From Belize border, all inclusive, Tikal private tour

Enjoy of Tikal in a great way, guided tour through virgin jungle paths, visiting the major archaeological maya buildings, some of them can be climbed as the tallest maya construction: Temple of the Double-Headed Serpent, with 212 feet high. Tikal is cultural and natural UNESCO site. Tikal National Park encompasses 576 square kilometres of jungle and thousands of ruined structures. The central part of the ancient city alone contains 4,000 buildings and covers about 16 square kilometers. Tikal is also part of the one-million-hectare Maya Biosphere Reserve created in 1990 to protect the dense forest of the Peten, which started to disappear at an alarming rate due to population pressures, illegal logging and slash-and-burn agricultural practices. Archaeologist estimate that the Maya settled in the area now known as Tikal in about 900 BC. Tikal grew into an important ceremonial, cultural, and commercial centre over the centuries. Most of the city’s huge temples were constructed during the eighth century AD when Tikal became the greatest city in the Maya world with a population of perhaps 120,000. Like Maya Complexes on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, Tikal fell into decline at the end of the ninth century and was virtually abandoned. The causes of the Maya empire’s collapse remains a mystery, but wars, famine, overpopulation and resource depletion have all been blamed. Tikal’s great stone monument languished for centuries and were gradually reclaimed by the jungle. Hernan Cortes, the conqueror of Mexico, and his motley band of conquistadors marched by Tikal in 1525, but they failed to see its temples concealed by 40-metre-tall cedar and mahogany trees. Spanish friars later wrote of a great city hidden in the forest of the Peten. It wasn’t until 1848 that an expedition sent out by the Guatemalan government officially discovered the ruins. Swiss, German and British archaeologist soon followed to clear debris and begin studying the site. The Museum of the University of Pennsylvania, the Guatemalan Institute of Anthropology and History restored Tikal’s structures during the 1950s and 1960s. More recently the cooperation of Spain has donated resources to restore some other structures. Today Tikal is to Guatemala what the Great Pyramids are to Egypt, a national symbol and a source of pride in the past. Enormous trees still shroud Tikal’s buildings, which cluster in groups reached by wide causeways meandering through the tropical forest, home to toucans, parrots, wild turkeys, howler monkeys, raccoon-like coatimundis and countless other creatures. Tikal’s grand scale even awes those who have visited spectacular Mayan sites such as Palenque and Chichen Itza in Mexico. The Temple of the Grand Jaguar (Temple I) and the Temple of the Masks (Temple II) loom like a pair of colossal bookends of opposite sides of the Great Plaza, a vast expanse ringed by terraces, palaces and ball courts. Temple I rises some 50 meters above the plaza’s eastern end. A stone stairway leads up the pyramids’s nine tiers, corresponding to the nine levels of the Mayan underworld. In 1958, archaeologist discovered the tomb of Hasaw Chaan Kawil (Ah Cacao, Lord Chocolate), one of Tikal’s greatest rulers, inside Temple I. Hasaw’s skeleton was festooned with jade ornaments and surrounded by precious offering, including pottery, alabaster, sea shells and pearls from the Caribbean coast. You can see a replica of this elaborate tomb in the Tikal Museum near the visitor’s centre. Temple I has yielded other treasures, including intricately carved wooden lintels over its doors, which have furnished clues to Maya beliefs and cosmology. Called Temple of the Maskes because of huge stone masks guarding its roofcomb, Temple II is almost as tall as Temple I, Its summit offers travel-poster views of the Great Plaza and two labyrinthine ceremonial and residential complexes named the North Acropolis and the Central Acropolis. Dozens of stone pillars known as stelae, each one paired with a circular altar, stand in rows throughout the plaza and along surrounding terraces. Carvings and glyphs commemorating important dates and the great deeds of Tikal’s rulers still adorn many of these weathered monoliths. From atop Tikal’s pyramids, Maya astronomers tracked the movements of Venus and all the other visible planets. They used calculations, extremely accurate even by today’s standards, to fine tune their complex calendar, which can be compared to a system of interlocking gears made up to a 260-day calendar known as the tzolkin that meshed with a 365-day solar calendar to complete 52-year cycles. The enigmatic Maya ran this complex arrangement like a time machine back and forth across immense spans of time. One of Tikal’s stelae records a mysterious date more that five millions years in the past, and glyphs on a stela at Quirigua in eastern Guatemala commemorate some obscure event that took place 400 million years ago.   PICKUP Belize Custums, Benque Viejo del Carmen   DROP OFF Belize Custums, Benque Viejo del Carmen   THINGS TO BRING Best walking shoes Rain coat Bottle of water Best clothing for warm weather   INCLUSIONS Professional tour guide in Tikal Transfers with air conditioning Frontera / Tikal / Frontera Help with border crossings Change any money to pay park entrance fees, taxes, etc. Payment Belize departure tax Entrance fees to the park Bring to a local restaurant and pay for lunch (alcoholic beverages not included) Bottled water in the vehicle   EXCLUSIONS Personal expenses   Notes: *) Bring sunscreen. The Peten has a tropical climate similar to that of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.

