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Yaxha Day Tour from Flores

Santa Elena, Guatemala
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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
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Overview

Explore one of the largest Mayan complexes in northern Guatemala on this Yaxha day tour from Flores. Your friendly local guide will lead you through the impressive landmarks of this historicl site, and take you up close to ancient temples, pyramids and old world ruins. Learn about pre-Columbian Mayan culture as you take in the beauty of this popular destination that overlooks the Sacnab and Yaxha lakes. Your day-trip includes a savory traditional Guatemalan lunch and round-trip transportation from your hotel in Flores or Santa Elena Peten, or pick up and drop off from Mundo Maya International Airport. This small group experience is capped at 20 people to insure personalized attention.
  • 6-hour day trip to Yaxha from Flores, Santa Elena Peten or Mundo Maya International Airport
  • View Yaxha's ancient Mayan pyramids and plazas
  • Hear expert commentary from your knowledgeable guide
  • Discover the significance of the pre-Colombian ruins
  • Round-trip transport, lunch and entrance fee included
  • Small-group tour limited to 20 ensures a more personalized experience
Your friendly local guide will collect you from your Flores or Santa Elena Peten hotel, or the Mundo Maya International Airport and transport you to Yaxha for a memorable tour of one of the largest Mayan complexes in northern Guatemala. Follow your guide through impressive ruins as you learn about this ancient culture and its unique ceremonies. You’ll learn about the Teotihuacan influence on Yaxha as you wander past temples and pyramids. You’ll see ball courts and plazas. Get an up close look at the only Twin Pyramid Complex that exists outside Tikal and visit a breathtaking shrine that is the highest building in Yaxha.

Venture into Plaza C, where you’ll find the causeway to the center of the city. You’ll pay a visit to the North Acropolis and the E-Group complex of pyramids. Your expert guide will share plenty of details about the stages of construction and ways these structures were once used by the Mayans.

You’ll enjoy jungle views as you explore the archaeological site, as well as impressive landscapes surrounding Lake Yaxha from the top of one of the towering temples. Once the tour has concluded you’ll enjoy a typical Guatemalan lunch before heading back to your hotel or airport in air-conditioned comfort.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Ramada by Wyndham Tikal Isla de Flores
You will be pick up at your hotel and transfer to the park to start an adventure inside on the jungle surrounded by local vegetation and fauna of the area, we can admire the majesty of the pyramidal complexes and the awesome landscape that offer to you Yaxha.
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Yaxha
Located in the modern-day department of Petén, northern Guatemala, it is approximately 30 kilometers southeast of Tikal, Yaxha is situated on the north shore of Lake Yaxha. Yaxha is the third largest ruin in Guatemala, with only Tikal and El Mirador being larger. The centre of the city consisted of a number of plazas and architectural groups, with outlying groups and the lake shore linked by causeways. The main architectural groups are the Maler Group to the north, linked to the central area by the Blom Causeway, the South (or Main) Acropolis, the West Group, the Northeast Acropolis, the East Acropolis and a number of plazas and lesser groups make up the site core. The city was linked to the shore of Lake Yaxha by the Lake Causeway. Yaxha is notable for the unique survival of its toponym from the classical period. The name of the city is of ancient origin, literally meaning blue-green (Yax) water (ha). A thriving ceremonial center in it´s heyday, it has over 500 structures, including 40 stelae, 13 Altars, 9 Temple Pyramids, and 2 Mesoamerican ball courts. At the end of the tour, you will have time to have a traditional Guatemalan lunch.
Duration: 240 Minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Tikal
You will transfer back to the hotel in flores
Admission Ticket Free

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