Peten 03 October 2016

TOUR CROCODILES

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From Flores (Peten) we travel to the Laguna Macanche (45 min), we offer a tour boat at night to discover  the dark red eyes crocodile from  Peten.

Included Dinner and living with local families.

 Transportation, guide, boat and entrance fees are included. Check Out: 6.00pm Duration: 3 hours P

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Peten 03 October 2016

El Mirador the ancient Mayan World, La Danta (El Mirador)

In search for the biggest pyramid in the ancient Mayan World, La Danta (El Mirador). The trips to El Mirador and surrounding archaeological sites can be made in five to seven days, depending on the amount of time and energy of the participants.

Our tours are organized by the Tourism Commission of the Carmelita Community that is made up of community tourism guides that are accredited by INGUAT (Guatemalan Tourism Institute).

Unparalleled adventures in the jungle

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As well as possessing an abundance of first-hand experience and knowledge about the jungle and its animals, the guides have been trained by archaeologists of the Project El Mirador to provide up to date information about the archaeological sites that are visited.Due to the unique features of this tour, it is necessary that participants are in good physical condition and are able to walk between five and six hours a day.

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Description of the tour:

Our tours offer you the unparalleled opportunity of visiting the archaeological site El Mirador, the cradle of the Mayan culture, and to explore the tropical forest of Guatemala, the heart of the Mayan jungle.

During the tour you will visit and explore various archaeological sites including several with monumental dimensions such as Tintal and Nakbé, the oldest site of the Mayan world discovered to date. With the help of the guide, visitors can follow the tracks and with a little luck, see birds, reptiles and mammals such as the pecarí (wild boar), tapir and various felines such as the majestic jaguar.

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The adventure also offers the opportunity of living with the people of Carmelita – a community established more than 100 years ago in Petén and with a long forest history that has allowed the people to accumulate a wide understanding of the forest, the chicle tree, the xate plant and other medicinal plants.

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At night you will stay in chiclero camps, the camps where the chicle-tree workers live, along with the sounds of the tropical forest.

Our services include:

Food and filtered water during the whole trip
Spanish-speaking Community Tourist Guides accredited by INGUAT with experience in the jungle

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  • Trained cooks
  • Pack mules
  • Camping equipment: hammocks with mosquito nets and/or tents with sleeping bags
  • First aid kit and antiofidic serum
  • You will need to bring
  • Suitable walking shoes
  • Insect repellent
  • Rain-coat
  • Lanterns
  • Personal prescription medicine
  • Hat or cap
  • Personal hygiene products

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 RECOMMENDATIONS:

Cool pants (no jeans), long-sleeved shirts or blouses in light colors, raincoat, lightweight but strong shoes or boots, repellent against ticks, hat, binoculars, flashlight with extra batteries, water bottle, backpack small to wear during the walk, soft socks (at least to change every day), camera, knife, plastic bags to put your dry clothes in your backpack (in case of rain), personal medications.


For a small additional cost , you can start also in Quetzaltenango , Panajachel , Antigua or Guatemala city the day Before.

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Peten 03 October 2016

Tikal One day

Tikal located in the archaeological region of the Petén Basin in what is now northern Guatemala.

You will also drift right past the Archaeological Park, a World Heritage Site housing the famous Maya Ruins of Copán.

04:00 Shuttle from address in Antigua. 
06:00 Flight (TACA or TAG) from Guatemala City to Flores
07:00 Arrival to Flores. 
07:30 Shared transfer to Tikal, Entrance fee Tikal included.
09:00 Start group tour of ruin (Tour Complex Q Main Plaza, 7 temples Lost World.) (Bilingual Guide Included) 
13:00 Lunch (beverage not included)
14:00 Transfer Tikal to Flores Airport 
15:00 Arrival Flores Airport for Check–in 
16:00 Return flight (TACA or TAG) for Guatemala City (Tax not Included)

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Peten 03 October 2016

Tikal Two day (Low budget)

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You can visit Tikal on a day trip with a low budget.


Day 1

If you are in Antigua, you will be transported to the domestic airport in Guatemala city at 4:00 am (door to door) (**). If you are already in Guatemala city, there is no need for this, you can just take a taxi from the hotel. Ask the driver to bring you to the TAG TERMINAL / DOMESTIC AIRPORT (Avenida Hincapie).

The domestic flight leaves at 06.30 am and arrives at approximately 07.15 am. You will be picked up at 07:30 am in collective transport to go to Tikal. You will arrive at approximately 09:00 am. At 09:30 am, you will start the guided walking tour with a bilinguäl guide, it will last about 3,5 hours.

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After the included lunch, you will have a free afternoon in Tikal. At night, you will stay at one of the three hotels in the park (Tikal Inn, Jaguar Inn or Jungle Lodge). Enjoy the night with the sounds of the jungle.

