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Alyssaya Travel Guide: Tikal

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Destination: Tikal National Park

Location: Peten, Guatemala

Airport: International Airport Mundo Maya

Airline: Avianca (apprx $250)

Entrance: Q150 | $20

Guide: Sergio Direct Contact +502 5575-5523

≫ www.tikalnationalpark.org

Tikal is the ruin of an ancient pre-Columbian city, located in a remote area of the rainforest of Guatemala. A legendary Maya site, Tikal is to Guatemala what the Great Pyramids are to Egypt - a national symbol and a source of pride from the past.

Most people know about the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico as the destination for a peek into the ancient Maya civilization. Tikal is definitely one of the least-known great sites of antiquity in the West and I want more people to appreciate that! 

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Hotel: Las Lagunas Boutique Hotel
Transport: Complimentary Airport Pickup
Amenities: Restaurant, Spa, Pool, Nature Reserve, Private Tours
Cost: $300 Waterfront Suite, Private Jacuzzi
Must See: Tour to Monkey Island, Laguna Quexil

While their facilities cater to the more luxe traveler - on-site spa, private yoga, infinity pool - Las Lagunas also has a spectacular affinity for ecological and archeological preservation. The boutique hotel has their own curated museum, private nature reserve and rehabilitation islands for monkeys. Partnering with ARCAS Wildlife Rescue Center in Petén, the hotel makes it a priority to act sustainably in this extremely biodiverse area. Situated right on Quexil Lagoon, the Las Lagunas is the epitome of "Luxury by Nature" - surrounded by 200 acres of uninhabited rainforest.

 

Add-on: Flores a picturesque town on a small island on Lake Peten Itza, Guatemala

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