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Sunrise Tikal Private Tour

At dawn Tikal becomes a magical place, with the sound of birds and mammals, even though sometimes the mist don't let see the sun, the experience is extraordinary. Enjoy of Tikal in a great way, guided tour through virgin jungle paths, visiting the major archaeological maya buildings, some of them can be climbed as the tallest maya construction: Temple of the Double-Headed Serpent, with 212 feet high. Tikal is cultural and natural UNESCO site. Tikal National Park encompasses 576 square kilometres of jungle and thousands of ruined structures. The central part of the ancient city alone contains 4,000 buildings and covers about 16 square kilometers. Tikal is also part of the one-million-hectare Maya Biosphere Reserve created in 1990 to protect the dense forest of the Peten, which started to disappear at an alarming rate due to population pressures, illegal logging and slash-and-burn agricultural practices. Archaeologist estimate that the Maya settled in the area now known as Tikal in about 900 BC. Tikal grew into an important ceremonial, cultural, and commercial centre over the centuries. Most of the city’s huge temples were constructed during the eighth century AD when Tikal became the greatest city in the Maya world with a population of perhaps 120,000. Like Maya Complexes on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, Tikal fell into decline at the end of the ninth century and was virtually abandoned. The causes of the Maya empire’s collapse remains a mystery, but wars, famine, overpopulation and resource depletion have all been blamed. Tikal’s great stone monument languished for centuries and were gradually reclaimed by the jungle. Hernan Cortes, the conqueror of Mexico, and his motley band of conquistadors marched by Tikal in 1525, but they failed to see its temples concealed by 40-metre-tall cedar and mahogany trees. Spanish friars later wrote of a great city hidden in the forest of the Peten. It wasn’t until 1848 that an expedition sent out by the Guatemalan government officially discovered the ruins. Swiss, German and British archaeologist soon followed to clear debris and begin studying the site. The Museum of the University of Pennsylvania, the Guatemalan Institute of Anthropology and History restored Tikal’s structures during the 1950s and 1960s. More recently the cooperation of Spain has donated resources to restore some other structures. Today Tikal is to Guatemala what the Great Pyramids are to Egypt, a national symbol and a source of pride in the past. Enormous trees still shroud Tikal’s buildings, which cluster in groups reached by wide causeways meandering through the tropical forest, home to toucans, parrots, wild turkeys, howler monkeys, raccoon-like coatimundis and countless other creatures. Tikal’s grand scale even awes those who have visited spectacular Mayan sites such as Palenque and Chichen Itza in Mexico. The Temple of the Grand Jaguar (Temple I) and the Temple of the Masks (Temple II) loom like a pair of colossal bookends of opposite sides of the Great Plaza, a vast expanse ringed by terraces, palaces and ball courts. Temple I rises some 50 meters above the plaza’s eastern end. A stone stairway leads up the pyramids’s nine tiers, corresponding to the nine levels of the Mayan underworld. In 1958, archaeologist discovered the tomb of Hasaw Chaan Kawil (Ah Cacao, Lord Chocolate), one of Tikal’s greatest rulers, inside Temple I. Hasaw’s