2-Day Tikal & Yaxha Overnigh Tour from Antigua Guatemala

Explore the deep and mysterious jungles of Petén, where a great many ruins lay hidden within it's thick canopies. You will explore 2 of the great ancient Maya cities that held a great influence during the Classic Era of Mesoamerica, and constitute one of the most iconic locations in Guatemala

per adult from

$757

NZD

Duration

2 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 1x Breakfast
    • 2x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 1 night
    • Entry/Admission - Yaxha
    • Entry/Admission - Tikal
    What's excluded :
    • Airport/Departure Tax

  • Day 1: Yaxha Archaeological Site

    Pass By: Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala
    You will be pick you up from your hotel and take you to Airport La Aurora

    Stop At: Mundo Maya-Flores International Airport (FRS), Zone 2, City of Santa Elena de la Cruz, Flores, Guatemala
    You will then board a flight to Flores, Peten ( AIR TICKET INCLUDED)
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Yaxha, National Park, Peten Guatemala
    Upon arrival at Mundo Maya Airport you will be meet your local guide an expert in the área and be transfer to to Yaxha Archaeological Park, sometimes your transfer will be via Island of Flores.

    It is a Mesoamerican archeological site located in the northeast of the Petén Basin region within the Department of Petén. It is approximately 30 km southeast of Tikal, between the Yaxha and Sacnab Lake.

    Yaxha is the third largest ruin in Guatemala, with only Tikal and El Mirador being larger. The centre of the city consisted of a number of plazas and architectural groups, with outlying groups and the lake shore linked by causeways. The main architectural groups are the Maler Group to the north, linked to the central area by the Blom Causeway, the South (or Main) Acropolis, the West Group, the Northeast Acropolis, the East Acropolis and a number of plazas and lesser groups make up the site core. The city was linked to the shore of Lake Yaxha by the Lake Causeway.

    Yaxha is notable for the unique survival of its toponym from the classical period. The name of the city is of ancient origin, literally meaning blue-green (Yax) water (ha). A thriving ceremonial center in it´s heyday, it has over 500 structures, including 40 stelae, 13 Altars, 9 Temple Pyramids, and 2 Mesoamerican ball courts.

    At the end of the tour, you will have time to have a traditional Guatemalan lunch.

    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Lodging: Flores

    Day 2: Tikal National Park

    Stop At: Selva Tropical 100 Flores, Departamento de El Petén, Tikal National Park 17013 Guatemala
    You will be Pick up in the meeting point in Flores and transfer to the Tikal.

    At your arrival to the park we will meet with our local guide and expert in the área to start the walking through the jungle to admire the many species of local flora and fauna. Here, discover the impressive splendor of Tikal, which means “place of voices”. The park, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979, spans 576km squared.

    Continue to The Major Plaza of the Archaeological Park of Tikal, surrounded by impressive buildings such as Temples I and II, called the North and Central Acropolis. Also, there is a range of wakes and altars that play a part of the dynamic history of the Mayan Civilization in Tikal.

    The Temple of the Grand Jaguar (Temple I) and the Temple of the Masks (Temple II) loom like a pair of colossal bookends on opposite sides of the Great Plaza, a vast expanse ringed by terraces, palaces and ball courts.

    Temple I rise some 50 meters above the plaza's eastern end. A stone stairway leads up the pyramid's nine tiers, corresponding to the nine levels of the Mayan underworld.

    The central part of the ancient city alone contains 3,000 buildings and covers about 16 square kilometers. Tikal is also part of the one-million-hectare Maya Biosphere Reserve created in 1990 to protect the dense forests of the Petén.

    At the end of our adventure through the jungle we will have time for lunch (Included).

    Duration: 8 hours

    Stop At: Mundo Maya-Flores International Airport (FRS), Zone 2, City of Santa Elena de la Cruz, Flores, Guatemala
    At the end of your excursion you will be transfer to the Airport to flight back to Guatemala City
    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: La Aurora International Airport, Central America 9 Avenida 14-75 Guatemala, Cdad. de Guatemala 01013, Guatemala
    Pick up you at the airport and transfer to your hotel

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    These are our pick up points for our excursion. Please select your pick up point and be 15 minutes prior the starting time.
    Departure Time :
    4:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • 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.
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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Age Req.

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Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Gray Line Guatemala

Activity ID: V-3022P91

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