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Address: 65 km (40 mi) south of San Ignacio, Belize
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This 30-acre complex is the largest Mayan ruin in Belize.

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Caracol Maya Ruins Tour Including Rio On Pools, Rio Frio Cave and a Picnic Lunch

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the sites at Caracoal were awesome. the guides through PACZ tours were great... be aware though the road to the site is very bumpy and makes for a long 2 hours. We saw a lot of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Sacramento, California

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Sacramento, California
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

the sites at Caracoal were awesome. the guides through PACZ tours were great... be aware though the road to the site is very bumpy and makes for a long 2 hours. We saw a lot of ruins, the guide was very knowledgeable and we even got to see and hear howler monkeys

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I just got back from our honeymoon where we did a tour of the Caracol ruins and they did not disappoint. There were so many different areas to explore and since it is so far out there were very few other people. The drive out there is also beautiful and they are working on the road which... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice ruines and surrounding. We went there by ourself with a 4WD which Was OK. Take food since there is no restaurant etc. The military group leaves at 9am imstead of 9.30 so be in time. Worth the trip.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Caracol from San Ignacio. It's a long journey over bumpy, dirt roads to get there and there is armed police presence along the road and on the site to protect tourists, so it is advisable to go on a guided tour. The journey to Caracol is as good as the site itself. The highest temple in Belize is... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Caracol had to be the highlight of our trip with my girlfriend and I. We rented an SUV and drove out early in the morning to meet the protective convoy. Its a long 2 hour off road drive but lots of FUN! on the way back we had the option to stop at the Rio Pools or Big Rock Falls.... More 

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Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow- impressive site, very large and lots to see and climb on. Must go with a guide. Long and bumpy road to get there. Recommend stopping at Rio on Pools and the Rio Frio Cave while you are in the area.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the ruins at Caracol on January 6 by way of our stay at the nearby Blancaneaux Lodge. Our Blancaneaux guide, Jorge De Leon, was an outstanding source of Mayan history. Jorge is an archeologist specializing in ancient Mayan glyphs, a naturalist and expert photographer. He took us on a bonus trek through the jungle to see a family... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was amazing to learn about the Mayan culture and see the ruins. The climb to the top wasn't bad either!!!

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New England
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So, why did we choose Caracol? After ogling Tikal pictures and reviews before my trip, if finally clicked- I realized that all the reviews said 1) both ruins are equally impressive and 2) far fewer visitors go to Caracol. Knowing we were traveling during high season, it seemed like a no-brainer! We could not be happier, sure the ride in... More 

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Helena, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While staying at Hidden Valley Inn & Reserve we made a day trip to the Caracol site with a local guide. Departing very early in the morning, as the drive was 1.5 hours on a mostly gravel and bumpy road. We made a few stops for birding along the way. On arrival we were the only visitors and birds were... More 

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