skeleton was festooned with jade ornaments and surrounded by precious offering, including pottery, alabaster, sea shells and pearls from the Caribbean coast. You can see a replica of this elaborate tomb in the Tikal Museum near the visitor’s centre. Temple I has yielded other treasures, including intricately carved wooden lintels over its doors, which have furnished clues to Maya beliefs and cosmology. Called Temple of the Maskes because of huge stone masks guarding its roofcomb, Temple II is almost as tall as Temple I, Its summit offers travel-poster views of the Great Plaza and two labyrinthine ceremonial and residential complexes named the North Acropolis and the Central Acropolis. Dozens of stone pillars known as stelae, each one paired with a circular altar, stand in rows throughout the plaza and along surrounding terraces. Carvings and glyphs commemorating important dates and the great deeds of Tikal’s rulers still adorn many of these weathered monoliths. From atop Tikal’s pyramids, Maya astronomers tracked the movements of Venus and all the other visible planets. They used calculations, extremely accurate even by today’s standards, to fine tune their complex calendar, which can be compared to a system of interlocking gears made up to a 260-day calendar known as the tzolkin that meshed with a 365-day solar calendar to complete 52-year cycles. The enigmatic Maya ran this complex arrangement like a time machine back and forth across immense spans of time. One of Tikal’s stelae records a mysterious date more that five millions years in the past, and glyphs on a stela at Quirigua in eastern Guatemala commemorate some obscure event that took place 400 million years ago.   PICKUP Your hotel in Tikal   DROP OFF Your hotel in Tikal   THINGS TO BRING Best walking shoes Rain coat Bottle of water Best clothing for warm weather     INCLUSIONS Tour Guide in Tikal   EXCLUSIONS Entry fees Lunch Personal expenses Transfer In and Out, we start walking from the point of meeting and we end walking at the ending point. If you need transfers from a hotel outside of Tikal, they are available in the options when making your reservation.   ADDITIONAL INFO For this tour of sunrise you must acquire a ticket of sunrise with value of Q100 which allows you to be in the ruins area until 7:30 am, also you must acquire for this day a ticket of the day with the value of Q150, any Banrural agency or at the entrance to the park at least the day prior, as the ticket sales in the park open at 6 am and the tour begins at 4:30 am and ends after 10:00 a.m. United States Dollars are not accepted to pay for tickets.   Children under 12 years old can enter the park free of charge.   The entrance to the Tikal museum is 30 GTQ, an entrance is valid for the two museums in the park and must buy at the entrance to the park   For this tour it is important to pack something to eat or order a day before a breakfast to take at your hotel, as it takes energy to develop the walk.   Notes: *) Bring plenty of bottled drinking water and sunscreen. The Peten has a tropical climate similar to that of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.  **) There are also no ATM’s in Tikal so make sure to bring enough cash with you. ***) We do not guarantee see the sun, because of the weather, we see the sunrise only 10% of the times, however, it is very interesting to enjoy the awakening of the jungle.  

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Tikal in Group (7 to 14 guests)

