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Tikal, Uaxactun Ruins & Local Village Visit: 3 Day

Duration
3 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,053

Explore the second largest ruined city in the world and discover the unique settlements that remain nearby today on this very special Tikal tour.


This 3-day visit to Tikal first takes you from Flores to the ruins and present day village of Uaxactun. The city is famous for its elaborate observatory, and innovative use of sunlight. Uniquely, Uaxactun survives today, albeit in a very different form. Learn about the resources collected and used in the area, and enjoy sunset drinks before camping (with all comforts included!) two nights in the jungle, giving you plenty of time to explore the town.

Day three is devoted to Tikal, marked by its towering pyramids and the colourful wildlife that lives in the nearby rainforest. Abandoned in the 10th century, Tikal is today the world’s second largest ruined city behind Angkor, with plenty to explore, having supported the Maya for up to 700 years. Star Wars fans will get an extra thrill from recognising the Yavin Rebel base – or at least, the towers that loomed above the trees to mark its location!


 

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Duration
3 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,053

Itinerary

Day 1

Day 1

Upon arrival in Flores you will be transferred in the evening to the remote village of Uaxactun (1 hour 15 minutes) with a stop on the way for dinner. After settling in to the tents you can enjoy a night hike through the jungle trails in search for night wildlife. Uaxactun is also renowned for its elaborate astronomical observatory and the site can be visited at night to observe the stars and enjoy the quiet of the jungle.

Meal Plan Dinner
Day 2

Day 2

Take a guided tour of the site of Uaxactun which comprises several partially restored temples positioned to coincide with the sunrise on key dates. You'll tour the site and explore the village while learning about the natural gum, allspice, and xate (used in floral arrangements) that locals collect from the area. After visiting the archaeological site and the community, guests will enjoy a traditional lunch prepared with local ingredients. At dusk, guests will head to a lookout tower for sunset drinks. Afterwards, you will enjoy a delicious, locally made dinner before camping overnight in the jungle.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

Day 3

After breakfast, you are transferred 30 minutes from Uaxactun to Tikal National Park where some 3,000 ancient structures rise from the rainforest floor. Not only will you enjoy a fascinating tour of this impressive UNESCO World Heritage Site, but also experience the sights and sounds of tropical birds and animals, including howler and spider monkeys, that live in the jungle canopy. Once home to an estimated at 50,000 residents or more, Tikal flourished from 800 BC to 900 AD. Guests will follow in the footsteps of Maya royalty and commoners as our guide leads them to such sites as the majestic Great Plaza and its Temple of the Jaguar (44 meters / 144 feet), Temple of the Masks (38m / 125ft), the Acropolis and much more. Lunch is provided at a local restaurant. Explore the museum at the visitor centre before transferring to your next destination.

Meal Plan Breakfast

Other Information

DEPARTURES:

Daily

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Private Guide
  • Transfers
  • Community Guide
  • Admission Fees for Tikal and Uaxactun
  • Donation to Uaxactun
  • Tents and Equipments
  • Uaxactun Camping Meals (starting with dinner on arrival and breakfast on departure)
  • Tikal Restaurant Lunch

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Tips
  • Travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Drinks

OTHER INFORMATION:

Please note that the order of this trip is occasionally reversed; you may visit Tikal first.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from", per person, based on twin share. Subject to availability.

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