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.
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.
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.
Savor one last breakfast in your hotel before transferring to the airport for your continued journey home. Note: transfer to the airport is not included, but can be arranged at an additional cost.