Tikal

When to go

Jan-March

Ideal length

4 nights

Transfer time

1 hour flight from Patagonia

Tikal is the most impressive city of the ancient Mayan world and an absolute must.  It doesn’t get much better than this – an enormous site, encroached by tropical forest with steep pyramid temples that pierce the jungle canopy.  Watching the sun set from temple 4 as you hear the booming roar of the Howler Monkeys is a magical experience.

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TIKAL TOUR

Tikal is a captivating and fascinating site amid natural beauty.  The site can be visited in one day but we recommend you spend two full days.  Sunset from the top of temple 4 is a memorable experience.

CEIBAL RUINS

The impressive ruins of Ceibal are upriver from Sayaxche & served as a tollgate for barges running the river in ancient Maya times. Its beauty has much to do with the jungle surroundings of the rainforest’s seemingly infinite web of life.

UAXACTUN RUINS

Uaxactun (pronounced Wash-ak-toon) was a major Mayan city & is situated about 12 miles north of Tikal.  Uaxactun was inhabited from the Middle Formative Period but flourished mainly from 500 AD to 900 AD.  It was named Uaxactun, which means “eight stones,”

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