The Best Things to do in Flores and Santa Elena, Guatemala

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El Mirador 5-day Trail, Guatemala
El Mirador 5-day TrailFlores and Santa Elena

This tour offers you the opportunity to hike to the archaeological site El Mirador, which is one of the best Mayan sites in Guatemala. You'll explore the tropical jungle as you make your way along a trail towards El Mirador.

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Archeology
Guided Tours
Hiking
Multi-Day
Yaxhá One Day , Guatemala
Yaxhá One Day Flores and Santa Elena

Yaxhá is the third largest Mayan site in Guatemala, but due to its seclusion, it tends to lack large crowds. Enjoy a visit to Yaxhá during this one-day tour.

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Archeology
Guided Tours
Historic
Ruins
Yaxhá & Topoxté One Day, Guatemala
Yaxhá & Topoxté One DayFlores and Santa Elena

Yaxhá and Topoxté are ancient Mayan sites in Petén, Guatemala. During this tour, you’ll enjoy a guided tour of Yaxhá and Topoxté and also experience the sights and sounds of the jungle.

Archeology
Guided Tours
Ruins
Lake Petén Itzá Zoo and Actún Kan Caves Tour, Guatemala
Lake Petén Itzá Zoo and Actún Kan Caves TourFlores and Santa Elena

Lake Petén Itzá has a number of interesting sights that travelers might easily miss without a little guidance. On this tour, you'll see a little bit of everything that this once-thriving Maya stomping ground has to offer.

Cave Exploration
Species Exhibits
Dos Pilas Tour, Guatemala
Dos Pilas TourSayaxche

This tour visits the Mayan site of Dos Pilas, which is located in Petén. Dos Pilas was a Mayan capital and has several interesting structures still standing.

10 km away
Archeology
Guided Tours
Ruins
Ceibal One-Day Tour, Guatemala
Ceibal One-Day TourSayaxche

This full-day tour explores the Mayan site of Ceibal, which is near Sayaxché in Guatemala’s Petén department. Ceibal was once one of the largest cities in Guatemala's southern lowlands.

10 km away
Archeology
Bird Watching
Naturalist Guide
Collective Yaxha and Topoxte, Guatemala
Collective Yaxha and TopoxteFlores and Santa Elena

On this tour you’ll get to visit Maya sites on Lake Yaxhá. Yaxhá is a ruin on the edge of the lake, and Topoxté is a site spread out over a few of the lake’s tiny islands.

Archeology
Guided Tours
Ruins
Collective Tikal, Guatemala
Collective TikalFlores and Santa Elena

This tour takes visitors to one of the most incredible Maya sites in the world. Tikal was one of the most powerful city-states that the Maya ever established, and it was occupied between the 6th and the 10th centuries.

Archeology
Guided Tours
Ruins
Walking
Tikal Tour, Guatemala
Tikal TourFlores and Santa Elena

Explore the vast ruins of Tikal during this one-day tour. You’ll visit Tikal’s temples and pyramids, learn about Mayan culture, and walk along short trails through the jungle.

Archeology
Guided Tours
Ruins
Uaxactún One Day, Guatemala
Uaxactún One DayFlores and Santa Elena

Uaxactún is a remote Mayan site in Petén that’s notable for its astronomical observatory. This one-day tour allows you to explore the lesser-visited ruins of Uaxactún.

Archeology
Guided Tours
Ruins
Ixpanpajul Natural Park, Guatemala
Ixpanpajul Natural ParkFlores and Santa Elena

This exciting tour of the Ixpanpajul Natural Park includes both a walk along suspension bridges and a canopy tour. It's a fun way to experience the outdoors in Guatemala.

Naturalist Guide
Suspension Bridges
Zip Lines
Sky Way + Tarzan Tour + Horseback riding, Guatemala
Sky Way + Tarzan Tour + Horseback ridingFlores and Santa Elena

The tour starts with the Sky Way, while walking through six amazing suspension bridges and in a different and unique way, you will see the wonderful local flora and fauna, a very interesting way to watch the birds!!

Horseback Riding
Naturalist Guide
Suspension Bridges
Zip Lines
Nighttime Tarzan Canopy Tour, Guatemala
Nighttime Tarzan Canopy TourFlores and Santa Elena

This Nighttime Tarzan Tour offers an exhilarating exploration of the jungle at night. Ixpanpajul Natural Park is just outside of Flores and Santa Elena. It covers 3.5 square miles of thick, subtropical rainforest.

Night Tour
Zip Lines
Sky Way Hanging Bridges Tour, Guatemala
Sky Way Hanging Bridges TourFlores and Santa Elena

On this tour you’ll hike through the forest that surrounds Lake Petén Itzá. The path traverses six hanging bridges that are suspended high in the forest canopy. They offer expansive views of the forest and the lake below.

Naturalist Guide
Nature Walk
Suspension Bridges
Tarzan Tour, Guatemala
Tarzan TourFlores and Santa Elena

Visit Ixpanjapul Natural Park just outside of Flores and Santa Elena to see a pristine tract of Guatemalan jungle. This park covers 3.5 square miles , and it is home to some exotic birds.

Naturalist Guide
Nature Walk
Suspension Bridges
Zip Lines
Aguateca One-Day Tour, Guatemala
Aguateca One-Day TourSayaxche

Spend a day exploring the Mayan ruins at the Aguateca Archeological Site in Guatemala. Aguateca is found on a limestone bluff above the Petexbatún Lagoon in the department of Petén.

10 km away
Archeology
Bird Watching
Naturalist Guide
Nature Walk
Ruins
Tikal One Day, Guatemala
Tikal One DayTikal

Tikal National Park is the most amazing tour where you will be taken back thousands of years to the seat of the Maya Culture.

32 km away
Archeology
Guided Tours
Nature Walk
Ruins
Tikal Sunrise or Sunset Tour, Guatemala
Tikal Sunrise or Sunset TourTikal

Take this tour to see Tikal at one of the busiest times of day — early in the morning. You’ll leave for your tour before the sun comes up, and then watch the jungle wake up from the top of one of the site’s temples. Bring a flashlight so you can see the nocturnal animals when you first arrive in the jungle. This time of day comes with another advantage, as the site has fewer visitors at this time of day.

32 km away
Guided Tours
Nature Walk
Night Tour
Ruins
Birding Tour at Tikal, Guatemala
Birding Tour at TikalTikal

On the first day of your journey, you’ll start your exploration of the area’s wildlife on a trail through the jungle of the Tikal National Park. Eventually you will come to a clearing, scattered with the stony ruins of Mayan temples and palaces. You have arrived at Tikal, home to one of the most prominent dynasties during the Mayan classic period. OPTIONAL only Professional Bird guide, lunch ,entrance fee to site.

32 km away
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Archeology
Bird Watching
Naturalist Guide
Nature Walk
Ruins
Uaxactún Tour, Guatemala
Uaxactún TourTikal

This tour takes you to Uaxactún, one of the oldest Maya cities in Guatemala. Uaxactún is notable for its astronomical observatory, and is thought to be the place where Mayans began developing their calendar.

32 km away
Archeology
Nature Walk
Ruins




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