3/5
Activity Level
7 hours
Tour Time
Archaeology Tour
Tour Type
Cayo
Departure Location

The middle of the classic period of the Maya, some 1,500 years ago, saw the rise to power of Caracol, one of the largest kingdoms of this ancient Meso-American civilization. Built on the Vaca Plateau of the Chiquibul Jungles of the Maya Mountain Range in Southwestern Belize, this great center of the Maya, in wars against Tikal and Naranjo in Guatemala, ended up ruling the Maya world for some 140 years, under great Divine Kings such as Lord Water and Lords Khan 1 and 2. Situated some 12 miles from the Macal River valley, the entire area is pristine, covered completely by undisturbed primary broad leaf rain-forest. Under excavation for the past 20 years by a team from Florida led by Professors Arlen and Diane Chase, the site has modern bathrooms, parking, lunch pavilion and a small but excellent display center filled with Mayan exhibits. The impressive main structure is the temple of CAANA. The area is alive with a wide variety of bird life, coatimundi, and howler monkey. The drive to Caracol is impressive, rolling through the Mountain Pine Ridge, then through secondary and finally primary rain-forest, across the cement bridge called Guacamallo, spanning the Macal River.

Free Stop at Rio On Pools on the way back to San Ignacio from Caracol.
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DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Burns Avenue, San Ignacio Town
DEPARTURE TIME Please be ready at least 15 minutes before departure
INCLUDED
Transportation to and from San Ignacio to Caracol Licensed guides
All Entrance fees Lunch, Bottled water.
NOT INCLUDED
Souvenirs
Guide gratuity

Please note that there is a minimum of four (4) adults for this excursion ( if you are 2 adults with kids under 9 please email us at belizefuntours@gmail.com.) Hotel information is collected at checkout.

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Departure

Tour departs from Burns Avenue San Ignacio.
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Drive to Caracol

A two hours drive through Mountain Pine Ridge to the Chikibul forest brings us to the majestic Maya site of Caracol.
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Tour of Caracol

Your guide takes you on a tour of the city of Caracol explaining the timeline and history of the city and relations to cities and civilizations that interacted with it.
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Lunch

After your tour its a pack lunch. and time to head back.
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Return to San Ignacio

After lunch we had back to San Ignacio, stopping at rio on pools. Yes you can take a dip if you desire.

Adults US120.00 per person
Children US85.00 per child.