Yaxha & Topoxte One Day Tour

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    • Duration:1 Day
    • Destination:Guatemala

    Embark on the Yaxha & Topoxte One-Day Tour

    Embark on the “Yaxha & Topoxte One Day Tour,” intertwining ancient civilizations and lush nature, offering a journey through Yaxha Park. This tour reveals the architectural marvels of the Maya civilization and immerses you in a rich, biodiverse environment.

    Discover Yaxha: A Blend of Nature and History

    Explore Yaxha, meaning “green water,” a sprawling Maya city with over 500 structures extending 3 kilometers east to west. Traverse through exotic forests, listen to the echoing howls of howler monkeys, and climb the temples, providing photographers a haven, capturing breathtaking views from Temple 216.

    Experience Biodiversity in Yaxha Park

    Nestled within the Maya Biosphere Reserve, Yaxha Park is a sanctuary for various species, hosting 150 bird species, 40 mammal types, and numerous amphibians, reptiles, and fish. The park, home to four pivotal archaeological sites, is a testament to ancient Maya culture.

    Journey to Topoxte: An Island Steeped in History

    Venture to Topoxte, a small archaeological site in the southwest corner of the Yaxha lagoon, within the natural monument Yaxha – Nakum – Naranjo. This petite island unveils an urban tapestry from the post-classical period, featuring over 100 structures dispersed across various areas.

    Explore the Urban Elegance of Ancient Topoxte

    Topoxte, extending to nearby islands Cante and Paxte, reveals meticulous urban order from its central square to adjacent elevated areas of elite residences and services. The principle of urban ordering unfolds as a sequence of irregular concentric levels, enveloping the high center and extending towards the island’s exterior.

    Embark on a Journey Through Time and Nature

    Embark on the “Yaxha & Topoxte One Day Tour,” entering a world where history and nature intertwine, offering a glimpse into the ancient Maya civilization while basking in the region’s abundant natural beauty. From the architectural marvels of Yaxha and Topoxte to the vibrant ecosystems that envelop them, this tour promises a day of exploration, discovery, and awe-inspiring moments.

    What to Bring

    • Small backpack
    • Hat or cap
    • Binoculars
    • Camera, memory cards and spare batteries
    • Mosquito repellent
    • Sun cream
    • Hiking shoes
    • Raincoat
    • Drinking water

    What's Included

    • Private transportation Hotel – Yaxha – Topoxte – Hotel
    • Entrance fee to Yaxha National Park
    • Lunch
    • Boat
    • Bilingual Professional Tour Guide

    What's Not Included

    • Beverages
    • Tip
    • Other services not mentioned

    Itinerary of the trip

    Embark on the Yaxha & Topoxte One-Day Tour

    Embark on the “Yaxha & Topoxte One Day Tour,” a journey that seamlessly blends adventure and historical exploration, offering you a unique insight into the rich Mayan civilization while navigating through the lush landscapes of Yaxha. This tour not only promises to immerse you in the ancient world but also showcases nature’s splendor, ensuring every moment brims with discovery and wonder.

    Morning Adventures: Topoxte Exploration

    Your adventure begins at 8:00 a.m., where a friendly representative will whisk you away from your hotel and steer you towards the enchanting area of Yaxha. Upon arrival, take a moment to refresh, and then set sail on a scenic boat ride across the Yaxha lagoon, directing you towards the archaeological marvel that is Topoxte. Here, a guide will illuminate the rich, prolonged history of the site, escorting you through a tapestry of times gone by.

    Midday Delights: Culinary and Cultural Experiences

    After exploring, the boat will guide you back to El Sombrero Ecolodge, where a delectable lunch awaits to tantalize your taste buds. Consequently, you can savor the flavors as you recount the morning’s adventures and prepare for the next leg of your journey through the Mayan landscapes.

    Afternoon Discoveries: Yaxha Archaeological Site

    Subsequently, the afternoon unfolds with a journey toward the Yaxha archaeological site, where the mysteries of the third-largest site in Guatemala’s lowlands await your discovery. Your guide will lead you through various facets of the site, including the astronomical area, the lake’s causeway, and several acropolises, each narrating its tale of times past.

    Sunset at Structure 216: A Breathtaking Finale

    Concluding your tour, ascend Structure 216, also celebrated as the Temple of the Red Hands, where a mesmerizing sunset awaits to bathe the tropical Mayan jungle, the Sacnab and Yaxha lagoons, and the vibrant wildlife in a warm, golden hue. This moment, suspended between the ancient world and the natural realm, promises a serene finale to your “Yaxha & Topoxte One Day Tour.”

    Return and Reflect: A Journey to Cherish

    As the day draws to a close, you will return to your hotel, carrying with you memories of ancient civilizations, lush jungles, and, perhaps, tales of your own to pass down through the ages.

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