Tour to the Mayan World

5 Day Mayan Ruins through Guatemala

Activities: Culture/Sightseeing, Explore Mayan Ruins, Jungle Hiking
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5 days & 4 nights
Guatemala International Airport
Guatemala International Airport

Tour to the Mayan World

Tour to the Mayan World. Without a doubt, Guatemala is the heart of the Mayan world. Witness this historic and intricate civilization that began more than 2,000 years ago and continues to this day. 

During this 5 days & 4 nights Guatemala Mayan ruins tour, you will visit the department of Petén. In this region alone, there are over fifty Mayan archaeological sites. It includes the impressive Mayan City of Tikal and Yaxha, a curious city with many structures that have been left underground. You will also have the opportunity to visit The Great Mayan City of El Mirador (The Lookout), the largest Mayan city in existence!

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Highlights Tour to the Mayan World

  1. Flores Island
  2. Mayan ruins of Yaxha
  3. Mayan City of Tikal
  4. The great Mayan site of El Mirador

Tour to the Mayan World

Itinerary | 5 days & 4 nights
1. Flores Island
2. Yaxha, Mayan Ruins
3. Mayan City of Tikal
4. El Mirador
5. Guatemala City
Flight to Flores Island, Guatemala.

You will start your to your Guatemala Mayan ruins tour with a domestic flight from Guatemala City La Aurora Airport GUA to Flores Island FRS. A local guide will wait for you at the airport. He will take you directly to your hotel in Flores for the night.

Dock in Lake Peten Itza. Tour to the Mayan World
Sunset scene at the lake Peten Itza, Guatemala. Central America.
Explore the Mayan City of Yaxha.

Today we will bring you on a full day tour of the Mayan city of Yaxha, about an hour and a half drive from Flores Island.
The Mayan ruins of Yaxha are completely off the beaten path. It is not a well-known park among travelers. To reach it, you first have to go through 12 kilometers of an unpaved road. If you have ever visited a Mayan site before, you will find Yaxha even more mysterious, leaving you with new knowledge to absorb and a new world to discover.

View of a temple in the Mayan City of Yaxha surrounded by jungle. Guatemala tours
The Mayan City of Yaxha in the middle of the jungle canopy in Guatemala.

When you arrive at the great pyramid of the eastern acropolis, you will be left speechless by the immensity of the jungle, spreading as far as your eye can see. You will also have a great view of Lake Yaxha which, simply put, will take your breath away.

Tour to the Mayan City of Tikal.

Today, we will drive 1.5 hours from Flores Island to Tikal for a full day tour. Tikal is the largest excavated site in the Americas and contains some of the most fascinating archaeological remains of this ancient civilization.

It is difficult to fully grasp how big this park truly is with its many trails weaving through the jungle canopy that lead to half-uncovered structures. Spider monkeys follow you from the tree limbs above until you finally reach the plazas and pyramids. Our guide will take you on a memorable journey through this magnificent Mayan ruins and jungle.

Great view of temple one and temple two from the top of temple four in the Mayan City of Tikal, Guatemala. Tour to the Mayan world
Tikal ruins in Guatemala with thick jungle.

On a regular walking tour inside Tikal, you may come across spider monkeys, howler monkeys, coatimundis (a raccoon-like animal ranging into Central America into Mexico and the US), parrots, toucans and ocellated turkeys. Tapirs, peccaries, and jaguars still roam the jungle, not afraid to be seen by the keen eye of an avid observer.

The main plaza in the Mayan City of Tikal, Guatemala.
Famous ancient Mayan temples in Tikal National Park, Guatemala, Central America

We also offer sunrise/sunset tours, which include a unique experience in which you can hear the call of the howler monkeys, a deep growl or “howl,” al

El Mirador, the greatest and lost Mayan City.

Today you have a free day to explore what Flores Island has to offer, like an optional helicopter tour of El Mirador. You will have the choice to spend your day enjoying the breathtaking helicopter tour, or you can embark upon another tour of the countless Mayan sites in the area.

The great Mayan City of El Mirador, Guatemala.
The great Mayan City of El Mirador in the middle of the jungle of Guatemala.

Flight to Guatemala City.

Your driver will pick you up from your hotel in Flores to take you to the Flores Island airport. From here, you will depart for the Guatemala City airport. In Guatemala City, you may be ready to head back home, or you might find yourself choosing to add an extension to your Guatemala Mayan ruins tour. Check some of our Guatemala Tours here.

Temple Two in the main plaza of the Mayan City of Tikal
Famous ancient Mayan temples in Tikal National Park, Guatemala, Central America

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Tour to the Mayan World

Price

From $570 per person
  • Domestic FlightsGuatemala City – Flores Island, round trip
  • 6 Nights Hotel AccommodationAccommodation in hotels selected according to your wishes and priorities
  • Tour GuideProfessional guide for the tours to Tikal and Yaxha
  • Entrance FeesEntrance fees for the tours listed in the program
  • All transportationPrivate transportation for the transfers listed in the itinerary
  • FoodDaily breakfast
  • Price does not included✗ International flights ✗ Personal, travel and cancellation insurance ✗ Other expenses than indicated
  • * This price is based in 8 guests