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2 Day Tour: Yaxha Sunset & Tikal from Guatemala City

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Day 1: Yaxha Archaeological Site

Stop At: CIUDAD, Guatemala City Historical District, Guatemala City, Guatemala
You will be pick you up from your hotel in Guatemala City and take you to Airport La Aurora

Stop At: Mundo Maya International Airport, Flores, Guatemala
You will then board a flight to Flores, Peten ( AIR TICKET INCLUDED)
Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Flores, Guatemala
Upon arrival at Mundo Maya Airport you will be transfer to Flores to have some time to rest.


Stop At: Yaxha, National Park, Peten Guatemala
At 12:00 PM you will be pick up to meet our local guide an expert in the área and be transfer to to Yaxha Archaeological Park.

It is a Mesoamerican archeological site located in the northeast of the Petén Basin region within the Department of Petén. It is approximately 30 km southeast of Tikal, between the Yaxha and Sacnab Lake.

Located in the modern-day department of Petén, northern Guatemala, it is approximately 30 kilometers southeast of Tikal; Yaxha is situated on the north shore of Lake Yaxha.

Yaxha is the third largest ruin in Guatemala, with only Tikal and El Mirador being larger. The centre of the city consisted of a number of plazas and architectural groups, with outlying groups and the lake shore linked by causeways. The main architectural groups are the Maler Group to the north, linked to the central area by the Blom Causeway, the South (or Main) Acropolis, the West Group, the Northeast Acropolis, the East Acropolis and a number of plazas and lesser groups make up the site core. The city was linked to the shore of Lake Yaxha by the Lake Causeway.

Yaxha is notable for the unique survival of its toponym from the classical period. The name of the city is of ancient origin, literally meaning blue-green (Yax) water (ha). A thriving ceremonial center in it´s heyday, it has over 500 structures, including 40 stelae, 13 Altars, 9 Temple Pyramids, and 2 Mesoamerican ball courts.

At the afternoon we will have time to appreciate the beautiful landscape that offers the park from the top of one of the highest temple to delight yourself admiring the sunset.

At the end of the tour, transfer back to Flores.

Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Lodging: Flores

Day 2: Tikal National Park

Stop At: Peten, Tikal National Park Guatemala
You will be Pick up in the meeting point in Flores and transfer to the Tikal.

At your arrival to the park we will meet with our local guide and expert in the área to start the walking through the jungle to admire the many species of local flora and fauna. Here, discover the impressive splendor of Tikal, which means “place of voices”. The park, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979, spans 576km squared.

Continue to The Major Plaza of the Archaeological Park of Tikal, surrounded by impressive buildings such as Temples I and II, called the North and Central Acropolis. Also, there is a range of wakes and altars that play a part of the dynamic history of the Mayan Civilization in Tikal.

The Temple of the Grand Jaguar (Temple I) and the Temple of the Masks (Temple II) loom like a pair of colossal bookends on opposite sides of the Great Plaza, a vast expanse ringed by terraces, palaces and ball courts.

Temple I rise some 50 meters above the plaza's eastern end. A stone stairway leads up the pyramid's nine tiers, corresponding to the nine levels of the Mayan underworld.

The central part of the ancient city alone contains 3,000 buildings and covers about 16 square kilometers. Tikal is also part of the one-million-hectare Maya Biosphere Reserve created in 1990 to protect the dense forests of the Petén.

At the end of our adventure through the jungle we will have time for lunch (Included).

Duration: 8 hours

Stop At: Mundo Maya International Airport, Flores, Guatemala
At the end of your excursion you will be transfer to the Airport to flight back to Guatemala City
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: La Aurora International Airport, Central America, 9 Avenida 14-75, Guatemala 01013, Guatemala
Pick up you at the airport and transfer to your hotel in Guatemala City

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Please be ready at the loby of your hotel
Departure Time
4:30 AM
Duration
2 days
Inclusions
  • 1x Breakfast
  • 2x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 1 night
  • Entry/Admission - Flores
  • Entry/Admission - Yaxha
  • Entry/Admission - Tikal National Park
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • A minimum of 2 adult passengers is required for the tour to run. If the minimum size is not reached, the tour is subject to cancellation and all tickets will be refunded or rescheduled.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please take note that you will be able to do Check-in in the hotel at 3 Pm, we give you the transfer from the airport to Flores to leave your luggage in the hotel.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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