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Sunset Tour of Tikal

Sunset Tour of Tikal

. The main reason to take this tour is to get to stay in the park up until sunset, so don't expect to be overloaded by information from your...

Hiking, Cultural Tour, Ruin
Flores, Guatemala
Sunrise Tour of Tikal

Sunrise Tour of Tikal

This tour begins at the ugly hour of 4.30am and the guide leads you by torchlight (bring your own) past a few interesting spots for information...

Hiking, Cultural Tour, Ruin
Flores, Guatemala
Naj Tunich Caves

Naj Tunich Caves

The caves of Naj Tunich, thirty five kilometers east of Poptun, are unique for their Mayan murals showing religious ceremonies,...

Other Activity
Poptun, Guatemala
Biotopo Cerro Cahui

Biotopo Cerro Cahui

Two kilometers west of El Remate and along the shore of Lake Peten Itza, Biotopo Cerro Cahui is a rainforest reserve spanning over six hundred...

Trekking
El Remate, Guatemala
Ixlu

Ixlu

The turnoff for the road heading to Belize is known as “El Cruce.” Just 200km off the road are the ruins of Ixlu on the shores of Laguna...

Ruin
El Remate, Guatemala
Birdwatching

Birdwatching

The best place to go bird watching is Biotopo Cerro Cahui. It’s best go early in the morning when the birds start flying around. La Casa de Don...

Birdwatching
El Remate, Guatemala
Tikal

Tikal

Once home to 100,000 Maya, Tikal was one of the most important cities in the Maya empire. It was abandoned when the empire collapsed and...

Major Attraction, Ruin
Guatemala
Nueva Juventud ecological park

Nueva Juventud ecological park

Volunteer Petén runs an ecological park that travelers can visit for free. When you arrive in San Andres, call them or go to the...

Hiking
San Andres, Guatemala

Plaza Oeste

North of Temple II is Plaza Oeste, where a considerable late-Classic temple is buried under the earth. The entire area is yet to be restored,...

Ruin
Guatemala

Topoxte

The ruins are on an island of the same name on Lake Yaxha. It is a pre-Columbian Maya archaeological site and was occupied by...

Monument
Yaxha, Guatemala

Templo de las Inscripciones (Templo VI)

Only discovered in 1951, this temple is located 1.2 km southeast of Gran Plaza. Unlike Copán and several other Mayan sites, most...

Ruin
Guatemala

Museum Lítico

The bigger of the two museums in Tikal, Museum Lítico houses the important stelae excavated from the within the ancient temples. It displays...

Museum
Guatemala

Bird watching

Tikal is an outstanding place to watch birds of prey: thanks to its protected status, it attracts wildlife in abundance. Its...

Birdwatching
Guatemala

Biotopo El Zotz-San Miguel La Palotada

Completely un-restored and barely excavated, El Zotz is a Mayan archeological site, located thirty kilometers (19 mi.) west of Tikal. An important...

Ruin
Uaxactun, Guatemala

Activities Overview

Flores is a good starting point for your exploration of Petén, and the jumping-off point for Guatemala's greatest tourist attraction, the ruins of...

Other Activity
Flores, Guatemala
Mapa
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