Trek El Zotz to Tikal
- Flores Island
- Mayan site of El Zotz
- The amazing Mayan Biosphere Nature Reserve
- Tikal, the great Mayan City
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jungle trek El Zotz to Tikal4 days & 4 nights
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 Mayan ruins 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
Not included: international flights, personal, travel and cancellation insurance and other expenses than indicated.