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

By MayaWalk Tours
Recommended by 97% of travelers
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from
$125.00
per adult (price varies by group size)
from
$125.00
per adult (price varies by group size)

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Ages 4-99, max of 100 per group
Duration: 8h
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Mobile ticket
English


  • National Park fees
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Picnic lunch with a drink
  • Rum punch
  • Guide
  • Round-trip transportation
  • Entry/Admission - The Maya Ruins of Caracol
What's not included
  • Gratuities


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Pick ups from all locations in Belize can be arranged. There may be an additional charge so please contact us if pick up is needed. . Departure Point for most tours: Downtown San Ignacio Address: MayaWalk Tours Main Office 19 Burns Avenue San Ignacio Town Cayo District Belize, Central America Directions: MayaWalk Tours Main Office located between Tandoor Restaurant and Belize Bank Return point: Returns to original departure point
  • 19 Burns Avenue, San Ignacio, Belize Tours departs and returns to our office located on #19 burns avenue san ignacio. Directions: MayaWalk Tours Main Office located between Tandoor Restaurant and Belize Bank Return point: Returns to original departure point
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 9526P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Difficulty: Easy to moderate
  • What to bring: Hiking sandals or trainers, towel, small backpack, liter of water, bug spray, snacks, swim wear with shorts, camera
  • There is no minimum age. All are welcomed
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Caracol Maya Ruins Tour Including Rio On Pools, Rio Frio Cave and a Picnic Lunch?
How much is Caracol Maya Ruins Tour Including Rio On Pools, Rio Frio Cave and a Picnic Lunch?
Caracol Maya Ruins Tour Including Rio On Pools, Rio Frio Cave and a Picnic Lunch price starts from $125.00. Discover and book Caracol Maya Ruins Tour Including Rio On Pools, Rio Frio Cave and a Picnic Lunch on Tripadvisor
What is the Caracol Maya Ruins Tour Including Rio On Pools, Rio Frio Cave and a Picnic Lunch cancellation policy?
Caracol Maya Ruins Tour Including Rio On Pools, Rio Frio Cave and a Picnic Lunch cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Caracol Maya Ruins Tour Including Rio On Pools, Rio Frio Cave and a Picnic Lunch on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Caracol Maya Ruins Tour Including Rio On Pools, Rio Frio Cave and a Picnic Lunch?
Caracol Maya Ruins Tour Including Rio On Pools, Rio Frio Cave and a Picnic Lunch is hosted by MayaWalk Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact MayaWalk Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Caracol Maya Ruins Tour Including Rio On Pools, Rio Frio Cave and a Picnic Lunch on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 9526P1

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Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    19 Burns Avenue
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See departure details
  • 1
    Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve
    Stop: 3 hours
    See details
  • 2
    Rio Frio Cave
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    The Maya Ruins of Caracol
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Rio On Pools
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

