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Belize Zoo and Xunantunich Day Trip by Air from Ambergris Caye
"After a shuttle ride to San Pedro Town and a 15-minute flight to Belize City from the San Pedro Ambergris Caye Airstrip enjoy a drive along the Western Highway to the Belize Zoo. After you arrive at this wildlife sanctuary your guide will help you spot native animals in natural-like habitats including five species of rainforest wildcat plus primates reptiles and more than 500 types of tropical bird. Afterward ride a short distance across the emerald green Mopan River by wooden ferry; the interesting hand-crank technology dates back to the 19th century. Keep an eye out for the huge green iguanas that sun themselves on the forested bank and scamper under the fo
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Mopan River Tubing Adventure from San Ignacio
"After hotel pickup in San Ignacio in the morning or afternoon start your 2-hour tubing adventure at the village of San Jose Succotz. Just as the Mopan River was an important water source for the ancient city of Xunantunich its easy access is important to this nearby village. A group of contemporary Mayans settled along the riverbank in the early 1800s but today the village comprises a mixture of ethnicities.Clip on your helmet and life jacket then jump on a tube and follow your guide down the river. Relax as you coast down the easy-flowing river floating past the village and into the jungle. Your guide will bring your attention to the flora and fauna of Belize including iguanas and birds. Observe local people bathing and washing in the river as you learn about their day to day activities.You'll feel your adrenaline kick in when you approach class-one rapids
From $60.00
 
Xunantunich Mountain Bike Adventure
"After hotel pickup in San Ignacio get ready for an adrenaline-filled adventure on a mountain bike! Your challenge begins in the outskirts of San Jose Succotz where your expert guide suits you up with a bike and helmet and offers a brief overview and safety training. Then follow your guide as you pedal up the mountain on a single track dodging tree branches and jumping over tree roots along the way.Navigating the dirt trails on this more rugged part of the bike ride is more technical especially heading downhill when staying on your bike is a bit of a challenge! Afterward the road turns into a less strenuous double track as you ride through a more open area
From $80.00

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Lamanai ruins – High Temple

As the name suggests, this is the tallest structure at Lamanai. It was built over two phases, an initial pre-classic one around 100 BC and a major reshaping of the front in the late classic period,...
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Other activities we could have done

There are eight free activities in total, and you can do two for each night of your stay, so a four night stay would allow you to do all of them. They are scheduled to run every day – two at dawn, two...
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Medicine walk and village life

This activity is another of those included in your stay at Lamanai Outpost. It takes place every morning, and when we signed up we were asked whether we would like to have lunch in the village or back...
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Crocodile Encounter

On our last evening at Lamanai we did the other of our paid-for activities, the Crocodile Encounter. This started after dinner, at 8.00 PM, so we made our way down to the dock where we met up with...
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Howler Monkey Trek

Although there are plenty of free activities on offer at Lamanai (certainly enough to have kept us occupied for the three days that we were there), some of the additional paid-for options sounded too...
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Spotlight safari

This is one of two free evening activities available as part of your package at Lamanai (the other is the Night Walk which unfortunately we didn’t manage to make time to do), and like the others is...
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Sunset cocktail cruise

This is one of the “standard” activities included in your all-inclusive package, and was the first that we did, signing up for a trip just an hour or so after our arrival at the lodge. The activities...
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Lamanai ruins – the museum

Older websites may show images of a small and rather jumbled museum, but a newer one has been constructed in recent years and now shows off the archaeological finds from the site to good advantage....
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Lamanai ruins – Jaguar Temple

The southernmost of the excavated temples is the Jaguar Temple. It takes its name from the sculptures on the facade which are said to represent jaguars, an animal of great significance to the Maya....
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Lamanai ruins – Stela Temple

This temple lies quite near the High Temple and is the only one we were told we may not climb. It takes its name from the stela, Stela 9, which was discovered, face-down and buried in soil, on its...
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Lamanai ruins – Mask Temple

The Mask Temple is at the northern end of the complex and is an excellent example of the Lamanai “habit” of building in layers, each on top of an earlier structure. In the case of the Mask Temple,...
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Lamanai ruins – an overview

The Lamanai Maya ruins may be less extensive than those at sites elsewhere in Central America, but they are well worth a visit, whether or not you’ve been to some of the other sites. We’d already had...
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