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Mayan Ruins Tikal & Yaxha Tour 2 Days / 1 Night, from Antigua Guatemala by Arian Zwegers
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Mayan Ruins Tikal & Yaxha Tour 2 Days / 1 Night, from Antigua Guatemala

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WHY YOU SHOULD GO

Explore the amazing Mayan world visiting Yaxha and Tikal aerchological sites in Peten, Mundo Maya

Highlights

  • Yaxha is the third largest ruin in Guatemala
  • The name of Yaxha derives from the Mayan for "blue-green water"
  • Tikal is the best understood of any of the large lowland Maya cities
  • The Central Acropolis is a palace complex just south of the Great Plaza
  • Tikal National Park was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Inclusions

  • Shared land transfer Antigua Guatemala - International Airport
  • 1 night Lodging / 3 *** hotel
  • Flight with TAG GUA/FRS/GUA
  • Visit to Yaxha with lunch
  • Vsit to Tikal with lunch

Exclusions

  • Airport taxes $ 3.00 USD per person
  • Immigration procedure
  • Border payments
  • Tips, Tours, additional beds , entrance fee
  • Personal expenses & Tips
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Beverages

Please Note

  • This tour is on request until flights can be confirmed. Please contact Gray Line Guatemala to check availability before purchasing
  • A minimum of 2 adult passengers is required for the tour to run. If the minimum size is not reached, the tour is subject to cancellation and all tickets will be refunded or rescheduled.
  • Please wear walking/hiking boots as we will be walking 3-4 hours, often in wet weather. Sorry, no wheelchair access.
  • Please bring hat, sunglasses, sunblock, camera, bug repellent, thin pants, rain gear, long sleeve t-shirts. personal medication, & passport (passport is required).
  • Tours include bilingual guide (English and Spanish).
  • Please contact us if you need a guide in any other language. French, German and Italian in private services, subject to additional costs and guide availability.
  • For groups of 10 persons or more, please contact Gray Line Guatemala. [email protected]
  • Child is considered under 10 years
  • One child is allowed in the room sharing with his/her parents.
  • To apply the child rate has to share with minimum 2 adults
  • Rates based on double occupancy
  • Ask for single room supplement
  • Maximum 3 adults per room
  • For quote this program but with different hotels ask to Gray Line Guatemala

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ITINERARY

Explore the deep and mysterious jungles of Petén, where several ruins lay hidden within its thick canopies. You will explore two of the great ancient Mayan cities that held a great influence during the Classic Era of Mesoamerica, and constitute one of the most iconic locations in Guatemala.
DAY 1 ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE YAXHA
At 4:00 am we will pick you up from your hotel and take you to Airport La Aurora, you will then board a flight to Flores (AIR TICKET INCLUDED), Peten, Once you land,we will make our way to Yaxha. Located forty miles from Flores and within the Maya Biosphere Reserve, the Peten Rainforest is a vast jungle that hides a great many ruins, Yahxá being only one of dozens of ruins. It was once a ceremonial center with a particular affinity towards the study of the heavenly bodies, and a strong ally of Tikal. Yaxhá is an impressive site that deserves a visit. It is located near a lake where we will see Topoxte, which is a smaller site on the lake. After which we will have a traditional Guatemalan lunch. We will then head back to Flores, Peten.

DAY 2 NATIONAL PARK TIKAL
After an early breakfast we will visit Tikal National Park, where Guatemala´s most iconic pyramids lay. Tikal was once a dominant city state within this region, dictating the course of the neighboring city states in the Classic Period. We will get to visit the Q complex, Plaza Central, Acropolis North and Center, Lost world, Temple IV where you can admire the green of the jungle. After which we will have a traditional Guatemalan lunch. At the end of the tour flight back to Guatemala City.

Pickup & Starting Points

Please see detailed pickup and starting point information when you complete your booking.

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