ChantelleA88
ChantelleA88
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Brilliant day for the adventures and adventures at heart
We had the pleasure of taking this tour today with our guide Eric. I was definitely nervous going into the trip bec
BrockR41
BrockR41
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Incredible adventure
This was the most amazing, incredible adventure that I have ever done in my life. It’s hard to describe everything
Angela105bu
Angela105bu
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Extraordinary, fascinating, beautiful, fun
Had a great time. Eric our guide was fabulous, huge knowledge, funny and got us safe threw the caves. The whole tri
ahlgoon
ahlgoon
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Go do this excellent tour
Phenomenal way to spend a day. The tour is a must do if you have the opportunity. Can not speak highly enough of o
brandyeb2023
brandyeb2023
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Unique and adventurous!
Juan Carlos was a wonderfully knowledgeable guide and a pleasure to spend the day with. This tour is a once-in-a-li
D6761DNbrianb
D6761DNbrianb
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Best guided tour I’ve done.
Our guide was Hugh. He was amazing- a walking encyclopedia of ancient Mayan culture, geology, and wildlife. I’ve do
robynhD5679OY
robynhD5679OY
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Amazing experience - must see in Belize!
Amazing tour and unforgettable experience! Eric was our guide and was so knowledgeable and kind. The staff was amaz
paulaaI7938YD
paulaaI7938YD
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Awesome day at ATM
Fantastic day seeing the cave. ATM is very special for the ritual significance to the Mayas. There's a very large n
Travel666004
Travel666004
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This experience is WORTH IT
I would highly recommend taking this excursion, and do it through maya walk. They were prepared for all scenarios,
Jkf78
Jkf78
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Amazing!!! A must do!
A must do experience! This is a once in a lifetime type of excursion. Our tour guide Eric made it the most amazing
karentB2688VH
karentB2688VH
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Unplanned highlight of trip
Definitely the highlight of my trip! I was visiting Belize and wasn't planning on going anywhere else, but fortunat
karentB2688VH
karentB2688VH
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Relaxing but not boring!
Jason and Carib were great! Knowledgeable, friendly, professional, and accomodations. Jason knew how to expertly av
DDSealy
DDSealy
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Great experience with MayaWalk
Awesome experience with MayaWalk. We went on three tours with them, ATM cave, Tikal and horseback riding to Xunantu
I1952RErachelm
I1952RErachelm
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Highly recommend!
We loved Maya Walk Tours! Horseback Riding to Xunantunich - The tour guides were very kind and knowledgeable. From
203virginias
203virginias
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Female older solo travelers... check this out!
AMAZING - once in a lifetime - experience. Here I was, a 60-ish solo female tourist, swimming into a Belize cave. I
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Michelle R
2 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
I would definitely recommend seeing the largest sprawling Mayan city in Belize, and the other two stops are breathtaking. Our guide, Anselmo, was incredibly knowledgeable and shared information about Mayan history, Caracol itself, and even the land, plants, flowers, and animals surrounding it all. He was also very friendly and funny. Caracol is an engineering marvel, and we loved getting to climb to the top of the pyramids and check out different rooms, the king’s throne, and other interesting points in this fascinating place. When we went to Rio Frio Cave, there have been a lot of rain and we had to park the shuttle and walk down a road that was quite muddy in some places. I don’t do mud, so I probably should have stayed at the shuttle and let everyone who wanted to go ahead, but the cavern itself was awe-inspiring, and even had a sandy island beach in the middle of it. Rio On Pools might have been my favorite part. This gorgeous system of waterfalls and large rocks forms several pools of various depths that are perfect for relaxing, cooling off, and having a lovely swim after a hot day. We splashed around, climbed the rocks, and took a ton of pictures. The lunch that the tour company provided of Belizean dishes was also very good and they brought delicious vegan food for me. I would absolutely recommend booking this tour and trying to get Anselmo as your guide.
Written January 5, 2023
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Bart T
5 contributions
Mar 2023
We booked this tour based on other reviews posted on Trip Advisor and we were thrilled! Michael, our Maya Walk driver picked us up at our hotel. We met Abi, our tour guide, a few minutes later at the Maya Walk offices. Michael was a skilled driver who safely navigated difficult terrain to get us safely to Rio Frio Cave, Caracol and The Rio Frio Pools. Abi was very passionate about Belizian Mayan history, the history of the site, and the nature reserve surrounding the site . He also had a passion for native birds. Abi planned the Caracol site visit perfectly so that we had the ruins primarily to our group of six. We enjoyed a delicious local made Mayan chicken lunch after touring Caracol. Micheal and Abi setup the warm lunch at the conclusion of our site tour and even had a formal table cloth. We highly recommend this tour! Michael and Abi were a great team and made the trip even more special!
Written March 26, 2023
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Nicolaas_NL
Utrecht, The Netherlands48 contributions
I have been to quite a few Mayan sites in Central America so can compare well. This tour was exceptionally good in terms of its explanation of when and how we think Mayans lived there. My guide Anselmo was very knowledgeable about all the aspects of this Mayan site as well as some comparisons to other archeological sites for context: its historical context, the architecture, their religion, a feel for their lives, the things we don’t know about them, the nature reserve around the ruins.
Yet he also knows how to convey all of this in a very lively story that keeps your attention and fascination. He blended everything together into a nice day.

Note: I made a special request in advance to skip the other stops and spend all the availabile time at Caracol ruins so my review covers only that part of the standard tour offered. MayaWalk was very accommodating in explaining their various tours and setting up this adapted one.
Written April 25, 2022
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Jim K
1 contribution
I was traveling by myself, and did the Caracol Mayan ruins tour with Maya Walk from San Ignacio. Ended up in a group tour (6 total) and had a fantastic day. Abi was our guide, and was very knowledgeable, helpful, polite, friendly. He covered it all VERY well. The driver, Jaheem, did an excellent job on, admittedly, some rough stretches of road.
The Caracol ruins were fantastic by themselves,and then the historical, cultural and natural (plants, animals, birds, soil) information shared by Abi made it even better. I really felt that I learned a lot today.
After the main tour, Jaheem and Abi served us a lovely lunch (veggie options available), then on our way back to San Ignacio, we stopped at Rio On pools, for a refreshing dip, and another cascade/waterfall, also available for swimming.
The van was also excellent, as was the companionship.
Abi & Jaheem were also so professional and courteous that they stopped briefly, to help another vehicle change the tire on THEIR vehicle, on the drive back. Nice people!
Written January 20, 2023
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Thank you, Jim! I am so happy to read your review and know that you enjoyed your tour to Caracol. We want you to be safe, learn a lot, and enjoy every aspect of the experience in every way possible. Our team is amazing, and I am always so proud of how far we have come. Thank you for joining us in our exploration of the many gems in Belize. We look forward to welcoming you back shortly. Cheers & safe travel Samantha & the MayaWalk team
Written January 28, 2023
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Brian
New Orleans, LA7 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
Originally, we were going to rent a jeep and drive ourselves to Caracol. I don't prefer being on someone else's schedule, and I read up on a site before visiting.

