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The Archaeolgist's Trail To Naachtun


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TIKAL-UAXACTUN-EL SIBAL-DOS LAGUNAS- NAACHTUN


9 days / 8 nights

Degree of difficulty: extreme/ Type of accommodations: 1 night in El Chiclero Camp rustic hotel, camping chiclero style with denim hammocks and mosquito nets, 1 night in hotel/ and 2 nights in ecolodges/ Focus: Maya Archaeology and Nature Trekking, birdwatching/

Visit chiclero camps in the jungle, see mysterious unexcavated sites in the depths of the Maya jungle, such as Naachtun and Manantial... See the impressive Maya ceremonial city of Tikal and the archaeological site of Uaxactun. Visit the remote Dos Lagunas Biotope Nature Preserve, where real adventures begin!

DAY 1

  • Fly to Santa Elena International Airport in Peten
  • Proceed to the Tikal National Park
  • Guided tour of the archaeological site
  • Transfer to the village of Uaxactun
  • Explore the archaeological site
  • Overnight at Campamento El Chiclero

DAY 2

  • Visit a private collection turned into the village’s Maya Museum
  • Leave to El Sibal
  • Proceed to Dos Lagunas Biotope, where we will spend the night

DAY 3

  • Continue by foot or mule to El Suspiro
  • Enjoy the jungle setting while crossing over steep hills (La serran’a)
  • Set up camp
  • Explore the jungle with our chiclero muleteer

DAY 4

  • Proceed to El Espinero for a longer jungle trek
  • Set up camp
  • Enjoy crossing dense jungle and chiclero stories

DAY 5

  • Full day exploration of the Naachtun archaeological site
  • Return to El Espinero

DAY 6

  • Trekking and riding through the jungle to El Suspiro, Set up camp

DAY 7

  • Lift camp and start heading back towards Dos Lagunas
  • Stop at the archaeological site of El Manantial and its four sides sculpted stella
  • Overnight at Uaxactun or El Sibal

DAY 8

  • Return to the Tikal National Park
  • Enjoy time in Tikal to see some more of the archaeological site
  • Beautiful sunset over the temples

DAY 9

  • Explore Tikal and the Sylvannus G. Morley Museum
  • Transfer back to Santa Elena International Airport to catch your flight back to Guatemala City

What’s included?

  • Domestic airfare, Park entrance fees, 1 night hotel in Uaxactun, 1 night hotel in Tikal, transfers to and from Uaxactun to Dos Lagunas and the Tikal National Park, guides, mules and support for the high adventure in the jungle on the trail to Naachtun, all sleeping facilities, food and drinking water during the jungle expedition. Soft drinks and snacks throughout the trip. First aid kit permanently at your disposal.

What’s not included?

  • Lunch day 1, dinner day 1, alcoholic beverages, personal expenses, travel and personal insurance, lunch in Tikal on day 8. Airport taxes.

What to bring?

Light clothes for hot tropical climate, cap or hat, rain gear for the rainy season between August and January, three pairs of shoes: high rubber boots for the rainy season, hiking boots and comfortable shoes for hanging out in the campsites, long-sleeved shirts, canvas pants or jeans, plenty of socks and undergarments, 2 towels, plastic bags, toothpaste and brush, personal items, a hand flashlight, mosquito repellent, sun-blocking lotion, baby powder to keep feet and soft body parts dry, binoculars, canteen for drinking water, small backpack for trekking, an extra handbag to leave dry clothes behind for the way back.