Tikal is most definitely the most impressive of all the Mayan sites in Central America not only for its historical remains but because it is also a haven for wildlife, making the trip to Tikal all the more enchanting.
Uaxactun camping excursion
Uaxactun camping excursion, Guatemala
After your tour or morning activities you will be driven from Tikal approximately 23km through bumpy jungle roads to begin your Uaxactun camping adventure.
You will arrive late afternoon and have ample time to explore the campsite and rest a little before climbing the canopy tower with your guide to watch the sunset and enjoy drinks and canapés.
You will then travel to a local home for a freshly prepared evening meal using simple local ingredients. After dinner there may be the opportunity to climb one of the temples to look at the stars before you are driven back to the campsite for the night.
The following morning your guide will accompany you on a comprehensive guided tour of the Mayan ruins at Uaxactun. The city was occupied between 500BC until its abandonment in 889 AD and entered the Classic Period at the same as Tikal. Being almost its equal in power, it was only eventually conquered by Tikal in 378 AD after a bloody war.
After your tour of the site you will travel to the village of Uaxactun for a hearty breakfast and there will also be the opportunity to visit the small museum of artefacts. You will then be driven out of Uaxactun and the Tikal National Park for your onward arrangements.
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Other experiences in Tikal & El Petén
These activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences around where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can suggest tours and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the local ways of life.
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