Yaxhá One Day or SUNSET

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 (including both the ruins and nearby jungle) during this one-day tour.

Yaxhá One Day or SUNSET

Flores and Santa Elena

It’s true—Yaxhá is the third largest Mayan site in Guatemala, behind only Tikal and El Mirador. Yaxhá is, however, fairly isolated and thus tends to attract smaller crowds than Tikal. This makes it perfect for travelers who want the freedom to explore the ruins without many other people around. Yaxhá sits between two lovely lakes and is located about 18.5 miles (30 km) southeast of Tikal and 47 miles (75 km) from Flores.

08:00 hrs. Departure from the central area of Flores and Santa Elena Peten Airport hotels.

In Yaxha, you will be guided through the site and learn about the history and culture of the people who built it. The ruins include nine seats and 500 structures, including palaces, temples and ball games. Climb to the top of the structure 216 and get fantastic views of the surroundings. Your guide will also show you the Maler Group complex, which includes the twin temples, a large altar and several trails. Yaxha is surrounded by thick vegetation. A number of animals - including howler monkeys and colorful birds - live in the jungle here, and you may be able to detect some of them.

14:00 hrs. Departure Yaxha

SUNSET YAXHA Only, is a private tour that leaves Flores around 14:00 hours, where you arrive to Yaxha and stay until sunset.

What to Bring:

Sunscreen, camera, comfortable shoes, hat/cap and money for handicrafts. Tipping the guide, driver, personal expenses and meals not specified

What's Included:

Ground Transportation: Flores - Yaxhá - Flores. Entrance to the archaeological site. Spanish-English guide. Rustic Lunch.

Transportation

Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “More Time and Rates” for full details.

What to Bring:

Sunscreen, camera, comfortable shoes, hat/cap and money for handicrafts. Tipping the guide, driver, personal expenses and meals not specified

What's Included:

Ground Transportation: Flores - Yaxhá - Flores. Entrance to the archaeological site. Spanish-English guide. Rustic Lunch.

Transportation

Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “More Time and Rates” for full details.

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