Yaxha, one of the largest Mayan Ruins in Guatemala, is located one hour from Tikal on the shores of a lake in the rain forest. Smaller but no less beautiful than Tikal, Yaxha was inhabited for over a thousand years, during which time enormous temples and structures were built out of limestone. These include five acropolises, two astronomical observatories, and three ball courts, as well as many causeways and monuments.
Yaxha National Park is more remote and difficult to access, so it is the perfect spot for taking photos of stunning Mayan temples and buildings, without a sole in sight! We offer guided tours which will take you from the hotel down to Yaxha.
As part of our tour, you will climb the tallest temple in the ancient city, Temple 216, which gives you a stunning view of the lake nearby. On clear days you’ll be able to see Topoxte, a Mayan ruin on the other side of the lake.
The ruins are built into the dense jungle, with blooming plants and lush vegetation throughout the site. Close to the archeological wonders is the natural beauty of two lakes, Laguna Yaxha and Laguna Sacnab, where you may even spot an alligator!
For those seeking a little extra excitement or something to do at night in the rainforest, the canopy tour is now available at night! Daily from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. If you're visiting during a full moon, you won't want to miss this moonlit adventure.
This tour provides a mix of archaeology, beautiful scenery and ecological tourism. Located next to the Yaxha lagoon, from the main temple you get an amazing view of the lagoon, and the Mayan ruins of Topoxte on the other side.
Private tour, with a duration of about 4 hours, minimum 2 people.
Get a bird’s eye view of Tikal National Park! Zoom through the jungle canopy on a network of zip lines. You will soar between the trees on secure lines with top quality equipment.