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Tikal: The Heart of the Maya World

Tikal: The Heart of the Maya World

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Tikal: The Heart of the Maya World
Tikal: The Heart of the Maya World
Tikal: The Heart of the Maya World
Tikal: The Heart of the Maya World
Tikal: The Heart of the Maya World
Tikal: The Heart of the Maya World
Tikal: The Heart of the Maya World
Tikal: The Heart of the Maya World
Tikal: The Heart of the Maya World
Tikal: The Heart of the Maya World
Tikal: The Heart of the Maya World
Tikal: The Heart of the Maya World
Tikal: The Heart of the Maya World
Tikal: The Heart of the Maya World
Tikal: The Heart of the Maya World
Tikal: The Heart of the Maya World
Tikal: The Heart of the Maya World
Tikal: The Heart of the Maya World

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Highlights

-2 days, 1 night
-Explore Flores Island
-Stay at a comfy hotel on the island
-Guided tour of Tikal (Day 2)
-Guided tour of Yaxha (Day 1)
-Travel by small plane instead of a 10 hour bus journey
-Visiting 2 amazing Maya sites in the Heart of the Maya Ancient Civilization
-Climbing temple 4 at Tikal and enjoying that panoramic view of se 2nd largest jungle in the Americas

 

Description 

Travel to Guate city and board a small plane to arrive to one of the most drastic climate changes here in Guatemala. Due to its huge extension of tropical vegetation, the Maya Biosphere was created in El Petén in 1990 in an effort to conserve the largest and most important area of tropical forest remaining north of the Amazon which is home to a wide variety of exotic creatures such as jaguars and other wild cats, tapirs, monkeys,
crocodiles, and over 500 species of birds. Hidden within the vast rainforest, innumerable Maya archaeological sites remain - some already discovered, partially excavated and restored, and who knows how many others still lie in wait! Among the most famous of these sites is Tikal - a double UNESCO World Heritage Site (culture & nature), where impressive structures tower over 60m (200ft) high, and well above the treetops). Even Steven Speilberg featured 4 seconds on top one of these temples in the film Star Wars - The Return of the Jedi. Make sure you ask your guide about this and he/she will be happy to dive into the details. Also you will have the priviledge of visiting a favourite amongst the locals Yaxha Arqueological site, on the way to Belize. This one got famous in the early 2000's as a miniseries Survivor Guatemala was filmed there, one of the toughest Survivor seasons for sure! 

A packed 2 day 1 night experience that takes you to the Heart of the Second lung of the Americas and one of the most important Maya sites of this ancient civilization. A true gem of an experience for those who want to come out of their comfort zone and go to the jungle!

  

Who this experience is good for

-People who want to come out of their comfort zone
-Folks who don't mind the Tropical Jungle heat and weather, including bugs and mosquitoes
-Adventure people who like ancient ruins and jungle hikes
-Hikers as you will be walking in the jungle pathways
-Anyone who wants to experience the intense weather and jungle and want to learn more about the ancient Maya Civilization 
-People who like ancient ruins and monuments

 

Meet our local host

We have a selection of local bilingual guides, for Yaxha and Tikal, these are experienced guides and go at your pace, also these are all private experiences. So a tailor made tour. Make sure you are not shy with the locals around Flores island as in the northern area of Guatemala we are extra friendly. 


Itinerary 

Day 1
-Very early morning pick up - Transfer to Guatemala City Airport. Flight to Flores. Explore Flores.
-Afternoon - Off to Yaxha Arqueological site, petite and amazing!
-Evening - Overnight stay in Flores island, free night 

Day 2
-Early Morning - Transfer to Tikal, Tikal guided visit.
-Afternoon - Transfer to Santa Elena Airport, flight back to Guatemala City and transfer to Antigua.
-Evening - Arrive to Antigua, dropped off at Central Park or similar

 

 Whats included

-Transportation - Round Trip - All land and air - including flights & airport transfers
-Entrance Fee / Tickets - Tikal National park & Yaxha Arqueological site
-Local Guides - at both sites
-Walking Tour of 2 parks.
-Food - Breakfast on day 2 

 

Whats not included

-Extra meals lunches and dinners -  snacks
-Insurance
-Tips for vendors, guides and drivers
-Entrance Fee / Tickets to extra museums or other sites
-Santa Elena Airport departure fee $3 USD, Approx. Q35


Things You Should Know 

 -Difficulty Level - Hard - The weather is intense with the added element of mosquitos, bugs and being in the jungle.
-Special clothing required - Warm weather clothes that may get dirty and athletic recommended. Good shoes and rain gear, as it rains out of nowhere in the tropical jungle. Bring insect repellant, sun and rain gear. 
-Bring personal water bottle so you can refill and stay hydrated
-Because the weather is hot  tropical jungle environment with 90% humidity, clothing should be considered for these conditions.
-Minimum to operate: 5 people
-Maximum capacity: 30 people
-Deadline to book: 15 days prior to the start of the experience, hotel subject to availability or booked at similar.
-All flights are non-refundable. 
-Please pack your passport and take care of your belongings as we have a strict schedule and work with an internal airline called TAG - Transportes aereos de Guatemala.

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