Day 2

After the breakfast, which is also included, you will have some free time. Early in the morning, at 04:00 am, we can organise a sunrise tour for you, this is not included in the package.

Lunch is not included today and between 03:15 pm and 03:30 pm, you will be leaving to the airport of Flores where you will arrive around 05:00 pm. (***)

The flight leaves 06:30 pm and arrives in Guatemala around 07:15 pm. If you will be staying in Antigua, there is collective transport at 07:30 pm. (**) If you will be staying in Guatemala-City, you can just ask the people behind the TAG counter to call a taxi.

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(*) If flights leave late, we cannot be held responsible.
(**) Also availble in private (45 US$ for vehicle 1-3 persons)
(***) Also possible to stay in Flores and return the next day to Guatemala-City. You can decide in which hotel you stay and you can add the value of the hotel to the price.

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Peten 03 October 2016

Uaxactun

In these tours, you will be able to see the pre-classic archeological site of Uaxactun. It was the first astronomy observatory studied in the Mayan area and it is now the last traditional Petenera community. They have been living in harmony with the forest since the beginning of 1900.

The tours are organized by the community. When you participate, you are helping to generate local income, improve the living conditions of the local inhabitants and contribute to the conservation of cultural and natural heritage.

The Guardians of the Forest

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The community offers 21 Community guides in Spanish, has 4 restaurants with a capacity of 30 persons each, 1 hotel with a capacity of 15 persons and 10 family campings with capacity to accommodate towards 30 persons. Come to walk, enjoy and discover Uaxactun, it's forest culture, its stories, its millenary buildings and the rest of one of the most important cities of the Mayan civilization.

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Description of the tours:



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The location is in the heart of the Maya world, close to an international airport, on the road to the border with Belize and only 5 hours away from Palenque.

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  • Trained cooks
  • Pack mules
  • Camping equipment: hammocks with mosquito nets and/or tents with sleeping bags
  • First aid kit and antiofidic serum
  • You will need to bring
  • Suitable walking shoes
  • Insect repellent
  • Rain-coat
  • Lanterns
  • Personal prescription medicine
  • Hat or cap
  • Personal hygiene products

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RECOMMENDATIONS:

Cool pants (no jeans), long-sleeved shirts or blouses in light colors, raincoat, lightweight but strong shoes or boots, repellent against ticks, hat, binoculars, flashlight with extra batteries, water bottle, backpack small to wear during the walk, soft socks (at least to change every day), camera, knife, plastic bags to put your dry clothes in your backpack (in case of rain), personal medications.

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The Green Trail of the Jaguar

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It's a touristic trail that is located inside the Mayan Reserve in Petén. There is a mayor precense of jaguars and other species according to scientific studies. There exist as well archeological traces of the Maya culture.


The organization is a community project which realizes sustainable managing of natural resources. They have 65 860 hectares of forest. It benefits 196 associates.

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Description of the tours:

We offer you a lot of flora and fauna. Obviously it will be an adventurous tour. One possible tour is 3 days and 2 nights long. It's a combination of archeology and nature. It's a train in which you could see the majestic jaguar. You can visit the camping Yeloch, the archeological sites El Pilar, Witzna and la Honradez. The trek is full of flora, fauna, archeology and colours that appear to be a real rainbow in the jungle. The trek starts and ends in Melchor de Mencos. Melchor de Mencos was founded in 26 april 2016.

RECOMMENDATIONS:

Cool pants (no jeans), long-sleeved shirts or blouses in light colors, raincoat, lightweight but strong shoes or boots, repellent against ticks, hat, binoculars, flashlight with extra batteries, water bottle, backpack small to wear during the walk, soft socks (at least to change every day), camera, knife, plastic bags to put your dry clothes in your backpack (in case of rain), personal medications.

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Peten 03 October 2016

El Zotz Jungla batz

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El Zotz is a Mesoamerican archaeological site of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization,  It is so called because of the large number of bats living in caves in the nearby cliffs

Day 1

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07:30  Arrival at Cruces Dos Aguadas 65 kms from Flores (*).  This is where our journey begins. A local assistant will prepare the pack horses. If requested ahead of time, we can also provide extra horses. (to ride)

08:00   The 4-hour trail to Zotz is quite a windy road, with dense foliage and lively spider monkeys. We are walking through the jungle .

12:30  Stop for a box lunch along the way to El Zotz.                                               

13:30  Trek through the Biotope.

17:30  Arrival at camp site near a patrol station.

We walk to the base of a bat cliff (about 500 meters from the camp) to observe hundreds of thousands of bats leaving their cave dwellings in the cliff for a night of foraging. Bat falcons can also be seen, diving at a high speed into the streams of bats as they hunt for their prey.

Bats are one of the most important elements in the reproduction of the rainforest. In one single night, a fruit bat can disperse the seeds of a tree along many square kilometers; nectar-eating bats also help the pollination of many other plant species.

