Getting There & Away
If you decide to go without a guide, you can get to the village of Indian Church (next to Lamanai) from Orange Walk, but the bus goes only twice a week, on Monday and Friday. You'll need to find somewhere to spend a few nights while waiting for your return bus.
If you have a vehicle, Lamanai is a fairly straightforward one-hour drive from Orange Walk. Once you leave the highway, it's 20 miles along a reasonably good unpaved road passing farmland and the Mennonite communities of Guinea Grass and Shipyard.