Caracol

Listing Type
Tour/Activity
Tour Type
Cruise Excursion, Inland
Departs From
San Ignacio Town
Intensity Level
Moderate
$
100
/ Person
Trusted Provider
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  • No Booking Fees
No Foreign Transaction Fee for USA customers.
Leonardo D
Response rate: 
84%
Response time:
3 hours
About Listing
Features:
Archaeological Reserve, Nature Trails
Highlights
  • Large ancient Maya archaeological site
Description
Caracol is the name given to a large ancient Maya archaeological site, located in what is now the Cayo District of Belize. It is situated approximately 40 kilometers south of Xunantunich and the town of San Ignacio Cayo, and 15 kilometers away from the Macal River. It rests on the Vaca Plateau at an elevation of 500 meters above sea-level, in the foothills of the Maya Mountains. Long thought to be a tertiary center, it is now known that the site was one of the most important regional political centers of the Maya Lowlands during the Classic Period. Caracol covered approximately 200 square kilometers, covering an area much larger than present-day Belize City (the largest metropolitan area in the country) and supported more than twice the modern city’s population.

The site was first reported by a native logger named Rosa Mai, who came across its remains in 1937 while searching for mahogany hardwood trees to exploit. Mai reported the site to the archaeological commission for British Honduras, today Belize. In 1938 the archaeological commissioner, A. H. Anderson visited the site for two weeks along with a colleague H. B. Jex [Hugh Blockley Jex – who later became Inspector of Crown Licence]. It was Anderson who gave the site its modern name. They conducted preliminary surveys, noted 9 carved monuments, took notes on the structures of the A Group Plaza and undertook limited excavations in two locations. A. H. Anderson and Linton Satterthwaite later discovered 40 stone monuments.
 
Suitable for:
Kids
Teens
Adults
Families
Couples
Seniors
Recommended Age Range:
Under 10
11 - 20
21 - 30
31 - 40
41 - 50
What to bring?
Recommended items to bring on the trip.
  • Water
  • Sun Shades
  • Hats/Caps
  • Hiking Shoes
  • Extra Clothes
  • Bug Spray
  • Sun Block
  • Camera
Rates
The base rates charged by the provider. This includes all taxes and applicable fees.
Capacity:
150 people
Minimum:
2 people
Minimum number of people.
Price
Unless otherwise indicated, prices are in US dollars.
Per
Price
Unless otherwise indicated, prices are in US dollars.
Description
Person
$
100
Price can be negotiated if there is a large group
Activities
Hiking
Transportation
Is Transportation provided?:
Yes
Transport Info.
Important Transportation/Pickup Information
For cruise ship passengers, the tour departs from the Tourism Village at Terminal 1 in Belize City at the dock where the cruise ship tender boat drops off their passengers. A representative from D King Adventure Tours will be there waiting for you with a sign with your name on it.

For overnight guests, we pick you up at your hotel or from a water taxi. A representative from D King Adventure Tours will be waiting for you outside with a sign with your name on it.
 
Availability
Schedule
Dates
Daily
Provider
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I’m Leonardo Diaz. So many tours offer the same canned experiences that I wanted to do something different. I wanted visitors to be able to experience the real Belize. The beauty of ... moreits locations and people off the well-worn roads. Of course, I offer fun and educational tours such as zip-lining, cave tubing, city tours, and archaeological tours. The difference is that I don’t follow the crowds.

I have painstakingly sought out unique locations and relationships with the intention of creating truly distinct experiences for the guests I host. Experiences that are not only exciting while you’re here, but ones that have a more meaningful impact even after you’re back home. Join me on your next Belize adventure!
Tagline:
Best Escorted Tours!
Tour Operator License:
T0 03-T014
Account Type:
Tour Guide and Operator
Languages:
Creole, English, German, Spanish, Maya
Payment & Cancellation
Cancellation Policy
Flexible
  • Cancellations made 15 days before will be fully refunded except for a service fee of 3%.
  • Cancellations made 7 days before will be refunded 70% of the amount paid.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
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