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#96226 - 01/21/05 08:15 PM Tikal or Lamanai?  
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Hey everyone. Leaving in 3 weeks fo AC laugh

We want to take a day to go to a major ruin. What do people think the pros and cons are for the following three options.

1. Go to Tikal via Tropic Air day trip
2. Go to Lamanai via Tropic air half-day trip
3. Take the day boat excursion from AC to Lamanai (suggestions on tour operators to book through?)



#96227 - 01/21/05 10:16 PM Re: Tikal or Lamanai?  
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Lamanai - Boat - Tanisha Tours ( Daniel Nunez) - he's tops! very much eco-oriented a great naturalist. If you fly, IMHO, you'll save time, but miss half the fun & adventurre!

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#96228 - 01/22/05 09:26 AM Re: Tikal or Lamanai?  
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Agreed the boat ride with Daniel was worth the trip. Awesome!

#96229 - 01/22/05 09:45 AM Re: Tikal or Lamanai?  

But if you go to Lamanai by boat you'll get 2 hours there at the outside. I wanted much longer when I was there.

The boat journey is great, though the bus part's not so much fun. The views from the plane are wonderful.

I spent some time in San Ignacio and took a half day to go (by taxi) to Xununtunich. Wonderful experience, and cost me US$5 in all!

Lots of possibilities.

#96230 - 01/22/05 09:48 AM Re: Tikal or Lamanai?  
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I also suggest the day long boat trip. It was 1/2 the adventure. We happened to go with Seaduced on that trip, but i'm sure it would be hard to go wrong with most tours.
One of the hilites was the home prepared picnic lunch that was prepared by the tour guides wife.
A truly Belizean experience! eek

#96231 - 01/22/05 11:09 AM Re: Tikal or Lamanai?  
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I agree, Xununtunich is worth visiting as well. Just do it from the mainland, before going to the cayes. Spend some time in Cayo. Makes much more sense than to try to do it from AC.

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#96232 - 01/22/05 12:29 PM Re: Tikal or Lamanai?  
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Thanks so far for the tips.

We are booked fully for our nine days with hotel and flights on AC (originally when I thought the checkbook would allow we were planning a week on the mainland too, oh well next trip). That is why our options are pretty much what I layed out (I think).

Is Lamanai as much of an experience as Tikal is written up to be?


#96233 - 01/22/05 02:01 PM Re: Tikal or Lamanai?  
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We did both just last week and they were two different experiences. We were on AC and did Lamanai with Daniel and it was awsome. We stayed in the Cayo district and went to Tikal with a tour guide from Guatemala. Both were long days. With Daniel, it was an eco-tour. We learned a ton of info about the local ecology. We would stop everytime something caught his or anyone of our eyes and bird watch, crocodile watch, bat watch, or admire the flowers. Lamanai was the icing on the cake. Tikal was awsome, but it was a trip to a ruin. Daniel made the trip. My vote would be Lamanai.

#96234 - 01/22/05 04:44 PM Re: Tikal or Lamanai?  
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How do we find Daniel with Tanisha tours when we get to San Pedro? Can I book the trip with him before we arrive in San Pedro?

#96235 - 01/22/05 04:55 PM Re: Tikal or Lamanai?  
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