Yaxha in Small Group (3 to 6 guests)

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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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The adventure starts at when we pick you up at your hotel in Flores, El Remate or at Portal de Yaxha Restaurant

Transfer to Parking lot of Yaxha

Visit the Minor Astronomical Complex

Walk along the Causeway of the Quarry

We pass the Ball Court

View of the Causeway of the Lake

Explore the South Acropolis (residential area of the nobility)

Climbed the Mayor Astronomical Complex

Walk Through Causeway of the Reservoirs

Visit of Maler Group

Climb the North Pyramid of North Acropolis (triadic pattern)

Explore the Square of the Birds with the best stele

Walk through the Twin Pyramids Complex

Explore the East Acropolis

Climb the Temple of the Red Hands

We end in the lobby of your hotel in Flores or El Remate

Highlights

Minor Astronomic Complex
Causeway of the Quarry
Ball Court
Causeway of the Lake
South Acropolis (residential area of the nobility)
Mayor Astronomic Complex
Causeway of the Reservoir
Maler Group
North Acropolis (triadic pattern)
Square of the Birds
Twin Pyramids Complex
East Acropolis
Temple of the Red Hands

Route

  1. Flores
  2. Su hotel en El Remate
  3. Restaurante El Portal de Yaxha
  4. Taquilla para pagar Entradas
  5. Estacionamiento junto a Observatorio Menor
  6. Visita del Complejo Astronómico Menor
  7. Caminamos por la Calzada de las Canteras
  8. Pasamos por el Juego de Pelota
  9. Vista de la Calzada del Lago
  10. Exploramos la Acrópolis Sur (área residencial de la nobleza)
  11. Escalamos el Complejo Astronómico Mayor
  12. Paseamos por Calzada de las Aguadas
  13. Visita de Grupo Maler
  14. Escalamos la Pirámide norte de la Acrópolis del Norte (patrón tríadico)
  15. Exploramos la Plaza de los Pájaros con las mejores estelas
  16. Pasamos por Complejo de Pirámides Gemelas
  17. Exploramos la Acrópolis Este
  18. Escalamos el Templo de Las Manos Rojas (216)