Uaxactún: a private tour

Diana being the amazing guide she is, offered us a change in the schedule for today.  She elicited our opinions on visiting another site deeper into the rainforest and received a unanimous HELL YEAH!!! In a travelling style that made Jen’s day (more than the Tuktuks I think), we climbed onto the back of a…

Tikal 2…..and …action

So the time came for the most-anticipated part of the trip when I first saw the schedule.  However, that time was 03:30 in the morning, in the rainforest, in complete darkness with no electricity!  Talk about setting the scene for the experience. Thankfully there was coffee waiting in the hotel lobby before we headed out,…

Tikal all the time in the world

We are alive!!!!! Seems that rainforests and wi-fi don’t go together very well. Well, we had a 3:30am wake-up call so we could catch a flight to the Petén region to see the big one – Tikal.  It was a short flight, and we saw the volcanos near Guatemala city at the start and Flores just…

Iximche

This morning (after shopping for some handmade leather cowboy boots), we visited our first site – Ixminche. It was founded in the postclassic period after migrations from the lowlands took the Maya north  into Mexico, and some went to the southern Highlands, so it’s described as a very late site.  Here they founded Iximche, considered the…