest we have ever come with an independent tour company. They guarantee you get back in time. It was the fault of the people that didn't show, and if we had left on time it would have been no problem. I would book independently again however, the money saving is substantial and having a smaller group is a major plus.
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On 3/17/2019 at 8:40 PM, dem372 said: Thanks for the reply and the welcome. We have 6 people. The price through NCL is $159 per person. The Lamanai Belize tour quote is $70 per person with the kids being slightly cheaper. So, we go from about 1k to $400 using the independent company. And you do a great job expressing my exact concern with using the independent company. So many little things that could cause a delay, on a trip that doesn't leave a whole lot of wiggle room. They say they have never had someone be late, and I have no reason to not believe them. But, that won't keep me from spending the whole trip staring at my watch and watching the time tick away. I don't know if I can justify $1000 getting it through NCL. They do have a similar trip, up the Wallace River and to Altun Ha for $129 per person. Still much more expensive than the independent Lamanai trip, but it at least takes a bit of the sting out of it. I don't know if Altun Ha is worth it though. Lamanai seems to be held in much higher regard. Another thing I thought of though is the next port after Belize City is Harvest Caye. So in theory, if worst case scenario we miss the ship, it wouldn't be that tough to hire a boat to get us down to the next port. Although the idea of being stranded in Belize City for the night with my kids is not appealing at all. This is a tough call for us. I appreciate the input though. Thank you.
How did your excursion go? Any problems? I'm considering booking this company this July. Thanks!
We did this tour with the same company you are asking about. After we got out of town the tour was great. Getting out of town we had an issue--we were the first picked up, outside, ready on time. Some others were picked up at hotels, then we headed out of town. At the edge of town the driver turned around saying that there were other passengers from the ship who were missed and that they would be meeting us partway back to the ship. Now, we had asked near the pier if they were expecting any other passengers from our ship and was told they were not. So, when we were part way back I asked if we were going all the way back to the ship and, if we were, they could drop us off at the ship when they picked the others up. At that point, they decided to turn around again and head out of town.
I think that the passengers they had missed were actually last minute additions, not expected passengers. We were ticked off that we were losing precious time on our tour and were ready to give up on it. After the drama, we had a wonderful tour and were back at the pier in plenty of time, as promised. It is a little worrisome since the destination is so far from port and involves van and boat transportation. With your next stop being Harvest Caye, I would not hesitate to do the tour independently since you would make your way to the next port, if needed. Our next port was Cozumel so it was fairly low risk for us, as well. If you do the tour, I would be very straight with them about whether or not all expected tour participants are on board before heading out. I would also be prepared to ditch the tour and do something else if the departure is delayed too much.
1 hour ago, mcmarya said: We did this tour with the same company you are asking about. After we got out of town the tour was great. Getting out of town we had an issue--we were the first picked up, outside, ready on time. Some others were picked up at hotels, then we headed out of town. At the edge of town the driver turned around saying that there were other passengers from the ship who were missed and that they would be meeting us partway back to the ship. Now, we had asked near the pier if they were expecting any other passengers from our ship and was told they were not. So, when we were part way back I asked if we were going all the way back to the ship and, if we were, they could drop us off at the ship when they picked the others up. At that point, they decided to turn around again and head out of town. I think that the passengers they had missed were actually last minute additions, not expected passengers. We were ticked off that we were losing precious time on our tour and were ready to give up on it. After the drama, we had a wonderful tour and were back at the pier in plenty of time, as promised. It is a little worrisome since the destination is so far from port and involves van and boat transportation. With your next stop being Harvest Caye, I would not hesitate to do the tour independently since you would make your way to the next port, if needed. Our next port was Cozumel so it was fairly low risk for us, as well. If you do the tour, I would be very straight with them about whether or not all expected tour participants are on board before heading out. I would also be prepared to ditch the tour and do something else if the departure is delayed too much.
