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Ak’Tun Kan Caves

If you don’t have time to visit the caves in Alta Verapaz or south of Petén, you might want to visit the Ak’Tun Kan Caves, two kilometers north...

Flores, Guatemala

El Mirador

El Mirador is a massive Mayan city found in the far north of El Petén, just four kilometers below the Mexican border. The city is home to some of...

El Mirador, Guatemala


Nakbé lies about 13 km (8 miles) south of El Mirador and is connected to it (and other smaller cities) by a causeway. The ancient city was founded...

El Mirador, Guatemala

Ixobel Caves

This cave’s natural beauty makes it a must-see. Leaving from the Finca Ixobel at 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., the tour takes about three hours and...

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Poptun, Guatemala

Horseback Riding

Finca Ixobel organize horseback riding tours leading you through a scenic and refreshing pine forest. Whether you are a beginner or an expert,...

Horseback Riding
Poptun, Guatemala


Have fun floating down the Machaquila River on inner tubes. The high energy and exciting guided excursion leads you down untamed waters and...

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Poptun, Guatemala

Horseback Riding

Many hotels can book you a five hour horseback riding tour to Ixlu and Lagoon Salpeten for $20/person. Palomino Ranch hotel, on the road to the...

Horseback Riding
El Remate, Guatemala


Renting a kayak or canoe to discover the lake is one of the most popular activities in El Remate. Any hotel can arrange it for you and rates run...

El Remate, Guatemala

Mountain Biking

Various places rent bicycles for $2/3.50/4.50 for two/four/twenty four hours with a $30 deposit. The road that circles Lake Peten Itza is...

El Remate, Guatemala

Overview Activities

El Remate is a good starting point for exploring Tikal and other archeological sites such as Ixlu and Yaxha. Other tours and activities available...

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El Remate, Guatemala
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