You’ll go back to the days of the Mayans on this tour, on a cruise along the New River. You’ll be on the water for about two hours, making plenty of photo stops along the way. The river is teeming with wildlife, and if you point your camera towards the banks you could come away with snaps of howler monkeys, iguanas and crocodiles. Then there’s the jacana, nicknamed the ‘Jesus bird’. Reason being, it looks like it’s walking on water when it wades across floating vegetation. The river empties into a lagoon, where you’ll catch sight of the Lamanai ruins. You’ll dock at the Lamanai Welcome Centre, before exploring the site’s museum, which houses ancient artefacts, before walking through the jungle paths to see some of the temples and monuments the Mayans left behind. You’ll also have the chance to scale one of the pyramid-shaped temples – it towers 100 feet above the ruins and the lagoon, so the panoramas are top notch.
The minimum age for this tour is 4 years old.
- SUITABILITY Large amount of physical activity.