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Yaxha

National Park, Peten, Guatemala
+502 5755 4380
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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Travellers talk about
“howler monkeys” (29 reviews)
“mayan site” (9 reviews)
“sunset tour” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
National Park, Peten, Guatemala
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+502 5755 4380
Ways to Experience Yaxha
US$100 per adult
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US$100 per adult
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US$1,363 per adult
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"howler monkeys"
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"mayan site"
in 9 reviews
"sunset tour"
in 6 reviews
"day trip"
in 9 reviews
"fewer tourists"
in 8 reviews
"visited tikal"
in 6 reviews
"dirt road"
in 4 reviews
"beautiful sunset"
in 4 reviews
"worth the trip"
in 4 reviews
"large site"
in 2 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 2 reviews
"great site"
in 2 reviews
"entire park"
in 2 reviews
"national park"
in 4 reviews
"guatemala city"
in 2 reviews
"next morning"
in 2 reviews
"jungle canopy"
in 3 reviews
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Reviewed 19 May 2018

We loved visiting Yaxha, because unlike it's more famous neighbor, Tikal, fewer tourists venture here because it is harder to reach. But it is totally worth the trip. The temples and landscape were just as impressive as Tikal, but this site is also built around...More

Thank Haley R
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Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

I visited Yaxha before Tikal and after the visit I felt it's not worthy the long trip to reach the complex for what you see inside. 2h from Tikal or 2.5h from Flores - last 45minutes in a not-paved bumpy road. Much smaller than Tikal,...More

2  Thank Rodrigomm
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

These ruins are quite expansive so I was surprised there were so few tourists. You need say 2.5 - 3.5 hours in total here, depending on how many ruins you want to freely climb and how long you want to take in the views from...More

Thank GeneralShamu
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

Yaxha is less grand than Tikal but in some ways more beautiful. It is tucked more in the trees and surrounded by beautiful paths. We climbed one temple, then walked along the path to the acropolis—and a place with a carved mask. We saw 3...More

Thank NCSue67
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

I really enjoyed the peace and serenity of Yaxha. There were times I was "alone" and loved it. Very natural, much smaller than Tikal (but less people) but the views of the water are magical. The park staff were helpful and were good about directing...More

Thank Dan02554
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

As others have noted Yaxha is an excellent complement to Tikal. The site is more recently excavated and attracts far fewer tourists than Tikal, partly because of the awful 10 mile dirt and stone road you need to traverse to get there. We had a...More

Thank DW123418
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

We visited Yakha which is much smaller then the massive Tikal site but it is also very much worth visiting.The road down to it is very bumpy but there is a lot to see and it is relatively easy to walk round. It is stunning...More

Thank DavidMay1945
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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

If you're coming to see Tikal you may spend the time to see Yaxha as well. We booked a group tour via Crasborn Travel and had a wonderful experience with a guide by the name Saul. Be prepared for a bumpy ride leading up to...More

Thank shavaz0
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

you should see both, however. This park is at the core of the Mayan Biosphere Reserve. This was the 3rd largest city in the region and overlooks Lake Yaxha (blue-green water). There are estimated to be about 500 structures. Many are still overgrown with tree...More

1  Thank Marion W
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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

We visited Yaxha after our guide Omar and driver (with Marlon Diaz, GEM tours). We are so glad we did. We visited Tikal the next day and Yaxha put things in perspective of the life of the Mayans back then. The site had many temples...More

Thank Theresa4196
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KurtisBeacroft
30 November 2017|
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Response from Cooperj1 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Kurtis, There were only a handful of folks there so basically no parking issues. I do not know the cost as I hired a guide and driver. As for safety I never felt or noticed anything that would make me feel unsafe. If... More
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I highly recommend Las Lagunas.
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