Enjoy of Tikal in a great way, guided tour through virgin jungle paths, visiting the major archaeological maya buildings, some of them can be climbed as the tallest maya construction: Temple of the Double-Headed Serpent, with 212 feet high. Tikal is cultural and natural UNESCO site. Tikal National Park encompasses 576 square kilometres of jungle and thousands of ruined structures. Tikal grew into an important ceremonial, cultural, and commercial centre over the centuries. Most of the city’s huge temples were constructed during the eighth century AD when Tikal became the greatest city in the Maya world with a population of perhaps 120,000. The Museum of the University of Pennsylvania, the Guatemalan Institute of Anthropology and History restored Tikal’s structures during the 1950s and 1960s. More recently the cooperation of Spain has donated resources to restore some other structures. Today Tikal is to Guatemala what the Great Pyramids are to Egypt, a national symbol and a source of pride in the past. The Temple of the Grand Jaguar (Temple I) and the Temple of the Masks (Temple II) loom like a pair of colossal bookends of opposite sides of the Great Plaza, a vast expanse ringed by terraces, palaces and ball courts. Temple I rises some 50 meters above the plaza’s eastern end. A stone stairway leads up the pyramids’s nine tiers, corresponding to the nine levels of the Mayan underworld.   CONDITIONS The minimum to operate is 7 passengers, if we do not reach the minimum, we will contact you for the following options: A. Choose another schedule B. Paying a supplement C. Choose another date D. Full refund   STARTS The activity begins when we pick you up at your hotel: In Flores 90 minutes before the walking tour In El Remate 60 minutes before the walking tour In Tikal 10 minutes before the walking tour The walk begins in front of Comedor Tikal   ENDS The walk ends in front of Comedor Tikal The activity ends when we drop you off at your hotel in Tikal, El Remate or Flores   THINGS TO BRING Best walking shoes Rain coat Bottle of water Best clothing for warm weather   INCLUSIONS Profesional Tour Guide in Tikal Round trip transfers from your hotel in Flores, El Remate or Tikal   EXCLUSIONS Entry fees Meals Personal expenses   ADDITIONAL INFO Please note a minimum of 7 passengers is required in order for this tour to operate. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.  Adult tickets for foreigners cost 150 GTQ(about $21 USD). US Dollars are not accepted to pay the entry fees. Children under 12 can enter Tikal free of charge. If you sign up for a sunrise tour and enter the park before 6:00 AM, the ticket fee is 250 GTQ, and tickets should be purchased minimum the day before at any BANRURAL bank. Entry fee to the Museums of Tikal is 30 GTQ, One entrance is payed for the two museum of the park. Tickets should be purchased when you enter to the park. There are several options for lunch; price goes from $8 USD to $15 USD per person.   Notes: *) Bring plenty of bottled drinking water and sunscreen. The Peten has a tropical climate similar to that of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.  **) There are also no ATM’s in Tikal so make sure to bring enough cash with you.

