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Ancient city of Lamanai, Belize

Maya World Extension

Crooked Tree Wetlands, The New River and the Ruins of Lamanai

Crooked Tree Wetlands, The New River and the Ruins of Lamanai

Price

US: $589 plus $110 taxes and fees.
Can: $669 plus $130 taxes and fees.
Per person based on double occupancy.

When and Where

Durration: 3 Days / 2 Nights
When: Any date, any time of year
Starts: Belize City
Ends: Belize City

Group Size

Independent people per trip.
2-3 guides per trip.

Accommodations

Bird's Eye View Lodge at Crooked Tree

Activities

Photography Natural History Interpretation Mayan Ruins Hiking Birding

Extensions

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The Maya World Extension is a three day inland adventure to Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary, home to some of the best birding and wildlife viewing in Belize. 

By boat we explore Spanish Creek, Revenge Lagoon and the surrounding wetlands where we can see many birds including northern jacanas, white ibis, wood storks and the huge jabiru stork. We visit one of Belize’s oldest Creole settlements, then journey into the world of the ancient Maya. This extension combines easily with other IE trips, and is an great way to experience Belize’ astounding diversity of birds and wildlife, as well as its ancient Mayan culture. 

  • Stay two nights in Crooked Tree, a wildlife sanctuary managed by the Audubon Society. 
  • Visit the Mayan ruin of Altun Ha, known for the impressive temple of the Sun God. 
  • Tour the ancient city of Lamanai, returning by boat along New River lagoon, with opportunities to spot parrots, toucan and even Morelet’s Crocodile along the way. 

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Start Date

End Date

Price

US: $589 plus $110 taxes and fees.
Can: $669 plus $130 taxes and fees.
Per person based on double occupancy.

When and Where

Durration: 3 Days / 2 Nights
When: Any date, any time of year
Starts: Belize City
Ends: Belize City

Group Size

Independent people per trip.
2-3 guides per trip.

Accomodations

Bird's Eye View Lodge at Crooked Tree

Activities

Photography Natural History Interpretation Mayan Ruins Hiking Birding

Extensions

Visit our combining trips page for more suggestions and info.
New River, Belize
Henriette Desrosiers

Trip Date: 2011-12

I call this guy my Christmas Crock, we saw him on the New River on Dec 25th on the way to Lamanai, my first Mayan site. I was really impressed by these ruins and decided that returning to see more sites was something that I wanted to do. The next day…

Suzanne Adams

Trip Date: 2013-01

Very good. Bird's Eye View Lodge was lovely. The rooms were clean and neat. It was very quiet there, the staff were friendly and accommodating. The bird watching was exceptional. Hugo was our own private guide for this portion of the trip and he did…

Ron & Evelyn Matthews

Trip Date: 2013-01

The guides were very good at spotting things we would never have seen. They were very friendly and taught us alot about Belize - the country, people, culture and natural history. Birds Eye View Lodge was a perfect location and has good amenities.

Laurie Helm

Trip Date: 2013-03

The people in Belize were all incredibly friendly and always accommodated our requests. The location of the Bird's Eye View Lodge was great and Verna and Julie were more than helpful!
I wasn't crazy about all the wind until we realized…