Highlights / General details
This morning you will be picked up at your hotel for transfer to Xunantunich for a sightseeing tour. The ruins are situated on the border of Guatemala near a dense concentration of Maya sites. Xunantunich lies almost straight east of Tikal and may in fact have been a fairly important provincial center, perhaps a regional capital. There is a fine astronomical carved frieze on the main palace building. The center is composed of six major plazas surrounded by more than 25 temples and palaces. The large pyramid El Castillo, is well known for the frieze or band of stucco decoration which at one time extended around the entire temple. Recently, a beautiful museum has been built on-site. Three dimensional models of the entire site have been constructed, as well as displays showing the evolution of the Mayan Civilization, and how Xunantunich fits into the picture that archaeologists are constructing of these people. Some of the stellae from the site are now protected and on display at the museum. Transfer back to the hotel.
Hotel Pickup in Flores or Tikal; Private tour by car; Entrance Fees; Lunch.
Personal Expenses; Gratuity.
Hours of operation
Available: Daily; No tour departures on National Holidays: January 1; March 20-27 (Holy Week); May 1; June 30; August 15; September 15; October 20; November 1; December 25, 2016 - January 2, 2017.
Tour starts and ends at Flores Airport and/or a hotel in Flores or Tikal Area.
Passengers should be in good physical condition since they need to walk 2 or 3 hours during the tour.
Prices are listed as per person.
Please remember to add if needed airfare between Guatemala City & Flores and transfers out/in from hotel in Guatemala City & La Aurora Airport.
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.
**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**