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Tikal in Small Group (3 to 6 guests)

Enjoy of Tikal in a great way, guided tour through virgin jungle paths, visiting the major archaeological maya buildings, some of them can be climbed as the tallest maya construction: Temple of the Double-Headed Serpent, with 212 feet high. Tikal is cultural and natural UNESCO site. Tikal National Park encompasses 576 square kilometres of jungle and thousands of ruined structures. Tikal grew into an important ceremonial, cultural, and commercial centre over the centuries. Most of the city’s huge temples were constructed during the eighth century AD when Tikal became the greatest city in the Maya world with a population of perhaps 120,000. The Museum of the University of Pennsylvania, the Guatemalan Institute of Anthropology and History restored Tikal’s structures during the 1950s and 1960s. More recently the cooperation of Spain has donated resources to restore some other structures. Today Tikal is to Guatemala what the Great Pyramids are to Egypt, a national symbol and a source of pride in the past. The Temple of the Grand Jaguar (Temple I) and the Temple of the Masks (Temple II) loom like a pair of colossal bookends of opposite sides of the Great Plaza, a vast expanse ringed by terraces, palaces and ball courts. Temple I rises some 50 meters above the plaza’s eastern end. A stone stairway leads up the pyramids’s nine tiers, corresponding to the nine levels of the Mayan underworld.   CONDITIONS The minimum to operate is 3 passengers, if we do not reach the minimum, we will contact you for the following options: A. Choose another schedule B. Paying a supplement C. Choose another date D. Full refund   STARTS The activity begins when we pick you up at your hotel: In Flores 90 minutes before the walking tour In El Remate 60 minutes before the walking tour In Tikal 10 minutes before the walking tour The walk begins in front of Comedor Tikal   ENDS The walk ends in front of Comedor Tikal The activity ends when we drop you off at your hotel in Tikal, El Remate or Flores   THINGS TO BRING Best walking shoes Rain coat Bottle of water Best clothing for warm weather   INCLUSIONS Profesional Tour Guide in Tikal Round trip transfers from your hotel in Flores, El Remate or Tikal   EXCLUSIONS Entry fees Lunch Personal expenses   ADDITIONAL INFO Please note a minimum of 3 passengers is required in order for this tour to operate. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.  Adult tickets for foreigners cost 150 GTQ(about $21 USD). US Dollars are not accepted to pay the entry fees. Children under 12 can enter Tikal free of charge. If you sign up for a sunrise tour and enter the park before 6:00 AM, the ticket fee is 250 GTQ, and tickets should be purchased minimum the day before at any BANRURAL bank. Entry fee to the Museums of Tikal is 30 GTQ, One entrance is payed for the two museum of the park and you must pay tickets at the entrance of the park. There are several options for lunch; price goes from $8 USD to $15 USD per person.   Notes: *) Bring plenty of bottled drinking water and sunscreen. The Peten has a tropical climate similar to that of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.  **) There are also no ATM’s in Tikal so make sure to bring enough cash with you.

