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Yaxha Day Tour from Flores

Flores, Guatemala

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Overview

Explore one of the largest Mayan complexes in northern Guatemala on this Yaxha day tour from Flores. Your friendly local guide will lead you through the impressive landmarks of this historicl site, and take you up close to ancient temples, pyramids and old world ruins. Learn about pre-Columbian Mayan culture as you take in the beauty of this popular destination that overlooks the Sacnab and Yaxha lakes. Your day-trip includes a savory traditional Guatemalan lunch and round-trip transportation from your hotel in Flores or Santa Elena Peten, or pick up and drop off from Mundo Maya International Airport. This small group experience is capped at 20 people to insure personalized attention.
  • 6-hour day trip to Yaxha from Flores, Santa Elena Peten or Mundo Maya International Airport
  • View Yaxha's ancient Mayan pyramids and plazas
  • Hear expert commentary from your knowledgeable guide
  • Discover the significance of the pre-Colombian ruins
  • Round-trip transport, lunch and entrance fee included
  • Small-group tour limited to 20 ensures a more personalized experience
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Professional English- and Spanish-speaking guide
Lunch
Round-trip shared transfer
Gratuities
Drinks

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

7:45 AM
Your friendly local guide will collect you from your Flores or Santa Elena Peten hotel, or the Mundo Maya International Airport and transport you to Yaxha for a memorable tour of one of the largest Mayan complexes in northern Guatemala. Follow your guide through impressive ruins as you learn about this ancient culture and its unique ceremonies. You’ll learn about the Teotihuacan influence on Yaxha as you wander past temples and pyramids. You’ll see ball courts and plazas. Get an up close look at the only Twin Pyramid Complex that exists outside Tikal and visit a breathtaking shrine that is the highest building in Yaxha.

Venture into Plaza C, where you’ll find the causeway to the center of the city. You’ll pay a visit to the North Acropolis and the E-Group complex of pyramids. Your expert guide will share plenty of details about the stages of construction and ways these structures were once used by the Mayans.

You’ll enjoy jungle views as you explore the archaeological site, as well as impressive landscapes surrounding Lake Yaxha from the top of one of the towering temples. Once the tour has concluded you’ll enjoy a typical Guatemalan lunch before heading back to your hotel or airport in air-conditioned comfort.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Ramada by Wyndham Tikal Isla de Flores
You will be pick up at your hotel and transfer to the park to start an adventure inside on the jungle surrounded by local vegetation and fauna of the area, we can admire the majesty of the pyramidal complexes and the awesome landscape that offer to you Yaxha.
Stop At:  
Yaxha
Located in the modern-day department of Petén, northern Guatemala, it is approximately 30 kilometers southeast of Tikal, Yaxha is situated on the north shore of Lake Yaxha. Yaxha is the third largest ruin in Guatemala, with only Tikal and El Mirador being larger. The centre of the city consisted of a number of plazas and architectural groups, with outlying groups and the lake shore linked by causeways. The main architectural groups are the Maler Group to the north, linked to the central area by the Blom Causeway, the South (or Main) Acropolis, the West Group, the Northeast Acropolis, the East Acropolis and a number of plazas and lesser groups make up the site core. The city was linked to the shore of Lake Yaxha by the Lake Causeway. Yaxha is notable for the unique survival of its toponym from the classical period. The name of the city is of ancient origin, literally meaning blue-green (Yax) water (ha). A thriving ceremonial center in it´s heyday, it has over 500 structures, including 40 stelae, 13 Altars, 9 Temple Pyramids, and 2 Mesoamerican ball courts. At the end of the tour, you will have time to have a traditional Guatemalan lunch.
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Tikal
You will transfer back to the hotel in flores
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • If you are lodging at a hotel on the Island of Flores, please be requested to move to our meeting point (Hotel Ramada, Calle playa sur, Isla de Flores Peten) to be picked up for your excursion. Our tour guide or driver pick up you around 08:00 hours please be sure to be at that time at the indicated place
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gray Line Guatemala

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Yaxha Day Tour from Flores?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Yaxha Day Tour from Flores.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Yaxha Day Tour from Flores?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Yaxha Day Tour from Flores.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Yaxha Day Tour from Flores?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Yaxha Day Tour from Flores.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Yaxha Day Tour from Flores?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Yaxha Day Tour from Flores.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Yaxha Day Tour from Flores?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Yaxha Day Tour from Flores.

Product code: 3022FRSYAX

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