caracol belize tour


Belize’s largest archaeological site. The Mayan temples of Belize, bumpy road, greenery, and history! 

Caracol Mayan tour, located in the Chiquibul rain forest reserve of Belize. Caracol archaeological site situated 2 hours out of San Ignacio town by road. However, despite its distance, it’s the largest archaeological site in Belize. This Belize tour automatically combined with some sections of the Mountain Pine Ridge tour. You’ll be visiting the Rio Frio Cave and the Rio On Pools on your way back to San Ignacio.

Caracol Mayan ruins tour kicks off with an early start, leaving San Ignacio at 7:30 am. Guest that may be staying outside of town will experience an earlier pickup time, depending on your location.

The ride starts with travelling through the modern Mayan village of Crysto Rey and then San Antonio. Next you’ll get onto the mountain pine ridge road as you make your way through the pine ridge forest and then unto the chiquibul reserve as you get closer to the archaeological site. The tour starts this early due to the length of travel time required and also to meet the military escort based in the D’silva area of the Mountain pine ridge.


You’re now at the archaeological site of Caracol, where your tour is then now conducted by our certified tour guide. The touring of the site takes approximately 2 hours to conduct; with the privilege of climbing some of it’s temples. After hearing all the history and taking picture while touring you’ll then have lunch before making your way back to San Ignacio.

On your way back, as mentioned earlier, you’ll make a stop at the Rio Frio Cave, a dry cave with some historical writings on its walls. Thereafter, you’ll stop at the Rio On Pools, here you may take a swim and relax for a while before taking on the last hour ride to San Ignacio.

Please bear in mind that this tour requires quite a bit of walking and also the drive is off road for the majority of it. Expect some level up bumpy ride. In addition, if you’re the lucky fella, you may encounter some wild life along the drive. Your guide will be happy to point them out for you once spotted.


  • Local Tour Guide
  • Transportation
  • Lunch w/ Beverage
  • Entrance Fees
  • All local taxes