Tikal and Yaxha

Joe Grant
Tikal
Joe Grant
Views from Templo IV in Tikal
Adventure Life
View the process of turning wool into colorful garments
Jonathan Brunger
Royal couple seated on the throne
Adventure Life
Colorful streets of Antigua
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 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

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

  • Breakfast

Return Home

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.

$900
Tour Cost
$900
Total Cost

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.