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.
- 7 hrs
- Available Days:
- Every day
- 8:00 AM
- Hotel Transportation Offered
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
This tour departs from Flores and Santa Elena at 8:00 AM. You'll drive to the town of Sayaxché and then board a boat, which will take you down the Río La Pasión. As you ride down this river, you'll enjoy good views of the jungle and surrounding landscape.
Eventually, you'll stop and walk from the riverbank to the site of Ceibal. Once you reach the site you'll take a tour of the ruins and learn about the fascinating history or this Mayan city. Between 830 and 910 AD, Ceibal had a population of around ten thousand people. It was during this time that many of the structures were built.
Causeways connect the site's four main groups of structures. There are carved stelae, jungle-clad temples, plazas, and a huge circular platform that may have been used for religious ceremonies and astronomical observation.
After exploring the ruins, you'll re-board the boat and return to Flores. You'll leave Ceibal around 2:00 PM and will arrive in Flores at approximately 3:30 PM.
The Mayan site of Ceibal is located near Sayaxché in Guatemala’s Petén department. The site’s structures are partially restored and surrounded by a protected forest.
Read more:Ceibal Natural Monument
What to Bring
Sunscreen, camera, comfortable shoes, hat, and money for meals, personal expenses, handicrafts, and tipping the guide/driver.
Transportation by vehicle from Flores - Sayaxché- Flores and by boat from Sayaxché - Ceibal - Sayaxché, box lunch, entrance fee, and bilingual guide.
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Really enjoyed the boat ride, the walk through the jungle. More excavating and restoring .