Tikal

We left early in the morning so that we arrived at the park when it opened at 9 am. we stopped on the way to look at a diorama of the Tikal site at a store. [had fabulous boots for $50, too small] The drive to Tikal, located in the Peten jungle, took over an hour. Once in the park, it was another ½ hour to the park grounds through a nice road cut through limestone and rain forest.

Yaxhá

Yaxha, Guatemala
Yaxha, Guatemala

Another early departure as we headed to Yaxhá. The site was the setting for the television reality series “Survivor: Guatemala,” which has been good for the local economy and has encouraged more tourism to this relatively obscure site.

Lamanai

Lamanai Mayan Ruins
Lamanai Mayan Ruins

After breakfast in Belize City, we met our guide Nathaniel, for Lamanai. As we headed north to Orange Walk Town we took a tour of Belize City but the reality is that there is not much to see even if the weather was good. It was slow going this morning as the rain had switched to a torrent. At the bank of the New River we picked up our boat for the 26 miles ride to Lamanai.

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