Thanks for sharing your experience and I appreciate the advice. Our next port stop is also Cozumel and purchased a trip insurance that covers the cost to catch up to the cruise ship. But, as you suggested, I would rather abort the excursion than risk missing the ship.
Seems to me that the key issue with independents is waiting on people coming from different ships (or also picking up from hotels). 9 hours in port with at least 45 minutes taken up by tendering RT plus the 1/2 hour presail for the last ender and the wait for the inbound tender, if you don't catch the very first one ( probably a major reason others are often late), and the 2.5 hour+ travel time to the ruins, really eats into the time spend at the ruins. At one time several years ago, you had to hike in. I think there's a "road" that can take a 4Wheel Drive vehicle now.
If you're looking for that "Indiana Jones"/Stephens-Catherwood discovery type tour, Lamanai is a good choice. But The site is NOT how what Mayans experienced when living there.
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Lamanai Maya Ruins
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Lamanai Mayan Temple is such a tour, tucked away inside the rain forest on the New River Lagoon. Getting to this Ancient City is a tour all by itself; the tour initially departs from Belize City, Journeying 49 miles to the north of the country to the district of Orange Walk; where you will experience a mix culture of, Mennonites, Mestizos, creole all living harmoniously together like the ancient natives of this soil the Mayan Indians. Along this 49 mile Van ride, experience the local communities while your guide gives you the history of your surroundings.
This journey will last for approximately an hour, once at the boat docks restrooms will be available before boarding the boat for the second part of the adventure. Now we will be cruising along the new river for 25 miles looking at the rich flora and fauna in their natural habitat. A wide species of birds, plants, orchids and wildlife that was essential to natives for trade and medicinal uses and still being practiced by this new generation. Arriving at the site, start your experience with a delicious homemade Belizean lunch. Then gear up for your hike through the sub- tropical rainforest, as you look through the lush greenery for wildlife such as, birds and the sight or sound of the protected black howler monkeys in the canopy of trees; as you burst out into great plazas with magnificent monumental structures like the jaguar temple, dedicated to one of the most powerful gods of the Mayas, relax under the shaded tree canopy and enjoy a metropolitan state that survived for over 1500 years up until the arrival of the Europeans in the late 15th and 16th century, when this great city came to a final collapse. In this great city you will be exploring four Major temples including the royal complex and the Ball court area. After seeing this magnificent site we will be making our way back to the starting point.
Notes for Lamanai Mayan Temples:
- Two hours north of Belize City
- The site is NOT Wheel Chair friendly
- Gift shops on site for shopping (wood and stone products)
- Available to Cruise and overnight Guests
- For Cruise guests: the tour departs at the Cruise Terminal instruction for meeting point is sent on final confirmation.
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- Tour departs from Belize City, Unless for a Private tour then we will be picking you up at your specified location
- Pick up location: Cruise Guest will be meet at the cruise port and will return to the cruise port with plenty of time before your last tender leaves
- Overnight Guest staying in Belize City, will be picked up at their Hotel, if you’re staying on the Cayes, the meeting point will be the Water taxi or the Municipal Air Strip in Belize City
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Lamanai Day Tour
Embark on an exciting Lamanai Day Tour in Belize, where you will be taken on a road transfer before hopping onto a river boat for an hour-long scenic ride on the New River Lagoon.
As a nature lover or birder, you will have a chance to spot numerous water bird species living in this diverse ecosystem.
You may also be fortunate to see sunbathing monkeys, iguanas, and Morelet crocodiles along the riverbanks.
Upon arriving at the Lamanai Archeological Reserve, you will witness exciting flora and fauna.
Lamanai, which translates to “Submerged Crocodile,” is one of Belize’s largest and oldest ceremonial centers on the banks of the 30-mile-long New River Lagoon in the Orange Walk District, just north of Belize City.
This Mayan site has a rich history, and archeologists have recorded it as having one of the most extended occupational spans in the Mayan World, spanning over 3,000 years from 1500 B.C. to A.D. 1675.
