Enjoy the sunrise on top of one of the tallest temples of the ancient Maya kingdom of Tikal. One of the few UNESCO World Heritage Sites to be recognized for both its cultural and natural significance. Your transfer and local guide will meet you at your hotel before transferring to Tikal National Park (approx. 1 hour). You will be exploring the vast jungle trails and will climb some of the most emblematic temples in the heart of the lush Guatemalan jungle. Recent Lidar discoveries in Tikal have changed everything we once knew about the city and the ancient Maya. This will be a great opportunity to appreciate milenary architecture and be overwhelmed by the sounds of Howler Monkeys and Tikals history. There is a big chance of wildlife sightings within park grounds so be alert!
You will enjoy a rustic lunch in Uaxactún, a hidden gem inside Tikal National Park and the perfect place to understand how the equinoxes, solstices and agriculture all came to be of most importance for the ancient Maya. You will be welcomed by the local community development association. You will learn all about the community’s efforts for sustainable development through the collection of Xate, a world class foliage endemic to the region and biggest economic activity of the village. You will also come close to the story and background of the “Chicleros” (chewing gum collectors) of the area, their artisan techniques and venture to explore the history and amazing architecture of this small pre-classic site that harbours an astronomic observatory unique to this region of Guatemala where you will welcome the sunset.