maya site moderate - challenging
Rapidly gaining in popularity as a popular archaeological site in the region, Yaxhá is situated on the shores of the beautiful Yaxhá lagoon, home of Morelett crocodiles, and half-way between Flores and the Belize-Guatemalan Border. Yaxhá, which translates to Blue Green Water, sits between two beautiful lakes. The climb up many of its Temples yields beautiful views of both lakes and the Rio Azul river that feeds them. What makes Yaxhá so interesting is, that unlike Tikal, restoration of this site is still ongoing. As a visitor, being able to see the archaeologists work and to talk with them about the site gives one a greater appreciation of the accomplishments of the ancient Maya.
Tour departs: 8 am, full day tour
Drive time: 1.5 hours each way
What to wear/bring: Shorts, t-shirt, hikingshoes, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, repellent, water (no food is allowed to cross the border), cash in US or BZ dollars for additional fees, PASSPORT.
Not included: border fees, entry fees, lunch, Guatemalan guide.