Day Trip to The Aguateca Archaeological Site

Cultural & Theme Tours in Guatemala

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Aguateca is a Maya site located in northern Guatemala's Petexbatun Basin, in the department of Petén. The first settlements at Aguateca date to the Late Preclassic period (300 BC - AD 350). Aguateca sits on top of a 90 meters (300 ft) tall limestone bluff, creating a highly defensible position. This steep escarpment overlooks Petexbatun Lagoon in the Southwestern Guatemalan lowlands and is accessible by boat.There is an extensive system of defensive walls that surrounds the city, reaching over 3 miles (4.8 km) in length. Its center consisted on the Palace Group, which was probably a royal residential compound, and the Main Plaza.
7:00am - Meet & greet at the Mundo Maya International Airport in Santa Elena Petén.We will board the bus that will take us for 1-hour on a road with many cattle farms and communities to reach the city Sayaxche.8:00am - Departure to Community of Syaxche to take the boat to Aguateca.Pedro or other partner will take us for a boat ride watching crocodiles, iguanas and birds found on the Rio Pasion10:00am - We started an ecological walk visiting the most important places in the city of Aguateca, and make a little visit to the geological fault that this wonderful site contains1:00pm - Box Lunch at the archaeological site. Box lunch includes sandwich, apple, fries and a cookie3:00pm - Transfer to your Hotel in Flores Island or to the Airport.

What’s included

  • Beverages
  • Lunch box
  • Local guide
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Aguateca

What’s not included

  • Gratuities