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San Ignacio: Caracol Maya Ruins & Waterfall Tour with Lunch

1. San Ignacio: Caracol Maya Ruins & Waterfall Tour with Lunch

Start with pickup at 7:30 AM from San Ignacio and travel 1.5 hours to the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve. Upon arrival walk for 10 minutes until you reach the Rio Frio Cave. After exploring this small cave, drive to the Chiquibul Forest Reserve located nearby.  Explore the ruins of Caracol, which was the largest metropolis in the Maya lowlands located deep within the Chiquibul Forest Reserve. While travelling to this location, enjoy a stunning scenery of the flora and fauna. Walk along the trails and paths that were once traversed by nobles and citizens of the Mayan empire.  Explore the largest Mayan archaeological site in Belize on a 3-hour guided tour. Learn about the size of the former city, as well as the various religious rituals performed in the temples. Climb some of the structures and learn about the important archaeological discoveries of the site. Enjoy a local lunch followed by a visit to the Rio on Pools or Big Rock Waterfalls. Swim in the refreshing waters to cool off after a day of exploring, and be returned to San Ignacio at approximately 5:00 PM.

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4.9 / 5

based on 7 reviews

Francisco showed us a great time in San Ignacio. He picked us up from our hotel and drove us out to Caracol pointing out interesting sights along the way. We stopped at a cave, climbed many Mayan ruins, dove off some cliffs by a waterfall, and enjoyed a delicious picnic lunch. A busy day that exceeded everyone’s expectations. I particularly appreciated our guide Francisco’s knowledge of both ancient Mayan history and the general area. Next time we are in San Ignacio we will be using the same tour company “Belize Caving Expeditions” and requesting Francisco.

this was such a fantastic tour. it's a trek to get out to Caracol (2 hr drive down bumpy roads) but SO worth it. the site is absolutely gorgeous and there are very few tourists there which makes for a special experience. but what made our tour the most was our guide, Leo. he is friendly and incredibly knowledgeable. he was happy to answer all our questions about the site, as well as about Belize. spending a day with Leo was a highlight of our whole trip across Belize.

Such a great excursion! Very educational and doable even for our kids. Highly recommend