We leave in the morning, at the time you desire to the largest archaeological site of the classical period, Tikal. With 4000 structures, one of them is the highest in Mesoamerica, it was declared by UNESCO as cultural and natural heritage of humanity in 1979.
You will visit the Great Plaza, Temple I, II, III and IV, the complex of astronomical observation “Lost World” and other smaller buildings. 85% of the hike is under the shade of the forest.
Yaxha and Topoxté
You leave in the morning at the time you desire and head to the third largest archeological site in Guatemala (after Tikal and El Mirador), impressive for the large number of structures close to each other, many of them built more than 15 centuries ago.
You will visit the Temple of the Red Hands, several ceremonial causeways, the ball court, the pyramid of sacrifices and more.
You leave in the morning at the time desired to drive to the south of Petén to the River “La Pasión”, which was very important before for trade between ancient Maya cities.
You will take a boat to arrive to the archaeological site “Ceibal” a Mayan city abandoned over a millennium ago, now covered with lush tropical rain forest.
In the morning you drive you to the dock of Concordia Park to take a boat to visit the Biological Park Petencito which is a place where you can find many local animals that have been confiscated from poachers predators. In the park you can see jaguars, crocodiles, deer, parrots, macaws, coatis, to name a few.
Then we take you on the boat to El Mirador del Rey Canek that is located on the top of an archaeological site called “Tayasal” and from there you can admire all across the Petén Itzá Lake and its islands.
You leave in the morning and move to the northern part of Petén, in the heart of the Maya Biosphere to visit the ruins where the first war of conquest happened in the Maya region.
In this archaeological site you’ll also visit the most representative astronomical observatory of the Classic Period.
We leave in the morning headed to the southeast of Petén, where you will take a boat to go by the mystical stream Petexbatun up to the lake of the same name where there is a large amount of wildlife including crocodiles and many fish.
At the end of the lake lies the impressive Maya site of Aguateca which was built in the late classical period when there were many wars.
El Cráter Azul
The wildlife haven called El Pucté is located in Las Cruces, Peten. It hosts a series of springs and creeks of crystal clear water, among them one big stream called Pucté or Cráter Azul. Most of this natural source of water are marine blue and turquoise and the water is so clear you can observe the underwater garden that hides underneath.