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El Peten & Tikal

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This lowland area of northern Guatemala is home to dense lush rainforests and was once a centre for some of the ancient Mayans’ most impressive cities, such as the spectacular pyramids of Tikal.

The Petén region of northern Guatemala covers almost one-third of the country but is the least populated. The most well-known site is Tikal, where birds and wildlife abound in the surrounding jungle. For those fascinated by this ancient civilisation, this region also hosts many other, lesser-known smaller Mayan sites, such as Uaxactun and El Ceibal.

Camp in the jungle and discover hidden Mayan ruins in the northern forests of the country with Carlos, a member of the traditional Mayan community here. Carlos is passionate about showing his visitors not just the site but his heritage and home.

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