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Skyway

Skyway

You’ll get a bird’s eye view of the park as you walk 40 meters (131 ft) in the air on the twisting skyway paths. During the...

Hiking
Parque Natural Ixpanpajul, Guatemala
Gran Plaza

Gran Plaza

The heart of the ancient Mayan civilization lies in this plaza, the focal point of the king’s realm. Temple I, also known as...

Ruin
Guatemala
Acrópolis Central

Acrópolis Central

This maze of residential palaces and small temples is found on the south side of Gran Plaza. Believed to be where the royal family and their...

Ruin
Guatemala
The ruins of Yaxha

The ruins of Yaxha

Yaxhá is a unique religious site and the third largest Mayan ceremonial archaeological site in Petén. The temples were built...

Monument
Yaxha, Guatemala
Acrópolis del Sur & Templo V

Acrópolis del Sur & Templo V

South of Gran Plaza is Acrópolis del Sur, which is a massive area yet to be restored. This two-hectare mass of stonework is still covered by vines...

Ruin
Guatemala
Nakum

Nakum

On the banks of the Holum River, Nakum flourished during the Late Classic (700-900 A.C.) period because it was on an important...

Monument
Yaxha, Guatemala
Plaza de los Siete Templos

Plaza de los Siete Templos

Next to the Acrópolis del Sur is the complex comprised of seven little temples built in a row. Although the temples were...

Ruin
Guatemala
El Mundo Perdido (The Lost World)

El Mundo Perdido (The Lost World)

This sizable complex consists of 38 structures oriented in a traditional Mayan pattern serving as an astronomy observatory. The ancient Mayans...

Ruin
Guatemala
Templo IV & Complejo N

Templo IV & Complejo N

The largest pyramid at Tikal, Templo IV is the second tallest surviving Mayan structure, reaching a height of 65m. The only taller Mayan pyramid is...

Ruin
Guatemala
Northern Complexes

Northern Complexes

These complexes are found one kilometer away from the Gran Plaza via the isolated Maudslay Causeway; all of them are late-Classic...

Ruin
Guatemala
Museum Tikal / Museum Cerámico

Museum Tikal / Museum Cerámico

Situated right behind the park ticket stand, the entrance of Museum Cerámico is flanked by beautiful orchids and thick plants....

Museum
Guatemala
The Ruins

The Ruins

Uaxactun's importance as a ceremonial and astronomical site is reflected in its ruins. The most impressive set of ruins is called Group E and is...

Ruin
Uaxactun, Guatemala
Lake tours

Lake tours

Boats can be hired for any length of time from a half-hour to all day. The rate is $15 for 30 minutes per boat (up to 9 people)...

Other Activity
Flores, Guatemala
Petencito Zoo

Petencito Zoo

Not far down the shore from the village of San Miguel is the Petencito Zoo. It gives visitors the chance to see a collection of...

Other Activity
Flores, Guatemala
ARCAS Center

ARCAS Center

The Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Association runs an animal habilitation center close to San Miguel. They take care of...

Other Activity
Flores, Guatemala
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