Let us take you through time and space to rediscover this mysterious world of the ancient Maya as it comes to life in the eyes and heart of their descendants. Leaving San Ignacio at 7:30 AM with a 2 hours drive to Caracol, we will take you through the Maya villages of Cristo Rey and San Antonio, to one of the largest metropolis in the Maya lowlands of ancient times, the splendorous Caracol.
At Caracol we will take you along a forest trail, giving you the experience of a life time as we recount the history of nobles and peasants living a mystic world. A world in which Gods demanded rituals and ceremonies, where everything inanimate and animate had a spirit of its own. Time hangs in space at Caracol. The trees and forest have taken over guarding the secrets of this place where our ancestors once gazed at the stars and plotted wars. Here they built magnificent structure, developed agriculture practices and a network of roads, which would come to support over a 100,000 inhabitants. Situated on the Vaca Plateau at an elevation of 500 meters, Caracol was first settled in 600 B.C. Rose to an impressive metropolis by 675 A.D. and once defeated Tikal. You will walk where warriors and peasants walked, visit the most important points of interest. Climbing the mighty Canna towering 43 meters, one the largest man-made structure in Belize. From here admire the great view of the tropical forest and the space that shaped and was shaped by the Maya civilization.
After lunch we will drive back, stopping at the refreshing waters of the Rio On Pools or Big Rock falls which is like 100 ft high in the Mountain Pine Ridge where you can swim and relax Before driving back to San Ignacio.