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Tikal Private Tour

With the immensity of Tikal in number of structures and information, also because it is scattered in the jungle, it is helpful to have an expert and exclusive guide that allows you to obtain all site data in an entertaining and friendly way. Enjoy of Tikal in a great way, guided tour through virgin jungle paths, visiting the major archaeological maya buildings, some of them can be climbed as the tallest maya construction: Temple of the Double-Headed Serpent, with 212 feet high. Tikal is cultural and natural UNESCO site. Tikal National Park encompasses 576 square kilometres of jungle and thousands of ruined structures. The central part of the ancient city alone contains 4,000 buildings and covers about 16 square kilometers. Tikal is also part of the one-million-hectare Maya Biosphere Reserve created in 1990 to protect the dense forest of the Peten, which started to disappear at an alarming rate due to population pressures, illegal logging and slash-and-burn agricultural practices. Archaeologist estimate that the Maya settled in the area now known as Tikal in about 900 BC. Tikal grew into an important ceremonial, cultural, and commercial centre over the centuries. Most of the city’s huge temples were constructed during the eighth century AD when Tikal became the greatest city in the Maya world with a population of perhaps 120,000. Like Maya Complexes on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, Tikal fell into decline at the end of the ninth century and was virtually abandoned. The causes of the Maya empire’s collapse remains a mystery, but wars, famine, overpopulation and resource depletion have all been blamed. Tikal’s great stone monument languished for centuries and were gradually reclaimed by the jungle. Hernan Cortes, the conqueror of Mexico, and his motley band of conquistadors marched by Tikal in 1525, but they failed to see its temples concealed by 40-metre-tall cedar and mahogany trees. Spanish friars later wrote of a great city hidden in the forest of the Peten. It wasn’t until 1848 that an expedition sent out by the Guatemalan government officially discovered the ruins. Swiss, German and British archaeologist soon followed to clear debris and begin studying the site. The Museum of the University of Pennsylvania, the Guatemalan Institute of Anthropology and History restored Tikal’s structures during the 1950s and 1960s. More recently the cooperation of Spain has donated resources to restore some other structures. Today Tikal is to Guatemala what the Great Pyramids are to Egypt, a national symbol and a source of pride in the past. Enormous trees still shroud Tikal’s buildings, which cluster in groups reached by wide causeways meandering through the tropical forest, home to toucans, parrots, wild turkeys, howler monkeys, raccoon-like coatimundis and countless other creatures. Tikal’s grand scale even awes those who have visited spectacular Mayan sites such as Palenque and Chichen Itza in Mexico. The Temple of the Grand Jaguar (Temple I) and the Temple of the Masks (Temple II) loom like a pair of colossal bookends of opposite sides of the Great Plaza, a vast expanse ringed by terraces, palaces and ball courts. Temple I rises some 50 meters above the plaza’s eastern end. A stone stairway leads up the pyramids’s nine tiers, corresponding to the nine levels of the Mayan underworld. In 1958, archaeologist discovered the tomb of Hasaw Chaan Kawil (Ah Cacao, Lord Chocolate), one of Tikal’s greatest rulers, inside Temple I. Hasaw’s skeleton was festooned with jade ornaments and surrounded by precious offering, including pottery, alabaster, sea shells and pearls from the Caribbean coast. You can see a replica of this elaborate tomb in the Tikal Museum near the visitor’s centre. Temple I has yielded other treasures, including intricately carved wooden lintels over its doors, which have furnished clues to Maya beliefs and cosmology. Called Temple of the Maskes because of huge stone masks guarding its roofcomb, Temple II is almost as tall as Temple I, Its summit offers travel-poster views of the Great Plaza and two labyrinthine ceremonial and residential complexes named the North Acropolis and the Central Acropolis. Dozens of stone pillars known as stelae, each one paired with a circular altar, stand in rows throughout the plaza and along surrounding terraces. Carvings and glyphs commemorating important dates and the great deeds of Tikal’s rulers still adorn many of these weathered monoliths. From atop Tikal’s pyramids, Maya astronomers tracked the movements of Venus and all the other visible planets. They used calculations, extremely accurate even by today’s standards, to fine tune their complex calendar, which can be compared to a system of interlocking gears made up to a 260-day calendar known as the tzolkin that meshed with a 365-day solar calendar to complete 52-year cycles. The enigmatic Maya ran this complex arrangement like a time machine back and forth across immense spans of time. One of Tikal’s stelae records a mysterious date more that five millions years in the past, and glyphs on a stela at Quirigua in eastern Guatemala commemorate some obscure event that took place 400 million years ago.   PICKUP Jaguar Inn Tikal   DROP OFF Tikal Scale Model   THINGS TO BRING Best walking shoes Rain coat Bottle of water Best clothing for warm weather     INCLUSIONS Tour Guide in Tikal   EXCLUSIONS Entry fees Lunch Personal expenses Transfer In and Out, we start walking from the point of meeting and we end walking at the ending point. If you need transfers from a hotel outside of Tikal, they are available in the options when making your reservation.   ADDITIONAL INFO Adult tickets for foreigners cost 150 GTQ(about $20 USD). US Dollars are not accepted to pay the entry fees. Children under 12 can enter Tikal free of charge. If you sign up for a sunrise tour and enter the park before 6:00 AM, the ticket fee is 250 GTQ. Entry fee to the Museums of Tikal is 30 GTQ, One entrance is payed for the two museum of the park. There are several options for lunch; price goes from $8 USD to $15 USD per person.   Notes: *) Bring plenty of bottled drinking water and sunscreen. The Peten has a tropical climate similar to that of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.  **) There are also no ATM’s in Tikal so make sure to bring enough cash with you.

