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Historic Round Trip Tzimin Chac

San Miguel | Parte oeste del malecon de Flores, Flores 17001, Guatemala
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I tried to find this today (Feb 2018) on the southwest side of Flores and was told by a man who... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2018
Rebecca M
Beautiful boat ride. Historic - only if you speak Spanish..

Historic - only if you speak Spanish.. It did sound like someone was yelling at the streets trying... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2017
jokerji
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Tourist raft "Tzimin Chac" leaves daily, every hour on the hour from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm from a dock at the west site of the island of Flores, Guatemala (National Heritage). The panoramic trip alongside the shore of the island and on Lake Peten Itza takes around 45 minutes. Apart of taking spectacular pictures from the water site, passengers have the opportunity to listen to an interesting recording on board. Both in English and in Spanish, they obtain facts and information about Flores, the lake and also hear the impressive Maya history of this area (Hernán Cortés, the Spanish conquest & King Kanek of the Maya Itzá, the crime of the Franciscan monks, the legend of the famous “Horse of Thunder”, etc.). Typical Guatemalan Marimba background music makes this trip a relaxing, safe and pleasant experience.
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San Miguel | Parte oeste del malecon de Flores, Flores 17001, Guatemala
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

I tried to find this today (Feb 2018) on the southwest side of Flores and was told by a man who operates another tourism boat that this one no longer exists. He said that he offers tours on weekends - mainly Saturdays (today is Tuesday)...More

Thank Rebecca M
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Reviewed 13 January 2017

Historic - only if you speak Spanish.. It did sound like someone was yelling at the streets trying to sell you something if you don't understand Spanish. Well, you are in Guatemala and better learn some Gautemalan er Spanish... We didn't. However, it is a...More

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Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

It is a tour of the lake of peten reqlly interesting, the boat only fits 15 people you wait like 25 minutes; basically aboards the ones infront of the boat if you have young kids is a great option

1  Thank Nelson S
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Reviewed 3 January 2015

We do not speak Spanish, so it was hard for us to arrange some things in Flores. We asked a tuk tuk to take us to Tzimin Chak by writing it on a piece of paper. He took us to a different launch, who explained...More

3  Thank Nau_Pau
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

Today, 19th August 2014, I called the agency to book a trip and I heard that because of lack of bookings they had to shut the boattrip down during the low season because of low bookings. Only around Christmas the trip can be made again....More

Thank Elly K
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Reviewed 29 June 2013

I've just returned from a trip to Flores, Guatemala, where my girlfriend and I celebrated her Birthday. There is a new attraction there that I would highly reccomend, it is an around the island tour on the Catamaran style boat Tzimin Chac. We took the...More

19  Thank Pablo085
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Reviewed 25 June 2013 via mobile

My wife & I enjoyed the boat tour very much. We learned a great deal about the history of the area & the ride itself was very relaxing. We highly recommend this-especially to those new to the area.

12  Thank Rkingmusic13
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Reviewed 17 May 2013

This tour needs 45 min. We had some spare time so we thought to take a trip. Getting on the boat I noticed the roof made out of palm leaves (guano) which is typical for this area, giving you shade from the sun. They have...More

29  Thank Oliver2111
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Reviewed 14 May 2013

The best way to get some information about Flores, the surroundings and the history. I really enjoeyed the trip. Commentary is in english and spanish and sound really professional. You can also hire the boat for a private trip. AWESOME!!

47  Thank Rike Lea M
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Reviewed 25 April 2013

The only word for it is AMAZING!!!! It was the perfect ride around the the Island of Flores and on the Lago Peten Itza. When you are in photography like I am...You CAN NOT MISS THIS TRIP!!!! there is no other chance to get a...More

53  Thank ontour132
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