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Full-Day Caracol Maya Temple and Pine Ridge Forest Reserve

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    What to Expect
    An early departure from San Ignacio Town is required. You will be picked up at your hotel at approximately 7:30 am, and will travel south of San Ignacio Town through the scenic Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve. FYI: all transportation, guide fees, park entrance fees and your lunch are included. During rainy season this site is only accessible in a 4W drive vehicle.

    This large ancient Maya archaeological site is located in the Cayo District of Belize, within the Chiquibul National Park. At Caracol, there are approximately 267 structures per square kilometer, 85% higher than Tikal. The site covers approximately 200 square kilometers and within this area, structures are generally situated equidistantly and are integrated with the terrace system. The town grew into one of the largest ancient Maya cities, covering some 177 km² with an estimated population of over 100,000 with settlement focused along the many radiating causeways (potentially peaking between 120,000 and up to 180,000).

    Caracol offers an adventure you will not soon forget. Hiking around this ancient site you will be captivated by its majestic pyramids and rich history. Throughout the site you are bound to come across exotic wildlife such as monkeys, toucans and other wild animals. In addition, after an adventurous tour of this magnificent site you will have the opportunity to make a stop at the Rio On Pools or Big Rock Falls for an optional swim in natural cascading swimming pools so don't forget to bring along swimwear. At the end of the day, you'll be brought back to your hotel.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    San Ignacio town hotel or nearby.
    Departure Time
    7:15 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
    • Lunch
    • Driver/guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
    • Entry/Admission - Caracol Mayan Ruins
    • Entry/Admission - Rio On Pools
    • Entry/Admission - Big Rock Falls
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed May 8, 2018

    Did a tour of Caracol with Demas as our guide. Very professional and extremely knowledgeable about not only the ruins but wildlife, ecology, history, and of course local culture. We also visited the Rio Frio caves and Rio On swimming hole, which broke up the...More

    Date of experience: May 2018
    Thank LongsPeakJoe
    Reviewed March 11, 2018

    John Paul (the owner of this company) planned five days worth of activities for us and did a great job. We had a fantastic time at Caracol with Dimas as our guide. Caracol was beautiful and interesting. Dimas was a wealth of information. He was...More

    Date of experience: March 2018
    Thank Hugh M
    Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

    My husband and I took a private tour with Victor to Caracol and stopped at the Rio on Pools. We had a great time with Victor and are very happy we chose Cayp Inland Expeditions! Victor met us at a resort in San Ignacio, as...More

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