Lamanai features eight major plazas, a well-preserved mask of a Maya ruler emerging from a crocodile headdress, intricately carved stelae depicting the ruler “Lord Smoking Shell,” and a 108-foot-tall temple, one of the most significant Preclassical structures in the Maya area.
The site also contains remains of a Christian “Indian Church” built by the Spaniards in 1544 on top of a Maya temple.
During the Lamanai Day Tour, you can walk back in time and explore the authenticity of this unique city.
You can climb ancient Maya Temples and discover the rainforest below while enjoying a panoramic view from the “High Temple.”
After the tour, you can hike back to the lunch area for a traditional Belizean lunch while admiring the stunning scenery of the lagoon.
Finally, you can stroll to the onsite museum to view the artifacts discovered in this ancient Maya City.
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This rare tour takes you inside the factory that makes the famous “One Barrel” rum that every Belizean and most of our visitors simply love to taste.
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On this fully guided tour, around historic Belize City, you will see many places of interest. These include the historic swing bridge over Haulover Creek,
The Belize Zoo
In 1983, upon completion of a film called “Path of the Rain Gods”, the movie’s production assistant, Sharon Matola, found herself with quite a few nearly tame animals
The Baboon Sanctuary
The Community Baboon Sanctuary is where you will find an abundance of the black howler monkeys. This protected area is located in a small village,
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Perched on the New River Lagoon in northern Belize, this sprawling 960-acre Mayan site stands masked in crocodile art. Lamanai means "submerged crocodile" in Yucatec Mayan, which should give you a good idea of what you'll encounter here: artifacts depicting representations of the reptile, plus crocodiles (and iguanas) crawling along the banks of the New River to catch some sunlight.
Inhabited from about 1500 B.C. to A.D. 1700, Lamanai is the longest-occupied known Mayan site in the world. Its dense compound features three Mayan pyramids, the remains of a 16th-centruy Spanish Church and several noteworthy plazas and temples established during Pre-Classic Mayan rule. You won't want to skip climbing the High Temple, and you'll also want to visit the Mask Temple, which includes ancient artifacts linked to Mayan, Aztec and Olmec rulers. Just come prepared with sunscreen, light clothing and plenty of water.
Lamanai welcomes visitors every day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entrance to Lamanai costs 10 Belize dollars (roughly $5). You can reach Lamanai from Belize City via the Northern Highway. Locals recommend traveling up the New River by water taxi or a guided river tour from Caye Caulker . Reliable companies that offer tours include Lamanai Belize Tours and Belize Fun Tours and range from $60 to $75 per person.
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#1 Ambergris Caye
With its plentiful outdoor activities, this 25-mile-long island off the coast of northern Belize caters to the snorkeling and diving set. The island was originally inhabited by the Mayans to serve as a far-extending trade route, spanning from present-day Mexico to as far south as Honduras. Today, Ambergris Caye welcomes thousands of visitors seeking easy access to the barrier reef that surrounds the island. Snorkelers and intrepid divers alike will want to explore Hol Chan Marine Reserve. Most of the diving and snorkeling shops and instructors are found in San Pedro, including the Belize Pro Dive Center , Tuff E Nuff Tours and Scuba School Belize , which all offer a variety of daily excursions. Prices vary depending on the type and length of tours, plus any certification fees for diving.
When you're not underwater, explore San Pedro, Ambergris' main town. Here you'll find beachside restaurants, lounges, shops and luxury hotels. You'll notice the difference between this tourist hub and the more urban Belize City as soon as you step onto its cobblestone streets, which are filled with golf carts and bicycles, rather than cars.
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Muscovites believe that the underground system here is the best in the world . It is by far the fastest, the most popular and convenient public transport in Moscow, which also looks like an extravagant museum. The stations feature the masterpieces of Russia’s greatest sculptors, painters and artisans. On this 1.5 hour tour you will see jaw-dropping frescoes, sculptures, chandeliers and stained glass mosaics . We will show you the most beautiful stations of the underground as well as introduce you to the history and modern life of the most popular transport in Moscow.
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