Uaxactún is an archaeological site and one of the last traditional Petén communities settled in the heart of the Maya Biosphere Reserve since the early1900´s. The site of Uaxactún with its ancient name of Siaan K’aan or Born in Heaven, is located in the north of Petén, Guatemala. Uaxactún also known as Waxactún, was a major Mayan city situated about twelve miles north of the most important Mayan city, in the classic period, Tikal. The ceramic Acropolis Plaza sequence that came out of early work there provided the basis for the entire Maya lowland chronology. The different groups in Uaxactún are also the gold standard in the archaeology nomenclature used in all the Maya sites. The art work in Uaxactún are also among the finest. The earliest examples of the use of Zero by the Maya Culture, are Uaxactún's Stelas 18 and 19, on 357 AD.
• 11 hours
Learn about the Mayan culture at Uaxactun, located at the heart of the Mayan world in north-central Guatemala. Tour the archaeological site with a knowledgeable guide and discover its famous observatory, where it is believed the Mayan calendar was developed. You’ll view several architectural complexes and discover how the Mayan system of writing was perfected. Box lunch plus round-trip transport from Flores and Santa Elena Peten hotels, or Mundo Maya International Airport, is included.
• 6 hours