1. Guatemala
  2. Guatemala City
  3. Tikal Ruins

From Guatemala City: 2-Day Tikal and Yaxha Trip

Product ID: 264737
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Explore the deep and mysterious jungles of Petén, which hide a number of ancient ruins under their thick canopies. Visit two ancient Mayan cities that held great influence during the Mesoamerican Era.
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Duration: 2 days
Starting time 4:30 AM
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Yaxha, the third-largest ruin in Guatemala
  • Explore Tikal National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Learn about the ancient civilization of the Mayans
Full description
Get picked up from your hotel in Guatemala City early in the morning and take a flight to Flores from the Guatemala International Airport. On landing, meet your expert local guide and head directly to Yaxha Archaeological Park, the third largest ruin in Guatemala, second only to Tikal and El Mirador. Explore an ancient city that was a thriving ceremonial center in its heyday, boasting over 500 structures including 40 stelae, 13 Altars, 9 temple pyramids, and 2 Mesoamerican ball courts. Wander the causeways that were built by the city's ancient inhabitants to link the city's different plazas, architectural groups, and the lake. Understand the significance of Yaxha's ancient name, meaning blue-green (yax) water (ha).

Enjoy a traditional Guatemalan lunch after your tour of Yaxha and then get transferred to your accommodation in Flores. 

Meet your guide on day 2 at the meeting point in Flores and travel to Tikal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that was once the capital of one of the most powerful ancient Mayan kingdoms. Walk through the jungle and admire the many species of local flora and fauna. Reach the central plaza of the Tikal archaeological park and take in views of the Temple of the Grand Jaguar (Temple I) and the Temple of the Masks (Temple II), which loom like a pair of colossal bookends on opposite sides of a vast expanse ringed by terraces, palaces, and ball courts. Learn about the dynamic history of the Mayan Civilization in Tikal as you tour the plaza and its surroundings.

Return to Mundo Maya Airport in Flores to take your flight back to Guatemala City. Once you land, get dropped off at your Guatemala City hotel.
Includes
  • Shared transportation
  • Flight from Guatemala to Flores and back
  • Bilingual local guide (English and Spanish)
  • Entrance to Yaxha
  • Entrance to National Park Tikal
  • Single night lodging in Petén (double standard room)
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Optional gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information
Know before you go
• Minimum of 2 passengers (adults) 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
• This tour runs on request until flights can be confirmed. Please contact supplier to check availability before purchasing

From US$ 528 per person