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$74.99 Day Trips & Excursions

Tikal Day Tour from Flores

Located in the heart of the Guatemalan jungle, the ruins of Tikal stand amid Tikal National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This ancient city is considered one of the largest and most monumental of all sites discovered in the Mayan world.After airport or hotel pickup, you’ll be transferred to Tikal to begin your full-day tour of the archeological ruins. Follow your guide as you explore the 341-square-mile (550-square-km) park, which contains thousands of separate Mayan structures. Visit the Central Acropolis—a maze of courtyards and small temples—and walk to the twin pyramids of Complex Q and R, where you'll find fascinating altars in front of the temples. Learn about the impressive Temple I, the Temple of the Grand Jaguar, built to honor and bury a Mayan king. View the 144-foot (44-meter) temple, which encompasses three rooms and contains a steep stairway leading to its peak. Marvel at the neighboring Temple II, the Temple of the Masks, which proves equally stunning.Your guide will share knowledge about the Mayan civilization and the significance of each structure as you enjoy the natural surroundings. Keep an eye out for birds and other wildlife that inhabit the magnificent rainforest.Next, eat a delicious lunch at Tikal National Park before having some free time to explore the ruins on your own. In the late afternoon you’ll be transferred to the airport or your hotel.

$67.99 Outdoor Activities

Ixpanpajul Natural Park Zipline Tour over Petén from Flores

Begin your eco-adventure with complimentary pickup from your hotel or the airport in Flores at 9:00 am, and head to Guatemala's Ixpanpajul Natural Park, an approximate 20-minute drive away. This 1,110-acre (450-hectare) forest, located in the cradle of the Mayan civilization, is home to more than 200 species of trees, 150 species of birds and around 40 species of mammals. Upon arrival, enjoy a tour of the skyway, walking along six amazing suspension bridges. Enjoy the unique flora and fauna from up high—a wonderful way to bird watch! Take a 30-minute break at Miramás Hill. Rest in a comfortable hammock and enjoy 360-degree views of the majestic jungle of Petén.Next, gear up for your zipline adventure on a 1.5-hour canopy tour through the treetops. Your journey covers nine daring platforms along a crossed-cable system, placed in the highest leafy trees. Soar through the jungle on an unforgettable ride as you take in the landscape below. Keep an eye out for birds and other magnificent wildlife as you fly. The park's staff will ensure your comfort and safety at all times.When you descend to level ground, hop on a horse or a tractor (your choice) for a fun ride around a pathway that encircles a plantation of fruit trees. Afterwards, there’s plenty of time for lunch (own expense) and free time before you’re transported back to your hotel or the airport around 1:30pm.

$145 Cultural & Theme Tours

2-Day Trip to Tikal and Yaxha Ruins

Day 1: Flores - Tikal Our Local bus will meet you at hotel reception to transfer you in Tikal Park at 4:30am. The transfer will take approximately 1-hour. Once we are there, you will meet a local expert guide who will accompanied you on your half day tour. You will hear interesting and educational experiences of Ruins Temples Palace by such Mayan Remains. Later we'll go back to Flores island. Day 2: Flores - Yaxha Ruins Today at 9am our local private Taxi/van will pick you at your hostel and transfer you in Yaxha Park Ruins for 1.5 hours where you will explore a the amazing ruins in Yaxha archeological site with a local guide

$70 Cultural & Theme Tours

Tikal Day Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Lost World, Tikal National Park, Peten DepartmentTikal is an ancient Mayan citadel in the rainforests of northern Guatemala. Possibly dating to the 1st century A.D., Tikal flourished between 200 and 850 A.D. Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Temple IV, Tikal National Park, Peten DepartmentTikal Temple IV is a Mesoamerican pyramid in the ruins of the ancient Maya city of Tikal in modern Guatemala. It was one of the tallest and most voluminous buildings in the Maya world. The pyramid was built around 741 AD. Temple IV is located at the western edge of the site core.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Great Plaza, Tikal National Park, Peten DepartmentPyramid and the Temple of the Grand Jaguar. At 70 meters, Temple IV is the tallest pre-Columbian structure in the Americas.Duration: 1 hour

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Yaxha Day Tour from Flores

Upon pickup at the airport or your hotel, transfer to Yaxha for your guided tour of the complex, one of the most significant archeological sites of Guatemala. Your experienced guide will lead your group around the excavated ruins and offer insight about the Mayan civilization that used many of the 500 structures for ceremonial purposes. Listen as your guide discusses the influence of Teotihuacan on the architecture of Yaxha, including its pyramid temples, ball courts and elevated plazas. Discover the Twin Pyramid Complex (the only one outside of Tikal), also known as the Stelae Plaza. At the East Acropolis you’ll come upon Structure 216, a 100-foot (30-meter) tall pyramid where remains of a temple shrine still stand on its base, making it the highest building at Yaxha.When you reach the astronomical complex within Plaza C, you’ll find Early Classic stelae and a causeway to the city center. Visit the North Acropolis, which dates back to the Late Pre-classic and includes an impressive pyramid in the E-Group complex. Your guide will enlighten you about the various stages of construction and tell about the multiple functions these structures performed. As you explore, marvel at the vast jungle surroundings and views of Lake Yaxha, seen from the summit of one of the temples. After touring the ruins, enjoy lunch on site before beginning your journey back to Santa Elena Peten or Flores, with drop-off at your hotel or the airport in the late afternoon.

$470 Cultural & Theme Tours

Mirador by Air

Every day at 8:30 departing from Flores international airport. After taking off you will fly 26 minutes to Mirador about 500 feet above the jungle and lake of the region enjoying the views and explanations. Once landed in Mirador about 9:00am we start a guided tour to know more about the Mayan history, and for shure! climbing the massive pyramids. I provide you water and boxed lunch for the day. In Mirador we don't have mosquitos, don't worry, but if you think one or two of them are too much, bring bugspray, what is very important is a good sunscreen and walking shoes. We have lunch up on top of the tallest piramid 237feet tall enjoying just an amazing view. Back to the helicopter about 3:00pm to land back in Flores about 3:30 to 4:00pm.

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