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Caracol Maya Ruins Tour Including Rio On Pools, Rio Frio Cave and a Picnic Lunch provided by MayaWalk Tours

Caracol Maya Ruins Tour Including Rio On Pools, Rio Frio Cave and a Picnic Lunch

Caracol Maya Ruins Tour Including Rio On Pools, Rio Frio Cave and a Picnic Lunch
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What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 9526P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
National Park fees • All taxes, fees and handling charges • Picnic lunch with a drink • Rum punch • Guide • Round-trip transportation • Entry/Admission - The Maya Ruins of Caracol
Exclusions
Gratuities
Duration
8h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Pick ups from all locations in Belize can be arranged. There may be an additional charge so please contact us if pick up is needed. . Departure Point for most tours: Downtown San Ignacio Address: MayaWalk Tours Main Office 19 Burns Avenue San Ignacio Town Cayo District Belize, Central America Directions: MayaWalk Tours Main Office located between Tandoor Restaurant and Belize Bank Return point: Returns to original departure point
19 Burns Avenue, San Ignacio, Belize Tours departs and returns to our office located on #19 burns avenue san ignacio. Directions: MayaWalk Tours Main Office located between Tandoor Restaurant and Belize Bank Return point: Returns to original departure point
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
National Park fees • All taxes, fees and handling charges • Picnic lunch with a drink • Rum punch • Guide • Round-trip transportation • Entry/Admission - The Maya Ruins of Caracol
Exclusions
Gratuities
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Pick ups from all locations in Belize can be arranged. There may be an additional charge so please contact us if pick up is needed. . Departure Point for most tours: Downtown San Ignacio Address: MayaWalk Tours Main Office 19 Burns Avenue San Ignacio Town Cayo District Belize, Central America Directions: MayaWalk Tours Main Office located between Tandoor Restaurant and Belize Bank Return point: Returns to original departure point
19 Burns Avenue, San Ignacio, Belize Tours departs and returns to our office located on #19 burns avenue san ignacio. Directions: MayaWalk Tours Main Office located between Tandoor Restaurant and Belize Bank Return point: Returns to original departure point
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Difficulty: Easy to moderate
What to bring: Hiking sandals or trainers, towel, small backpack, liter of water, bug spray, snacks, swim wear with shorts, camera
There is no minimum age. All are welcomed
Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
Not wheelchair accessible
Infants must sit on laps
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    19 Burns Avenue
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve
    Stop: 3 hours
    See details
  • 2
    Rio Frio Cave
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    The Maya Ruins of Caracol
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Rio On Pools
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    19 Burns Avenue
    19 Burns Avenue, San Ignacio, Belize
    Tours departs and returns to our office located on #19 burns avenue san ignacio. Directions: MayaWalk Tours Main Office located between Tandoor Restaurant and Belize Bank Return point: Returns to original departure point
    See address & details
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susanm888888
Lafayette, CO17 contributions
Highly recommend this tour to Caracol at a great price
Our guide, Anselmo, Was marvelously knowledgeable and made our tour to caracol extremely enjoyable. Long bumpy ride, but Caracol is fascinating, and amazing lunch! The stop at Rio Frio cave was also worthwhile. Swimming in Rio on Pools was the perfect refreshing experience on the way back.
Written 14 June 2021
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Kimberly C
6 contributions
Fantastic day out with a fantastic guide!
May 2021
Fantastic experience with Anselmo - whose knowledge of and enthusiasm for all things Mayan really accentuated the experience. This is a fantastic tour, and the history, architecture, and jungle surroundings (complete with howler monkey screeches) all add up to an unforgettable day. Caracol is truly awe-inspiring, but do beware of the drive there - bone-shaking in the extreme! ;)

