Caracol Belize

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Belize Tours, Fort Street, Belize City, Belize
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10 Hours

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Daily Tour

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English, Espanol

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Exploring the Hidden Wonders of Caracol Belize: A Premier Gem of Belize’s Mayan Heritage

Deep in the Cayo District’s dense & lush jungles, Caracol rises as a grand reminder of the ancient Mayan civilization. This city-state once bustled with life and now lets visitors step back in time to explore a once-great world. Our tour dives into Caracol’s rich history, unique architecture, and cultural importance—all within this UNESCO World Heritage site.

Historical Insight of Caracol Belize

Called “Oxwitza” or “Sky Place” by its Mayan inhabitants, Caracol—named “Snail” in Spanish due to the many snail shells found there—has roots going back to 1200 BC. By 650 AD, it became a powerful city-state with up to 150,000 people, more than today’s Belize City.

Caracol’s reach went far beyond its borders through alliances, trade & conflicts with other city-states. It’s particularly famous for defeating Tikal in 562 AD. This victory reshaped regional power dynamics and boosted Caracol’s socio-political and economic influence.

Architectural Marvels of Caracol Belize

The architecture at Caracol is staggering. Spanning over 30 square miles, it features five plazas, an observatory & more than 35,000 structures. The “Caana” or “Sky Palace,” standing at 43 meters (141 feet), is the tallest man-made structure in Belize. It includes four palaces and three temples and offers stunning views of the jungle.

Other key sites include the Ball Court where the Mayans played Pok-a-Tok and the Puchituk Terminus residential complex. These show just how advanced Mayan urban planning was.

Cultural Significance of Caracol Belize

Caracol was key to Maya socio-cultural and spiritual life. Its observatory shows their advanced grasp of astronomy for farming & religious rituals. The site has many carved stelae with hieroglyphs describing royal ceremonies and significant battles.

The evidence of terracing and road systems reflects their sophisticated agricultural techniques and resource management skills.

Tour Details for your Caracol Belize Tour

Our detailed 10-hour tour from Belize City includes transport to & from Caracol, entrance fees, guided exploration of the site & a packed lunch. Tours leave Belize City at 6 AM.

Tour Package Inclusions:

  1. Round-trip transfer between Belize City & Caracol
  2. All entry fees
  3. Professional guide at Caracol
  4. Packed lunch during tour

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  • Air Conditioned Transfer
  • Licensed Tour Guide
  • All Entrance Fees
  • Complementary Lunch
  • Souvenirs/Gifts
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Gratuity


Full day (7+ hours)



Tour's Location

Belize Tours, Fort Street, Belize City, Belize


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Caracol Belize
Michael Roberts from Seattle, Washington

Majestic Caracol

Our tour of Caracol was truly amazing. The scale and beauty of the ruins were awe-inspiring. Our guide's knowledge and passion made the history come alive. A must-do for anyone visiting Belize.
Caracol Belize
Emily Scott from Denver, Colorado

A Journey Back in Time

Caracol was a highlight of our trip to Belize. Walking among the ancient ruins gave us a real sense of the past. Our guide was fantastic, sharing rich details about the Maya civilization. An unforgettable experience for any history lover,
Caracol Belize
Daniel Harris from Atlanta, Georgia

Exploring Caracol

Caracol is absolutely breathtaking! The massive structures and detailed carvings were fascinating. Our guide provided insightful context that made the visit even more special. Highly recommended for history enthusiasts and adventurers alike!
Caracol Belize
Jessica Turner from Portland, Oregon

A Day in Ancient Caracol

Visiting Caracol was an incredible experience! The ruins are majestic and steeped in history. Our guide's stories brought the ancient city to life. A must-see for anyone interested in the rich history of the Maya civilization.

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