The Tikal Explorer is a comprehensive visit to the most impressive and important Maya site and its natural surroundings. The ancient Maya began building Tikal around 600 B.C., and for the next 1500 years the area was an important religious, scientific, and political center.
The ruins of Tikal include more than 3,000 structures extending over six square miles and including palaces, temples, ceremonial platforms, ball courts, terraces, plazas, avenues and steam baths.
Because of its importance and magnificent combination of nature and archaeological remains, Tikal has been declared a Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.
Visit the site where the famous U.S. TV show Survivor was recently filmed in Yaxha, Guatemala. There are many Mayan ruins, stele and other archeological structures to be explored here on the shores of the Yaxha Lagoon.
You will have free time to explore the ruins on your own. It is recommended that guests do a tour of Tikal first to get the general information on the Maya culture, so that you can then explore Yaxha on your own as their will be no commentary at the site on this tour.