... Despite a 4 am start ... We are astounded and truly impressed by the
ancient ruins of the Maya ... Dating back to 250 AD .
Just a few pointers ... Bring lots of mosquito repellent , sunscreen and good walking shoes as we start the 3 hour journey through time ...
It's fascinating and puzzling as you try to understand this once magnificient culture comprising kings , peasants, astronomers and mathematicians ...
who suddenly disappeared ....around 900AD.
It was rediscovered again in 1881 by English archaeologist, Maudslay. Till today, excavation of the many temples continues and are sponsored by various governments.
The size and the number of temples and palaces discovered by archaeologists is extensive compared to Mayan Ruins of Chichen Itza of Mexico.
The day starts with a 6 am flight to Flores. You are greeted by tour guides who take you on a hour journey to the park before starting the guided tour . It's possible to see Tikal in a day which was convenient for me. However, many stay a night to catch another glimpse of the temples as they poke out from the rainforest .( temple 4 )
It´s one the main highlights of Guatemala which cannot be missed!!!!