The bats make for an incredible and exciting experience, fully charged with the vitality of nature.

Evening Dinner is a hearty meal – including fresh, hot tortillas – is prepared by your guide over a wood fire. Friendly conversation with the members of the expedition and the always helpful staff of the patrol station make for a pleasant evening in the jungle.

(*) TRANSPORT from FLORES to DOS AGUADAS is included in the price below , 65 kms away from Flores – 2 hours nonstop. 

Day 2

06:30 The day begins with breakfast and exploration of the nearby archaeological site, surveying its plazas and jungle-covered mounds. Climbing the tallest mound, the Devil’s Pyramid, provides a glimpse of the summits of  the temples of Tikal, 23 km to the East.

07:00 – 12:00   Head to El Yesal, a small jungle camp located deep in the forest, about midway between Zotz and Tikal  Noon:  Lunch along trail to Yesal. 

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15:30  Arrive at Yesal. The camp grounds include thatched roof bungalows to hang hammocks and mosquito nets, and a latrine.  After camp is set, we climb the hill just above the camp, for a view of the endless forest and the temples of Tikal in the horizon.

18:30  Dinner at El Yesal. After dinner, we relax and listen to the sounds of the jungle. We’ve even heard jaguars howling in the distance. 

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Day 3

06:30 Breakfast in El Yesal. 

07:00 Break camp and head for the final leg of our journey, through rolling terrain covered by tall primary forest. During this segment, no pack horses are available, so passengers have to carry their own packs. For this reason, we remind you to pack lightly.

Noon: Lunch in the rain forest.

14:00 pm  Arrival at Temple IV in the west of the restored area of the site.

If you wish to spend the night in Tikal, arrangements can be made through our office for reservations in a hotel in the park and a minibus back to Flores the next day.  If you would like to return to Flores in the evening, we can also arrange for a minibus to pick you up from Tikal. 

Return to FLORES.  Please ask us to reserve your return flight to Guatemala or Belize or bus ticket to Guatemala, Mexico etc !  (NOT INCLUDED) 

Our prices based on: ($)Per person    

 PaxPrice USD
02$345.00
03$295.00
04$285.00
05$275.00
GroupsOn request

Prices include:

Transportation from Flores to Cruce Dos Aguadas, Guide from the community, The meals: 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts, 3 picnics, drinking water , Lodging in camp (hammocks and mosquito-net) or tents with sleeping bags, as you want, Horses to transport luggage and camping materials

Prices do not include: 

Entrance fees in TIKAL, Horses to ride (available for $30 for the first 2 days) , Other drinks than water, Tips, night and meals in Tikal, transfer Tikal-Flores and insurance.

Horses to ride (available for $25 for the first 2 days), other drinks (sodas and beers available) ;  tips, night and meals in Tikal, transfer Tikal-Flores and insurance.

What to bring / wear: 

Hiking boots, long trousers, wind or rain jacket, sun block, sun glasses, camera, binoculars, torch 2 liters of water, extra clothing, big back pack, snacks, mosquito repellent.

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Peten 03 October 2016

EL Mirador by Helicopter

More than 30 cities covered by the jungle are part of the Reino de la Serpiente “Snake Kingdom”, Dynasty that developed, established and governed in a society that had a writing system, mathematical, 
agricultural and astronomic, a millions of years earlier than known. Inside the jungle at 21,602 Km2 of the Reserva de la Biosfera Maya “Mayan Biosphere” we can watch two structures with names
El Tigre “The Tiger” and La Danta. Ubicated in the arqueological site El Mirador , considerated the  cradle of the Mayan Civilization and candidate to enter in the list of World Heritage by UNESCO.
La Danta (72 meters) with a volume of 2.800.000 m3, 200.000 m3 more than The Great Pyramid of Cheops in Egyt and El Tigre (55 meter) is the second more biggest in the area.
Our journey will take us to fly over the Mayan Biosphere, arriving at The Mirador, the visit during 4 hours, accompanied by a certificated guide. Depending the weather, we departing between 
7am – 10am to Flores Petén.

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Peten 03 October 2016

EL CRATER AZUL Peten

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Located in the Refugio de Vida Silvestre El Pucte.
It is possible to see the water birth of crystalline and streams, where it is possible to swim and dive taking into consideration the recommendations for the protection of the site.

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We move overland to the southwest region of Petén, where a sailor will take you various kilometers to get into this protected area.
Transport, guides boats and entrance fees are included.

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Peten 03 October 2016

Waterfall Peten

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On the southwest of Peten we will find beautiful waterfalls and natural pools with wonderful colors, all surrounded by lush vegetation & haven of biodiversity in the region. 
On this tour we will visit Las Pozas, Machaquila and Las Monjas.  This is a great option if you are in flores and you want to spend time and great waterfalls.
Transport, guide and entrances fee are included

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