Ceibal Day Tour From Flores - Santa Elena

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Overview

Ceibal, the largest archaeological site in the southwestern Maya Lowlands, was once a center of power for the Mayan civilization. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site on a day trip with a professional guide. Youll discover elaborate stelae that decorate the pyramids of three plazas in this remote spot, situated on the banks of the Passion River (Rio La Pasin). Your tour includes a box lunch and round-trip transport from Flores and Santa Elena Peten hotels, or Mundo Maya International Airport, plus a boat ride from Sayaxch to the site.

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Lunch included

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After pickup from the airport or your hotel, youll be taken to Ceibal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its an approximate 1-hour drive from Flores to Sayaxch, where you will continue by boat for another hour on the Passion River. Once you disembark, follow your guide from the river to the archaeological siteabout a 30-minute hike through the rainforest. Keep an eye out for birds and other wildlife that inhabit the river region as you walk.

Start your guided tour of Ceibal at the central plaza, the heart of the Mayan world. Youll have several hours to explore the beautifully preserved temples and stelae in this magnificent Mayan city, whose name comes from the national ceiba treeconsidered sacred to the ancient Maya.

Ceibal was inhabited during two main periodsthe Late Preclassic (300 BC-250 AD) and Terminal Classic (830-950 AD)until the site was completely abandoned. Known for exquisite Mayan art carvings, the excavated structures of Ceibal are located in dense forest on the banks of the Passion River. Surrounded by lush tropical vegetation, youll appreciate the intricate stelae that adorn the buildings, sculpted with the figures of animals and gods.

As you view Ceibals monumental structures, your guide will inform your group about the north, south and central plazas that contain pyramids and a ball court. Admire the hieroglyphic stairway and altars from the 330-foot (100-meter) bluffs.

When youve completed your tour, youll have time to enjoy a complimentary lunch. Afterward, return to Sayaxch and onward, with drop-off at your hotel or the airport in the afternoon.

Inclusions for Ceibal Day Tour From Flores

  • Professional English- and Spanish-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Round-trip shared transfer

Exclusions for Ceibal Day Tour From Flores

  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A minimum of 4 people per booking is required

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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