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Tikal and Yaxha

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Explore the magnificent temples of Tikal and those lesser-known at Yaxha on this 4-day extension in the Peten region. A fascinating introduction to the towering jungle ruins, this tour provides you with a private archaeology guide and several opportunities to view wildlife. A perfect extension to begin or end your Guatemala tour, Tikal and Yaxha will treat you to a glimpse of historical Guatemala.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Arrive in Antigua / Tikal National Park
Day 2 : Tikal
Day 3 : Transfer to Flores / Fly to Guatemala City
Day 4 : Return Home

Highlights

  • Tour Yaxha, the ceremonial center for pre-Colombian Maya
  • Take in the ruins of Tikal's massive pyramids
  • Enjoy your day in Guatemala city at your leisure

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Independent

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Tikal Views from Templo IV in Tikal View the process of turning wool into colorful garments Royal couple seated on the throne Colorful streets of Antigua The central acropolis of the Maya ruin site Tikal Antigua Central Plaza

Day 1 Arrive in Antigua / Tikal National Park

Arrive in Antigua, then transfer to the Guatemala City airport. Take a domestic flight to Flores and, upon arrival, set off with your guide for a sunset tour of Yaxha. A Mesoamerican archaeological site in the northeast of the Peten Basin region, Yaxha was a former ceremonial center for pre-Columbian Maya. The ruins of Yaxha, meaning "blue-green water," were first discovered in 1904 and include the remains of over 500 different structures. Admire the ruins as the sun sets over the impressive stone formations and surrounding jungle. Afterwards, settle in to your room at Villa Maya - the perfect location to begin your Guatemala tour.

Day 2 Tikal

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
Spend the morning at leisure before meeting your guide for a tour of Tikal. In the ruins, encounter towering pyramids which rise above the thick jungle canopy and learn how the city thrived as an important religious, scientific, and political center for 1500 years. The forest which engulfs the city is home to howler and spider monkeys, white lipped peccary, brocket deer, coati-mundis, toucans, scarlet macaws, parrots, ocelots and the seldom seen jaguar.

Day 3 Transfer to Flores / Fly to Guatemala City

Enjoy breakfast in your hotel before transferring back to Flores by minibus and taking a flight to Guatemala City. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. The late morning and afternoon are yours to explore this capital city.

Day 4 Return Home

  • 1 Breakfast
Savor one last breakfast in your hotel before transferring to the airport for your continued journey home.

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Villa Maya

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$575

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Included

  • 3 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches
  • 3 Nights Accommodations
    • 3 Nights Hotel
  • 2 Days Private Guide Service

Excluded

  • Both International Arrival and Departure Transfers are excluded.
  • International Flights

Recommended Budgeting

  • $60 Meals not Included
  • $30 Airport Departure Tax
    • Normally included in the price of your airfare.
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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
Meyer Smolen

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