Explore Tikal, one of the largest archaeological sites and urban centers of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization.
- Adult Ages 10+
- Child Ages 2 -10
Visit Yaxha, the Third-Largest Ruin in Guatemala
Yaxha was the third largest city in the region and experienced its maximum power during the Early Classic period, Yaxha had a long history of occupation with the first settlement being founded sometime in the Middle Preclassic period.
You will be pick up in the meeting point in Flores and you will be transferred to Yaxha Archaeological Park.
Yaxha 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.
Located in the modern-day department of Petén, northern Guatemala, it is approximately 30 kilometers southeast of Tikal, Yaxha is situated on the north shore of Lake Yaxha.
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 afternoon we will have time to appreciate the beautiful landscape that offers the park from the top of one of the highest temple to delight yourself admiring the sunset.
In the afternoon, you will be transferred back to Flores
- Local guide
- Entrance to Archaeological Site
- Meals not mentioned
- 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 07:45 hours please be sure to be at that time at the indicated place
- 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).