Lamanai New River Boat Tour

Background Information

The day tour starts at 6:30am from San Ignacio with a two-hour drive along the Western and Northern Highways of Belize, relax and enjoy the ride and views of local village life, farmland and glimpses of the Mayan Mountains.

After arriving at Carmelita Village in the Orange Walk District, guests will board a river boat and embark on a picturesque boat ride along the New River to the Lamanai Mayan Site. During the boat excursion guests will have the opportunity to see wildlife and flora. Be sure to take your binoculars, you guide will point out birds such as black hawk, jabiru Storks and falcons and trees, orchids, monkeys and crocodiles sunbathing on the river banks. 

There is a short jungle hike of 1.5 mile to reach the site which is nested in the lush rainforest. On foot you will explore plazas and temples and learn about the history of Lamanai Mayan Ruin. Lamanai features the third tallest Maya structure in Belize called High Temple which is 33meters tall and offers a panoramic view from its summit. Guests will explore unique temples such as the Lagoon and Jaguar Temple.

 The site itself hosts a family of howler monkeys and wildlife which can be seen on site. Before the Lamanai tour, guests can visit a small museum of Mayan artefacts. 

Before heading back to San Ignacio, you will enjoy a delicious Belizean cuisine and more sightseeing in the rainforest.

Things to Know

Cost of Tour: 145USD

Estimated time of tour: Approximately 9 hours

Tour starts at: 9:00a.m.

Arrive: 4:30 p.m. to San Ignacio

Price: 145USD per person

Meeting / Pickups

Hotel (Free pick up with in San Ignacio & Santa Elena Town)

Tour Package Includes

  • Tour of New River Boat Ride and Lamanai Tour
  • Admission fee
  • Tour guide
  • Lunch (Dietary restrictions can be accommodated)

What to Bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellant
  • Binoculars
  • Sunglasses
  • Extra water and snacks
  • Camera
  • Cash to buy souvenirs

What to Wear

Belize has hot and humid temperatures year-round. If you are unsure of what the weather might be like when you are visiting, a good recommendation is:

  • Comfortable dry fit clothing (you will be in a canoe during the tour)
  • Sturdy walking shoe

Tikal Sunrise Tour

Book Now $ 195USD / Person

Background Information

Tikal Sunrise Tour

Tikal or “Yax Mutal” is one of Guatemala’s largest archaeological sites located in the Tikal National Park – a UNESO World Heritage Site – found 19 miles north of Lake Peten Itza in the Northern region of El Peten. Tikal’s architectural features coupled with the rich history of the daily lives and practices of the Mayas, is an experience back in time to the prehisotric human civilization that once lived there.

Our sunrise tour starts at 2:30 a.m. from San Ignacio Town toward the Western Border in Benque Viejo Town. Guests are assisted with safely crossing the border into Guatemala where they are greeted with by a fluent English-speaking tour guide. The guide will then drive 1.5 hours through beautiful scenery.
Explore the Tikal National Park and learn of the daily life and practices of the ancient Mayas and appreciate the jungle from the top of a Mayan pyramid.


Your guide will take you to Temple IV to have the best view of one of the most amazing sunrises you will ever see.
You will experience the awakening of the beings of the Maya jungle and you will see the fauna and hear the jungle come to life, with the singing of bird and animals, its a daily celebration in Tikal.
After the tour, you will enjoy a meal at a local restaurant which offers a vary of cuisine and you will have a chance to shop for souvenirs before heading back across the border of Belize.

About Tour

Opening Hours: 5:00 am to 5:00 pm
Estimated time of Tour: Approximately 8 hours
Minimum Requirements: Two persons

(f you would like to combine this tour with a tour listed on our website, please contact us at

Meeting/Pick Ups

We offer free pick up with in town limits of San Ignacio & Santa Elena. Additional cost may be required for pick ups that are not with in town limits. Please contact us at if you are not sure of your pick up location. 

  • Hotel
  • Office
  • Aiport/ Water Taxi

Tour Package Includes

  • Tour of Tikal and Sunrise Tour
  • Tour guide
  • Border Fee
  • Admission Fee
  • Breakfast (Dietary restrictions can be accommodated)

What to Bring

  • Passport
  • Sun screen & Insect repellent
  • Binoculars
  • Water & Snack
  • Camera

What to Wear

Belize year round has hot and humid temperatures. If you are unsure of what the weather might be like when you are visiting, a good recommendation is:

  • Comfortable of Dry Fit clothing 
  • Sturdy walking shoe