San Ignacio

Caracol Day Trip & Mountain Pine Ridge from San Ignacio

San Ignacio, Belize

From USD 125.00

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 10 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Awaken your inner archaeologist as you explore the sprawling Mayan ruins of Caracol. Departing from San Ignacio, you’ll journey deep into the jungles of Belize to the Chiquibul Forest Reserve — home to one of the largest Mayan sites in the country. Your expert guide will illuminate the fascinating history of Caracol, which was once a mighty city and a rival of neighboring Tikal in Guatemala. Explore magnificent plazas, temples, palaces, and an observatory while learning about the social and religious practices of the ancient Mayans. Round-trip transport from your San Ignacio hotel is included on this full-day tour.
  • Day trip to Caracol from San Ignacio
  • Take a guided tour of Caracol, situated within the protected Chiquibul Forest Reserve
  • Walk along a forest trail as you learn about the flora and fauna, and swim in rock pools en route
  • Discover ball courts, residential complexes and a complete astronomical observatory
  • Admire the magnificent Caana pyramid, topped by three temples
  • Lunch and round-trip hotel transport by minivan included

What's Included

  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off within San Ignacio Town
  • Gratuities
  • Box lunch
  • Hotel Pick up and Drop off outside of San Ignacio town limits

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • 6 Far W St
    6 Far W St, San Ignacio, Belize

    Ground floor of Elviras Building by Ervas Restaurant

Pickup points

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Start time

07:00 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

We offer free pick up for hotels within San Ignacio town limits. For hotels out of town, can pick up for an additional surcharge.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note: a minimum of 2 passengers is required in order for this tour to operate. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund. Hotel pick up and drop off included is for hotels within San Ignacio town limits. For hotels outside of San Ignacio town, a surcharge applies.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Operated by Belize Family Adventure

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Full Day with Caracol, Nature Walk, Pools on Rio, Rio Frio Cave, and Big Rock Falls
Michael_G, Aug 2021
Good full day trip here. Included stops at the Rio Frio Cave, Pools on Rio with option to swim, Big Rocks Falls (waterfall), nature walk around Caracol, and plenty of time to explore Caracol. Journey to the site from San Ignacio is paved half the way with the last half along a dirt-clay road. Really enjoyed the trip, a mixture of sites that I would not have seen doing separate bookings. Guide was really fun and you could tell he enjoyed his work which made it more fun and interesting for the group.
Long bumpy car ride
Roger, Mar 2020
Sal was a good tour guide. He was knowledgeable about the ruins and the history of Caracol. I chose 3 stars because the ride was terrible. It's a very long ride on a bumpy dirt road. Had we known about this part, we would've skipped this excursion. We were all a little car sick once we finally stopped. A delicious lunch was provided. The waterfall was much needed at the end of the day.
The ride to Caracol wasn't too bad...
Devaka Y, Aug 2017
The ride to Caracol wasn't too bad. The ruins are amazing and swimming in the waterfall after was also great.
We had a really fabulous time on...
Regine_B, Mar 2017
We had a really fabulous time on this tour. Our guide, Selwin, is of Mayan decent and is very knowledgeable and provided all kinds of great information. It takes over two hours to get to Caracol and the road is very bumpy but once out there, it's quiet and feels like a very authentic, rather than touristy, archaeological site. We were a little rushed at the end and did feel like we didn't have enough time at the largest buildings. The site closes at 2:00 and it's hard to fit everything in with the time allotted. The tour included a visit to a cave and swimming at a waterfall. Be sure to bring your swimming suit and and a towel. Pack bug spray and sunscreen as well.
Excellent tour. The guide was part...
Harrison H, Jan 2017
Excellent tour. The guide was part of the excavation project in the '90's and had lots of excellent insight into the archaeology and history of the area. On the return trip, he was flexible on our visit to a local cave and the Rio on Pools swimming site. The driver provided the opportunity for a stop en-route, which was appreciated. The vehicle was clean and in good shape considering its arduous daily journey. The driver took his time with potholes, making for a very pleasant ride given the rough circumstances.
Fantastic day out with a friendly...
Immo B, Mar 2016
Fantastic day out with a friendly knowledgeable guide!
The pyramids were awesome but the...
America M, Sept 2014
The pyramids were awesome but the tour guide didn't want to climb the pyramids so he sat at the bottom of them. Our vehicle broke disown and had to be scorted by the military to caracol, lucky for us the guide called and another vehicle was there within 2 hours