Trek El Zotz to Tikal

Guatemala

Trek to Tikal. Live a fantastic experience through the Mayan Biosphere Nature Reserve and discover ancient Mayan cities once buried by the dense forest and jungle. Enjoy this 4-day trip and embark in a Mayan Trek of 50 km though the tropical Guatemalan jungle. Let yourself be amazed by this amazing jungle and its impressive archaeological sites. A local guide, with complete knowledge of the lay of the land, will accompany you all the way. You will be provided with camping equipment, food and water during the trek that starts in Cruce Dos Aguadas Community and ends with a fantastic sunset view from the top of the temples in the Mayan City of Tikal!

Temple of the Jaguar

Jungle Trek

Central Plaza

Jungle and temples

Highlights

Flores Island

Mayan site of El Zotz

 Mayan Biosphere Nature Reserve

Tikal, the great Mayan City

Itinerary

Day 1. Flores Island.
Your trip starts in Flores Island where you’ll rest and relax for the night before you jungle trek begins. Upon your arrival to the airport of Flores Island, a guide will be waiting for you to take you to your hotel.  A professional guide will give you a short introduction of the trek.

Day 2. The trek begins.
A driver will pick you up from your hotel in Flores Island. Once there, The group will meet up with your local guide and start the hike, which is about 25 km in distance.

7:00 am – Transport Flores Island – Cruce Dos Aguadas
9:30 am – Mayan Trek departure.
1:00 pm – Box-Lunch on the way.
2:00 pm – Continue to El Zotz.
4:00 pm – Arrival El Zotz Camp and time to explore the site.
6:00 pm – Sunset view from the highest hill-top
(You may also get to know the Zotz house, which means Bats house, is a refuge for thousands of bats and every afternoon provides an astonishing show)
Overnight – Camping at El Zotz.

Day 3. The jungle canopy.
Today you will have time to explore the archaeological site of El Zotz. You must not miss the view from the top of Devil’s pyramid. From the top of this temple, it is possible to see the temples of Tikal over the canopy forest. You will camp in El Yesal for the night, which is part of the National Park Tikal.

1:00 pm – Leave el Zotz camp. Jungle trail 12 km approx. to the next camp.
4:30 pm – Approx. Arrival time. At el Yesal camping site.
Overnight – Camping at El Yesal, inside Tikal National Park.

Day 4. Tikal.
After breakfast, you will start this final day of hiking through the ancient primary forest to finally reach the impressive Mayan City of Tikal. At the end of the day, you will be transferred back to Flores Island for a well-deserved rest.

7:00 am – Departure to Tikal, jungle trail 14 kilometers approximately
10:30 pm – Snacks on the way.
13:00 pm – Lunch will be done at a restaurant at Tikal National Park.
14:00 pm – Free time at Tikal
16:30 pm – Return to your hotel in Flores
Pack horses are not allowed in the park, so passengers have to walk and carry their own packs during the trail to Tikal. The Mayan Trek finalize with a night free time in the live island of Flores.

Expenses included

4 days & 4 nights

$450 per guest

Private transportation, door to door service

2 nights hotel accommodation: hoteles selected according to your wishes and priorities

Equipment: camping and cooking equipment and horses to transport equipment as far as our camp

Local certified onsite guides

Entrance fees for the tours listed in the itinerary

 Additional staff: A person in charge of the mules and a cook

Food: all meals during the duration of the trek and purified water refill every day

Taxes

Not included: international flights, personal, travel and cancellation insurance and other expenses than indicated.

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