Yaxha One Day Tour
Take advantage of our private tour to discover at your own pace the Yaxha Maya site & the nature that surrounds it.
This important ceremonial site is located by the lake known by the same name. It is connected with Flores in the east by an 80 km road, of which 70 km are paved while the last 10 km are sandy roads. Yaxha means “green water.”
It is a Maya city of monumental magnitude with over 500 structures. Situated on a hill north of the lake, it occupies from east to west 3 km.
The site is characterized by large artificial platforms, causeways, and roads connecting different city and lake architectural complexes.
Yaxha Park belongs to the Maya Biosphere Reserve. Within the Park, there are four critical archaeological sites: Yaxhá, Nakum, Naranjo, and Topoxte.
The city of Yaxha became an important area to the ancient Maya culture. The jungles inside are exceptionally well-preserved. The Yaxhá Lagoon is among the most effective water systems inside the Maya Biosphere.
Yaxha has documented 150 birds species, forty types of mammals, fourteen amphibious, forty-five reptiles, and 22 varieties of fish.
Yaxha One Day Tour
- Highlights: Yaxha Archaeological Site
- Activities: History – Nature – Archaeology
- Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
- Holiday Type: Private Tour
- You will visit: Yaxha Mayan Site
- Trip Style: Couples – Small Groups – Families – Lonely Traveler
- Comfort level: Standard
- Transportation: Minibus
- Length: 1 Day
- Physical demand: Trip may include activities like walks
- Group size: Minimum 1 – Maximum 20
- Departure / Return Location: At the hotel or lodging address provided in your tour confirmation (apply restrictions)
- Transfer from your hotel to Yaxha (Round trip)
- Entrance fee to Yaxha National Park
- Lunch and Soft Drink
- Bilingual Professional Tour Guide
- Other services not mentioned
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From US$.85.00 P/P
Yaxha Tour itinerary
8:00 Departure to Yaxha Archaeological Site
You will meet our tour guide and driver to be transported to the site 80 kms approximately.
Then you will be guided under the tropical forest surrounding the reserve visiting the different plazas and archaeological complexes.
You will have the opportunity to ascend some temples, which are the photographers’ accomplices because they provide stunning sights.
You will finish your day on top of the higher section of temple 216 (also known as Temple of the Red Hands), the most elevated structure within the area.
Besides the Maya archaeology and history, you will enjoy the tropical jungles, which are the spots with a more substantial wealth of botanical species. Yaxha is representative of these woodlands and favors the large quantity of water in the region and the excellent diversity of the wildlife.
After the tour, you will head toward a local restaurant for lunch.
After lunch, you will be transferred to your hotel.