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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 3-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 Guatemala City | Flores
Day 2 : Tikal
Day 3 : 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

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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
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Day 1 Arrive Guatemala City | Flores

Arrive in 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 Return Home

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before heading to the airport for your journey home. Alternatively, head off to meet the rest of your tour! Note: transfer to the airport is not included, but can be arranged at an additional cost.
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Hotel Biltmore

Villa Maya

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Per person starting at
$488

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Included

  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches
  • 2 Nights Accommodations
  • 2 Days Locally Hosted Guide Service
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Professional, bilingual guide service as listed
  • Excursions and activities as listed
  • Tikal National Park Entrance Fee

Excluded

  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
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The trip was terrific with great planning on your part. Most of the adventures were not mainstream and somewhat off the beaten path which made it especially enjoyable!! We felt taken care of and you all were readily available to respond to questions and issues. I would highly recommend your company and friends have already expressed interest based on our pictures and excitement.
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