What to wear on Lamanai Mayan & river cruise
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We are going on the Lamanai Mayan Ruins & New River Cruise in April thru the ship & in the description of the tour the recommended attire is long pants. Do most people wear long pants or would shorts or even capris be ok. Are there alot of bugs, is that why they suggest long pants? Thanks to anyone who might know about this.The reason for the long pants is that you will be in a jungle at the ruins. The trails have trips hazards. If you climb the temple, it will keep you from getting scrapes from the stones. You will want a Deet product to keep from getting bitten from mosquitos. Do a search on the "Botfly". Not pleasant.
We had a great time on our tour.
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I carry a gun cause a cop is too heavy.
Good walking footwear is also essential. It's a great tour, the ruins, jungle, river and wildlife are fantastic.
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This was a fantastic excursion and one that I can say was well worth the money. We saw lots of wildlife on the river including crocodiles, bats, tons of birds and then howler monkeys at the ruins. Climbing one of the structures was great although it sure didn't look as steep going up as it did getting down!
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It was ridiculously hot though, and we all could have used a hat. Our tour guide kept stopping to talk about the ruins in the middle of the fields, so we could pivot around and see them all. And we were all just melting.
LOVED the tour though. Tons of wildlife and fascinating visit to the ruins.
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You are either in AC in the van, or with a 25 MPH breeze on the boat, or mostly in the shade at the ruins, so heat is not that major a factor.It depends on when you are doing this tour. We did it in July with temperatures of 95 degrees and 90% humidity. The heat was definitely a factor. Living in the desert climate in Utah the humidity was the major factor. I still loved the trip and would recommend it. Just be prepared to deal with the humidity.
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Don't worry about the whole botfly scare tactic thing. Or Malaria preventatives. On your short visit it won't be a concern.
There are areas that have fewer bugs, and I found that some of the ruins are in very open areas without many jungly trees, and they didn't have as many bugs. But in the jungle- watch out!
Really lightweight pants plus a tank top with a light long sleeved buttone down shirt over it with a hat that gives you shade on your head & neck are good options. You can take off the button down shirt and tie it around your waist once you are in a bug-free zone. They make these fun convertible shorts/pants for guys that are good also- cheaper versions at Old Navy type places, more expensive at Land's End.
We are going on the Lamanai Mayan Ruins & New River Cruise in April thru the ship & in the description of the tour the recommended attire is long pants. Do most people wear long pants or would shorts or even capris be ok. Are there alot of bugs, is that why they suggest long pants? Thanks to anyone who might know about this.
on same cruise (apr 12th) and excursion, maybe we'll meet. a lot of good advice, glad to read people enjoyed the tour. nick & georgeann
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