Camp at the Uaxactun ruins. This site is famous for holding the oldest complete Maya astronomical complex yet to be found, and is one of the longest occupied Maya sites. Chicleros (gum collectors) now live here, as many of Uaxactun's residents make their living from gathering forest products such as chicle (gum), allspice, and xate palm leaves.
Enjoy drinks and sunset, and a simple candlelight dinner this evening. Spend this night in tents enjoying the sounds of the jungle and possible festivities putting you to sleep! This is a simple, yet comfortable camping excursion.
Please note - during our exclusive Celebrate the Maya Trip -- departing Dec. 11, 2012 -- a number of other travelers may also be camping out at the campsite this evening for the solstice. Please be prepared for many people, and possible festivities, dancing, music for the duration of the evening. If you would prefer to overnight in a hotel in the region, please let us know in advance and it can be arranged at an additional cost. This would require foregoing the sunrise on Day 11.
The trip might have been the absolute best of our lifetime (thus far). We particularly want to commend our guide Peter in the Guilin area-he was so incredibly attentive, energetic, enthusiastic-and absolutely dedicated to ensuring that our meals were 100% vegetarian.