Also, the Rio Frio cave and the Rio On pools are the perfect way to cool off after Caracol. A fun and unique glimpse of more of Belize, and we were lucky enough to see scarlet macaws on our way back!
Written 7 June 2021
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dynastar5
New York City, NY63 contributions
An amazing day out with a great guide!
May 2021
Our guide's name was Anselmo and he was fantastic. He was friendly and knowledgeable about all three sites as well as pointing out plants and animals along the way. If you do this trip try and make sure you are in his group! We were picked up from our lodge (The Parrot Nest Lodge) at 6:30am and taken to their office in town. We met the other 6 people going on the tour with us before being split into two groups. There were 5 in ours and 3 in the other. Each group had their own van. The ride to Caracol is 2 and half hours most of which is along a very bumpy unpaved road. The one stop is about 20 min in at a gas station for a bathroom break and to pick up drinks/snacks if you want them. The van is air-conditioned. After the tour at Caracol they provided a delicious lunch of rice and beans and chicken along with rum punch and cookies. Next we went to the cave followed by a very refreshing swim in the pools. There is a place to change at the pools and there are doors on the changing rooms now. You should bring sunscreen and a hat and know that it was very hot walking around Caracol. We got back to town at around 5pm. We really enjoyed Caracol and the day is worth the bumpy ride. We were fortunate that we had a great group of people which helped make it a truly memorable day. As an added bonus Anselmo is also a first responder so could have helped us if we had gotten hurt.
Written 5 June 2021
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HappyTraveler
5 contributions
Great time
May 2021
Another excellent tour from MayaWalk Tours. The ruins were beautiful and our guide knew anything there is to know about the history of the Maya. He was incredibly friendly and we had a great time discussing Belizean history and other things on the long drive. If anyone is worried about the amount of walking on this tour, it isn't a far distance, but there is some climbing of steep steps and the weather was very hot when we went. Not only did we see the ruins but the wildlife in this protected area was beautiful. Since it was just the end of the dryer season there, our guide gave us the option to skip the Rio Frio Cave and instead go to another swimming area that had a waterfall and cliff jumping. It was a great experience and you could tell the tour company cares about the experience of their guests.
Written 28 May 2021
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Christian M
Brooklyn, NY5 contributions
Anselmo is a hero and so is MayaWalk Tours
WOW! I try to travel as much as i can, which means I'm always participating in new tours, BUT this tour easily outdoes them all! I have experience with Mayan ruins in Mexico, but they were nothing compared to our experience with Anselmo and Maya Walk Tours. Caracol is a lengthy trip, but Anselmo made it fly by with all the knowledge he was able to impart upon us jumping from topics of the Classical and Post-Classical Maya, to mythology, to contemporary Belize itself. Anselmo also switched off perfectly between English and Spanish (our party had speakers of both), and made it work effortlessly. Once at the site, we had two full hours of further site specific history. it may seem like a lot, but we were engaged the whole time (and mind you, we were a little sleep deprived). Ultimately, there's no end to how charming, fascinating, and experienced Anselmo is. I've never had such a compelling tour guide. Then, of course, Caracol itself is massive! It's gorgeous, incredible, and no matter what your interests are, it's hard not to be impressed. To top it all off, folks at the Maya Walk tours home cooked and prepared a delectable chicken stew for us to have after viewing the ruins! If that's not hospitality, i don't know what is! On our way out of the site, we were lucky enough to catch a glimpse of a jaguar! Lastly, as if all that weren't enough, Rio on pools, was such a special way to end the tour. It's long, but because every bit is enjoyable, there's no space or time or even desire to complain about a single thing. Thank you!
Written 26 May 2021
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Ryan Bennett
Washington DC, DC1 contribution
Great day learning Mayan history and seeing wildlife
It was a full day. From 7am to 4pm. We went to the cave when no one else was there and it’s stunning. The ruins were amazing, plus we saw Macaws, toucans, a burrowing tarantula, howler monkeys, and so many beautiful birds. It was really hot but we go a great meal and dipped in the natural pools. The experience was all thanks to Oscar. He was was so knowledgeable about Mayan culture and history, the area, plants/trees, and all the wildlife we saw. He is an expert spotter for birds and helped other guides with a known area for Scarlett Macaws along the way. Also he was a very good driver through the long rough road up. It’s worth the bumps.
Written 11 April 2021
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Denver H
20 contributions
Long Drive - But Worth It! Absolutely Amazing
Although it is quite a long (and bumpy) ride to the site, it is totally worth it. You’re in awe once you arrive to the ruins. They are so much bigger than we anticipated, and for the most part you are shaded as you walk around. Also it was not crowded at all - maybe 7 of us total(!) in the entire complex, so it almost felt like a private tour experience, probably because it was so far away from San Ignacio. Our tour guide and the driver were very friendly and knowledgeable. The lunch may have been the best lunch we had in Belize. Very filling. Although the ride is bumpy, we never felt car sick. After you leave the ruins you think the most amazing part is complete - nope! You stop at the coolest cave on the way back - by far the BIGGEST cave we’ve ever seen. It is seriously huge and awe-inspiring. Lastly you stop at rock pools which are a very refreshing way to end the tour.

