Mayan Ruins Adventures
Explore the Wonders of the Ancient Maya
The Maya are known as the first organized civilization that inhabited ancient Belize dating back to Classic Period about 300 AD.Today, the wondrous monuments and stone cities of this ancient civilization stand erect and intact in Belize.
Walking amongst the artistic, creative and detailed remains of the ancient cultures’ remains is all at once an awe-inspiring and eerie experience. Belize is known as the centre of the Maya civilization and is known to have the largest Belize Maya ruins concentration in Central America. It’s believed this area of Belize may have as many as 1,300 ruins still unexcavated.
Many of the land based Maya exploration tours are paired with exciting journeys into the tropical rainforest, caving below the surface, or floating lazily down underground stream, or lazy rivers.
Book an exciting and adventurous time exploring the wonders of the cave system through your very own Belize Caving Expedition. Archeologists have discovered the remarkable connection between the secrets of the caves and the underworld of the Mayas. The ancient Mayas considered the caves the portals to the underworld: a dwelling place for the gods, ancestral spirits, and a source of both good and evil spirits.
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The ruins of Lamanai are located on the banks of the 30 mile-long New River Lagoon in North Central Belize. The Lamanai Archaeological Reserve also contains a museum, the remnants of two 16th century Spanish Churches and a colonial sugar mill that was established in 1860. Set in a tropical forest and providing a unique experience in Maya culture, and the biological diversity of a tropical rainforest. This trip leaves at 7 am and returns at approximately 6 pm if you travel by boat, and 2:30 pm if traveling by air.
- By Boat (water taxi): starting at $250 USD per person
- By Air: starting at $337.50 USD per person