Dos Pilas Tour

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.

This tour leaves from Flores and Santa Elena at 8:00 AM. You'll take a 4x4 vehicle and will cross the La Passion River on a ferry at Sayaxché. You'll continue on paved and gravel roads before reaching the archeological site of Dos Pilas.

Once you arrive at Dos Pilas, a bilingual guide will give you a tour of the ruins. This site has a long and epic history that involves treachery, family rivalry, and bitter battles. Dos Pilas was eventually abandoned in AD 761. The history of Dos Pilas was deciphered mainly from the site's hieroglyphic stairways and stelae. A palace and tomb were also discovered here.

After touring Dos Pilas you will return to Flores and Santa Elena. The tour departs Dos Pilas at 1:30 PM and arrives in Flores/Santa Elena around 4:00 PM.

What to Bring:

Sunscreen, camera, comfortable shoes, hat, and money for food, drinks, personal expenses, handicrafts, and tipping the guide-driver.

What's Included:

Transportation, entrance fee, bilingual guide, and 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, and money for food, drinks, personal expenses, handicrafts, and tipping the guide-driver.

What's Included:

Transportation, entrance fee, bilingual guide, and 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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