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Address: Peten, Guatemala
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Yaxha Day Tour from Flores
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Day Trip Yaxha Archaeological Site from Flores
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Afternoon visit

We had visited Tikal the previous day with a guide and decided to spend the afternoon at Yaxha. There were very few people visiting so it was really relaxing to walk around the... read more

Reviewed 24 December 2016
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Reviewed 24 December 2016

We had visited Tikal the previous day with a guide and decided to spend the afternoon at Yaxha. There were very few people visiting so it was really relaxing to walk around the ruins and spot birds. We climbed one of the temples to watch the sun set. It felt a shame that there were so few visitors.

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The Dalles, Oregon
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Reviewed 3 December 2016

So many people visit Tikal and miss out on this lovely Maya site that is so close at hand. We (group of 5) toured the site with Marlon Díaz, leaving just after sunset. An afternoon well spent!

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 14 October 2016

My wife and I spent almost 4 hours exploring Yaxha. The whole time we were there, we never saw another person except for two maintenance workers. It was amazing! We were in middle of the jungle with howler monkeys and toucans overhead. Many of the ruins have been restored while several others have been left in their natural state. My... More 

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Thank KenHomburg67
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Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We visited both Mayan ruins of Tikal & Yaxha but prefer Yaxha simply for the sunset. Climb up Temple 216 for 360 degree views of the treetops & river below, you'll feel on top of the world plus so peaceful, I could've sat there all afternoon. Also listen out for the Howler Monkeys in the jungle below. Once climbed up,... More 

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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

Yaxha may have been the closest ally of Tikal, but the architecture here is very different from Tikal. So if you are a history and architecture buff, you should definitely visit. However, most other tourists may find the place a bit of a drag, after Tikal. It is not as majestic. Yet, the sunset from the place is beautiful. Our... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

So once youve seen Tikal definitely the next place is Yaxha. A lot lot less tourists and (slightly) less impressive then tikal but still well worth the trip. No real cafes out there so bring your own snacks but well worth a half day trip. Big site and many of the temples you can climb and will probably be up... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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Reviewed 27 August 2016

Ruins were really cool, as you'd guess, but as we were making it up as we went along, here's the way we did it: We took a $23 van tour from Flores, which was worth it just to have the guided tour at the ruins, the public bus would have been cheaper but guideless, so we just brought our bags... More 

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

If you dont want crowds but want to enjoy the mayan ruins and nature this is the location.. Many people prefer Tikal as it seems to be more impressive .. but in Yaxha the ruins are still part of the nature and when u clim some of them u find amazing views that its hardly to believe.. loved the place..

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Thank Lilianabv
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Reviewed 5 August 2016

My family and I visited Yaxha a day after our visit to Tikal and we were surprised as how different these two places are. While Tikal displays the grandiose life of the ruling class, Yaxha represents the perfect portrait of the common life in the city. It is located further away from Flores, so you need to consider that when... More 

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Kamari, Greece
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Reviewed 3 August 2016

These Mayan ruins are a big reason to visit that country.Rich history is hidden in these impressive temples and it's pity to miss them.Temple 216 is the best temple.

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