Caracol Mayan Temple

Caracol Mayan Temple

Take this full-day tour to visit the impressive remains of the Caracol site. It served as an important trading hub for nearby Tikal, which is right across the border in Guatemala. This is an educational tour as well as an opportunity to experience the forests of western Belize. It also includes a break for lunch.

Featured in:Archeology, Nature Walk, Ruins, Caracol Ruins
8 hrs
Available Days:
Every day
7:30 AM
Hotel Transport Included
Mobile Ticket Included
Offered in English, Spanish

Caracol got its start around 1200 BC, reaching the zenith of its influence in the 7th century. The site was abandoned in the 9th century, and then re-discovered in 1938. Today, you can still see stelae (large stone markers), ball courts, and alters. Your guide can fill you in on the details of the site’s historic importance and its relationship to other Maya city-states.

To get there, you’ll get to hike through the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve, which protects a dense forest of pine at the foothills of the Maya Mountains. This hike also gives you the chance to do some bird watching – keep an eye for various species of warblers, cotingas, and eagles.

Attraction Visited

Caracol Ruins

When you visit the Caracol ruins, you’ll get to see over 30 structures built by the Mayans, including the tower of Caana, the tallest structure in all of Belize. To reach Caracol, you’ll visit the Chiquibul Forest Reserve in western Belize, at the foothills of the Maya mountains.

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What to Bring

Comfortable attire, extra change of clothes, comfortable shoes, water shoes, swimsuit, sunscreen, sunglasses, bug spray, extra water, camera, and binoculars for bird watchers.

What's included

Tour guide, transportation, water, lunch, and entrance fees.


Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “BOOKING REQUEST” for full details.

Traveler Comments

Make the climb, it's worth it!

- DAWN N, JUL 2019
Take this full-day tour to visit the impressive remains of the Caracol site.Caracol Mayan Temple4
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