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.
- 2 hrs
- Available Days:
- Every day
- 8:00 AM
- Hotel Transport Included
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
In this part of the forest, the vegetation quickly changes with the elevation. Your hike will eventually reach the summit of Miramás Hill. Miramás Hill offers one of the best views of Lake Petén Itzá in all of Petén.
The Petén forest has beautiful old trees, including endangered species like mahogany and ceiba. Petén is best known for its dense population of birds, and there are over 280 avian species native to the area. On a hike through Petén you might also see monkeys, neon-colored frogs, and furry peccaries.
The Maya Biosphere Reserve is the largest protected tropical forest in North America. Spreading across 4.3 million acres (1.7 million hectares) in Guatemala’s Petén department, this reserve protects huge expanses of forests and the Mayan ruins that lie within them.
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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.
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.