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Yaxha in Group (7 to 14 guests)

Yaxha is a different archaeological site because it is located between two lakes, Lake Yaxha and Lake Sacnab, this site started in the Pre-Classic period (3000 BC to 300 AD), during its peak in the Classic period (300 AD to 900 AD) worked as an important lake port. In 900 A.D. when the Mayan collapse happened, for still unexplained reasons, this city was abandoned and the jungle was responsible for burying it with soil, the product of the dried leaves of vegetation over time.   A thousand years later after it was abandoned, a German explorer named Teobert Maler exploring the area, managed to find the lost city of Yaxha in 1904, Yaxha with their neighbors Nakum and Naranjo and after a long process, were declared as Yaxha-Nakum-Naranjo National park in 2006, just after being stage for the reality show called "Survivor" filmed in Guatemala in 2006.   As this is a very young national park, it is little known but super charming, as few archaeological sites, at Yaxha the visitor feels completely in the middle of a Mayan city, because when this was not yet a national park, it was allowed to cut much weeds covering the palaces, temples, ball courts, pyramids, causeways and squares, so the viewer can see more than 900 feet around. Many visitors after visiting several Mayan sites, they conclude that their favorite place is Yaxha.   CONDITIONS The minimum to operate is 7 passengers, if we do not reach the minimum, we will contact you for the following options: A. Choose another schedule B. Paying a supplement C. Choose another date D. Full refund   STARTS The activity begins when we pick you up at your hotel: In Flores 90 minutes before the walking tour In El Remate 60 minutes before the walking tour At Portal de Yaxha restaurant 30 minutes before the walking tour The walking tour starts at the parking lot next to the Minor Astronomical Observatory at the time you choose   ENDS The walking tour ends at the parking lot next to the Minor Astronomical Observatory 03 hours after we start The activity ends when we drop you off at your hotel in El Remate or Flores   THINGS TO BRING Best walking shoes Rain coat Bottle of water Best clothing for warm weather   INCLUSIONS Professional Tour Guide in Yaxha who speaks excellent English and knows a lot about local history, flora and fauna Round trip transfers from your hotel in Flores or El Remate   EXCLUSIONS Entry fees Lunch Personal expenses   ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Entrance tickets to the park for other nationalities cost 80 GTQ (about  US$11) US dollars are NOT accepted to pay tickets, tickets are purchased upon arrival at the park Children under 5 years old can enter the park free of charge. There are several lunch options, prices range from US$10 to US$15 per person.   Notes: *) Bring enough bottled water and sunscreen. Petén has a tropical climate similar to the rest of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. **) There are no ATMs in Yaxha, so be sure to bring the necessary cash with you.

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Yaxha in Small Group (3 to 6 guests)

Yaxha is a different archaeological site because it is located between two lakes, Lake Yaxha and Lake Sacnab, this site started in the Pre-Classic period (3000 BC to 300 AD), during its peak in the Classic period (300 AD to 900 AD) worked as an important lake port. In 900 A.D. when the Mayan collapse happened, for still unexplained reasons, this city was abandoned and the jungle was responsible for burying it with soil, the product of the dried leaves of vegetation over time.   A thousand years later after it was abandoned, a German explorer named Teobert Maler exploring the area, managed to find the lost city of Yaxha in 1904, Yaxha with their neighbors Nakum and Naranjo and after a long process, were declared as Yaxha-Nakum-Naranjo National park in 2006, just after being stage for the reality show called "Survivor" filmed in Guatemala in 2006.   As this is a very young national park, it is little known but super charming, as few archaeological sites, at Yaxha the visitor feels completely in the middle of a Mayan city, because when this was not yet a national park, it was allowed to cut much weeds covering the palaces, temples, ball courts, pyramids, causeways and squares, so the viewer can see more than 900 feet around. Many visitors after visiting several Mayan sites, they conclude that their favorite place is Yaxha.   CONDITIONS The minimum to operate is 3 passengers, if we do not reach the minimum, we will contact you for the following options: A. Choose another schedule B. Paying a supplement C. Choose another date D. Full refund   STARTS The activity begins when we pick you up at your hotel: In Flores 90 minutes before the walking tour In El Remate 60 minutes before the walking tour At Portal de Yaxha restaurant 30 minutes before the walking tour The walking tour starts at the parking lot next to the Minor Astronomical Observatory at the time you choose   ENDS The walking tour ends at the parking lot next to the Minor Astronomical Observatory 03 hours after we start The activity ends when we drop you off at your hotel in El Remate or Flores   THINGS TO BRING Best walking shoes Rain coat Bottle of water Best clothing for warm weather   INCLUSIONS Professional Tour Guide in Yaxha who speaks excellent English and knows a lot about local history, flora and fauna Round trip transfers from your hotel in Flores or El Remate   EXCLUSIONS Entry fees Lunch Personal expenses   ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Entrance tickets to the park for other nationalities cost 80 GTQ (about  US$11) US dollars are NOT accepted to pay tickets, tickets are purchased upon arrival at the park Children under 5 years old can enter the park free of charge. There are several lunch options, prices range from US$10 to US$15 per person.   Notes: *) Bring enough bottled water and sunscreen. Petén has a tropical climate similar to the rest of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. **) There are no ATMs in Yaxha, so be sure to bring the necessary cash with you.

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