Mountain Pine Ridge
Great Birding destinations
Caracol is nestled deep in the Chiquibul Forest Reserve within the Mountain Pine Ridge area. It is famed as the most extensive Maya center in the country. This site is home to the tallest man-made structure in Belize, Caana, standing 143 ft above the plaza floor. The discovery of Alter 23, which shows bound captives, indicates that Caracol was an extremely fierce and war like center. It is believed that Caracol defeated Tikal in 562 A.D.
The scenic drive to Caracol traverses through the Mountain Pine Ridge area. The road travels over a series of creeks, through lush tropical forest and pine forest, habitat for a variety of bird species. The highest canopy rainforest is home to several species of cats, as well as rare birds such as the Keel-Billed Mot Mot, Crested Guan, Great Curassow and the Occelated Turkey. A wide variety of orchids, vines and trees are also found in the area. The tour will be combined with a stop the Rio Frio Caves and Rio on Pools.
What to Bring: Camera, binoculars, drinking water. Wear shorts or pants and hiking boots. Bring along swimwear, water shoes or sandals, insect repellent and sun screen. Order your lunch the night before. Tour leaves at 7:30 a.m
Includes: guide, transportation & lunch
Not included: Park Fees US $7.50/pp,
For a full refund, the guest must cancel at least 7 full days before the listing’s local check-in time If the guest cancels less than 7 days before check-in, the guest will be charge 10% of the total reservations, and the Unlocking Belize service fee, are non-refundable.
If the guest arrives and decides to leave early, a 10% charge of the nightly rate for the nights not spent 24 hours after the cancellation occurs will be levied.