Day 1, Tuesday: Transfer from Flores to Tikal. Stay at hotel Tikal.
You fly from Cancun international airport to Flores, Guatemala where you will meet your guide upon arrival. Private transportation will take you to TikalNational Park where we stay at the Jaguar Inn for night. This hotel is just a minute's walk away from the entrance of the Tikal archeological site. Spending the night so close to the Tikal National Park allows us to see the park at sunset and sunrise; an unforgettable experience of beautiful colors and abundant wild life.
Day 2, Wednesday: Guided tour Tikal, transfer to Yaxha, night walk, camp at lake Yaxha. The day begins with a fascinating guided tour of the Tikal ruins and National Park. We climb Tikal's highest pyramids to enjoy spectacular views over the vast Mayan jungle. Atop these temples and within the park, we’re given the opportunity to see an abundance of exotic wildlife such as toucans, coatis and monkeys. In the afternoon private transportation will bring you to Yaxha, Guatemala, the starting point of our bicycle adventure (with optional horseback riding) for the next day. Yaxha has a comfortable campsite by the banks of its turquoise-transparent lake where we will pick up our camping equipment and enjoy delicious local meals. At night we invite you to enjoy a guided night walk to explore nocturnal flora and fauna.
Day 3, Thursday: Cycle or horseback riding to Nakum, visit ruins Nakum, camp at Nakum. Today we will follow a jungle road that leads us 17 km (11 miles) deeper into the jungle en route to another archaeological site, Nakum, Guatemala, For those that have off-road cycling experience this is a very enjoyable and challenging ride*. Another option is to ride a horse (no experience needed) to reach this amazing destination. After arriving to Nakum's beautiful campsite we explore the remote Mayan ruins hidden deep inside its protected jungle. Few people ever reach this ancient Mayan site where, to this day, excavations still continue.
Day 4, Friday: Cycle or horseback riding to Yaxha, visit ruins Yaxha, stay at eco-lodge. We leave Nakum and ride our bicycles or horses back to Yaxha to take a refreshing break at the lake before visiting the tall temples of its Mayan site. Climbing Yaxha’s highest temple at the end of the day will reward you with a breath-taking sunset view over the lakes and jungle of Yaxha National Park. We climb down and spend the night at the comfortable eco-lodge, El Sombrero.
Day 5, Saturday: Transfer back to Flores. We end the journey with a debriefing about your experience. Your guide then accompanies you to the Flores airport for your return flight. Depending on your schedule, Duende Tours is willing to assist you in extending your trip to include a exploration of the Maya Riviera upon completion of the tour.
- Single room preference: $80/€62
- The single room preference is an option for single travelers that wish not to share a room or tent with a fellow group member of the same sex.
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