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Belize – San Ignacio and Caracol

From Caye Caulker we took a ferry back to the mainland. Then local bus to San Ignacio in the Jungle towards the border with Guatemala. From there we did a tour to Caracol, an ancient Mayan ruin. It was a three hour journey in a 4×4 down rough roads, but worth it. They have only excavated 4% of the site, most of it is under the forest that grew up over the city after the Mayans left. The main temple is still currently the tallest structure in Belize.

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On the way back from the ruins we called in at the Rio On Pools, a series of natural pools in the rocks, carved out by the river.

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It includes a few slides down between them. Very relaxing after a hot day exploring ruins.

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The next day we moved on from the small town of San Ignacio, to a smaller one called Bullet Tree Falls. Here we stayed in a cabin in the jungle, next to the Mopan River. You could do tubing from here, basically hike up river, sit in a car inner tube and float back down. Mostly its flat, but there are some rough bits. You then land near the lodge we stayed in.

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It was fairly quiet there, so we experimented with the self timer on our camera.

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Becks also tried a bit of birdwatching.

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