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Tours In The Peten Region, Guatemala

Archaeology, Nature, Adventure

The Peten jungles are teeming with approximately 300 species of birds, howler monkeys, spider monkeys, toucans, foxes, deer, pumas, wild turkeys, jaguars, and who could of course forget the reptiles. But what is even more striking, is the vast number of Mayan ruins that can be found in this department of Guatemala - the largest, but the least populated one. Not without a reason is Guatemala know as the “heart of the Maya world”. Let our expert guides take you on a private tour to discover some of the secrets that can be found in these jungles.

All tours start in Flores, Santa Elena or at Flores airport, but pick-up/drop-off at your hotel in the region is possible for a small extra charge, please inquire for details.



Tikal - "The City of Voices"

One of our expert guides will take you for a tour of the majestic archeological ruins of Tikal, one of the largest and most magnificent Mayan cities in existence. Your guide will share many insights on this Mayan city and provide a feel for the mysteries of this ancient culture. Enjoy your lunch in the park, and return in the afternoon to Flores.

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Ceibal was the largest settlement during the Late Classical Period and had great power over the west margin of the river due to its favorable location, as well as control over commercial activities, transportation, and political and military activities. The site occupies the highest point and is situated on a calcareous outcrop of over 100 meters above sea level. It has a ceremonial center that covers an area of approximately 1 square kilometer distributed over three high hills separated by deep ravines that drain toward the river. Let one of our expert guides take you there to learn more about the fantastic Mayas and enjoy lunch in the midst of the rainforest.

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This site is recommended for specialists, as it lacks impressive buildings. On the other hand, investigators of the Maya culture might find the glyphs on the stele very interesting and your expert guide will be happy to tell you more about them. The journey to reach the site is a fabulous one, as it can only be accessed by boat when the waters of Lake Petexbatún are deep enough.

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Dos Pilas

This site was declared a National and Cultural Heritage Site in 1985. Hunting, archaeological searches, mineral explorations, and woodcutting activities are prohibited in this area. It can be reached by land or by water. The architectural structures at this site have not been unearthed; the approximately 42 mounds are oriented on an east-west axis and are surely incredible temples waiting to be unveiled. Let your expert guide take you to this site and experience what Tikal's discoverers must have felt like more than a hundred years ago.

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Located at 42 kilometers from Tikal, one of its most important buildings is an astronomical observatory. It is thought that the Maya perfected their writing system at this site. The Tikal National Park was enlarged in 1982 to include and protect these archaeological findings as well.

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Yaxha & Topoxte

Both cities were built on islands in the Yaxhá lagoon and connected to land by boulevards and canals. Yaxhá is about 30 kilometers distant from Tikal and has plazas and an acropolis that connect by boulevards known as Sacbés. The hieroglyphic inscriptions indicate that it was inhabited between the Early Classical Period and the Late Classical Period, making it a Post-classical Period city. Topoxte's buildings resemble those of Tulum, in Yucatán, Mexico. Discover the site and the lagoon with its abundant wildlife.

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Lake Peten Itza & Actun Kan Caves Tour

Visit the Actun Kan Caves and explore Lake Peten Itza by boat heading to the zoo on Petencito Island - run by the University San Carlos - to see the local wildlife up close. Finish your tour with some great views from the Mirador del Rey Canek on the Tavasal Peninsula. You will also observe life along the lake banks and fishers who combe the lake with their boats. Duration approximately 5-6 hours.

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El Mirador Trek

El Mirador is a large pre-Columbian Mayan settlement, located in the north of the modern department of El Petén, Guatemala. El Mirador was first discovered in 1926. Treks begin in the village of Carmelita, inside the biosphere reserve at the end of the line for the road from Flores. Carmelita is a small cluster of houses grouped alongside the road with a few basic services such as a comedor, a small general store, and simple accommodations. Come and explore the forgotten city!!
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