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“Excellent Tour”

Belize Cruise Excursions
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Owner description: Serving the Cruising community since 2003, Belize Cruise Excursions provides exclusive beach breaks, action tours, zip line tours, cave tubing tours, Maya Ruins and private tours. All excursions are in small groups, offering privacy and comfort for all arriving Cruise Ship Passengers arriving into the port of Belize.Belize Cruise Excursions, an Island Marketing (Cayman) Group.
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“Excellent Tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2008

If you want to see some Mayan ruins while in Belize, Lamanai is the place to go, it's like three tours in one. My family and I visited Belize via cruise ship and our tendering process was slow but still made the 6 hour tour in the 8 hour time we had at port. Our trip got started very smoothly, our tour guide Icey was one of the best, extremely friendly and easy going and exceptionally knowledgable of his country, the river, and the Mayan civilization. Our bus ride gave us a view of the culture of Belize while Icey involved us in a plethora of information on the country. Our boat ride gave us a view of the river culture and wildlife (bats that live in tree hollows above the waterline?!) and some interesting plants as well (snake cactus that grows in trees and wild pineapples!) as our guide knew the river like the back of his hand and could clearly navigate through it at fast and exciting speeds. And of course our tour of Lamanai was an adventure of it's own, Icey was incredibly informed in the history of the Mayan people and we learned all kinds of interesting things. We were also given a delicious and unique Belizean lunch before we began our tour, as well as cold water bottles to take with us to keep cool in the rainforest. Climbing some of the temples could be scary as the steps were very steep and looked crumbly, but the tallest temple had a rope and could be climbed, but very cautiously. The views from atop the temples were amazing, bring a camera with you! You'll also see howler monkeys asleep in the canopy above you! Overall the trip was one of my favorite experiences on my cruise and I would definately take this tour again.

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“Belizecruiseexcursions.com - Lamanai - Terrific”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2008

We recently visited Lamanai via a Carnival cruise and had a terrific time. Our excursion was not with the cruise line but rather Belizecruiseexcursions.com, who i recommend. We tendered out of Belize city and were promptly met by our tour guides dockside. After meeting the others in our party (one couple for a total of five people plus guides), we took an hour van ride inland. Once arriving at the shop, we transferred to boat. From there our tour guide Isidro (Isey) took us up river through pristine jungle. Along the way he pointed out the flora and fauna, birds, lizards, crocodiles, etc. In this case getting there definitely was half the fun, as it was like something straight out of Indiana Jones.

Upon arrival at Lamanai, Isey (sp?) had a homemade Belizean lunch that was delicious. It included chicken breast with local spice, papaya, coleslaw, plantains, and rice&beans. We washed it down with local soft drinks and bottled water provided.

The ruins themselves are quite magnificent and in good shape, Isey was very knowledgeable about the history of the ruins, the lifestyle of the Mayans, and the plants and animals along the way. We were able to climb to the top of the largest ruin and got a bird’s eye view of the tree canopy.

All in all this was money well spent. The tour group, and Isey specifically, made it a very memorable experience.

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