03:15 Tikal Sunrise from hotels in Flores

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 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 48 meters above the plaza’s eastern end. A stone stairway leads up to the top of the pyramid with nine platforms, corresponding to the nine levels of the Mayan underworld.   STARTS 03:15 The activity starts when we pick you up at your hotel in Flores 04:30 The walk starts in the Tikal parking lot   ENDS 10:30 The walk ends in the Tikal parking lot 12:00 The activity ends when we leave you at your hotel in Flores   THINGS TO BRING Packed breakfast or energy bars Best walking shoes Rain coat Water bottle Best clothing for warm weather   INCLUSIONS a. Tour Guide in Tikal b. Transfers Hotel / Tikal / Hotel   EXCLUSIONS a. Meals c. Entry fees (must acquire both, sunrise and day) i. Tikal sunrise Q20 per person with Guatemalan DPI or Q100 for other nationalities ii. Tikal of day Q25 per person with Guatemalan DPI or Q150 for other nationalities Note: You can buy your tickets to Tikal directly in Banrural or, if that is too complicated, we can buy your Tikal tickets for you. We will need your name, last name and passport number for that, then you pay us when we meet.   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. Only local cash is accepted to pay for tickets.   Only people from 13 years and older pay the park entrance fee   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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07:30 Morning Lakes, Islands, Monkeys and Museums tour

On this unusual trip, focused on the local people and nature, we pick you up at the Mundo Maya airport or at your hotel near Flores if you are already staying localy and take you to Flores Island, where we take a boat to cross Lake Petén Itzá until we reach the Tayasal Peninsula , where we walk to the archeological site of Tayasal and climb a Mayan mound that in its highest part has the Rey Cañek Lookout, from where you get a beautiful view of  Flores Island. Then we walk to cross San Miguel Village and visit the Mundo Maya Regional Museum where our driver waits for us and takes us to Las Lagunas Boutique Hotel where we take another boat to visit The Monkeys Island, where you can feed spider monkeys that were rescued of predators and now this is their new home. Upon returning to Las Lagunas Boutique Hotel we will visit the hotel's museum which is the best private collection of Mayan archaeological objects in the country. Finally we move to the  Flores Island where the tour ends.   Starts The activity starts at 07:06 or 7:25 when your flight arrives at the Mundo Maya International Airport (FRS) where our driver will be waiting for you with a sign of your name or at your hotel near Flores if you are already staying localy   Ends The tour ended at 12:00 noon when we left them at the Isla de Flores for lodging or to take another activity. Things to bring The best walking shoes Raincoat Water bottle The best clothes for hot weather   Included Professional tour guide who knows a lot about history, flora and fauna. Transfers with air conditioning Boat to cross from Flores to Tayasal Peninsula   Not included Tickets to the Island of Monkeys US$15 p/p Foods Personal expenses Additional Information The US$15 of the Island of Monkeys can pay by credit card, in cash with dollars or in quetzales   Notes: *) Bring enough water and sunscreen. Petén has a tropical climate similar to the rest of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. **) There are ATMs available only when we are in Flores Island

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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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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 Water bottle 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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