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Ceibal Day Tour From Flores With Lunch by DEZALB
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Ceibal Day Tour From Flores With Lunch

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WHY YOU SHOULD GO

Visit the Archaeological Site Ceibal, a Classic Period archaeological site of the Maya civilization located in the northern Petén Department of Guate

Highlights

  • Visit the archaeological site Ceibal.
  • Ceibal is known to have belonged to a clan of Mayan warriors during its heyday, 700-900 AD.
  • Ceibal came to accommodate more than 10,000 inhabitants.

Inclusions

  • Round Trip Transportation
  • Boat
  • Box Lunch
  • Tickets
  • Tour Guide (English-Spanish)

Exclusions

  • Drinks
  • Tips

Please Note

  • If you are lodging at a hotel on the Island of Flores, please be requested to move to our meeting point (Hotel Ramada, Calle playa sur, Isla de Flores Peten) to be picked up for your excursion. Our tour guide or driver pick up you around 08:00 hours please be sure to be at that time at the indicated place
  • A minimum of 4 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]

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ITINERARY

After pickup from the airport or your hotel, you’ll be taken to Ceibal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s an approximate 1-hour drive from Flores to Sayaxché, where you will continue by boat for another hour on the Passion River. Once you disembark, follow your guide from the river to the archaeological site—about a 30-minute hike through the rainforest. Keep an eye out for birds and other wildlife that inhabit the river region as you walk.

Start your guided tour of Ceibal at the central plaza, the heart of the Mayan world. You’ll have several hours to explore the beautifully preserved temples and stelae in this magnificent Mayan city, whose name comes from the national ceiba tree—considered sacred to the ancient Maya.

Ceibal was inhabited during two main periods—the Late Preclassic (300 BC-250 AD) and Terminal Classic (830-950 AD)—until the site was completely abandoned. Known for exquisite Mayan art carvings, the excavated structures of Ceibal are located in dense forest on the banks of the Passion River. Surrounded by lush tropical vegetation, you’ll appreciate the intricate stelae that adorn the buildings, sculpted with the figures of animals and gods.

As you view Ceibal’s monumental structures, your guide will inform your group about the north, south and central plazas that contain pyramids and a ball court. Admire the hieroglyphic stairway and altars from the 330-foot (100-meter) bluffs.

When you’ve completed your tour, you’ll have time to enjoy a complimentary lunch. Afterward, return to Sayaxché and onward, with drop-off at your hotel or the airport in the afternoon.

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

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