Remember the good ol’ action-adventure 90′s Nickelodeon show Legends of the Hidden Temple? Only one of the greatest shows ever made. The show centered around a fictional Mayan Temple that was loaded with lost rich stuff protected by mysterious temple guards. Teenage contestants would team up to tackle historical trivia, battle the physical challenges, then brave the temple labyrinth in search of the treasures. Anyway, our Lamanai & the New River Safari from Belize City reminds me of said show… but in REAL LIFE! YES.
Lamani & the New River Safari is one of the most popular tours in Belize. The drive up the Northern Highway brings you to Tower Hill, where you board a riverboat and head up the New River. While traversing the many little creeks and lagoons, it is easy to encounter hawks, kites and falcons. Dainty Jacanas lightly walk on the lily pads while the crocodiles bask in the morning sunlight.
At the entrance to the New River Lagoon, the ruins of Lamanai (Maya for Submerged Crocodile) rise into view. While touring this site, huge masks depicting dead rulers and gods seem to materialize out of the rainforest, amid the chatter of birdlife and the haunting call of the Howler Monkeys. Your guide will point out the Copal and Ramon trees, which were of great importance in ancient times.
This tour requires that participants be in moderate physical condition with no physical limitations. Tour rates include transportation from/to your hotel, guided tour, park fee, lunch, and a soft beverage. For more amazing hiking tours around the globe, visit us at HikingTours.net. Book your tour online and save, or call us toll free for reservations, group tours, and private charters.
P.S. – Hooray for the Blue Barracudas! 8)