Caracol Temples

Listing Type
Tour/Activity
Tour Type
Cultural | Educational, Inland, Mayan Ruins
Departs From
San Ignacio Town
Intensity Level
Moderate
Attraction(s)
Caracol
$
85
/ Person
Trusted Provider
Jorge D
Response rate: 
28%
Response time:
several hours
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About Listing
Features:
Archaeological Reserve, Nature Trails
Highlights
  • Caana Sky Palace (Tallest Maya ruin in Belize)
Description
Caracol (Snail) is the largest known Maya city in Belize. In AD 650, the urban area of Caracol had a radius of approximately 177 square kilometers. It boasts the tallest man-made structure in the country and a dynasty that was desired and looked up upon by many, while hated and feared by others. It covered an area much larger than present-day Belize City (the largest metropolitan area in the country of Belize) and supported more than twice the modern city’s population. Caracol is a must-see, as it is one of the largest cities of the classic period and was in the middle of a power struggle with powerful cities like Tikal and Naranjo in Guatemala.

Being specialized on Maya Hieroglyphs; during our tour, you will learn about the kings of Caracol and their achievements based on the hieroglyphic evidence. A couple years ago Lion got the privilege of reporting one of the last carved monuments at Caracol. The date of this monument adds 25 years more of hieroglyphic history to this great royal lineage.

We also offer the Caracol tour combined with a refreshing stop at Rio on Pools to cool off after a long day at the site.
 
Suitable for:
Kids
Teens
Adults
Families
Groups
Couples
Seniors
Recommended Age Range:
Under 10
11 - 20
21 - 30
31 - 40
41 - 50
Over 50
What is Included?
Things the supplier includes without any extra cost.
  • Guided tour of site with history
  • Transportation to and from your hotel, park entrance fee, tour guide, lunch, water and a soda
Rates
The base rates charged by the provider. This includes all taxes and applicable fees.
Price
Unless otherwise indicated, prices are in US dollars.
Per
Price
Unless otherwise indicated, prices are in US dollars.
Person
$
85
Activities
Hiking, Sightseeing
Transportation
Is Transportation provided?:
Yes
Availability
Schedule
Dates
Daily
Provider
Jorge De Leon, owner and operator of Lions Adventure Tours welcomes you to his humble family of tour guides. Jorge (Lion) as he is known locally, is an advocate for conservation efforts ... morein his region and specialize in Archaeology, ancient Maya cities and caves. Lion has been tour guiding well over 10 years in western Belize for well know establishments. During the earlier part of 2013 Lion decided it was time he ventured off on his own, so he start the company Lion Adventure Tours.

Since Lion learnt how the Maya hieroglyphs works he has passionately been trying to teach others and hopes to get his knowledge across to our generation. Today, our people can speak the language but have lost the ability to write it. He hopes to revive this lost art of writing.

Get to know Jorge personally as takes you on a tour in his all-terrain vehicle.

Lion: “Allow me to take you on an adventure, exploring the unexplored and discover the mysteries of Xibalba.
Do you have what it takes?”

This my friend is one tour experience you surely won’t forget.
Account Type:
Tour Operator
Languages:
English, Spanish
Payment & Cancellation
Cancellation Policy
Moderate
  • Cancellations made 90 days before will be fully refunded except for a service fee of 3%.
  • Cancellations made 15 days before will be refunded 50% of the amount paid.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
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