The road is a rough one, and the first time you drive a road like that you have to allot time to deal with the unforseen. Our driver Tate was an expert with the van, he drives it several times a week and can do it in his sleep. Our group got safely to all the stops with a minimum of harsh bumps or time stuck behind pokey drivers.

Jason who led us is a consumate professional. If you get him, you are golden. I learned enough in my reading to know he wasn't winging it. His style was relaxed, confident, and very personable.

We were very happy with our choice of tour operator and location.
Written April 17, 2023
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Sue&Dean C
Orange, CT2 contributions
Dec 2022
My family of 4 took this tour with our guide and driver, Anselmo Galicia. He was one of the best guides and drivers we have ever had. He had a seemingly inexhaustible knowledge of our tour sites and he was able to communicate his enthusiasm and knowledge with ease. He made this tour a remarkable day for all of us. You will not be disappointed with him as your tour guide and driver.
Written December 18, 2022
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Christian M
Brooklyn, NY6 contributions
WOW! I try to travel as much as i can, which means I'm always participating in new tours, BUT this tour easily outdoes them all! I have experience with Mayan ruins in Mexico, but they were nothing compared to our experience with Anselmo and Maya Walk Tours. Caracol is a lengthy trip, but Anselmo made it fly by with all the knowledge he was able to impart upon us jumping from topics of the Classical and Post-Classical Maya, to mythology, to contemporary Belize itself. Anselmo also switched off perfectly between English and Spanish (our party had speakers of both), and made it work effortlessly. Once at the site, we had two full hours of further site specific history. it may seem like a lot, but we were engaged the whole time (and mind you, we were a little sleep deprived). Ultimately, there's no end to how charming, fascinating, and experienced Anselmo is. I've never had such a compelling tour guide. Then, of course, Caracol itself is massive! It's gorgeous, incredible, and no matter what your interests are, it's hard not to be impressed. To top it all off, folks at the Maya Walk tours home cooked and prepared a delectable chicken stew for us to have after viewing the ruins! If that's not hospitality, i don't know what is! On our way out of the site, we were lucky enough to catch a glimpse of a jaguar! Lastly, as if all that weren't enough, Rio on pools, was such a special way to end the tour. It's long, but because every bit is enjoyable, there's no space or time or even desire to complain about a single thing. Thank you!
Written May 26, 2021
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Chicago Traveler
Chicago, IL11 contributions
I was looking to escape the Chicago winters. And that is where Mayawalk helped. I booked 3 tours online. In hindsight, I should of booked in person since you can pay in cash (everywhere in Belize there is a credit card surcharge I was scared to bring cash to Belize because people were saying that Belize isn't safe but having just came back everywhere except certain parts of Belize City is very safe). The tours were fantastic. I took 3 different tours with them. ATM cave was physically challenging but so amazing with great scenery and unexpected experiences. We visited Xunantunich by horseback. And then in Caracol it was great with a stop at the waterfalls to swim. I love the fact that they let you fill up your water bottle before each trip. And they did it safely even offering helmets etc. After my third trip, I booked my shuttle back to Belize with them and since I lost my debit card, they helped me by exchanging the emergency cash I had brought from back home into Belizean dollars. Fantastic company and tour guides. Would highly recommend.
Written February 16, 2020
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Golfjrk
St. George, UT7 contributions
Jun 2022
We loved our time at all 3 destinations. Our driver Lincoln and our guide Giselle (not sure the spelling) were accommodating, professional and prompt. The cave was much more enjoyable and wonderful than we had even anticipated. We thought it was simply a way to break up the drive but we were so impressed with the knowledge of our tour guide and all we were able to see.

The Caracol ruins were absolutely stunning. We spent enough time there to see everything we wanted to see and our tour guide Giselle was knowledgeable, relatable, and explained everything in a way we understood. The Belizean lunch was so delicious as was the rum punch!

Rio On Pools was another great stop. It had rained for several days in a row before we arrived so the pools were overflowing and the current in a few spots was strong but we swam and had a great time getting refreshed.

Our van broke down just a few miles from the office on our return but the owner brought another van in just a few minutes and we were on our way.

I would HIGHLY recommend this tour and MayaWalk Tours. Fantastic experience for all 6 of us.
Written June 9, 2022
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Judith D
Winchester UK9 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
We had a great day with Giselle and James! Giselle was very knowledgeable and James’ driving was faultless over rough terrain. Lunch was delicious. A great mix of history and swimming in the Rio Frio. A very professionally organised tour! Thank you!
Written December 4, 2021
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