Yaxhá is an amazing “freshly prepped” Mayan site just across the border from Belize in Guatemala. Restoration is newly complete – but still ongoing. The only thing it lacks are crowds! The architecture of this site will astound you. There are several opportunities to climb to the top of a temple and look down on other temples and to see how this city was built adjacent to nearby natural lakes. This park is also a great place to find wildlife, and an even greater place to witness how strangler figs do their magic to take over a space in the forest.
Drive Time from Table Rock: 2 hours, on paved highway and unpaved access roads
Adventure Level: Moderate. This tour starts early and involves loads of walking. For those who want to take the challenge up a notch, be sure to climb to the tops of the temple ruins.
What to Wear & Bring: Shorts or lightweight long pants, shirt, and comfortable walking shoes. Valid passport required. If you do not hold a passport from the USA, UK, or Canada, please check Guatemalan visa requirements. Don’t forget your US$20/BZ$40 per person to pay your border crossing fee. Extra water, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and insect repellent are also recommended.
*Restrictions: This tour is not for those who suffer from car-sickness. Be sure to check the visa requirements to enter Guatemala if you do not hold a valid US, UK, or Canadian passport.
Duration: Full-day tour.
- May be joined with guests from other establishments
- Includes licensed guide, transportation to and from the lodge, lunch, and entrance fees
- Does NOT include border fee of US$20 per person
- Minimum two persons
- A 50% cancellation fee applies to any tours booked and then cancelled by the guest less than 24 hours in advance
- Prices subject to change without notice