Our only note is that this is a very long tour, with lots of time on the road. However that’s worth it once you arrive, especially since not many people were there. The ride back doesn’t seem as long since you stop a few times.
Written 4 April 2021
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Sandeep
2 contributions
One of the best adventures I’ve done
Did the ATM tour and Carocol ruins with Mayawalk. The guides were so informative and knowledgable. They kept all the excursions entertaining. Definitely want to thank Juan Carlos and Oscar for all their help and getting us out of comfort zones to do all the activities during the excursion. The food provided was also amazing and it was local belizian lunch. The Mayawalk team was very helpful and communicated well in helping to set things up, communicated with our lodge for timing and pick up, making sure we had everything for the excursion.
Written 29 March 2021
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Sianin
Smithers, Canada166 contributions
Tour from Cahal Pech
Long drive on fairly rough road, if in wet condition could be near impassable but we had mostly dry. Stopped at Tio Frio cave which is an easy walk and chance to stretch your legs. Caracol is an amazing site. It is very large, the restorations that have been completed are well done. Work continues in various places around the region. This is the only city found with a middle class if I remember correctly. Caracol taught me that if you've seen one mayan site you have NOT seen them all. I saw this after Tikal and both were stunning but very different from each other.

Caracol overall site is larger than Belize City and at one time supported a very large population(100,000+). It was a very important geo-political centre and where was successful at battle against neighbouring cities like Tikal.

All in all a worthy trip and dont think you shouldn't visit a site because you've already seen one. Each reveal unique things, they are in jungle so you get the added bonus of seeing wildlife.

Our trip continued to pine mountain ridge where we did hey rain so we just got out at a viewpoint rather than climbing down and swimming.
Written 3 March 2020
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Chicago Traveler
Chicago, IL10 contributions
Fantastic tours of inland Belize
I was looking to escape the Chicago winters. And that is where Mayawalk helped. I booked 3 tours online. In hindsight, I should of booked in person since you can pay in cash (everywhere in Belize there is a credit card surcharge I was scared to bring cash to Belize because people were saying that Belize isn't safe but having just came back everywhere except certain parts of Belize City is very safe). The tours were fantastic. I took 3 different tours with them. ATM cave was physically challenging but so amazing with great scenery and unexpected experiences. We visited Xunantunich by horseback. And then in Caracol it was great with a stop at the waterfalls to swim. I love the fact that they let you fill up your water bottle before each trip. And they did it safely even offering helmets etc. After my third trip, I booked my shuttle back to Belize with them and since I lost my debit card, they helped me by exchanging the emergency cash I had brought from back home into Belizean dollars. Fantastic company and tour guides. Would highly recommend.
Written 16 February 2020
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So much fun!
What a great day we had doing the ATM! Juan Carlos was the guide for our small group and did a great job teaching
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Amazing. Will be a highlight of your trip!
Amazing tour, would definitely recommend to anyone who is considering! Our guide Juan Carlos was incredibly knowled
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Hugh was the best guide we could have asked for
I am rarely one to leave a review, but the ATM Tour was one of the best adventures that I have been on in my life.
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We highly recommend Mayawalk Tours.
Unforgettable ATM caves tour! We had the most wonderful and enjoyable tour with Mayawalk Tours yesterday. We can’
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Great tour provider
We arranged a river tubing cave tour with this company. On the way there, we were notified that the tubing was not
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ATM tour - A MUST DO with a great tour company!
Amazing day! Amazing guides! A must do if you are in San Ignacio. Our guides, Hugh and Hector, were fun, informat
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So much more than a cave tour!!! A++++
So much more than a cave tour. The guides are cultural and arch/geo/safety/etc. professionals! They told maya stori
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We used this company for two separate tours--you should too!
We did both a day at ATM, and then the Caracol + rio frio trip--and they customized the latter since our teens want
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MayaWalk is the company to use for seeing inland Belize
My husband and I just returned from our trip led by expert Juan Carlos (also known as Dos Carlos-he is not a petite
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ATM Cave with Maya Walk — Best Tour of Our Vacation
I can’t recommend this tour highly enough. If you’re anywhere near the Cayo District, you should plan to visit ATM
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A mix of history, culture, adventure, and laughs with Eric!
What an awesome trip! We were staying nearby so were able to meet the van at Benge's store in Tea Kettle instead of
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Bucket List Experience
This is a MUST do if you’re visiting Belize. It was fun from the moment James picked us up until the end. Hugh was
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LOVED IT
ASK FOR JUAN CARLOS!!!!! He’s the best guide they have. This company does small group tours, making a it a more pe
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Juan Carlos best guide!
Juan Carlos is one of the best guides, if not the best, we have had in Belize. He’s been a guide for 22 years, I be
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Two Carlos
We did the ATM cave tour and it was fantastic. We went with Juan (“Two”) Carlos. He was equal parts hilarious and k
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