Palenque: Yaxchilan Ruins to Tikal Guatemala Full Day Tour
- 8 Hours
- On request
Travel to Yaxchilan perched on the western bank of the Usumacinta River. Yaxchilan ("the place of green stones") lays along the trade route between the two great Maya sites of Palenque and Tikal. But today it stands in a remote, little-visited jungle setting.
Known for its handsome temples and striking carvings, this white-stoned city reached its peak during the Late Classic Period, from about A.D. 680 to 770. Two acropolises with temples, grand staircases, and a palace dominate the site.
Legend has it that a headless sculpture of the god Yaxachtun at the site formerly terrified the local Lacandon people, who feared that the world would end when the head was replaced. After the visit head to the border and take a small boat over the river to Bethel where you complete Guatemala border formalities. From here drive to your hotel in Flores.
Duration: 8 Hours
Departs: 8 a.m. - Returns: 4 p.m.