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“mayan ruins”(5 reviews)
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Al Norte de Tikal 23 km, Flores 17001, Guatemala
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All reviews mayan ruins local guide laid back both sides maya site rough road entrance fee howler monkeys all kinds national park my opinion worth a visit village wake tourists jungle tikal
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Reviewed 24 July 2018

Nice ruins near Tikal. It is a bit ofa drive on a bumpy road but well worth the trip. Definitely woth a visit if you are at Tikal.

Thank rviolac
Reviewed 13 May 2018

These ruins are in the same park as Tikal and not nearly as expansive as Tikal itself, but still invigorating. You will likely be the only tourists present and will only hear your guide and the wild animals in and around the ruins (all safe)....More

1  Thank Christopher V
Reviewed 5 April 2018

It was a long, hot trek through the rainforest but well worth it! Seeing the temples in person was breathtaking.

1  Thank Colleen S S
Reviewed 14 March 2018

We spent 2 nights as part of a tour group in Uaxactun enjoying the ruins and camping at a local site. It was like the ruins were ours alone and it was great. We toured the ruins with a local guide that was very informative...More

2  Thank Travelbounce
Reviewed 7 March 2018

This was our first site with Wilderness Travel Mayan Symposium. As with all sites, you will learn how it fit in with the greater Mayan empire

Thank jwhitehouse
Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

We were surprised how untouched this region is, only 23km north of famous and well frequented Tikal. The infrastructure in the village of Uaxactun is not that much but that’s what makes it interesting. The Museum with old Mayan ceramics is impressive, we could never...More

Thank rapha_y_nici
Reviewed 16 February 2018

Magnificent, this place is really nice, the piramids, the temples, the grounds, etc. It was one of the first Maya city, and is very beutiful to see it. It is a most to see if you came to Guatemala, and want to visit the Maya´s...More

Thank Sierrita
Reviewed 4 February 2018

A two hr. Collectivo ride deposits you in the town of Uaxactun. No ruins are apparent. A fifteen minute hike in either directions brings you to some old buildings in need of repair. What you would expect after 1200 years of neglect. Sine we were...More

1  Thank Ralph B
Reviewed 3 February 2018

Tikal we drove up to Uaxacutun which took close to two hours on some very rough roads that were also under construction. At one point we became hung up with only three tires of the van touching the surface – Uaxacutun rarely sees visitors, and...More

Thank Roam802810
Reviewed 23 January 2018

This place has some of the most beautiful places. Not a lot og tourist so a big chance to see animal life!

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22 February 2018|
Response from KurtisBeacroft | Reviewed this property |
I was there a few months ago, stayed in Flores on the other side of the bay in a great little place that overlooked the water and was very cheap 'Hostal San Miguel' just get the car ferry over that runs continously for less... More
Sandra S
31 December 2017|
Response from Aralya | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Which cruise ship dock are you talking about? Those ruins are quite inland so I doubt very much it would be an easy day trip... Anyway, if you're having a cruise, the company surely organises this trip if possible... More
Derrick J
28 October 2016|
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Response from Sergio R | Reviewed this property |
Hi Derrick, Here is reliable and very good company I work for many years in this region with - Toursguatemala (other name Turismo Aventura). They are located in Flores, Peten. They have good ties with local comunity in... More