Caracol/Mt. Pine Ridge
Caracol, Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve, Rio Frio Cave and Rio On Pools
- Maya Culture
- Belize Tours
- Belize Adventure Tours
- Belize Cave Tour
- Caracol vs. Tikal
Caracol, where an estimated 150,000 people once lived in a metropolis covering nearly a square mile, is the largest and most spectacular Mayan site in Belize. Located in the Chiquibul Rainforest, only seven miles from the Guatemalan border (if you’re a bird), Caracol is actually larger than nearby Tikal, but not as extensively excavated.
Enter the sleeping and burial grounds of ancient Mayan royalty. Imagine yourself playing on the ball field in a fierce and threatening competition. Climb Caana, the tallest ruin at Caracol-42 meters (or take pictures of other people climbing.) It is alleged that Caracol once conquered the larger nearby Mayan city of Tikal in Guatemala. (Of course, the legend is denied by the Guatemalans.)
En route to Caracol you will stop at the tiny village of Augustine and the awesome Rio Frio Cave where you will see one of the most photographed sites in Belize. Add this special cave visit to your growing list of Belize adventures.
After a picnic lunch at Caracol, your final stop is the Rio On Pools. Opt to hike, photograph, relax, or take a swim in one of the continuous series of natural pools formed within granite boulders, connected by small rapids or waterfalls. This Belize activity is an awesome way to end your Caracol Belize adventure tour.
US $97.50/pp (based on 2 person minimum)
Add stop at Big Rock Falls: $15/group
Mariposa Tours thinks this is the best Belize tour in the Cayo District of Belize because it offers such a wide-range of features, includes Caracol, the greatest Belize archaeological site (Maya ruin), a user-friendly but awesome cave, easily accessible natural river pools and falls with swimming option, and travel through the broadleaf jungle and the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve, two entirely different Eco-systems. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Departure: 7:45 am
Duration: Full day
Fitness Requirement: Moderate to good
Food Provided: Picnic lunch and snacks
Dress: Short or long pants and sturdy footwear
What To Bring along:
Sunscreen, insect repellent, camera, swimsuit, raingear if needed. We provide water and beach towels.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Mariposa Tours prices include transportation, guide, and lunch when specified. Prices do not include 12.5% General Sales Tax, park or admission fees, and discretionary gratuities to drivers or guides. For tipping guidelines, you may wish to see our FAQ.